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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.


Ys III: Wanderers from Ys Genesis Game Over
Ys III: Wanderers from Ys Genesis Map screen.
Ys III: Wanderers from Ys Genesis Old woman lost son
Ys III: Wanderers from Ys Genesis Empty house

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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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Critic Reviews Apr 06, 2006 8 out of 10 80 Oct, 2003 8 out of 10 80
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HonestGamers Aug 27, 2006 6 out of 10 60
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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.
Tibes80 (1567) added Ys III: Wanderers from Ys (Genesis) on Jul 26, 2003
Other platforms contributed by Infernos (19639), firefang9212 (52229), Terok Nor (27129) and Unicorn Lynx (181722)