Welcome to the Final Fantasy III guide! Released in 1990 in Japan for the Famicon (otherwise known as the Nintendo Entertainment System elsewhere), this game is often known as the “lost Final Fantasy” because it wasn’t released internationally until August 24th, 2006 , when it was remade for the Nintendo DS in Japan, and finally localized. Shortly afterwards, Final Fantasy III was polished and remastered for a port to Steam. Note that all screenshots in this guide are taken from the Steam port of this game. Aside from differences in typeface, everything seen here can be experienced on the Nintendo DS.

Though old, this game is still forever worth playing. For a bit of trivia to impress your friends, Final Fantasy III is the origin of some staple mechanics in the modern Final Fantasy franchise such as fat chocobos , Gysahl , summon magic , terrain effects in battle , and most important… Moogles!

This guide aims to arm you with the basics you need to know about this game, such as a full writeup on all available jobs, an introduction to the four playable characters of the game, and a detailed walkthrough that will take you from town to town, dungeon to dungeon, and help you open every treasure chest and discover every nook and cranny of the world of Final Fantasy III. Take note that some content only available through Wi-Fi download back in 2006 are no longer obtainable unless you are playing the Steam port. However, none of it is necessary to beat the game.

I hope that this guide proves to be a useful asset to you as you traverse through the epic journey that is Final Fantasy III.

Cassie Sun

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Square Enix
  • Platforms
    Android, iOS, DS
  • Genre
  • Guide Release
    30 July 2015
  • Last Updated
    7 December 2020
  • Guide Author

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Four young orphans, born around the village of Ur, find a Crystal of Light after an earthquake in a cave nearby. The Crystal, after infusing them with its power, implores them to go forth and restore the balance of light and dark. Not knowing the magnitude of their task but nonetheless realising its importance, the group set out to stop the World's destruction. Our guide covers the Nintendo remake and the recent release on Steam, iOS and Android.

Inside you will find:

  • A full walkthrough of all the main story events.
  • All side quests, including the new dungeons in the remake.
  • Information on monsters and items.

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