The original FINAL FANTASY III comes to life with completely new graphics and audio! A remodeled 2D take on the third game in the world-renowned FINAL FANTASY series! Enjoy the timeless story told through charming retro graphics. Final Fantasy III is a role-playing video game developed and published by Square for the Family Computer. The third installment in the Final Fantasy series, it was released in 1990. The game was originally released in Japan on April 27, 1990. The original Famicom version sold 1.4 million copies in Japan. At that time, it was the only Final Fantasy game not previously released in North America or Europe.
The gameplay of Final Fantasy III combines elements of the first two Final Fantasy games with new features. The turn-based combat system remains in place from the first two games, but hit points are now shown above the target following attacks or healing actions, rather than captioned as in the previous two games. Auto-targeting for physical attacks after a friendly or enemy unit is killed is also featured for the first time. The experience point system featured in Final Fantasy makes a return following its absence from Final Fantasy II. The character class system featured in the first game also reappears, with some modifications.
Final Fantasy III is the first game in the series to feature special battle commands such as “Steal” or “Jump”, each of which is associated with a particular job (“Steal” is the Thief’s specialty, while “Jump” is the Dragoon’s forte). Certain jobs also feature innate, non-battle abilities, such as the Thief’s ability to open passages that would otherwise require a special key item. Final Fantasy III is also the first game in the series to feature summoned creatures, which are called forth with the “Summon” skill. Different weapons, pieces of armor, and magic spells are utilized by each job.
The original FINAL FANTASY III comes to life with completely new graphics and audio as a 2D pixel remaster! A remodeled 2D take on the third game in the world-renowned FINAL FANTASY series! All the magic of the original, with improved ease of play. With the power of light nearly eclipsed by the power of darkness, only the crystals’ four chosen adventurers can save the world. Experience the iconic job changing system first introduced in FFIII – switch jobs at will and use various abilities as you progress in the game. Change into a variety of classes like Warrior, Monk, White Mage, Black Mage, Dragoon, Evoker, or even call monsters to do your bidding with as a Summoner.