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PlayStation 1’s Final Fantasy IX Arrives On iOS, Android

by Mike Futter on Feb 09, 2016 at 09:24 AM

The last of the PlayStation 1 main-series Final Fantasy games is now available on new platforms. The surprise release of Final Fantasy IX brings the game to both iOS and Android.

The game carries standard Square Enix mobile Final Fantasy pricing, at $16.99. It’s available for 20 percent off ($13.59), through February 21.

Note that this is a big game. You’ll need 4GB of space to run it and a whopping 8GB to download and install it. This version includes “boosters” that increase your movement speed and strip out the random encounters. 

Even if you want to experience Final Fantasy IX's gameplay exactly as it was, you’ll benefit from HD movies and models sporting increased resolution. We know a PC release is en route, based on information Square Enix shared in December. We’ll update when we learn more about it.

[Source: iTunes, Google Play]


Our Take
At this point, Square Enix has brought over most of the Final Fantasy games and nearly all the Dragon Quest titles. These ports appear to have an audience, since they’ve been rolling out for years. This is an interesting indicator that people are content playing more on their phones and tablets than just when they have time to kill in line somewhere.