Final Fantasy VI – Return of the Dark Sorcerer is a Super Nintendo ROM hack based on the Super Mario RPG SNES game. This hack demonstrates what’s possible when it comes to utilizing the internal workings of the original game.
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Developer : Mike Ferrell
Game Type : Role Playing
Release Date : 28 June 2017
Modes : Single Player
Final Fantasy VI – Return of the Dark Sorcerer More Information
Final Fantasy VI – Return of the Dark Sorcerer is an extensive hack of the original Final Fantasy VI game on the super nintendo that changes and improves upon numerous aspects of the game. New characters have been introduced as well as new move sets. Also you can expect a new story and events as well as new map, sound effects, difficulty setting, font option, battle motions, monsters and bosses.
Final Fantasy VI – Return of the Dark Sorcerer was in development for many years and over 40 people were involved in its development (List of developers available here ) The hard work has paid off as the game has received many raving reviews and some consider this the best final fantasy hack to have been released on the super nintendo.
the change in difficulty, although quite welcome since the original game is way too easy in my opinion, is now a notch too difficult at times. Some of the bosses can be a bit unfair and it just can get sort of frustrating when levelling up doesn’t seem to help a whole lot… I believe if the difficulty were changed to still be harder than the original game, but not as hard as the hack is in its present state (v1.2), it would be much more assessable to everyone. Nothing is more frustrating than getting wrapped up in a story line and not being able to go forward because a certain boss is way out of line tough.
Regardless of the criticism, this is a really awesome hack and a lot of time clearly has gone into the creation. I would highly suggest fans of FF6 check this one out. It is really worth the time.
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Final Fantasy VI – Return of the Dark Sorcerer (Q and A)
Question : What is a SNES Rom Hack?
Answer : A SNES ROM Hack is where someone has taken the original SNES Game and has modified it with new graphics / levels / characters. Some hacks are very good and can create completely new games, whilst others are not done very well and can even be unplayable.
Question : Is this ROM Hack any good?
Answer : I have played this game and I have rated it which you can see the result below. If you have played this game please use the submission form below to submit your rating.
Question : Can I download and play Final Fantasy VI – Return of the Dark Sorcerer SNES ROM Hack?
Answer : Yes 🙂 You can download Final Fantasy VI – Return of the Dark Sorcerer ROM from ROMHacking. The download links have been tested and are working at the time of posting this article, If you find the links don’t work please let me know by posting a comment below.
Question : I have Downloaded The ROM Hack But What Do I Do Next?
Answer : Watch this video for instructions on what to do. When you download this hack the download will contain a .ips file (Not a ROM file), This .ips file is a patch which you need to apply to the original ROM in order to be able to play the hacked game. The easiest thing to do is copy the .ips file in to the same folder as the original ROM and make sure the .ips and .rom file have the same name, for example
- Final Fantasy VI – Return of the Dark Sorcerer.ips
- Final Fantasy VI – Return of the Dark Sorcerer.rom
Now launch your emulator and then open the ROM and you should be able to play the hack. If the hack does not load you will need to patch the ROM file with the IPS file.
Question : How Do I Patch the ROM File To Play?
Answer : Watch this video which will show you what to do. You need to download Lunar IPS tool and run it then click on “Apply IPS Patch” then select the .ips file and click ok, then select the Rom file and the patch will then be applied. Now launch your SNES emulator and open the ROM file.
Question : Where Can I Download The Lunar IPS Tool?
Answer : You can download the tool from Here
Question : What Emulator Shall I Use To Play Final Fantasy VI – Return of the Dark Sorcerer (ROM Hack)?
Answer : There are many good emulators you can use to play this SNES Rom hack, Take a look at this article which will list a few for what ever system you are using (PC, Linux, PSP and so on)
Question : How can I submit my rating of this game
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