Final Fantasy III is a turn based, RPG game. Combat involves taking turns with the enemy. You make your move, then the enemy makes your move. As a result, you have plenty of time to decide what you want to do. Enemies are encountered through random encounters as you walk through dungeons, the overworld, and sometimes towns.

As such, controls are fairly simple. The interface is a bit more complex than the control scheme, but is easily picked up after a few minutes of play.

Action (Towns + Dungeons) Input
Move around the area D-pad
Run, cancel out of menus B
Confirm selection, talk, open chests, etc. A
Talk to NPC party members Y
Open menu X
Zoom in or zoom out L
Open/close menu R
Action (In-battle) Input
Navigate menu D-pad
Cancel selection B
Confirm selection A
Attempt to flee battle L+R
Action (Overworld) Input
Move around D-pad
Cancel out of menu, exit transportation B
Confirm selection, enter transportation A
Talk to NPC party members Y
Open menu X
Zoom in or zoom out L
Open/close menu R

When in the menu, you can press L or R to scroll between characters rather than having to cancel out, select a character, and confirm selection.

The touch screen has a fair number of intuitive controls as well. To walk , touch close to the character. To run touch the edges of the touchscreen. To interact with objects, characters, chests, etc., simply tap on the target you want to interact with. When navigating the menu, instead of using the D-pad to move around, you can also simply tap the options you want to look at.

If you want to put the game down for a while and are looking for where to save, you can only save in the Overworld. If you are in a town or are in the middle of a dungeon, finish what you started and head to the Overworld to save. If you are in a hurry and cannot save, you can quicksave within a dungeon. Once the quicksave is loaded, it will be deleted, and you will have to quicksave again unless you want to lose all of your save data that happened after you last saved in the Overworld.

Sorry, save scumming right before the boss isn’t allowed this time!

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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