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Final Fantasy III

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In 2006, Final Fantasy III reached North American shores in an official update/remake for the Nintendo DS, finally bringing all of the main Final Fantasy entries to the United States for the first time.

Raised as an orphan by Nina and Elder Topapa in the village of Ur, Luneth, his shy friend Arc, the rebellious Refia and the brave soldier Ingus are chosen as the Four Warriors of Light to send to restore balance to the crystals, and save the world from imminent destruction.

Taking the original game which debuted on the NES, Square-Enix had updated the title with a new cinematic intro, improved graphics and a touch-screen interface to move characters and utilize selection menus. There is also Moogle Mail, a Wi-Fi feature that allows players to send messages to each other via their DS systems. The game has also some revised story elements, detailing the adventures of four friends who find each other, each with new backstories.

Final Fantasy III is a traditional turn-based RPG, which were popular back in the '80s and '90s, but introduced refinements to the genre, such as smarter battle AI. Final Fantasy III is also known for two major milestones in the history of the series: Its introduction of the cheerful Moogles, as well as the introduction of the job system, allowing characters to switch professions throughout the game for new abilities.


Final Fantasy III Android Village Ur
Final Fantasy III PSP The first boss
Final Fantasy III PSP Stronger enemies are found deeper in the cave
Final Fantasy III Nintendo DS Another intro screen

Alternate Titles

  • "FF3" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

Painful at times, decent nonetheless Nintendo DS Chris Wright (102)

Critic Reviews

Gameplay Monthly Nintendo DS Dec 04, 2006 A- 91
Lawrence Nintendo DS Dec 17, 2006 8.4 out of 10 84
Modojo Nintendo DS Nov 29, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Informer Magazine Nintendo DS Dec, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Gamesmania.de Nintendo DS May 24, 2007 75 out of 100 75
4Players.de iPhone Apr 05, 2011 75 out of 100 75
Games Master Nintendo DS Feb, 2007 73 out of 100 73
Jeuxvideo.fr Nintendo DS May 10, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Legendra Nintendo DS Feb 04, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Computer Bild Spiele Nintendo DS Jun 06, 2007 2.63 out of 6 67


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Related Web Sites

  • FF-Fan (A fansite that offers all kinds of information on the entire Final Fantasy franchise, including walkthroughs, game media, discussion boards and fan art.)
  • Final Fantasy III (Official Square-Enix Site for Final Fantasy III)
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