By Ishaan . June 3, 2013 . 10:15am
Square Enix’s smartphone port of Final Fantasy IV DS is now available for Android devices. You can grab the game on the Google Play store for $15.99. It requires Android 2.3 and later.
You know I know it says Android 2.3 but you have to wonder how it will run on devices of that era. Probably not well. In Android’s case, they really should give an understanding of what kind of processor/RAM you need instead. It’s not like the iPad where everything is the same sans the hard drive in any make of it.
Hey, maybe we’ll get a little-to-no effort, low-framerate port on the Ouya of this one as well!
Well gee, that sure took a long time.
iOS seems to get everything. And Android an afterthought.
Well, I guess it is better late than never. I worry about the level of influence Apple has on so called “mobile” market.
It’sbecause the apple store ismore secure when it comes to pirating. I’m just curious as to why, with this in mind, don’t they use amazon’s app store
i think the reason is because ios hardware is already standard, so it is easier to make a software on it,
different with android where there is no actual standard hardware so it harder to port the software because it may not work on some of the devices,
The reason is that Apple is a more popular platform with a larger userbase than Android.
Which is amazing, because Apple phones are just made by Apple, while Android literally has dozens of hardware manufacturers. Apple is currently taking all on-comers at once, and winning.
Luckily for Android, I don’t think that’s going to be a permanent thing. Android is slowly on the uprise and I don’t think that it can fend off Google and multiple major hardware manufacturers forever.
The iPhone giant will, eventually, be taken down. But as things stand the iPhone is the trendy phone to own. And that’s why it gets most of the software.
I can’t remember seeing it, but 10-20 percent of the world’s OS is other (black berry, symian, regular phone, etc), android is 40-50,while apple has the remaining. Which means android is the world’s most used OS, thanks to the many manufacturers making for it and all ranges (from free phones on contract to 300+,and as low as 50-80 on prepaid).
That could also be also true, but apple is at dual core, and most cell phone users should have that (since it’s become standard 2 and a half years ago). If the game required quad, then I can see that being a legitimate reason
As much as I want to play this for the visuals, I truly hate IV. I personally hate the characters (except kain and cid), and think the story is horrible. Plus, I’ve purchased the psp version for the 2 extra chapters, so yea…. Only if the psp version was this one, I could’ve had best of both…. But damn do I hate this game
Wow, you have the very opposite opinion of Final Fantasy IV as I do.
When I first played it 11 years ago, I thought the story was decent, and the characters very lackluster. I like kain cuz he is bad ass, buthated the mind control aspect of him. Cid was my favorite, period, and thought even more so when he sacrificed himself (although I was mad and sad at the same time). What really ruined it for was (and thought it was stupid beyond all stupidity) was when they revealed golbez to be the brainwashed brother whose master was on the moon…. Itjust felt really uunnecessary to me, and just came out as some Tom and Jerry left turn plot twist (like when T&J end up buddies at the end of a super violent episode for no reason). I’ve beaten the game at least 3 times, and each time, I hate it more and more. That, and my last run through I beaten it in 12 hours, which NO rpg should ever be that short
Final Fantasy IV is my favourite Final Fantasy game. Followed closely by Final Fantasy IX.
I absolutely adore the characters and the story. And the game reminds me of a time I actually liked Final Fantasy as a franchise. An interest that has declined for me ever since the PlayStation days when Tales of Destiny/Eternia and Grandia came out, and Final Fantasy no longer seemed like the most important RPG for me to have.
To be honest, I stopped being a huge Square fan as soon as the 16-bit era ended. While most fell in love with them with the PlayStation, that was around the time I started losing interest.
That being said, Final Fantasy IV will always have a place in my heart as one of the 16-bit era greats. Despite the fact I’m not a big Final Fantasy fan, Final Fantasy IV will always be one of my favourite RPGs.
I can understand the place in heart thing, I always have a spot for Mystic Quest. The first FF I played was 1 on the NES (when I was 2,didnt understand squat, but enjoyed the exploring and battles), but MQ taught me how to read, was the 1st I completed, and I still think it has a good story (despite the bad rep it gets for its difficulty). That game has beautiful environments,which are all different from eeach other, decent monster designs (although simple), and bad ass looking bosses. There’s a lot to like about the game if you don’t mind it’s “rpg for dummies” easy difficulty.
I still look forward to every final fantasy title, but I never been a S-E wh*re back in the day. I’ve played lunar, star ocean, breath of fire, etc. During the SNES days, my rpg library belonged to them really, but when the ps1 release, playing a lot more from others than what S-E could deliver. Favorite ps1 rpg’s are hands down BoF 3, Lunar 1, and Star Ocean 2 (even beating FFVIII, my favorite FF game), and Grandia 2 holds a strong place in my heart as a great rpg, with a great slap in religion (god is dead and Satan killed him, how can you NOT love/remember that), and one of the reasons to own a dreamcast (before it got ported)
My favorite Rpg’s are (in order) Lost Odyssey, Lunar 1, Star Ocean 2, Golden Sun 1&2 (cuz really, it’s 1 large story told in 2 games), Breath of Fire 3, Final Fantasy VIII, Final Fantasy XII. And that’s excluding Zenda like titles, cuz then Soul Blazer, Link to the Past, Ocarina of Time, and both Oracle of games are somewhere in there
i really hate to play rpgs on a mobile its feels just really wrong,uncomfortable and dirty lol
It’s the lack of a D-pad outside of the game screen. It gives a highly inaccurate sensation and makes you feel as though your inputs are never going to be 100% precise, additionally with digital D-pads or the use of the four areas for movement, you actively hamper the viewing of the game with your own fingers which can be highly distracting.
Got a better idea. Go download the DS rom.
I don’t think we encourage piracy here on Siliconera.
WTF you talking about? I use a DS emulator all the time. Works perfectly with 90% of the games. Only problem is playing touch-screen heavy games like TWEWY. Otherwise, it works fine.
Final fantasy IV is getting a little too much love. I personally thought the old and ds version with the sequel was enough.
Will you stop it with Final Fantasy IV, Square?! 4 is bad banana in feng shui, man! Stop messing around with it.
Ok so what platform ISN’T FF4 on? I think it’s been remade and ported a little too many times.
Windows, Mac, Linux, XBOX 360, SEGA Genesis, SEGA Saturn, SEGA Dreamcast, …
Hey, you asked.
This is my favourite FInal Fantasy game so I´ll end up buying it -___-
What does this have that the DS version doesnt bar for more “polished” graphics? Eventhough they look the same to me still..
I bought FFIV three times, so I’m good for now xD