Square Enix has added Final Fantasy VI to its Android lineup, bringing the SNES classic back from 1994 with revamped graphics and gameplay. Final Fantasy VI has been heralded as one of the best video games of all time, even 20 years after its release.
Final Fantasy VI debuted in the U.S. as Final Fantasy III on the Super Nintendo back in the mid 1990’s. The game was released by Squaresoft, the name the RPG maker used before its 2003 merger with Enix. For an RPG, the title did surprisingly well in the states, a market where RPG’s traditionally take a backseat to action and sports games. Final Fantasy VI was released on the Playstation in 1999, when Square released the Final Fantasy Anthology which included ports of FF IV, FFV and FFVI. A revamped Final Fantasy VI landed on the Game Boy Advance in 2006 and included some new goodies as well as updated graphics.
So far, Square Enix’s ports of Final Fantasy games to Android have been spot on, taking care to keep the gameplay and features identical to the original version, all the while reimagined the graphics with today’s technology. Control is fluid, and the stories remain as exciting as they did the first time through. So far, Square Enix has released Final Fantasy V , Final Fantasy IV and Final Fantasy IV: After Years for Android.
It’s not Final Fantasy VII, but that’s okay. At the rate Square Enix is going, we should be doing battle with Sephiroth pretty soon.
Ready? Head on over to the Google Play Store and download Final Fantasy VI for your Android device. It’s $15.99 but it’s worth every last gil.