As one of the all-time classics of the RPG genre, Final Fantasy VII has seen numerous ports to other platforms/devices (including the long-awaited upcoming remake), and now the chance to play one of the seminal greats got even easier with a new port for Android.
Square Enix has released a new port of Final Fantasy VII that is now available for Android devices, following the game’s most recent releases for iOS and PS4 last year. The Android release is available to purchase and download now through Google Play for $15.99, with the game requiring “over 4GB of free space” to download it. The game is available to run on Android devices with OS 4.1 and up.
One note of interest is an item in the description for the game on Google Play, with Square addressing that there is currently a bug happening with “the buggy, submarines, airships, and other modes of transportation” that may cease to move when players enter or leave, with the only solution being for players to restart and load from a previous save. The full explanation from Square can be viewed below, along with a note on the game’s autosave functionality:
“Depending on the terrain and timing of the action, the buggy, submarines, airships, and other modes of transportation may cease to move when the player embarks or disembarks. Currently, the only fix is to restart the game from a data file saved before the bug occurred. We recommend saving frequently and/or utilizing multiple save files. This bug occurs most often when players embark or disembark while extremely close to the terrain, as well as during time-sensitive activities for events.
Please note that the game will not save automatically when escaping from a battle on the world map, even if the Auto Save function is set to the ON setting.”
While at the moment it seems like a bug in the current version of the Android release, hopefully the bugs will be addressed with a future update to the game shortly.