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Final Fantasy V
Game Code: F5 Genre: RPG / Turn Based
US Title: not released in North America US Publisher: -
Japan Title: Final Fantasy V Japan Publisher: Square
Title in Kanji: Title in Kana: ファイナルファンタジーVI
European Title: Europe Publisher: -
Developer: Square Players: 1
Accessories: none Special Chips: none
Save: battery


Final Fantasy V is the second of the long running series to come out on the Super Famicom. There were plans for a US release, which famously was delayed into oblivion.

By: Evan G
Last updated: May 3, 2014

The game was originally to be released as a sequel to Final Fantasy II, and be called Final Fantasy III. However, Square deemed it too difficult, and delayed it. Eventually, they released Final Fantasy VI as Final Fantasy III in the US. They were then going to release Final Fantasy V as Final Fantasy Extreme, but they afterwards decided that the graphics were too primitive to be warrent the release. It was canceled in late 1994. Square officials also stated that if they worked on Final Fantasy Extreme, then Chrono Trigger would have been delayed.

The game was first shown at the Winter 1993 CES, though not much info was given at that time. The January 1994 issue of Nintendo Power stated that it would be released in late 1994 as Final Fantasy III. The game was announced as early as the beginning of 1992.

Mention in the March 1992 issue of Gamepro (scanned by Retromags)
Only In Japan - Games That Never Made it to America, January 1994 issue of Nintendo Power (scanned by Retromags)

Cartridge label information

Region Country Serial Code notes Scan
Asia Japan SHVC-F5 regular release link

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PCB Information

ROM Chip ID Region Known Man. Dates PCB Type CIC SRAM Decoder/ Logic Circuit Special Chips
SHVC-F5-0 (front) Japan 9248 SHVC-1J3B-01 D411A 64k MB74LS139 -

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7/10 - Sean Jacox (A.K.A Koji)


  • Nintendo Power, Pak Watch - Japan Watch (shown at the 1992 Shoshinkai), Publication date: December 1992, Volume: 43, Pages: 11

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