Final Fantasy World Wide Words is a free-to-play typing role-playing mobile game for Android and iOS developed by Square Enix. The game features characters and monsters from various installments of Final Fantasy.
The game officially ended its service on March 1st, 2016.
Players access each of the game's worlds through tomes on the main screen and traverse through them via nodes. Each world features one or more mini-boss, as well as a final boss at the last node. The player may unlock up to a total of eight worlds by defeating the final boss of each previous world. This number may increase in the future. There are also special time-limited event worlds that are added periodically.
At each of the nodes, players fight several rounds of enemies. Attacks are initiated by typing the words that pop out next to each of the enemies. Words that appear include Final Fantasy-themed ones. Typing the string will make all characters attack the respective enemy. Occasionally, characters will also blurt out iconic phrases for the player to type. Typing these will cause only the owner of the text string to initiate an attack, instead of the entire party.
The amount of damage dealt to the enemy is proportional to the number of characters appearing in each text string and the speed at which the player inputs the characters. There are five typing speed ranks, D, C, B, A, and S, with D being the worst, and S being the best. The faster the player types the word, the more damage is dealt. Typing words correctly in succession generates a combo and causes attacks to do increasingly more damage, while typing errors end the combo. Typing errors may negatively impact damage dealt by certain characters. Enemies have a turn count, and will attack the player when this count reaches zero. Also, some enemies utilizes special abilities against the player.
Players may bring up to four characters and one summon to battle. In addition, players may also equip one magic spell or ability onto each of their characters for use in battle. The player accesses these additional abilities through the "ability" menu and must type the respective ability names to activate them. Summons may be activated using the "summon" button when the player has accumulated a sufficient number of SP, indicated by the yellow bar on the top right of the screen. After activating the summon, the player must also input a string of characters to initiate it's attack.
In addition, players may augment their characters with words or fragments of text called "decorations". When equipped to characters or summons, decorations give a variety of direct stat boosts. Abilities equipped with decorations gain power bonuses and these strings become a part of the ability's name, which the player must type out to use in battle.
During battles, players will occasionally encounter treasure chests and chocobos. Treasure chests, which contain EXP boosters or abilities, may only be opened by achieving an S rank when inputting their respective text strings. Players may capture chocobos by correctly typing the words they give, while typing errors will make them run away. Captured chocobos will go to the player's chocobo ranch and dig up treasure chests containing decorations. The player is initially able to keep up to five chocobos. Black chocobos, which are harder to capture and yield better rewards, periodically appear as well. The player can view the probability of chocobos appearing as a percentage at a specific node by selecting it. When this percentage reaches 100, black chocobos have a chance of appearing for ten minutes.
Players may purchase additional characters, inventory space, as well as play count and chocobo ranch upgrades in the Moogle Shop.
Final Fantasy World Wide Words features 30 playable characters, with at least one from each of the main installments of Final Fantasy. Each character has a special trait and unique skill. Currently, there are 1★ and 2★ versions of each character, with the latter being able to use their associated unique skill. Characters have the same models as those of Theatrhythm Final Fantasy.
|Final Fantasy||Warrior of Light||A "Warrior of the Light" who firmly believes in light and justice. He has higher vitality than any other, but is bad with abilities.||Damage taken when HP is full is decreased.|
|Final Fantasy II||Firion||A genuine young man who seeks an end to war. His stats are good overall, but he is bad with magic.||Deals extra damage for words over 8 characters.|
|Final Fantasy III||Onion Knight||A young knight who packs plenty of wisdom and courage in his small stature. He excels at utilizing physical abilities, but has low health.||Deals extra damage when the enemy only has one turn remaining.|
|Final Fantasy IV||Cecil||A kind-hearted knight who values his allies. He is good with physical abilities, and also has a decently high amount of hitpoints.||Deals extra damage when the party is near death.|
|Final Fantasy V||Bartz||A wanderer who travels the world like the wind. He is good with physical abilities, and also has decently high attack power.||Increases the number of times physical abilities can be used.|
|Lenna||Increases the amount of damage dealt when party members use offensive magic abilities.|
|Final Fantasy VI||Terra||A young girl with the blood of espers in her veins who wields the powers of magic. She excels at magic abilities, but has low health.||Increases the number of times magic abilities can be used.|
|Locke||Increases damage dealt with physical abilities that hit the enemy's weakness.|
|Final Fantasy VII||Cloud||A cool-looking young man who effortlessly wields a greatsword. He has exceptionally high attack power, but is not very good with abilities.||Deals extra damage to enemies that are near death.|
|Final Fantasy VIII||Squall||A warrior with the pride of a lion. He has exceptionally high attack power, and has a also decently high amount of hitpoints.||Deals extra damage when there is a combo going.|
|Laguna||Attacks when Boss's special attack is interrupted.|
|Final Fantasy IX||Zidane||An energetic, cheerful thief. He excels at physical abilities, and has also decently high attack power.||Deals extra damage when females party members are present.|
|Final Fantasy X||Tidus||A young man with the heart of a star as bright as the sun. He has high health and also has decently high attack power.||Deals extra damage when an input rank of S achieved.|
|Final Fantasy XI||Shantotto||A legendary lady who boasts exceptional magical capabilities. She is better than any other with magic abilities, but is bad with everything else.||Deals extra damage when hitting the enemy's weakness.|
|Final Fantasy XII||Vaan||A young man who finds freedom in the skies. He excels at physical abilities, but has somewhat low attack power.||Deals extra damage when the enemy's HP is full.|
|Final Fantasy XIII||Lightning||A female warrior who goes by the name of "Lightning". She has exceptionally high attack power, but is somewhat low on hitpoints.||Deals extra damage when HP is full.|
|Final Fantasy XIV||Y'shtola||A talented woman with pointy ears and a graceful tail. She excels at magic abilities, but has somewhat low attack power.||Increases the number of times healing abilities can be used.|
|Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-||Zack|
|Final Fantasy Type-0||Ace|
The game features tracks from a number of Final Fantasy games.
- "Prelude" in the title screen.
- "Inn" from Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn in the main menu.
- "Moogle Theme" plays in the Moogle Shop.
- "Chocobo Theme" from Final Fantasy XI in the Chocobo Ranch.
- "Traveling Company" from Final Fantasy X in stage selection.
- "Battle Theme #2" and "Battle Theme #3" from Final Fantasy XI in normal battles.
- "Clash of Standards" from Final Fantasy XI in mini-boss battles.
- "The Battle" from Final Fantasy V in normal battles of the Gilgamesh Event.
- "Battle 2" from Final Fantasy V in boss battles of the Gilgamesh Event.