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.

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Final Fantasy III Nintendo DS Crystal tower surrounded by the maze of the ancients
Final Fantasy III Android Village Ur
Final Fantasy III Android Main characters are introduced with a special screen
Final Fantasy III Android The crystal chamber

Alternate Titles

  • "FF3" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

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

Critic Reviews

Cubed3 Nintendo DS Jun 08, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Digital Entertainment News (den) Nintendo DS Dec 12, 2006 8.7 out of 10 87
Portable Video Gamer Nintendo DS Feb 16, 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
Fragland.net Nintendo DS Aug 08, 2007 81 out of 100 81
GamePro (US) Nintendo DS Nov 14, 2006 4 out of 5 80
Modojo Nintendo DS Nov 29, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
4Players.de Nintendo DS May 04, 2007 80 out of 100 80
RPGFan Nintendo DS Nov 15, 2006 79 out of 100 79
4Players.de iPhone Apr 05, 2011 75 out of 100 75
Thunderbolt Games Nintendo DS Oct 24, 2007 7 out of 10 70

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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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