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.