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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 TurboGrafx CD Adol's Girl (The hair and eyes sez' it all)
Ys III: Wanderers from Ys PC-98 Well, hello, lady!..
Ys III: Wanderers from Ys Genesis Bridge over troubled water.
Ys III: Wanderers from Ys PC-88 Inventory & equipment

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 (168743)

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
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) TurboGrafx CD Nov, 1991 7.5 out of 10 75
Power Play Genesis May, 1992 68 out of 100 68
Video Games SNES Sep, 1991 66 out of 100 66
Jeuxvideo.com SNES Nov 06, 2012 13 out of 20 65
HonestGamers SNES Jul 29, 2003 6 out of 10 60
Legendra Genesis Sep 09, 2005 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Entertainment Weekly SNES Feb 28, 1992 C+ 58
Retrogaming.it Genesis Feb 21, 2008 4 out of 10 40


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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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