In a surprise move, Namco Bandai has just released Tales of Phantasia to iOS. The game, the first in the long-running “Tales” series of RPGs, was originally released in Japan for Super Famicom in 1995. The whole game remains intact, with the original, pixely graphics and classic (or generic) story line, but it comes with a whole new set of free-to-play features. You can download it here.
It’s a strange way to present an RPG, but the game offers in-app purchase items that let you play through the game easier. You can buy items that revive your party when you die and stop random battles from happening for a while. Weirder still, you can pay money to give your party more experience points.
It’s a free download, so give it a try and let us know what you think.