Reminder: SwitchRPG Final Fantasy VII Challenge

With Final Fantasy VII out on Switch today, now is a great time to remind everyone about the previously announced SwitchRPG Final Fantasy VII Challenge!


Final Fantasy 7 is no stranger to challenge runs – in fact, they are quite popular even to this day (check out 4-8 Productions on YouTube for some INSANE runs). It is arguably the easiest mainline Final Fantasy game of them all, and the challenge run community set out to greatly extend the life -and possibilities – of the game.

That said, the Switch RPG Final Fantasy VII Challenge I’ve created is laughable in comparison to many of the more brutal challenges developed over the years, but should still provide a decent increase in difficulty for veterans and general thrill seekers alike. If you do end up taking it on yourself, we’d love for you to use #SRPGFF7 in any content you post to social media that is relevant to the challenge. I’ll gather that information together to showcase and highlight in future articles – depending on participation, of course. Let’s make this truly a community-driven challenge!

Without further ado, here are the rules:


– No item usage, inside or outside of battle (including sources). Sell them for gil if the temptation to use them is there. Chocobo greens are OK, however.
– Anything goes with weapons, armor, and accessories.
– Level 1 Limit Breaks Only.
– Active battle mode is encouraged, though not required. Being the scrub I am, I can’t guarantee that even I will have it on active 100% of the time.
– No independent (purple) materia, though the Underwater and Chocobo variety are OK.
– No summon (red) materia.
– Each character can only have one of each color of materia equipped at any time – Ex. a single character can’t have both a Restore and a Fire materia equipped at the same time.
– No duplicate materia. If one character is using an All materia, another All materia cannot be used by anyone else unless the first person unequips it.

And that’s it! If you aren’t keen on trying the challenge yourself, feel free to pop in on one of many livestreams I’ll be doing this week surrounding the SwitchRPG Final Fantasy VII challenge!

Still not sure about Final Fantasy VII on Switch? Check out our preview!

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