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Final Fantasy III (Nintendo DS)

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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.

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Final Fantasy III Nintendo DS Crystal tower surrounded by the maze of the ancients
Final Fantasy III Nintendo DS Summon: Beautiful and deadly Shiva
Final Fantasy III Nintendo DS Stats
Final Fantasy III Nintendo DS Equipment

Alternate Titles

  • "FF3" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

Painful at times, decent nonetheless Chris Wright (99) 2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars

The Press Says

Snackbar-Games.com Dec 06, 2006 5 out of 5 100
Game Freaks 365 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
Jeuxvideo.com May 04, 2007 16 out of 20 80
Game Informer Magazine Dec, 2006 8 out of 10 80
G4 TV: X-Play Dec 11, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpy Nov 20, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
RPGFan Nov 15, 2006 79 out of 100 79
Jeuxvideo.fr May 10, 2007 7 out of 10 70
JustPressPlay Sep 18, 2008 6 out of 10 60
EL33TONLINE Jul 02, 2007 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 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)
Guy Chapman (1745) added Final Fantasy III (Nintendo DS) on Dec 10, 2006
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