The Adamantoise and the Cactuar is a story from Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales. The story is about a Cactuar who wants to race a group of Adamantoise. However, the Cactuar's recklessness keeps getting it into trouble. The story is based on the Tortoise and the Hare.

Volume 1: Race to the Top



Once upon a time, there lived cactus like monsters called "cactuars" and tortoise like monsters called "adamantoises."

One day, a herd of adamantoises stopped at a clean spring to quench their parched throats.

A cactuar came by who was quite thirsty as well. He lined up behind the adamantoises, but soon grew impatient.

"Speed up the guzzling, girls and boyses! No time to wait for adamantoises!"

One of the adamantoises replied:

"We're just taking our time, friend. The water tastes much sweeter when you drink at a moderate pace.

The cactuar did not like the sound of that, not one little bit.

"Moderate pace? What a disgrace! Speed is key, can't you see?"

"'Slow and steady wins the race' is our policy," replied an adamantoise.

"Slow and steady? What a laugh! My blinding speed tears up the path!

"So up that mountain, to the summit! We'll race until I've clearly won it!

"To better the mood, The loser should give the winner their favorite food!"

"We accept your proposal, little friend."

And so the race began between the speedy little cactuar and the slow but steady adamantoises...

Epilogue 1: Prickly Pride

Epilogue 2: Merry Meat

Epilogue 3: Boulder Barrage

The Game

Battle Mode

Trial Mode


Number Requirements Unlocks
1 Finish trial mode in 5 minutes. Unlocked Epilogue 1
2 Conquer battle mode level 1. Nothing
3 Conquer battle mode level 2. Unlocked Epilogue 2
4 Conquer battle mode level 5. Obtained 034 Cactuar - Photosynthesis
5 Finish trial mode within 30 seconds. Obtained 029 Adamantoise - Slowspell
6 Finish trial mode within 25 seconds. Obtained 031 Cactuar - Spinning Needle
7 Finish trial mode without taking any damage from boulders. Obtained 027 Adamantoise - Miraculous Shell

Volume 2: Rescue on the Rapids

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