Hot on the heels of the news that Final Fantasy V would be hitting later this month (in Japan at least, and possibly elsewhere), Square Enix has put the first four Final Fantasy titles on sale for a limited time.

The first two games are actually ports of the versions that were remade for the Sony PSP several years back, so they include improved visuals and some difficulty tweaks over their NES counterparts (if you're into that sort of thing). The third and fourth entries are also ports of remakes, both originally releasing on the Nintendo DS after being completely rebuilt with 3D visuals. The iOS versions of these 3D remakes include higher resolution assets and a few other improvements over the DS versions.

One thing that all of these Final Fantasy games have in common is that each one will provide you with hours upon hours of content, with epic stories to unfold and countless enemy monsters to take out. If you're craving a new adventure, whether in traditional top-down 2D or full 3D, then consider one of these Final Fantasy titles while they're on sale, and we'll bring you any more news on the impending Final Fantasy V release as we get it.

  • Smurgendorf

    FFIII and IV were released for DS, not 3DS *nerd glasses push*

    • http://twitter.com/JaredTA Jared Nelson

      D'oh! Thanks :)

  • bigred447uk

    If any further clarification that FFV will be worldwide release was needed then this is it I reckon. Roll on the 28th because I never played 5 despite being a long time fan of the series.

    • http://www.facebook.com/michaelgonzalez2012 Michael Gonzalez

      V was a good game. It had the graphics of IV and the playstyle of III. Like III, in V you have tons of jobs and get to basically choose who you want play as. You keep the same 4 characters throughout the entire game and grow them how you want.

      • ExcaliburEdge

        The fact that you can have a second class ability assigned to your character (similar to FFT) made this one stand above 3 for me. It allows a bit more creativity.

  • http://twitter.com/Klazuz Herpin Derpinson

    They are still very expensive

    • ParkSeungGi

      Hahah that's what am about to say it is still expensive 10 bucks -_-

    • robmerrell

      They aren't that expensive when you take into account the amount of play time you can get out of each.

      • Benegesserit

        I got more play time from Angry Birds. Ports should not be this expensive.

    • blackbear219

      This is the cheapest they have ever been available. People paid several times this amount for them on their original platforms. They might be expensive "for the AppStore" but by no means are they are ripoff, imo.

      • Gamer_Kev

        Actually I picked up two of these games in a 99 cents sale a couple of years ago, so that's not strictly true. Too bad SE never seems to hold 99 cents sales anymore.

      • Alfalfa

        Actually, that's impossible because this IS the lowest price these games have ever dropped to. Check the app price history. You must be mistaking these with some other games.

      • kioshi

        They never did 99 cents sales.

      • purpletygerfur

        Thinking of Zenonia?

  • http://www.facebook.com/michaelgonzalez2012 Michael Gonzalez

    You guys should just download the emulator for the SNES and play these games for free. You would need a DS emulator for 3 though. You can get a PC version of a DS emulator that runs perfectly.

    • themostunclean

      And maybe I should buy huge pants that will fit a laptop in my pocket.

      • caaalrb

        Damn, some snarky comments on this post. I like it.

      • cuw

        That's samsung's obvious final form of the note series. A cargo pocket laptop

      • Benegesserit

        MFW you don't know you can play emulators on your iphone

  • mcorleonep

    Well whoop-de-freakin-doo. The later games are still way overpriced compared to similar iOS games.

    • themostunclean

      This attitude is why we have freemium garbage and IAP shoved down our throats on the App Store. I actually support Squeenix's pricing when it comes to full-fledged console titles. The games are well above par when compared to most other iOS titles. Games on the DS/3DS (even downloadable ones) average a cost much higher than iOS. What do you get for that extra money? No ads, no IAP, more gameplay and higher production values. If those things don't appeal to you then maybe you should just stick to playing FarmVille.

      Not saying there aren't some GREAT low price games on iOS but the general bar of quality is set much lower that on other mobile platforms and almost every game is part cash-register.

      • Benegesserit

        Grand Theft Auto (any of them) on iOS. Check. Mate. Rockstar knows how it's done. Square is not better than EA.

