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Adol Christin's long-time friend, Dogi, wishes to return to his home town of Redmont after hearing about strange disturbances that are happening there. Always looking for an adventure, Adol joins him and soon finds out the cause of this new evil.

Ys III: Wanderers from Ys breaks away from the "bumping into enemies" battle system of the first two games, allowing Adol to control his sword in a variety of directions. Beside changing the battle system, the game's perspective switches to a side-scrolling view, as opposed to the top-down one of the previous games. Adol also has the ability to jump now. New to the series is the use of magical rings, which give Adol different powering-up abilities such as healing and shielding. The game also uses various key items found along the way to solve minor puzzles and progress the story.


Ys III: Wanderers from Ys TurboGrafx CD Nice view on the way to Tigre mines. I'm just... tired and all
Ys III: Wanderers from Ys TurboGrafx CD Elena says Hello n' Goodbye
Ys III: Wanderers from Ys TurboGrafx CD Chapel
Ys III: Wanderers from Ys TurboGrafx CD Traveling on the map

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Alternate Titles

  • "伊蘇國3" -- Chinese spelling (traditional)
  • "伊苏III" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Ys: Wanderers from Ys" -- Japanese MSX title
  • "Ys III" -- Genesis title
  • "Ys-3: Wanderer from Ys" -- PC-88/98 in-game title
  • "イースIII ワンダラーズ フロム イース" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Adol, I have a feeling we are not exploring any more Oleg Roschin (174012) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars

Critic Reviews

TurboPlay Oct, 1991 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90 Oct, 2003 8 out of 10 80
RPGFan Dec 26, 1998 80 out of 100 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Nov, 1991 30 out of 40 75
RPGFan Aug 15, 2001 74 out of 100 74


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Fan ports

The PC-88 version of Ys 3 was (illegitimately) ported twice by fans to the Sharp X1 Turbo and Sharp MZ-2500 computers. Since all three computers share the same Z80 processor and have similar graphics capabilities, the work mainly consisted of rewriting IO routines.

NES translation patch

On January 7th, 2005, fan translation group Vice Translations released a complete Japanese-to-English patch for the Nintendo version.
Oleg Roschin (174012) added Ys III: Wanderers from Ys (TurboGrafx CD) on Dec 20, 2004
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