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In 2006, Final Fantasy III reached North American shores in an official update/remake for the Nintendo DS, finally bringing all of the main Final Fantasy entries to the United States for the first time.

Raised as an orphan by Nina and Elder Topapa in the village of Ur, Luneth, his shy friend Arc, the rebellious Refia and the brave soldier Ingus are chosen as the Four Warriors of Light to send to restore balance to the crystals, and save the world from imminent destruction.

Taking the original game which debuted on the NES, Square-Enix had updated the title with a new cinematic intro, improved graphics and a touch-screen interface to move characters and utilize selection menus. There is also Moogle Mail, a Wi-Fi feature that allows players to send messages to each other via their DS systems. The game has also some revised story elements, detailing the adventures of four friends who find each other, each with new backstories.

Final Fantasy III is a traditional turn-based RPG, which were popular back in the '80s and '90s, but introduced refinements to the genre, such as smarter battle AI. Final Fantasy III is also known for two major milestones in the history of the series: Its introduction of the cheerful Moogles, as well as the introduction of the job system, allowing characters to switch professions throughout the game for new abilities.


Final Fantasy III Nintendo DS More enemies
Final Fantasy III PSP Upgrading equipment
Final Fantasy III Android Outside
Final Fantasy III Android Main characters are introduced with a special screen

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Final Fantasy III Screenshot
Final Fantasy III Screenshot
Final Fantasy III Screenshot
Final Fantasy III Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "FF3" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

Old-fashioned JRPG surpassed by its successors Windows Patrick Bregger (271264)
Painful at times, decent nonetheless Nintendo DS Chris Wright (105)

Critic Reviews

Game Shark Nintendo DS Jan 09, 2007 A 100
Gamer 2.0 Nintendo DS Dec 24, 2006 9.1 out of 10 91
Cubed3 Nintendo DS Jun 08, 2007 9 out of 10 90 Nintendo DS May 24, 2007 82 out of 100 82
Game Informer Magazine Nintendo DS Dec, 2006 8 out of 10 80 Nintendo DS May 04, 2007 16 out of 20 80
IGN Nintendo DS Nov 14, 2006 7.8 out of 10 78 Nintendo DS May 24, 2007 75 out of 100 75
Consoles Plus Nintendo DS May, 2007 15 out of 20 75
Computer Bild Spiele Nintendo DS Jun 06, 2007 2.63 out of 6 67


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Related Web Sites

  • FF-Fan (A fansite that offers all kinds of information on the entire Final Fantasy franchise, including walkthroughs, game media, discussion boards and fan art.)
  • Final Fantasy III (Official Square-Enix Site for Final Fantasy III)
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