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While Japanese RPGs aren't every gamer's favored time-sink, fans of the genre are constantly on the lookout for new franchises and titles to dive into. Kemco has been a steady source of older JRPGs on Android, many of them obscure PSX ports that have been translated and reworked with touch controls. The reception to most of these games has been very positive generally, so if you're at all interested in trying them out, today's the day to do it - Kemco's entire library of games are just a dollar each through April 29th.

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Kemco's most expensive title - Symphony of the Origin - is a whopping $8 off the original price, and sizable savings on their other JPRG's are bound to draw a few impulse buys, as well. I've even put down a few bucks to pick up the publisher's most popular games - you can never have too much stuff to play on your tablet when travelling. Head over to the Play Store link below to take advantage of this massive discount now.

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David Ruddock
David's phone is an HTC One. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, imparting a legal perspective on tech news, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • Planko

    So which are any good?
    any suggestions?

    • Cheeseball

      The first 12 are top notch JRPGs. Haven't tried out the last 5.

      • ChainsawCharlie

        And if I would only get one, which one would that be?

        • Cheeseball

          Symphony of the Origin, IMO

        • TheCraiggers

          You could always give it a few days and see what the inevitable glut of new reviews in the Play store say about them, and get the one(s) that sound the best to you.

  • droilfade

    I have never played an RPG game! I should start. I should.

  • ringo

    Symphony of the Origin & Covenant of Solitude are both quite good,
    had stayed on my phone for quite long (though I rarely had chance to play them, lol).

    Eve of Genesis also has nice story, but graphic is still below those 2 above.

  • Grammar Nazi

    "RPGs", not "RPG's".
    Just like you're not driving "car's" or flying in "airplane's".

    • http://calmblog.kingbrick.co.uk/ Jack

      Used to argue this all the time (same with numbers) but it's down to readability and ultimatly the authors style

      • http://twitter.com/RvLeshrac RvLeshrac

        No. No it is not. That's like going to a restaurant and arguing that it is "ultimately the chef's style" when they serve you a reheated day-old steak.

        • Seth Cheffetz

          Your analogy makes no sense. His user name says it all... he is right, but honestly, who cares? The time of the internet grammar nazi has come and gone. Its played out to the extreme, and now its just annoying.

          • http://twitter.com/RvLeshrac RvLeshrac

            It's*

          • JossW

            It's only annoying when you happen to be the person in the wrong. I personally don't get too nuts about it, but consistent improper grammar, syntax and punctuation mitigate any weight the writer hopes to convey. Occasional typos/obvious phone texting are something completely different, obviously.

      • Jack0

        Um, no it's not. It's called proper grammar. There's no ambiguity to the rules. The use of an apostrophe in this case is something you learn in grade school.

        • http://calmblog.kingbrick.co.uk/ Jack

          I'm not sure why you're arguing about grammar on a two month old post about Android games? If I wanted to learn about grammar, the bottom half of the internet would be THE LAST place I'd look. It strikes me as extremely neurotic that someone would be so troubled that they'd have to respond because someone may go uneducated about an awfully fickle point.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      I completely agree. Will fix.

  • bp

    None of these games were ever on the PlayStation. I've bought a few of them during earlier sales, and I didn't get more than half an hour into any of them. They're more like RPG Maker games than the classic console RPGs that they mimic.

    • GraveUypo

      yep that's something i noticed. i mean, i didn't get to play any of these on the psx, but these look awfully like rpg maker games. even the weird 20 fps world frame rate.

  • GraveUypo

    bought symphony of origin with low expectations but was pleasantly surprised with the first hour of gameplay. buying two more.

    these DO work offline right?

  • http://twitter.com/mrjayviper Jayel Villamin

    thanks for the tip. buying 3 games later today.

  • Brian

    Bought Symphony of Eternity for $0.25 during the 25 billionth download celebration. Kept me entertained on the subway for quite a while. :::Buys all the RPGs:::

  • Brandon Fletcher

    I've put about 20 hours into Symphony of Eternity. Very SNES Final Fantasy. Seemed a little generic at first, but it grew on me. Paid full price, would do it again.

  • icyrock1

    Nice. I picked up one of each save the last 5 (those don't seem to be true RPGs). You can never have to many games to play!

  • Cuvis

    Just wanted to point out that the latest Humble Bundle is still ongoing, and includes Android games. Pay whatever you want and get Aquaria, Fractal, Organ Trail, Stealth Bastard Deluxe, and Pulse, or beat the average ($4.69 as I write this) and get all of the above pulus Frozen Synapse and Broken Sword. Also includes Windows, Mac, and Linux versions (for everything but Pulse).

    https://www.humblebundle.com/