I missed this first time round since I don't have a 3DS, but the game has just come out free on the app store.
The game is free to download and comes with two songs (To Zanarkand and One Winged Angel, naturally) to give you a taste. The remaining songs, and I'm assuming these are all the songs available in the original release, are available to download through game themed 4 song packs [£2] and as individual tracks [£0.79]. These are not the same songs, so to complete a set for a given game requires purchase of the pack and the individual songs which is a bit of a pain.
A good number of characters are included, but most of the minor party members are in app purchases at a pretty shocking £1.50 each. Now I'm not going to put a price on Vivi but that's still quite steep for something that presumably has very little impact on how the game plays.
All that is to say however, I'm a big final fantasy fan. This is especially true for the music from my favourite instalments, I even went to see distant worlds, a concert where an orchestra plays choice songs from the games. The game seems to translate quite well to my iphone, despite feeling a bit cramped at times. It's a joy to play when it's going well, although the jump in difficulty in the harder variants of songs can be quite frustrating.
It's too bad that there isn't a set price to get the game fully loaded with content, because buying chunks of the game piecemeal feels very detrimental to the experience. Oh and one last important caveat - the story mode from the original has been removed. This isn't the best decision but was probably dictated by the dlc focus of this release.
Anyway, how are you finding it so far? I feel like this is a good enough way to play for those of us who couldn't play the 3DS version, though I'd be very interested to hear the opinion of a veteran.