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Ys III: Wanderers from Ys

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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 SNES On a rocky way to the mine
Ys III: Wanderers from Ys TurboGrafx CD You don't say?
Ys III: Wanderers from Ys TurboGrafx CD Nuts and Bolts
Ys III: Wanderers from Ys TurboGrafx CD Equipment screen

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 TurboGrafx CD אולג 小奥 (168975)

The Press Says

Micro News MSX May, 1990 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 100
RPGFan TurboGrafx CD Dec 26, 1998 80 out of 100 80
Sega-16.com Genesis Apr 06, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Nintendo Power Magazine SNES 1992 3.8 out of 5 76
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) TurboGrafx CD Nov, 1991 7.5 out of 10 75
RPGFan TurboGrafx CD Aug 15, 2001 74 out of 100 74
Power Play Genesis May, 1992 68 out of 100 68
Jeuxvideo.com SNES Nov 06, 2012 13 out of 20 65
Entertainment Weekly SNES Feb 28, 1992 C+ 58
Retrogaming.it Genesis Feb 21, 2008 4 out of 10 40


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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.
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