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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, running chocobos
Final Fantasy III Nintendo DS I sense danger.
Final Fantasy III Nintendo DS Stats
Final Fantasy III Nintendo DS Summon: Odin

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

Alternate Titles

  • "FF3" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

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Critic Reviews Dec 06, 2006 5 out of 5 100
Gamer 2.0 Dec 24, 2006 9.1 out of 10 91
N-Zone Nov 01, 2006 82 out of 100 82
RPG Site Nov 21, 2006 8 out of 10 80 May 04, 2007 80 out of 100 80
RPGFan Nov 15, 2006 79 out of 100 79
Games Master Feb, 2007 73 out of 100 73
Thunderbolt Games Oct 24, 2007 7 out of 10 70 May 10, 2007 7 out of 10 70
RPGamer Feb 08, 2009 3 out of 5 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)
Guy Chapman (1997) added Final Fantasy III (Nintendo DS) on Dec 10, 2006
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