Final Fantasy IV is the fourth instalment in the Japanese RPG series, it first came out in Japan in 1991, was released for Nintendo DS in 2007, and has now arrived as a universal iOS app. The game's story follows Cecil, a dark knight, as he tries to prevent the sorcerer Golbez from seizing powerful crystals and destroying the world.
Final Fantasy IV introduced innovations that went on to become staples of the Final Fantasy series, such as its "Active Time Battle" system. The iOS port features revamped 3D graphics, and there's a jukebox feature that allows you to listen to the game's soundtrack at any time. Game difficulty has also been adjusted for improved playability, which means less grinding. As with previous titles, FFIV features party-based play, and characters can impart "augments" that give their special ability to another member. The port also enables dungeon auto-mapping.
|Character:||four-member party of orphans|
|Story:||Cecil's battle against the sorceror Golbez|
|Gear:||monster drops, steals|
|Sidequests:||20 jobs become available as you progress|
|Treasure:||weapons, armour, jewellery, potions|
|Features:||mapping feature, jukebox, augment system, two difficulty modes|
|Grinding:||moderate, but less than earlier FF games|