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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 Intro: Adol and Dogi
Ys III: Wanderers from Ys Sharp X68000 Tigray Quarry
Ys III: Wanderers from Ys TurboGrafx CD Adol
Ys III: Wanderers from Ys TurboGrafx CD Elena says Hello n' Goodbye

Promo Images

Ys III: Wanderers from Ys Screenshot
Ys III: Wanderers from Ys Magazine Advertisement
Ys III: Wanderers from Ys Screenshot
Ys III: Wanderers from Ys Screenshot

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 TurboGrafx CD Oct, 2003 8 out of 10 80 Genesis Oct, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Games-X SNES Feb 20, 1992 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 SNES Oct, 2003 8 out of 10 80
RPGFan TurboGrafx CD Dec 26, 1998 80 out of 100 80 Genesis Apr 06, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Total! (Germany) SNES Jul, 1997 2.25 out of 6 75
Legendra SNES Sep 09, 2005 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
HonestGamers (Staff reviews only) Genesis Aug 27, 2006 6 out of 10 60 Genesis Feb 21, 2008 4 out of 10 40


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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.
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