This article is from the Final-Fantasy and other Square Soft Games FAQ, by firstname.lastname@example.org (Nick Zitzmann) with numerous contributions by others.
There's a lot of secret alchemy spells in this game - look in the most
unlikely places, and you're bound to find them. Here's a few to get you
- Learn "Atlas's Formula of Strength" from the town in the Greko-Roman
world. Search around the item shop, and you'll watch a rat disappear
behind a crate. Follow it. (To use it, you need an Atlas medallion,
which must be purchased from the same person who taught you the recipe.)
- Learn "One Up" by exploring the Haunted Forest. Somewhere in the
forest is a man who will tell you that you have reached a dead end, and
will give you the recipe before you leave.
- Learn "Sting" in the desert. Look for a man near an oasis. (For
obvious reasons, don't use the boat to cross the desert if you want to
- Learn "Lance" by entering the room with Lance's treasures, but not
taking any of them.