Downloading Final Fantasy V

You will need a Super Nintendo emulator to play Final Fantasy 5 and the hacks offered on this page. To play the ports, a PlayStation 1 emulator and Nintendo DS emulator are needed. You can download these emulators from my emulators page. If you need assistance with any of the emulators offered on my site, check out my emulation help subsite: Video Game Emulation for Newbies.

Due to the release of the Pixel Remasters, I can't host any ROMs here. Rather, try the links below for collections at Internet Archive. Click here if you need directions with that. If Internet Archive doesn't work out for you, I have more options in my links.

Translation Patches

To play the Super Nintendo version in English, you're going to need to apply the English patch below. Additionally, there's a patch that perfects the Game Boy Advance version. These patches need to be applied to the original game. If you need help with patching, I have instructions in my patching guide.

Final Fantasy V (Japanese)

Super NintendoFinal Fantasy V (English)

This is the English translation that makes the Japan-only version of Final Fantasy V (SNES) turn English.

Download 96.7 KB
Final Fantasy V: GBA Script Port

Super NintendoFinal Fantasy V: GBA Script Port

The Game Boy Advance version of Final Fantasy V is regarded as the best official English translation of the game. But yet, the SNES version is still superior with graphics and sound. Why can't we have both? Well, with this awesome hack we can! It injects the English translation of the Game Boy Advance version into the SNES original version. Here are some screenshots.

Download 188 KB

ROM Hacks

Here are a variety of hacks make Final Fantasy V harder, fix bugs, funny, or provide a whole new experience! ROM hackers release their works as patches. To experience their hacks, you must apply their patch to the original game. If you need help with patching, I have instructions in my patching guide.

Final Fantasy V: Sound Restored

Game Boy Advance (GBA)Sound Restoration & No Framerate Drop

The Game Boy Advance watered down the quality of the sound in Final Fantasy V. This hack completely restores the sound quality of the SNES version in all music tunes. The amount of slowdown in the game is majorly reduced. A new streamed orchestral intro is added. A dozen sound effects are fixed, too.

Download 5.43 MB
Final Fantasy V Hard Type

Super NintendoFinal Fantasy V Hard Type

Did you ever find Final Fantasy V too easy? With this hard type hack, all enemies and bosses have had their stats increased. If you want a real challenge, this hack is for you!

Download 6.37 KB
Final Fantasy V: Pixel Freemaster and Kick Butz Edition

Super NintendoPixel Freemaster & Kick Butz Edition

This patch bundles together the majority of the most popular Final Fantasy V ROM hacks into one convenient patch:

  • GBA translation with Inu bug fix patch included
  • Bartz Name Fix +Bug Fix patch
  • Sprite touchups patch
  • Auto learning patch +Auto dash patch
  • 2x Experience, ABP, GIL patch
  • Better item menu v1.0 patch
  • Auto find pits patch +Auto map patch +Auto passages patch
  • Shop price improvements patch
  • Better job equipment patch
  • Switch characters in battle using X button (ATB Switch)
  • L & R switches characters & screens in menu
  • Increased menu scroll speed
  • Dash on world map field with B button
  • Display total number of item slots used in item menu
  • HP displayed changes color as HP percentage decreases

And there's more! See the readme for more details and credits. Additional (optional) patches are included to refine the improved experience further.

Download 767 KB
Final Fantasy V Tweaks

Super NintendoFinal Fantasy V Tweaks

The purpose of this patch is to provide the best possible experience for both longtime fans and newcomers without affecting the gameplay too much. The script uses the Legend of the Crystals Translation done by Spooniest as a base, and the jobs, abilities, and description's names from the GBA version. The tweaks include:

  • Better equipment for some jobs that previously can only equip one or two weapons (like the white mage).
  • A GBA-like sprint.
  • Now you learn blue magic without having to equip the “Learning” ability.
  • Reworked Learning ability into an ability called “Lore” that gives you the stats of a Blue Mage.
  • Berserker now has a command that casts berserk on him instead of always being berserk.
  • Calm was reworked into an auto-berserk command.
  • Restored enemy counter.
  • Some improvements with the menu.
  • Time spell “Drag” has been reworked into a +1 temporary level up (useful to learn the “Lv #” spells).
  • Genji equipment is no longer missable.
  • The missable songs and spells now can be purchased at the Dwarf Kingdom.

Check out the readme file for more info.

Download 248 KB
Final Fantasy V Cloud Hack

Super NintendoFinal Fantasy V Cloud Hack

This is a simple little hack that replaces the overworld sprite of Bartz/Butz to that of Cloud from Final Fantasy VII. Note that this doesn't replace the battle sprites.

Download 248 KB
Final Fantasy V Dirty Spoof

Super NintendoFinal Fantasy V Dirty Spoof

This spoof patch makes Final Fantasy V hilarious. You'll be crying from laughter! The jokes, though, are dirty and sexual, so the humor isn't for everyone's taste. Some of the jokes such as the gay jokes haven't aged well. Overall, this spoof is still hilarious. It's a fun time capsule of early-2000s Internet humor. See some shots: Final Fantasy V Spoof Screenshots

Download 37.1 KB
Final Fantasy V Tasteful Spoof

Super NintendoFinal Fantasy V Tasteful Spoof

If the 'dirty spoof' is too much for you, here's the tasteful spoof. The humor is not crude, dirty, or overly sexual. The jokes are taseful and not over-the-top. Here are some screenshots.

Download 469 KB