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Final Fantasy III (Wii)

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Nintendo.com:
    Ages ago, evil beings created powerful creatures called Espers and unleashed them against each other. The resulting battles turned their world into smoldering rubble. Legend has it that the Espers destroyed themselves and most of humanity. Magic disappeared forever.

    Centuries have passed, and a rational world now exists with Espers living only in myths. Suddenly, after an ancient frozen Esper is unearthed, there are reports of magic attacks on civilians. Imperial Commandos launch raids using magic-powered MagiTek weapons. Magic is obviously alive, and the world is in danger again. Who or what is behind the rediscovery and redeployment of this legendary power? What chaotic plans will wreak havoc on this orderly world?

    Originally released as FINAL FANTASY III on the Super NES in North America, this game is in fact FINAL FANTASY VI from the main series chronology.

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4618) on Jun 30, 2011.

Back of Box - SNES (US):

    MagiTek has been reborn. And the end of the world is near.

    Ages ago, evil beings created powerful creatures called Espers, and unleashed them against each other. The resulting battles left their world a smoldering rubble. Legend has it, the Espers destroyed themselves and most of humanity. Magic disappeared forever.

    Centuries have passed and a rational world now exists with Espers living only in myths, until one frozen solid since the ancient wars is unearthed. Suddenly, there are reports of magical attacks on civilians. Imperial Commandos launch raids using magic-powered MagiTek weapons. Magic is obviously alive and the world is in danger again.

    Who or what is behind the rediscovery and redeployment of this legendary power? What chaotic plans exist that will wreak havoc on this orderly world?


    Contributed by Fred VT (23017) on Sep 21, 2009.

www.nintendo.com - Game Boy Advance:

    An Ancient War Rekindled...

    Square Enix once again gives players the chance to play one of the most beloved chapters in the FINAL FANTASY franchise.

    The Gestahlian Empire, armed with the secrets of Magitek, holds the world in chains—until a young woman named Terra frees herself from its control and joins a band of rebels known as the Returners. Armed with her magic powers, they struggle to uncover the secrets of the ancient War of the Magi and the source of the Empire's power.

    Features
    • Fourteen playable characters. Divide them into separate parties, splitting adventuring time between each.
    • Summon the power of the espers, magical creatures enslaved by the Empire.
    • Improved graphics, a new translation, and a remixed soundtrack.
    • Study your foes with the Bestiary, then face them all in continuous battle in the Soul Shrine.
    • Relive your favorite songs in the bonus music player.

    The introduction of espers marks a significant addition to the franchise. The espers have different powerful effects, ranging from healing the whole party to attacking large groups of enemies with different physical or elemental attacks.

    Bottom Line

    Being able to play one of the best chapters of the FINAL FANTASY franchise, in the palm of your hand, is truly a luxury for the veteran gamer. For the aspiring adventure gamer, FINAL FANTASY VI ADVANCE will be one of those titles you won't be able to put down.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (54193) on Feb 26, 2007.

www.nintendo.com - SNES:


    Before the movie, there was the game. The first Final Fantasy game was released for the original NES in 1990, and Final Fantasy III stormed onto the Super NES scene in 1994. One of the most engrossing RPGs of its era, Final Fantasy III stands up well to the test of time and still intrigues RPG fans to this day.

    Known for its intriguing storylines, the Final Fantasy series has always been filled with imaginative plots and twisting storylines. In Final Fantasy III, magical beings called The Espers return from centuries past to destroy the rational and mechanized new world. An amazing adventure unfolds from there, filled with challenging battles and perplexing puzzles.

    For game tips, check out our FAQ and strategy sections.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (54193) on Apr 25, 2005.