  • Benegesserit

    lulz will wait for 3.99 FFIV

    • bigballer

      You're going to be waiting indefinitely.

  • http://twitter.com/nycteris Rachel

    I was holding off on buying Secret of Mana because I thought a sale was coming up... guess which game is not on sale!

  • pka4916

    If there is a sale like that then ff V will be here soon. And not just the apanese version..its always like that when they have a sale

  • RelientKSoCal

    I set $9.99 as my personal price limit for any iOS game. I have waited for sales and purchased several SE titles - Chaos Rings Omega, Chaos Rings II, FF III, FF Tactics, Chrono Trigger - all have been worth it. Keep in mind many $0.99 titles with IAP added could get you close to $9.99 if not more, and the games I mentioned don't have IAP.

  • airwa1k

    Hmmm. $16 for one game I've already played and has nothing new added and doesn't support my iPhone 5 properly or 16 games for $1. Not a hard choice this time around.

  • Chellspecker

    I don't get why people aren't willing to pay decent money for good games. I'm so sick of in-app pay-to-play purchases. I would much rather Have them put effort into making a game better and charging a bit more for it. It's like people don't notice that they're buying coins or whatever 15 times for $0.99 but ask them to spend $15 on a game and oh my god it's too expensive. PS3 and other console games are $60 as new releases, and we're complaining about a full Final Fantasy game for the price of a bubble tea?

    • cuw

      Because they horde cheap games and say oh look this game is great *plays for 3 minutes* let's go play Xbox. These are $40 games with better assets and people balk at the price then cry about devs oppressing them with IAP.

  • cuw

    If I were to buy one of these which is the one I am most likely to like? I like to minimize the jrpg grind where I am forced to farm mobs for hours but I don't mind a game with time required. Should I just wait for V?

    • DCver3

      All these games pale in comparison to FF VI. I'd wait for that...

    • RelientKSoCal

      If you don't like grinding, I would skip FF III. Most of the game is balanced, but the last boss is WAY too hard. My party was around level 48 when I first got to the final boss. I've grinded my whole party to level 60 and still can't beat the boss. It's at the point where I'm kinda giving up and moving on to other games...

  • araczynski

    i would gladly pay the original asking price if there was some build in 'cheats' to make the gameplay easier, as i'm interested in enjoying the stories, but not interested in paying good money bucks for the privilege of wasting/grinding my RL life away.

    • shirefolksam

      Read about it then. Kinda ridiculous complaining about wasting time playing a video game.

      • araczynski

        there's a difference between PLAYING a video game, and GRINDING a video game, sqaure tends to lean heavily towards grinding, especially from the early days stuff.

        Grinding is for kids with nothing but time on their hands.

      • riChchestMat

        That's like saying read the synopsis of a film instead of watching it. Japanese RPGs have a lot of grinding which is really dull especially on a mobile device.

  • TJF588

    While I'd currently like to get the first three on PSP (more features for FFIII, galleries for all, but no NA digital releases for the first two), FFIV's remake is tempting me. It's Universal, it has Game Center, my device (touch 4G) is supported... But as I read the reviews, there's no iCloud support.

    Should I support this step-up in features (such that, were they applied to other SQEX titles*, I be more willing to get them), or keep holding out for iCloud and maybe sub-$10?

    Aside, how does iCloud work? I have this impression that deleting an app from the only device it's installed will cause iCloud to drop its save data, but that sounds ridiculous.

    *c'mon, Chaos Rings!

    • RelientKSoCal

      I would wait for FF IV to go sub $10, if you have the patience.

      Chaos Rings II was out for only a few months and was discounted from $17.99 to $12.99. It went back up, but I waited a few more months and it was discounted to $9.99.

      FF IV has only been out a few months and is already on sale. I foresee the price dropping even more in the future, like CR II did.

  • Jeanmalkav

    Great! From very expensive to just expensive... Thanks squeenix!
    I love the good old ff games!

  • grievance

    2 more to go haha

  • grievance

    2 more to go haha