Square Enix has released its classic RPG – Final Fantasy IV – for Android devices. The game is available on Google Play at a hefty price tag of $14.99 (roughly Rs 890). The port to Android comes nearly six months after the release of the iOS version of the game. The game requires devices running on at least Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread.

Final Fantasy IV was originally released back in 1991 for the Super NES console. It was praised for having considerably improved graphics than its predecessors owing to the fact that it was the first 16-bit game in the franchise.

The Android version of Final Fantasy IV is expensive, but the game is worth it

The Android version of Final Fantasy IV is expensive, but the game is worth it

The story revolves around Cecil, a Dark Knight in service of the King of Baron. After questioning the warmongering of his king, he is demoted to be an errand boy and is sent to a village called Mist to deliver a package and slay a dragon that has been menacing the town's borders. Along with him comes his best friend and rival Kain. On reaching the village, they discover that something is amiss.

Final Fantasy IV was the first game in the series to take turn-based combat in a different direction with its Active Time Battle (ATB) system. Since then, the ATB system has become synonymous with the series.

The game is considered by many to be one of the best, if not the best in the series. It has been remade and re-released numerous times. Both the iOS version and the Android version of the game are based on the Nintendo DS port with its 3D graphics.

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