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Ys III: Wanderers from Ys

MobyRank MobyScore
PC-98
...
4.7
SNES
67
3.7
NES
...
3.7
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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 SNES Okay, okay, just calm down, chief...
Ys III: Wanderers from Ys Genesis Game Over
Ys III: Wanderers from Ys Sharp X68000 What are you pointing at? Do I have something on my sword?
Ys III: Wanderers from Ys PC-98 Nice weather... nice view

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 Cor 13 (172179)

The Press Says

Micro News MSX May, 1990 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 100
TurboPlay TurboGrafx CD Oct, 1991 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
Pixel-Heroes.de SNES Oct, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Sega-16.com Genesis Apr 06, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Pixel-Heroes.de TurboGrafx CD Oct, 2003 8 out of 10 80
RPGFan TurboGrafx CD Dec 26, 1998 80 out of 100 80
Video Games Genesis Feb, 1992 68 out of 100 68
HonestGamers SNES Jul 29, 2003 6 out of 10 60
HonestGamers Genesis Aug 27, 2006 6 out of 10 60
Entertainment Weekly SNES Feb 28, 1992 C+ 58

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Trivia

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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