Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix
Platform: Playstation 2
- Japan // 26th December 2002
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After the original Kingdom Hearts being released in Europe and in North America, the Kingdom Hearts development team came back together to improve on the original game and also adding brand new extras so the game could be rereleased along with the America/EU only extras.
The following page is basically an FAQ on the improved version of the game, wrote by Pete Campbell (Webmaster) who currently owns the Final Mix and original version of the game.
The Extras: In Brief
Before going into detail on the new things in Final Mix, heres a quick summary:
+ New Cutscenes
+ New Enemys
+ New Keyblades & Abilities
+ Extras to game aspects, e.g. Gummi Ship Missions & Extra Ansem Reports
The following is a list of all the extras in the Final Mix and features an image of them (which can be enlarged by clicking on it) wherever possible:
New Bosses – Ice Titan, Kurt Zisa and Sephiroth are now in the game, just like the EU and American version of Kingdom Hearts. Also you can now fight one of the “Unknowns” featured in the secret ending at Hollow Bastion (You don’t actually have to get all the Dalmations to be able to fight Unknown, despite what Walkthroughs say).
Enemy Changes – Every enemy has been recoloured (meaning every enemy looks quite different) and there stats changed (e.g. higher HP)
New Heartless – The Heartless featured in the original games secret ending “Another Side, Another Story” can now be fought at “End Of The World”, these heartless are named “NEO-Shadow” and work in a team when attacking. Others are:
- Chimera (Halloween Town)
- Pink Agaricus (Deep Jungle)
- Jet Balloon & Missile Diver (Neverland)
- Sniper Wild (Traverse Town)
- Black Ballade
New Cutscenes – There are 3 new cutscenes depicting Riku. In the first you find him talking to Malficient, Secondly you witness him being talked by Mickey and thirdly you see a flashback of him and Sora as children.
There is a new cutscene after defeating Sephiroth featuring him and Cloud fighting each other
There are more conversations that clear up some unexplained parts of the game, for example there is a conversation between Aeris and Sora when she explains Cloud is looking for Sephiroth NOT Aeris.
Extra Ansem Reports – There is 2 new Ansem Reports which can be unlocked, Alternatively just view the Ansem Reports section under the KH1 menu.
New Abilities- Sora now has several new abilites, which are:
– Slap Shot [AP: 1] [Interrupts enemy attacks]
– Slide Dash [AP: 1] [Use keyblade to slide to closen in on enemys]
– Stun Impact [AP: 1] [A finishing combo which stuns enemys with lightning]
– Gravity Break [AP: 1] [A finishing combo, throws a black orb]
– Ripple Drive [AP: 1] [An uppercut attack which distances an enemy]
– Hurricane Period [AP: 1] [An aerial finishing attack that works quite fast]
– Zantetsuken [AP: 1] [finishing combo which can auto-defeat an enemy]
– Leaf Veil [AP: 5] [Enemys cannot hurt you when trying to heal]
– Tech Plus [AP: 2] [Tech points x2, x3 etc. depends on how many equiped]
– Encounter Up [AP: 1] [More heartless will appear]
Frequently Asked Questions
The game can only be bought in JAPAN and only ever in Japan, just like FF7 or FFX-2 International.
Yes but just imagine how the Japanese fan’s felt when they missed out on the chance to kick Sephiroths ass in the original?
Sadly, No unless you own a Japanese PS2 or a modded/chipped American/European PS2.
I don’t remember saying I did.
I bought something called “Slide Card and Swap Magic”, very simple to use and it lets you play import games! Very similar to the Freeloader for Gamecube. You can buy it buy clicking here (then searching for it) and if your looking for somewhere to buy the game I suggest PlayAsia.com
If your a big fan of Kingdom Hearts, then hell yes.