Final Fantasy III

Final Fantasy III DS

DS and PSP logo

N.B. Since this game exists on different platforms, it has undergone several changes, notably in the naming department (jobs, characters, places, etc.). In those cases, I cite the original name and the most recent variant.

Logo: just the name of the game (NES)/Luneth (DS)

Theme: hope

Team: 4 main characters, 7 auxiliaries

NES version: 4 male characters (Arthur, Jalal, Gareth, Esgurd, for me)

DS version:

  • 1 female character (Refia)
  • 3 male characters (Luneth, Arc, Ingus)


  • 3 female characters (Sara, Elia/Aria, Unne/Unei)
  • 4 male characters (Cid, Des(c)h, Al(l)us, Do(r)ga)

Lead: the first character you name (NES)/Luneth (DS)

Villains: Zande/Xande, Dark Cloud/Cloud of Darkness (main)

Favourite characters: Elia/Aria, Des(c)h, Unne/Unei (DS: Ingus, Refia)

Disliked characters: Al(l)us (DS: Arc)

Jobs: Onion Kid/Freelancer, Fighter/Warrior, Monk, Black Wizard/Black Mage, White Wizard/White Mage, Red Wizard/Red Mage, Hunter/Ranger, Knight, Thief, Scholar, Geomancer, Dragoon, Viking, Karateka/Black Belt, Mystic Knight/Dark Knight, Conjurer/Evoker, Bard, Summoner, Shaman/Devout, Warlock/Magus, Sage, Ninja (DS: Onion Knight)

Favourite jobs: Dragoon, Warlock/Magus, Mystic Knight/Dark Knight

Disliked jobs: Conjurer/Evoker, Scholar, Bard, Hunter/Ranger (DS: Onion Knight)

Controllable characters: anyone

Summons: Chocobo, Shiva, Ifrit, Ramuh, Titan, Odin, Leviathan, Bahamut

Favourite summons: Shiva, Leviathan

Disliked summons: Titan

Modes of transportation: 3 airships (Enterprise; Nautilus, which doubles up as a submarine; Invincible), ship, canoe, chocobos

Optional bosses: none (NES)/Iron Giant (DS)

Save points: none, you can only save on the world map

Starting level: 1

Final level: ~55 (NES)/~60 (DS)

Maximum party size: 4

Final party: 2 Ninjas and 2 Sages (NES)/whatever you like (DS; my version: 2 Ninjas, a Devout and a Summoner)

Time to complete: ~25 hours

Favourite places: Sealed Forest/Living Woods because of the fairies and the quaint atmosphere; Do(r)ga’s house because of the moogles and the music; Forbidden Land Eureka in the DS version for the great graphical overhaul and the awesome music

Disliked places: Ancient Ruins because of the annoying enemies; Sylx/Crystal Tower because it’s so damn huge; Nepto Temple because you need to be in Mini status all the way through

Levelling spots: Underwater Cave, Forbidden Land Eureka

Oddities: having to equip spells, Scholars fight with books (*pictures beating an enemy to death with the Encyclopaedia Universalis*), Magic Knights can cast White Magic

Systems: Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo DS, PlayStation Portable

Remakes: eponymous on DS and PSP

Combat system

Final Fantasy III NES

Original NES logo

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