FFVIII's Triple Triad is now available as mobile game
Square Enix has recently released Triple Triad, a card game that debuted on Final Fantasy VIII, as a stand-alone title on iOS and Android.
Triple Triad is available by downloading the Final Fantasy Portal App. Triple Triad and the Portal App are both free. For those not familiar with Triple Triad, it is a card game with a huge collection featuring cards based on almost every Final Fantasy Game.
There are a variety of different rules that limit your moves or give different goals to accomplish to win your match. For those new to the game, you can battle AIs while those more experienced can face other players online. You gain new cards by accomplishing achievements and winning them from defeated opponents.
Square’s willingness to port Triple Triad to mobile platforms might be connected to the huge fan approval of games like Hearthstone, but Triple Triad is not quite the game Hearthstone is. Since Triple Triad is free there is a stamina system implemented, naturally concerning crystals in true Final Fantasy fashion.
The player can have at maximum five crystals and every match played will cost one crystal. Crystals do regenerate, provided you have less than five, every thirty minutes of real-time. Naturally you can spend real money to buy crystals for those who can’t wait.
Despite having a stamina system, it is nice to see Triple Triad released as a stand-alone title on the mobile platform. Triple Triad has a lot of fans and now it's available as F2P.