If you’re even a casual gamer, chances are you’ve not only heard of Final Fantasy, the classic game from Square Enix now on its thirteenth chapter, you’ve played it as well. Well, if you’re an Android user and haven’t had the chance yet, your day has finally come as Final Fantasy is available today for Android through Google Play.
First released in 1987 for the NES (remember that?), the game’s Android version, like the version for iOS, includes a graphics update to the original 8-bit turn-based RPG and a touch-optimized control scheme. In truth, it actually looks pretty good and gameplay is not bad either.
According to the description over at Google Play “Players guide the Warriors of Light as they set out on a quest to restore the crystals to their former luster. Its side view battles, choice and promotion of character classes, and sprawling world explored with fantastic vehicles quickly became standards of the series. This game set the stage for all Final Fantasy games to come.”
It did indeed. Experience it again for the first time.
Final Fantasy is available for purchase now though Google Play for $6.99.
Disney’s big holiday animated project likely hits close to home for many of The Flickcast’s readership. A tale of an 8-Bit villian who tires of his repetitive life of villainy and struggles to find a place for him to be a hero. No it is not the biography of Donkey Kong, it is Wreck-It Ralph.
In the wake of the Pixar merger a few years ago, Disney has had a very successful run of animated films NOT produced by the famed animation studio. While not quite the high water mark of the second golden age, the last handful of years has been a welcome return to quality animation for the mouse house. Hopefully Wreck-It Ralph keeps that newly forged streak alive.
The newest poster for the upcoming film has hit the web today, and its simplistic, 8-Bit design fills us with confidence. Clearly this film knows it’s roots and is being made by people with a genuine love of the video game world. 8-Bit design has found a resurgence in the geek community in recent years, and to see a major motion picture studio plastering the style in theater hallways nationwide is heartening.
You can see the full poster after the jump.
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• If you’re not watching Showtime’s Shameless, you should be. And if you need an excuse, how about Amy Smart guest starring as a sexy best friend?
• Set phasers to Feng shui! Turn your bland room into a new world with these killer Star Trek wall decals. Who needs a date when you have a full-sized Commander Uhura wall sticker?
• James Cameron says that Tom Cruise is still a potential star for his upcoming adaptation of the HP Lovecraft book At The Mountains of Madness. No, the irony is not lost on us.
• Reality can be pretty bleak sometimes. The one thing that could splice it up? 80’s and 90’s-era video game characters running amok.
• His mask may not have rubber wings, but here are a ton of new pictures of Chris Evans as Cap in Captain America: The First Avenger.
• Stephen King has had a pretty big week, but that hasn’t stopped him from giving us 10 things he knows about The Stand coming to theaters.
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