Final Fantasy VII, probably the most acclaimed games of the popular Japanese role-playing game series, has now finally gotten an iOS port. The game was a cult hit when it came out for PC in 1998, earning widespread critical acclaim and numerous awards. The iOS port is exactly the same version optimized for iPhones and iPads.
It’s basically the uncut original version – same story, and same characters, and it also allows players in it just for the story to skip enemy encounters. Final Fantasy VII for the iPhone and iPad requires an iOS 8.0 minimum version at least 4 gigabytes of storage space. The release follows into the trend of popular 90s RPG’s such as Baldur’s Gate and Icewind Dale which have had mobile ports in recent years. The game currently holds a four star rating on the Apple store and costs $15.99.
Another game which looks promising is Ghostbusters Puzzle Fighter, which is free for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The game is a card battler themed with the popular movie-born universe, bringing you characters and events from the series. You can build your own personalized Ghostbuster team to stop the Netherworld from invading Earth. It currently holds a three and half start rating on the Apple store, with some players criticizing its monetization policy. It requires iOS 6.0 or later versions to install.
The VHS Camcorder is a handy app for nostalgics though. It basically simulates the video quality and interface 1980’s camcorders, claiming to be the most accurate simulation of the beloved gizmos there is. It also includes all of its quirks: that pesky static, the tape noise and “state of the art” tracking distortion.
The app also offers the possibility of setting a fake date on screen – so that you could possibly trick someone into thinking you were cool in 80’s, as long as smartphone users don’t accidentally enter the frame. It does however have built-in some modern options – such as social media sharing or even HD and widescreen support – but if it’s the old-school feel you’re going for, I personally doubt that you would want to use them. They’re still nice features to be had though, and for the $4 price tag, this app offers more than its value.
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