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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 Intro - the whole team
Final Fantasy III Nintendo DS Intro - on adventure
Final Fantasy III Nintendo DS Summon: Ramuh
Final Fantasy III Nintendo DS Stats

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Final Fantasy III Screenshot
Final Fantasy III Concept Art
Final Fantasy III Screenshot
Final Fantasy III Concept Art

Alternate Titles

  • "FF3" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

Painful at times, decent nonetheless Nintendo DS Chris Wright (105)

Critic Reviews

Gameplay Monthly Nintendo DS Dec 04, 2006 A- 91
Gamer 2.0 Nintendo DS Dec 24, 2006 9.1 out of 10 91
Lawrence Nintendo DS Dec 17, 2006 8.4 out of 10 84
GameZone Nintendo DS Dec 07, 2006 8 out of 10 80
G4 TV: X-Play Nintendo DS Dec 11, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Over Online iPhone Apr 11, 2011 80 out of 100 80 Nintendo DS May 11, 2007 15 out of 20 75 Nintendo DS May 24, 2007 75 out of 100 75
Power Unlimited Nintendo DS 2006 70 out of 100 70
Diehard GameFan Nintendo DS Nov 28, 2006 6.5 out of 10 65


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  • 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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