Final Fantasy III on Nintendo NES

In a remote village of Ur, four orphan boys were raised by the priest Topapa. Once, the Crystal of Wind, guarded by the people of Ur, sank deep into the earth. The four boys decided to retrieve it from there and went down into an underground cave. But when they found the crystal, it spoke to them and from its words they understood they were chosen for a much more important and world-embracing mission...

Final Fantasy III is the third Final Fantasy game for the NES platform. It was the last Final Fantasy game that does not use the ATB (active time battle) system (until it was removed again in Final Fantasy X). The turn-based battle engine has been improved: if the enemy is defeated, the next character will automatically switch to another enemy, and not hit the air, like in the previous two games.

Before the game begins, you give names to the four boys and belong all to the same class. Very quickly, however, you're able to give your heroes "jobs" - proper character classes. Each job has different capabilities and can use different equipment. More powerful jobs become available later in the game. The characters can change jobs throughout the game, though it costs them "Capacity Points" (which are earned in battle).

The game itself is, like the previous games, a top-down RPG where your characters travel in the overworld, sometimes entering cities and dungeons to buy equipment, rest and fight random encounters and bosses with turn-based combat.

Some minor issues were slightly changed to resemble more the classical Final Fantasy look (such as the menu layout etc.).

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Game Information

Platform
Nintendo NES
Developer(s)
Square
Publisher(s)
Square
Genre(s)
RPG
JP Release Date
April 27, 1990
ACB Rating
A
MVGL User Score
7.4 by 78 User(s)
MVGL Difficulty Rating
Hard by 12 User(s)
Composer
Nobuo Uematsu
Added by
135 User(s)

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