PadGadget’s Flashback Friday: Final Fantasy V


The weekend starts this evening. For some lucky ducks out there, it has already started. Friday means the start of relaxation for most, but it also means a day for flashing back here at PadGadget. Last week, we told you about a funny little British fantasy point-and-click adventure game called Simon the Sorcerer.

This week, we’ve got big news about another adventure game, only this one involves goblins, demons, and sword-wielding heroes. Square Enix has made it possible for you to play the Gameboy Advanced title Final Fantasy V on your iPad.

The entire Final Fantasy line of games up to the fifth is available on the iPhone and iPad, but we are talking about V today because it is the most recent to hit the App Store.

The game is based on a traditional role-play adventure game where players must explore a vast world filled with evil bad guys, dangerous creatures, and generous royalty. From a top-down perspective, you’ll search the lands, trying to help the kings of the four elements. This story rich adventure stars an inquisitive traveler named Bartz.


As players encounter evil monsters and perilous beasts, they must use their battle statistics to send attacks against their enemies. During your travels, you will add companions to your party that will also help defeat the bad guys.

This epic role-play adventure game originally launched in 1992 for PlayStation and Game Boy Advance. Since then, it has been ported to a few different consoles. Only a few month ago, it was enhanced for the iPhone and iPad with new high-resolution graphics and a touch based interfaces. You can also play as a gladiator, cannoneer, oracle or necromancer exclusively on iOS.

Using a virtual joystick and D-pad, travel from mystical forests to treacherous dungeons to destroy the evil Exdeath before he is able to find all of the world’s element crystals.

Final Fantasy V is available for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch for $15.99. Download it in the App Store today.


About Lory: Writer of all things app related, traveler of the space-time continuum, baker of really great cookies. Follow me @appaholik

  • Joel Montecillo

    Hi! I think you mean “originally launched in 1992 for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System…” The PlayStation wasn’t introduced until 1994.