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''[=SaGa=]'' is a {{RPG}} series created by [[Creator/SquareEnix Squaresoft]]. In North America, the first three games were released as part of the [[RunningGag hell-raisingly popular]] ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' series [[DolledUpInstallment under the name]] ''Final Fantasy Legend''. (Similarly, the first ''VideoGame/WorldOfMana'' game was released as ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyAdventure'').

It has nothing to do with the comic book ''ComicBook/{{Saga}}''.

!! The series consists of:

* ''VideoGame/{{Makai Toshi SaGa}}'' (1989, UsefulNotes/GameBoy) -- Released in the U.S. as ''The Final Fantasy Legend''. Has a 2002 UsefulNotes/WonderSwan Color remake.
* ''VideoGame/{{SaGa 2}}'' (1990, UsefulNotes/GameBoy) -- Released in the U.S. as ''Final Fantasy Legend II''. Has a 2009 UsefulNotes/NintendoDS remake, ''Goddess of Destiny.''
* ''VideoGame/{{SaGa 3}}'' (1991, UsefulNotes/GameBoy) -- Released in the U.S. as ''Final Fantasy Legend III''. Has a 2011 UsefulNotes/NintendoDS remake, ''Shadow or Light.''
* ''VideoGame/{{Romancing SaGa}}'' (1992, [[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem Super Famicom]]) -- Has a 2005 UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 remake, ''Romancing [=SaGa=]: Minstrel Song.''
* ''VideoGame/{{Romancing SaGa 2}}'' (1993, [[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem Super Famicom]]) -- Has a 2016 EnhancedRemake for iOS/Android.
* ''VideoGame/{{Romancing SaGa 3}}'' (1995, [[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem Super Famicom]])
* ''VideoGame/{{SaGa Frontier}}'' (1997, UsefulNotes/PlayStation)
* ''VideoGame/{{SaGa Frontier 2}}'' (1999, UsefulNotes/PlayStation)
* ''VideoGame/UnlimitedSaga'' (2002, UsefulNotes/PlayStation2) -- The only game in the series without a capital G.
* ''[=Emperors SaGa=]'' (2012, GREE)
* ''[=Imperial SaGa=]'' (2015, PC)
* ''[=SaGa Scarlet Grace=]'' (2016, UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita)

!! Tropes featured:

* HitPoints: 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.
* InNameOnly: The first three games were titled ''The VideoGame/FinalFantasy Legend'' in North America, but are actually completely divorced from ''Final Fantasy'' in all aspects aside from sharing the same developer.
* MutagenicFood: 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.
* NonStandardSkillLearning: Generally the player can spark learning new skills (randomly, of course) by spamming abilities lower on the skill tree.