Square Enix Releases Classic Game Boy JRPGs on Android and iOS

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Square Enix launched last Thursday (23) another collection of classics for IOS and Android mobile devices. This time, the collection was SaGa Final Fantasy Legends, which includes the trilogy of JRPG's released for the Gameboy.

about the collection

The title was announced last year, coming to Switch in December 2020, with a preview to arrive on PC on October 21 of this year. The collection is to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the SaGa series, which also got a remastered title this year for Nintendo Switch titled SaGa Frontier Remastered.



Something very curious with the titles of these three games "SaGa Final Fantasy Legends", is that the "Final Fantasy" in the name of the game was put when Square Enix brought the game to the US there on Gameboy. As the SaGa series was not yet known, the company decided to name it after another more successful game, Final Fantasy.

Improvements and gameplay

The three titles are present in this collection bringing improvements and optimizations for this "re-release", according to functions pointed out by Square Enix, the game has "High speed mode with faster movement and dialogue, switching between horizontal and vertical screen orientation, freely choose between English and Japanese – the language you choose determines which version you play.”

In them you go on several adventures in a turn-based JRPG assembling your team in a revolutionary game for the genre at the time. Check out the announcement trailer for Nintendo Switch:

https://youtu.be/D7uT3iT7BxA

 

download and price

Like the Final Fantasy Pixel Remastered collection, the game arrived at a hefty price tag. Both on Google Play and on the App Store, SaGa Final Fantasy Legends can be purchased for R$ 109,90. As it is a paid game, there are no ads or in-app purchases.



Putting together the four remastered Final Fantasy Pixel Remastered games we arrive at a price of R$ 369,60 on mobile devices. You can check more details about it here.

Requirements

Unexpectedly, Android game requirements have been registered on the Google Play page, which is becoming increasingly rare in game releases. To run the collection you will need a device with Android 7.0 or higher and 192 MB of free space.

To run on IOS devices, you will need an iPhone 6s, iPod touch (7th generation), iPad (5th generation), iPad Air2, iPad midi4, or higher devices, with an iOS 13.0 operating system or more advanced and 229,6 MB .

Reception

The game received 7 reviews on the Google store and has an average rating of 4,7/5 stars, unfortunately with no comments or reviews. At the apple store there were no reviews.

Unlike the good reception on the part of Android users, in the media things were a little different. The Android Police website has harshly criticized the pricing, support, and lack of features that Square Enix has presented in this and other releases. According to Matthew Sholtz, creator of the article:


“Square Enix has no problem charging high prices, but the lack of essential features like controller support and cloud saving is inexcusable, plus Square is notorious for lacking support on mobile devices, really questioning whether it's worth it. spending $20 on a mobile release when better support and functionality can be found on Nintendo Switch for less money.”


APP STORE (IOS)

GOOGLE PLAY (ANDROID)

Developer: Square Enix
Advertising: No | Offline Game
Contains built-in purchases: No
Requires Android 7.0 / iOS 11.0
Language: English | Size: 200MB

 

Source: Android Police

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