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Final Fantasy III

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Description

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.

Screenshots

Final Fantasy III Android Main characters are introduced with a special screen
Final Fantasy III Nintendo DS More enemies
Final Fantasy III Android The hero (Luneth) finds himself underground
Final Fantasy III Android Strolling around the map.

Alternate Titles

  • "FF3" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

Painful at times, decent nonetheless Nintendo DS Chris Wright (99)

The Press Says

Gameplay Monthly Nintendo DS Dec 04, 2006 A- 91
Good Game Nintendo DS May 29, 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
N-Zone Nintendo DS Nov 01, 2006 82 out of 100 82
Pixel-Heroes.de Nintendo DS Jul 20, 2008 8 out of 10 80
JeuxVideoPC.com Nintendo DS May 11, 2007 15 out of 20 75
Legendra Nintendo DS Feb 04, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Power Unlimited Nintendo DS 2006 70 out of 100 70
Thunderbolt Games Nintendo DS Oct 24, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Jeuxvideo.fr Nintendo DS May 10, 2007 7 out of 10 70
JustPressPlay Nintendo DS Sep 18, 2008 6 out of 10 60

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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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