Final Fantasy III (Nintendo DS)

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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 Nintendo DS Stats
Final Fantasy III Nintendo DS First battle
Final Fantasy III Nintendo DS Meet Dark Cloud
Final Fantasy III Nintendo DS I sense danger.

Alternate Titles

  • "FF3" -- Common abbreviation

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Painful at times, decent nonetheless Chris Wright (102) 2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars

Critic Reviews

Nintendo Vision Dec 09, 2006 18 out of 20 90 May 24, 2007 82 out of 100 82 Aug 08, 2007 81 out of 100 81
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Apr 23, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Game Informer Magazine Dec, 2006 8 out of 10 80
RPG Site Nov 21, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Modojo Nov 29, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 May 24, 2007 75 out of 100 75
Games Master Feb, 2007 73 out of 100 73
Good Game May 29, 2007 7 out of 10 70


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  • 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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