Square Enix is re-releasing Final Fantasy IV for the… eleventh time (if you count Easytype and digital downloads like the PSN version) and believe it or not there is already another mobile phone version. So, what makes Final Fantasy IV for iOS and Android different than the 2008 remake for Nintendo DS?
Final Fantasy IV for iOS and Android has a difficulty selection option, Chinese text (a first, I believe), and enhanced graphics. Here’s a look at how Final Fantasy IV stacks up against… Final Fantasy IV.
DS version (left), iOS version (right)
Just for fun here are all of the Final Fantasy IV versions out there. Check your collection to see how many you have.
- Final Fantasy IV(aka Final Fantasy II) Super Nintendo
- Easytype re-release for Super Famicom
- PsOne version in Final Fantasy Chronicles collection with Cecil’s Darkness attack
- Wonderswan port
- Final Fantasy IV Advance with the ability to switch characters for the last fight
- The DS version with the augment system
- Mobile phone release which is based on the GBA version
- The PSN version that’s PS3 and PSP compatible
- The Wii re-release of Final Fantasy II with the original spoony translation
- Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection with an interlude chapter
- The iOS/Android version which is based on the DS release
At this rate, your great grandchildren will play Final Fantasy IV VR on a holographic projector!