In the German gaming magazine GameStar (issue 03/2000) Heroes of Might and Magic III: The Restoration of Erathia received a special award as "Most Addictive Game in 1999".
Heroes of Might and Magic III was ranked # 25 in the 50 Best Games of All Time list published by PC Gamer Magazine in its April 2005 issue.
Have you ever noticed that the music that is played at the end of a week, when certain creatures grow at a higher rate, sounds almost exactly like a jingle that is often played in South Park?
The cheat codes for the game (without the expansions) are all quotes from one of the funniest films ever made: Monty Python and the Holy Grail. "We alweady got one, you see. Et's vewy nize!"
If you look really close at the Genies, you will notice they are female (at least, their clothes look female, they appear to have breasts and wear makeup). However, the upgraded Genies (Master Genies) are surely male. Now what kind of upgrade is THAT?
HOMM III was voted #35 overall in PCGamer Magazine's Readers All-Time Top 50 Games Poll (April 2000 issue).