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! Enjoy the timeless story told through charming retro graphics. 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.
Enjoy the exciting third installment in the FINAL FANTASY series!
・Universally updated 2D pixel graphics, including the iconic FINAL FANTASY character designs created by Kazuko Shibuya, the original artist and current collaborator.
・Beautifully rearranged soundtrack in a faithful FINAL FANTASY style, overseen by original composer Nobuo Uematsu.
・Improved gameplay, including touch controls, modernized UI, auto-battle options, and more!
・Dive into the world of the game with supplemental extras like the bestiary, illustration gallery, and music player.
*One-time purchase. The app will not require any additional payments to play through the game after the initial purchase and subsequent download.
*This remaster is based on the original "FINAL FANTASY III" game released in 1990. Features and/or content may differ from previously rereleased versions of the game.
iOS 13.0 or higher
iPhone 6s, iPod touch (7th generation), iPad (5th generation), iPad Air 2, iPad mini 4 and higher
The main content of this update is outlined below.
*Stability when playing over long periods has been improved. This will continue to be improved further in future.
*It is now possible to recover from KO when using the recovery pot in Castle Hein
*The following bugs have been fixed:
- Issue where songs learned as a Bard are also exchanged when party members use the "exchange" spell, creating an incorrect situation with the abilities learned.
- It was sometimes impossible to unlock the achievement "Master of III" when continuing to play, using the cloud save function.
Further updates are planned.
Ratings and Reviews
30 minutes in, an honest and simple review
I’m a young but long time final fantasy fan. I wasn’t alive back when some of these games were released. However, I’m still a fan of the classics. This, honestly, is not as bad as everyone is saying it is. The graphics look very nice. They are low-res and crisp just as god intended. There’s some inconsistency with the ui and I’m not a fan of the font, but it’s pretty easy to get over if you just focus on playing. The music, now I’m a big fan of the music. They aren’t using the original tracks for FFIII, but re-orchestrated them and honestly I think it was the right thing to do. The game sounds beautiful so far, and I’m eager to hear more. The thumb stick control is a little finicky, but you can kind of use it like a directional dpad if you press the directions. The battles are very faithful to the original and fun, and there’s a bit of modern magic going on. It’s not a sloppily thrown together port of an old game, there is actually some work done here and that is great. If you’re looking for a 1:1 copy of the original, emulate it or find yourself an old NES and cartridge. I’m enjoying myself so far!
My only 5-star of the first 3 pixel remasters
I’m a die-hard FF fan. I’ve played every core game when it was released (including the ones that initially didn’t release in America) and have spent countless dollars on ports and sequels. I like the new graphics and music across all 3. I’m a little frustrated that there’s no controller support, especially because the tap-to-walk pathing in this one wouldn’t path through hidden walls (it did in the other 2, so it’s weird it didn’t for this one). Nonetheless, this port is the only port of FF3 that I’ve ever actually enjoyed. In fact, this was only the 2nd time I’ve beat the game, while I’ve beaten the others plenty of times (minus 11 & 14, which I don’t consider real games in the series, but are still enjoyable in their own right).
I’m glad bonus content in all 3 was removed because it was never really balanced well and never made much sense (not to mention they were pointless), but I’m also sad there were no attempts at adding content. It would be nice to see tons of side quests added or what-not that actually build and strengthen the story (not “Go find my dog” or “Gather ingredients for my family dinner” types of quests…). There’s no reason to make a “true to the original” rerelease… we can just go play the original if that’s what we wanted.
A Good (if archaic) Game
Final Fantasy III was a game originally made in 1990 on the NES/Famicom. This pixel remaster stays true to much of the original game’s design philosophy, which can be both enjoyable and a hindrance. It uses the old Charge system of magic rather then the modern MP system, Inns don’t revive KOed party members, and airships not being able to fly over mountains are just some of the things in this game that might throw you for a loop if you come in after having played other FF titles. The plot is paper thin (it was originally an NES game, after all) and lacks some of the improvements/changes to gameplay and story that the 3D remake gave us.
But at its core is a perfectly functional RPG. It expanded on the first game’s Job System with improved customization options. This is not a game that holds your hand and the difficulty can spike up rather suddenly at times. Its older design philosophy can be easy-to-hate at times, gimmick dungeons that require Mini or Toad are a sour point for me in this game, but the combat is enjoyable and it’s a solid experience if you’re in the market for an old school RPG experience.
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- 736.3 MB
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 13.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
English, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- 9+ Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
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