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Relive the Original Final Fantasy, Now Available on Google Play for $7

If you have been living under a rock and are not aware of Square Enix’s game juggernaut that is the Final Fantasy series, let me tell you that they are on their thirteenth chapter of the series right now. The games have a huge following and the original few iterations of the series have an even more dedicated group of fans. If you’ve been itching to replay the original Final Fantasy, today is your day.

The original game, with a graphics overhaul, is now available in the Play Store for $6.99. You get to play the same game that was introduced back in 1987 and embark on a “quest to restore the crystals to their former luster.” Compared to Final Fantasy III on the Play Store which is $15.99, this looks like a bargain. Pick it up if you are feeling nostalgic.

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Cheers Chris!

  • sen

    Actually they’re on 14. Unfortunately they butchered xiv so bad it may as well NOT count, but it exists.

  • Otto Dieffenbach

    I bought it, and seeing as i own all of the Final Fantasys through X-2 (x-2 not my favorite) including the super famicom copies of 4 5 and 6 i had to buy this. its an excellent version with updated graphics and no “slow walking” shich on the nintendo was fine but since emulators made it so we can fast walk i am glad to see translated into the android version.

    as for battery life if you get into the game and have time to play it will drain it, but being a veteran with this game i beat the first castle and did the prologue with it only taking 5%. but i do have the luxury of extended life and 2 other batteries because of my orig and the stand alone charger.if games like these continue releasing mobile gaming might become something ill invest more than a couple dollars on. oh and asphalt 7 was a great buy at .99c. i beat 6 after i picked it up during the big sale. still need to devote some time to shadow gun and dead trigger.

  • Heard this game requires a persistent internet connection. Count me out. Especially for that price.

    • Mei

      I agree this is a bad trend. If you pay for a game, you should be able to play it offline without constant internet checks if it’s not an “online” or require any online access game.

  • Or you can install an emulator and play it for free without the graphics overhaul…

    • Otto Dieffenbach

      lot more stable with in game saves in this version. i kept having emu save state probs.

  • rick

    This is a price i can swallow, but i’m only interested in when they get FF2 onto the store.

    • Otto Dieffenbach

      i agree 15 is too steep even for a hand held quality release. i’m looking forward to 6. hope they minor update the graphics like this one.

  • mikeszekely

    I’d complain more about the pricing, but I bought this and FF III with my Nexus 7 credit.

  • JagoX

    $7? Uh no. I’ll just load up a ROM on my GNex or bust out my PSP instead. 🙂

    • I hate to say it, but they are kind of pushing it with the pricing when roms of the original game are freely available, not just pirated apks. I’m not condoning piracy here, but why again is this worth 2-7 times as much as most other games?

      • Otto Dieffenbach

        i say the price is worth it for the quality.

    • RampageDeluxe

      I see, so you’d rather steal than support games being developed for Android. That’s great.

      • JagoX

        I’d rather not pay $7 for a *25 YEAR OLD GAME*. *ANY* piece of software that is excessively overpriced is going to push anyone to alternate options.

        • RampageDeluxe

          You’re not entitled to steal just because you think something is over priced. You’re part of the reason that developers stay away from Android. Why don’t you just go without instead of stealing.

          • JagoX

            Uh who said I was using a pirated apk or stealing from the Android store? IN FACT (since you seem to know so much about me) I have no problem buying apps from the Play store when they are good deals or to support the little guys. If something is too expensive, I don’t buy it (or steal it.)

          • RampageDeluxe

            You’re pathetic

          • JagoX

            Nice rebuttal, thanks for playing 😛

          • rampagedeluxesucks

            how the hell is he stealing? It’s perfectly fine to load a rom of a game you own so how do you know he doesn’t own the original NES cart? He already said he owns the PSP version so stop trying to play white $%@#$%@ knight. You people need to stop being so judgmental and trying to read between the lines of what everyone says because not everyone is a thief.

          • josue

            You have to make the ROM yourself from your own original game to make that ROM legal.

          • Otto Dieffenbach

            i concur. no need to beat on the guy there are MANY versions of this game out there.

      • archer

        Also this was made for ios and is only a crappy port

      • Otto Dieffenbach

        i own both the jap and eng cartridges, most RPG gamers can say they own at least one so roms aren’t stealing in my book. but i agree this should be supported big time!

  • EvanTheGamer

    So….when will that $6.99 price tag turn into $.99 price tag? Within a few weeks perhaps?

    • rampagedeluxe

      Since Square made it, probably never.

      • JagoX


  • Adam

    Any rumors a NEW Final Fantasy or RPG game for Android from Square? I’ve played all these games they’re constantly re-releasing either as one of the remakes or the original game.

    • johan

      I’d pay for a good non-remake JRPG. I’m gonna pass on this game myself since I hardly play games twice. Same with movies. I just can’t enjoy them when I already know what’s going to happen.

    • kyle

      I’d take gaming more seriously on smartphones when battery life improves significantly. Using my device as a phone AND a gaming device will surely kill the already not so great battery life.

  • dhirensavalia

    I love that the second photo says 5hit. Someone out there has a sense of humor.

    • lol i noticed that too

    • That was the first thing I noticed as well.

  • Benjamin Sicard

    Count me in.

    • Otto Dieffenbach

      looks great on Gnex.

  • Does this one require you to be online as well

    • Here’s one of the permissions from the Play Store, not sure if that’s what it’s referring to:
      Allows the app to create network sockets.

      • I’d assume so then, I know FF3 requires you to be online to check to see if its a pirated app or what not. So if I wanted to play this while not connected to WiFi (like on a plane) I couldn’t

        • Yikes – that’s lame.

        • Droidzilla

          Unless you pirate it.

          • phil

            Seriously, all these piracy protection stuff gets circumvented 100% of the time anyway. Meanwhile, I have to jump through hoops to just enjoy what I purchased.

          • Droidzilla

            That’s the damnable irony of it all. I’ve pirated things I’ve purchased in the past just for convenience’s sake. It’s pretty ridiculous. I don’t endorse piracy, but I’ll do it if I’ve already paid for the item and the provider gimps the functionality.

          • Otto Dieffenbach

            i had to look for a pirate offline patcher thingy for NBA jam i bought it refused to work with ICS, but it worked great on JB so no need to search the depths of the internet for most things now. but if it ever wont start when i am out of service then i’ll look into circumventing the check on a game i bought.

        • JoshGroff

          FF3 has an optional file you can download that verifies the purchase or something.

        • BigRed4X15

          I think that is only the initial time you open the game. I played the game for several hours on my flights between Orlando and Portland, and not once did it say i needed a WiFi connection.

          • Good to know. I may reconsider purchasing it now. Other places on the interwebs don’t seem to point that out