By SQUARE ENIX INC
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Initially released in Japan in 1987, the original FINAL FANTASY amazed audiences with its rich story and stunning graphics.
Players guide the Warriors of Light as they set out on a quest to restore the crystals to their former luster. Its side-view battles, choice and promotion of character classes, and sprawling world explored with fantastic vehicles quickly became standards of the series. This game set the stage for all FINAL FANTASY games to come.
This release also contains the bonus dungeons added to later editions of the game--the Soul of Chaos and the Labyrinth of Time.
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ESRB Rating: E10+ with Mild Fantasy Violence and Suggestive Themes
What's New in Version 1.0.8
Glad I wasn't scared by reviews...
I got an itch to go back and play all the Final Fantasy games I had ignored through the years and figured I should start at the beginning. I was hesitant at first because of all the bad reviews but just finished the game tonight and had a blast. Very glad I took the plunge despite the bad reviews. I had no problems playing the game, just the freezing at the end of the closing credits like one of the other recent reviewers. (As of last update this was fixed for me) I went back and replayed the final battle but it froze in the same spot so I dunno. The D-pad wasn't an issue for me and I didn't see any issues with the touch controls. Would recommend this game to anyone that likes old school RPGs, don't let these reviews scare you off.
The game functions seamlessly on the iPhone and makes for a great mobile gaming experience. It was really fun for me to finally experience the original that started it all (I got introduced to the series at FFVI).
The game is fairly easy asides from the main boss fights; those are challenging. Also the optional dungeons are very difficult.
The storyline is very simple compared to later games in the franchise and this is understandable given that it was released in 1988 and was the first in the series.
Any fan of the series who hasn't played this game will surely enjoy this light original. I managed to complete the game in 23 hours of gameplay having ran through 2 optional dungeons (Citadel of Trials and Earthgift Grotto once each).
Wish it had more info on how to use the UI. I only figured out that you can view the world map by holding the menu button for a few seconds while reading a walk-through guide and by accident found out that you can access a Bestiary with useful info on the creatures you encounter through the configuration menu. Seriously, who would've thought...
Great game, controls need work
Love this game. Played through 3 times already on my iPhone5 and (considering I do 2 bonus dungeons to get extra items) it was about 20 hours each time. It is a ton of fun...
... However, the complaints about controls are true. Often your character will move the wrong way and this is particularly frustrating when you unintentionally walk into a boss battle (again) or out of a dungeon floor you weren't finished with.
All this being said, I still recommend the game. It's still just as great 30 years later.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Apr 09, 2015
- Version: 1.0.8
- Size: 83.4 MB
- Languages: English, French, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Thai, Traditional Chinese
- Seller: SQUARE ENIX Co., Ltd.
- © 1987, 2010 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.