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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 PSP Save Menu
Final Fantasy III Android Zooming is done traditionally for touch-screen devices
Final Fantasy III PSP Luneth fell into a cave

Promo Images

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 (256986)
Painful at times, decent nonetheless Nintendo DS Chris Wright (105)

Critic Reviews

Gamer 2.0 Nintendo DS Dec 24, 2006 9.1 out of 10 91
Nintendo Vision Nintendo DS Dec 09, 2006 18 out of 20 90
Cubed3 Nintendo DS Jun 08, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Game Informer Magazine Nintendo DS Dec, 2006 8 out of 10 80 iPhone Apr 05, 2011 75 out of 100 75
Thunderbolt Games Nintendo DS Oct 24, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Nintendo Difference Nintendo DS Mar 21, 2007 14 out of 20 70 Nintendo DS Jun 11, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Power Unlimited Nintendo DS 2006 70 out of 100 70
EL33TONLINE Nintendo DS Jul 02, 2007 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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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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