Gotta love Mystic Quest. Maybe not truly representative of the main Final Fantasy series, but a good intro into the genre.
I always thought of it as Final Fantasy on training wheels, although in some ways you have to be more careful because you are either by yourself, or have one ally to help you. That makes status changers like Poison, Stone, Confusion, etc. a lot more dangerous.
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