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Final Fantasy III [Model SQF-FC]

Nintendo Famicom cart. published 34 years ago by Square Co., Ltd.

Listed in MAME

Final Fantasy III [Model SQF-FC] screenshot

Final Fantasy III © 1990 Square Company, Limited.

Fantasy role-playing video game. Third installment in the Final Fantasy series. The story revolves around four orphaned youths drawn to a crystal of light. The crystal grants them some of its power, and instructs them to go forth and restore balance to the world. Not knowing what to make of the crystal's pronouncements, but nonetheless recognizing the importance of its words, the four inform their adoptive families of their mission and set out to explore and bring back balance to the world.

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Final Fantasy III was released on April 27, 1990 in Japan. It sold 1.4 million copies in Japan.

It is the first numbered Final Fantasy game to feature the job-change system.

As with the previous two installments of the series, Final Fantasy III was programmed for the Famicom by Nasir Gebelli. It was the last original Final Fantasy title on which Gebelli worked. Midway through the development of the game, Gebelli was forced to return to Sacramento, California from Japan due to an expired work visa. The rest of the development staff followed him to Sacramento with necessary materials and equipment and finished production of the game there.

The completed game was one of the largest ever released for the Famicom, published on a 512KiB cartridge, the second-highest capacity available for the console.

Square developed and released Final Fantasy III during the same period that Nintendo released its 16-bit Super Famicom console, intended as the successor to the original 8-bit Famicom. Designer Hiromichi Tanaka said that the original game was never released outside Japan because Square was focused on developing for Nintendo's new console.


Developer message: Hold Up + Left + Start + Select, press Reset, then release Select to display the message BY: NASIR (Nasir Gebelli, the game's programmer).


Game's ROM.