Final Fantasy V Advance Guides and Walkthroughs
Final Fantasy V is the fifth main installment in the Final Fantasy series, developed and published by Squaresoft. It was released for the Super Famicom in Japan in 1992 and has since been re-released in Japan and the west on PlayStation in 1998, on Game Boy Advance in 2006, iOS and Android in 2013, and Microsoft Windows Steam in 2015. It was directed by Hironobu Sakaguchi, with Yoshitaka Amano providing the character design and Nobuo Uematsu composing the score.
It was the only installment on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System that wasn't released outside of Japan, with Final Fantasy IV and Final Fantasy VI releasing in North America titled Final Fantasy II and Final Fantasy III, respectively. It was the first Final Fantasy to use kanji in the text as well as hiragana and katakana.
Hidden Summon Locations and Guide
There's many Hidden Summons throughout Final Fantasy V - some of them can be missed and never returned for once you pass that point in the game. The three missable Summons are Shiva, Ramuh and Shoat. My guides below are in the same order that you'll encounter these summons in as you progress through the game.
Best Job Combinations For Your Party
The Job system in Final Fantasy V is extremely unique and fun but obviously not for everyone. If you're playing FFV and solely interested in knowing what the best combination is for your characters and you don't feel like experimenting and figuring it out for yourself - this is the guide for you!
Best Grinding Locations World 1, World 2 and World 3
As always, in RPGs there's some locations which are better for stopping at to grind than others. One difference though is in Final Fantasy V you'll not only want to grind for EXP but you'll want to grind for ABP too. Most of the time you spend grinding in this game will likely be for ABP to level up your Jobs.
Depending on what World you're on and what type of grinding you're interested in will change the location you should go to.
Piano Master Sidequest
In many of the different towns throughout the game you'll find Pianos that you're able to play; each time you play a Piano it'll increase your skill. Play all the Pianos throughout the game and then speak with the Bard in Mirage Village to be given one of the more powerful Bard Songs.
You can complete a pretty easy sidequest in Surgate Castle which requires you to put books back on the shelves in the appropriate order for the Float Time Magic. It's a pretty easy side quest and if you didn't do it while on World 2, don't worry, you can just buy Float later from a vendor in Mirage Village.
Brave Blade and Chicken Knife Sidequest
This is a very brief side quest which you can do once you make it to World 3 which will reward you with an extremely powerful weapon. The way you play throughout the game determines which of the two weapons will be more powerful, if you've fled from many battles then the Chicken Knife will be more powerful. If you never run from an encounter, Brave Blade is more powerful.
Fork Tower Sidequest
Fork Tower is one of the new locations that pops up when both worlds merge together towards the end of the game. Inside this tower you'll find the Black Magic Flare as well as the White Magic Holy. After completing this dungeon you'll be able to use the Submarine again which opens up more dungeons and stuff to do.
Mimic Job Location and Guide
In the PS1/SNES versions of the game the very last job for you to unlock is the Mimic Job which comes from a crystal you find in the submerged Worus Tower on World 3. You went through this dungeon while you were on World 2, but when the world's merged together it sunk into the sea.
Ultimate Weapons Location and Guide
Much like all other Final Fantasy games, this one has a set of Ultimate Weapons; they're called Sealed Weapons and there are a total of 12. All the Ultimate Weapons are acquired through a similar side quest which you can do once the worlds are merged together. Due to the Job system in this game, I recommend you don't rely on the Optimization option when equipping gear.
Magic Lamp Location and Guide
The Magic Lamp is an item you find in World 3 by taking your Chocobo, Boko, to the northern waterfall and inspecting it. This item allows you to summon all the different summons throughout the game without being a Summoner. It has a limited amount of charges and can be recharged one of two ways, both are talked about in the guide.