By Kyle Emch / May 29th, 2013
A member of the GameFAQs forums recently found a previously obscure side quest for Final Fantasy IX, which was released way back in 2000. Said quest is on the fourth disc of Final Fantasy IX, and requires 17 events to happen in order for it to start. After each event, the player has to return to the Tantalus hideout and talk to the various members of Zenero and Benero’s family. Each time you visit, there will be a new member for you to talk to. Once you’ve completed all 17 events and talked to each family member, you obtain a Protect Ring and finish the quest. Someone even made a walkthrough video for it, just to prove that this quest exists. You can view it below:
Of course, I should point out that this quest hasn’t exactly been “discovered.” It was listed in the Final Fantasy IX Ultimania back in 2004. It’s very likely that it was known by only a small group of people up until now. Still, the fact that a quest like this has eluded the majority of Final Fantasy fans is kind of interesting. Perhaps there are other things about some of our favorite games that might’ve slipped past us.
Final Fantasy IX Ultimania, as well as the original game, are available on Amazon:
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