Melodies of Life…still as poignant today as it was in the 90s.

It might have taken nearly 2 decades, but Squaresoft’s (now Square Enix) final PS1 Final Fantasy game is now out on both the Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.

Both come with the same features found in the PS4 and PC versions released in years back, which is a good or bad thing depending on how much you liked those versions.

For those who skipped them, this version of FFIX includes special built-in cheats including one that disables enemy encounters, a definite boon for those who want to try to get Steiner’s Excalibur II.

It also includes HD character models and cinematics, which clears up the visuals considerably. Sadly, the pre-rendered backgrounds (once a highlight of the series during its heyday) look incredibly out of date and blurry in this age of high definition graphics.

Digital versions of the game are USD$20.99 on both the Nintendo eStore and the Xbox Live Marketplace. It’s not available in the SG Xbox Marketplace though you can always change your settings to access the US Marketplace with just a few button presses. As a bonus, the Xbox One version is a Play Anywhere title, which means you also get the Windows version too!

Sal's been in the industry since the early 2000s. He's written for a ton of gaming and tech publications including Playworks, Hardwarezone, HWM and GameAxis. Recently, Sal served as a juror for the Indie Game Awards at Taipei Game Show 2020. A geek and hardcore gamer, Sal will play everything, on any platform.

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