4. Secret of Mana ($8.99)
Unlike other Square-Enix titles on this list, Secret of Mana has never been released on any modern handheld, and its last release was on the SNES two decades ago. This iOS version is the original game in its entirety, and features convenient touch-screen controls and a widescreen view that makes it easy to revisit this classic action-RPG or completely experience it for the first time.
You won’t miss using a controller either, as virtual controls are responsive and quick-select icons can be tapped during a fight. The AI controls your party members, but you still need to swap out your characters to survive some difficult boss battles. Grinding is also required, especially when you walk into a cave and realize you’re way under-leveled to take on a menacing monster. Still, if you’re looking for an RPG that’s as robust as it is challenging, you have no better option than playing Secret of Mana on your phone, unless you want to dust off your old SNES, of course.