The Great Warrior Saga Legend

By Spencer . November 3, 2009 . 8:32am


Before Square settled on The Final Fantasy Legend, they thought about calling it The Great Warrior Saga.


That scan and lost box art come from “Video Game Quest”, a 1990s book that attempted to catalog every video game released at the time. While going through the process, the author added a few unreleased games and recorded major changes like The Great Warrior Saga. The Great Warrior Saga is closer to the game’s original title Makai Toushi SaGa, but it’s obvious why Squaresoft, a fledgling company at the time, chose The Final Fantasy Legend.


The “1 or 2 alternating” players bit is more puzzling. Did Square or the author think passing a Game Boy to another person during battles made the game multiplayer?


Happy 20th birthday (next month) SaGa!

Read more stories about & & & on Siliconera.

  • That was the first thing that stuck out in that picture, Spencer. The “1 or 2 alternating” players bit was making me laugh before I started the article. I was thinking, “Really? Is this the same game I know they changed the SaGa name from?” In that case, any game I’m ever involved in will be listed as 1-8 players online/offline alternating. The online version would be you have to get online and tell your friend playing where to go. Has it really been 20 years already? 0_0 o_o -_- ._.

  • kupomogli

    SaGa 2 ftw. The first one really wasn’t that good and the third one didn’t feel like a SaGa game at all and sortof boring after awhile as well.

    I’ve played through the second game a ton of times though. The storyline isn’t much there, but for what is there it’s great. Great system taken and expanded from the first. Music was amazing. Love the game ^_^.

Video game stories from other sites on the web. These links leave Siliconera.

Siliconera Tests
Siliconera Videos