I was one of those RPG fans from SNES days where Final Fantasy was among the best series of all time and I still have the original Final Fantasy 3 (FF VI in Japan) soundtrack for Kefka’s domain on CD now over 15 years later.
In fact I should have been looking for a Final Fantasy game for the iPad before my most recent vacation, but I didn’t because I assumed there wasn’t one. When I saw that Final Fantasy III (the Japanese version) had been remade for the iPad officially from Square-Enix I was thrilled.
Final Fantasy III for iPad was released on April 23rd 2011 and is 201MB in size which is fairly large for an iPad game. This is the specific iPad version of the game, there is a separate Final Fantasy III iPhone version.
Final Fantasy III was never released on the SNES in the U.S. and was only packaged and released on the Nintendo DS, which means I never played the game. This is a new experience and lets you dive into the FF series when there was lots of free exploration and the game was far less linear than they have been in the most recent Final Fantasy series versions.
If you are looking at an old school Final Fantasy game for your iPad, then Final Fantasy III is the way to go. I just wish I knew about this game before I had my 10 hour flight to and from Rome, I would have been able to kill a lot of time more easily with this.
Final Fantasy III for iPad Game Features
- New and improved 3D visuals and story sequences exclusive to the iPad
- Smooth, intuitive touch-panel controls, as seen in Square Enix’s iPhone RPGs
- Quicker browsing through the monster bestiary and other game records
- New visual designs for the Job Mastery Cards
- User interface optimized for iPad play
If you were looking for Final Fantasy on the iPad, look no further. You can buy Final Fantasy III for the iPad for $16 and though this seems like a lot of money for an iPad game this is a full console game you are getting for the iPad at less than 1/2 the price of a console game these days.