Twenty years following its original release on SNES, Square Enix’s Final Fantasy V has landed on the iPhone and iPad. The game invites you travel the lands commanding a band of four in search for the mysterious crystals that control the four elements – earth, water, fire and wind – thereby bringing peace and prosperity to the world.

These things have lost their power and are on the verge of destruction so you must find a way to restore their power. The iOS version also includes The Sealed Temple from the 2006 release, the Tetsuya Nomura-designed optional boss Enuo and an all-new soundtrack…

Your heroes include Bartz and his chocobo companion, Princess Lenna of Castle Tycoon, the mysterious Galuf and the pirate captain Faris.

You can customize each character to your heart’s desire, tapping the ability system to explore 26 unique job classes.

Square has even tapped its resident character designer Kazuko Shibuya to recreate the characters and graphics for the best possible mobile experience.

The game’s predecessor, Final Fantasy IV, became available on Apple’s mobile platform last December while Final Fantasy III landed on the App Store in March 2011.

The universal binary download supports all form factor iDevices and is available now from worldwide App Stores, priced at $15.99 a pop.

  • blehhhh

  • Dan

    Too bad they didn’t make it 3d like ff3

  • iphone4sgamer

    $15.99 for that crap.. I”ll pass.

  • do ppl actually pay for this type of game. even for free i would deff pass it.

    • these games are soo loooong slow and boring and the graphics are crap

  • Final Fantasy VII on iOS please.

    • Dan

      +1 to you

  • What’s next…. The Secret of Mana?

    A classic RPG in the 16bit days of old.

    • codemonkey85

      Secret of Mana has been on iOS for like two years.

      • Thanks. I may have to look it up..

  • I think too many people here are used to games that look more visually appealing, perhaps too young to remember how gaming used to be.

    • Dan

      I remember, still enjoy new graphics. I could just run this thing on an emulator instead of paying 16 for it 🙂

    • i remember and i dont want to go back to that crap…lol and i especially dont wana pay for that crap either…lollo

  • I don’t care what people say about it but Final Fantasy X has been my favorite one, once they release that one for ios then come talk to me

  • codemonkey85

    I can’t believe how negatively people are reacting to this. FFV was (and is) a fantastic game. The price is a bit high for a mobile game, but the exact same port for a “premium game system” (the DS) would definitely be at least twice as much money, so… seems good to me.

  • crap like this should be android only

  • Too expensive, but would definitely if it were Final Fantasy 7.

  • nige111

    Sloooowly getting closer to FF7…