SQUARE ENIX decided it is the right time to re-release Romancing Saga Minstrel Song for Android and iOS, with fully updated graphics and various modern enhancements. Just as reminder, this is probably the third iteration of the original game released in 1992 on Super Nintendo. The Minstrel Song was a remake of the original SNES version for the Playstation 2 era, bringing in 3D graphics for the first time in the series.
What’s new and updated in Romancing SaGa Minstrel Song
Aside from the full HD graphical upgrade, there are various gameplay quality of life upgrades as well. For example Aldora can now be recruited, as well as Schiele, Marina, Monica and Flammar. Boss fights are also overhauled, with enhanced versions of the battles standing off as special challenges for you to conquer.
■The sorceress Aldora can now be recruited!
The sorceress Aldora, who once traveled together with the legendary hero Mirsa, appears in her original form. Experience new events where she recounts the journeys of Mirsa first hand.
■Unique and interesting characters now made playable!
Fan-favourite Schiele finally joins your adventures and characters such as Marina, Monica and Flammar can now also be recruited.
Several bosses now appear as super powerful enhanced versions! Take on these terrifying adversaries to a new arrangement of the battle music score.
Various new features have been added to make your play experience even more convenient, such as a high speed mode, mini maps, and a “New Game +” option that lets you carry over your progress when you play through the game again.
■And even more…
New classes to expand the breadth of gameplay.
Romancing SaGa Minstrel Song Remastered was released for almost all platforms, including Android and iOS. However, SQUARE ENIX didn’t forget to adjust the price for the modern times as well, bringing it up to around $30 (depending on your region). Curiously, in some regions, the Steam version is cheaper compared to Android and iOS (no discounts applied), so if you have a choice, make sure you check all sources. You do get the same game, and if you really like to have it on your handheld device, there is no reason not to spend few extra bucks to get it.
Dejan B. – “Romancing SaGa Minstrel Song Remastered”