An RPG series created by Squaresoft. In North America, the first three games were released as part of the hell-raisingly popular Final Fantasy series under the name Final Fantasy Legend. (Similarly, the first World of Mana game was released as Final Fantasy Adventure).
The series consists of:
- Makai Toshi SaGa (1989, Game Boy) — Released in the U.S. as The Final Fantasy Legend. Has a 2002 WonderSwan Color remake.
- SaGa 2 (1990, Game Boy) — Released in the U.S. as Final Fantasy Legend II. Has a 2009 Nintendo DS remake, Goddess of Destiny.
- SaGa 3 (1991, Game Boy) — Released in the U.S. as Final Fantasy Legend III. Has a 2011 Nintendo DS remake, Shadow or Light.
- Romancing SaGa (1992, Super Famicom) — Has a 2005 PlayStation 2 remake, Romancing SaGa: Minstrel Song.
- Romancing SaGa 2 (1993, Super Famicom)
- Romancing SaGa 3 (1995, Super Famicom)
- SaGa Frontier (1997, PlayStation)
- SaGa Frontier 2 (1999, PlayStation)
- Unlimited Saga (2002, PlayStation 2) — The only game in the series without a capital G.
- Emperors SaGa (2012, GREE)
- Imperial SaGa (2015, PC)
- SaGa Scarlet Grace (2016, Play Station Vita)
- Hit Points: Restored after each battle and includes another type, called Life Points which are more limited and require sleeping somewhere or healing items to regain them.
- In-Name-Only: The first three games were titled The Final Fantasy Legend in North America, but are actually completely divorced from Final Fantasy in all aspects aside from sharing the same developer.
- Mutagenic Food: depending on the game, both monster meat and robot components can either turn your character into a monster/robot OR be a simple way for monsters & robots to get new abilities.
- Non Standard Skill Learning: Generally the player can spark learning new skills (randomly, of course) by spamming abilities lower on the skill tree.