FINAL FANTASY III -- now on iPad!
First released in 1990, FINAL FANTASY III was the first title in the FINAL FANTASY series to become a million-seller, establishing once and for all that Square Enix's classic RPG saga was here to stay.
The full 3D remake released in 2006 duplicated the original's success, selling over a million copies worldwide.
FINAL FANTASY III was a hallmark of innovation for the entire series, from the job system that lets characters change classes at any time to the ability to summon powerful creatures such as Shiva and Bahamut.
When darkness falls and the land is robbed of light, four youths are chosen by the crystals to set forth on a journey to save the world.
- New and improved 3D visuals and story sequences exclusive to the iPad
- Smooth, intuitive touch-panel controls, as seen in Square Enix's iPhone RPGs
- Quicker browsing through the monster bestiary and other game records
- New visual designs for the Job Mastery Cards
- User interface optimized for iPad play
Please note that when updating to iOS 5, Quicksaves will be lost.
Please make sure to save your game to a Slot before updating.
iOS is now supported.
Ratings and Reviews
Final Fantasy III is one the last FF games that I have downloaded from the Apple store. Mostly because I heard that it was slow (it is a bit at the beginning) and that the final dungeon is very long & difficult (yes it’s a bit lengthy but by that time the game becomes really challenging & fun). Just prepare well, save often, and if you are like me and don’t want or have time to slog around looking for where to go next, there are several free guides & walkthroughs online that will help. Probably a bit antiquated compared to more modern FF games, but I really think that if you enjoy classic RPG (I remember playing Ultima which gives you an idea of how old a gamer I am) you will most likely enjoy FF III. Great graphics, awesome music, and after the obligatory warm-up it becomes a wonderfully unique game playing experience.
Beware the iPad version, no controller support
I mistakenly bought this game thinking it was a universal app and that I could use an MFI controller like on the iPhone version. Well, you can't. I can't fathom why Square-Enix would have controller support for a 4-6 inch screen display, but not for the larger iPad screen.
I'm guessing they won't ever update this either. I also noticed the opening cutscene that plays in the beginning of the game menu is gone and it's just the word version. Not sure why they removed it but there's some really bonehead decisions going by on around here.
Just beware before you purchase. Technically I should blame the Nimbus companion app for not clarifying that FFIII controller support is only on the iPhone, but yeah...
Controller support please
The game is great, and the cloud back up save works between the iPhone version and the iPad version, even though this game is not a universal app.
I know the cloud back up save works because I accidentally bought the iPhone version to play on my iPad, thinking that it was a universal app just as the rest in the series on the App Store. I was using my mfi controller when I discovered that I bought the iPhone version, and the controller worked great. But since I wanted the iPad version, I contacted apple for a refund to buy the version I wanted.
When I bought the iPad version, I was surprised that there was no controller support!
I do not want to contact apple again for a refund in order to play a version with controller support, especially since the iPad is the more likely platform to use a controller with.
In short, please add controller support to this great game. Thank you
- SQUARE ENIX Co., Ltd.
- 284.5 MB
Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPad.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- Rated 9+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- © 1990, 2011 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved. ILLUSTRATION：2006 YOSHITAKA AMANO ILLUSTRATION：AKIHIKO YOSHIDA
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.