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Ys III: Wanderers from Ys

MobyRank MobyScore
TurboGrafx CD
...
3.6
SNES
67
3.8
NES
...
3.5
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Description

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.

Screenshots

Ys III: Wanderers from Ys PC-98 Children are playing in the town
Ys III: Wanderers from Ys MSX Intro
Ys III: Wanderers from Ys PC-88 Adol gets involved in a street fight
Ys III: Wanderers from Ys Genesis Lots of little people...

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 Oleg Roschin (164965)

The Press Says

Pixel-Heroes.de TurboGrafx CD Oct, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Sega-16.com Genesis Apr 06, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Pixel-Heroes.de Genesis Oct, 2003 8 out of 10 80
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
RPGFan TurboGrafx CD Aug 15, 2001 74 out of 100 74
Video Games Genesis Feb, 1992 68 out of 100 68
1UP! SNES Jun 20, 2007 65 out of 100 65
Jeuxvideo.com SNES Nov 06, 2012 13 out of 20 65
Entertainment Weekly SNES Feb 28, 1992 C+ 58

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Trivia

On January 7th, 2005, fan translation group Vice Translations released a complete Japanese-to-English patch for the Nintendo version.
Contributed to by Tibes80 (1495), Infernos (2794), Terok Nor (17862) and Oleg Roschin (164965)