FINAL FANTASY III for iPad
By SQUARE ENIX INC
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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.
What's New in Version 1.5.0
Using the Japanese language keyboard to input your character name no longer causes the game to crash in iOS 6.
Best purchase on iPad I've ever made
Originally an NES game from 1990, this is an epic RPG that stands the test of time. It's also been rereleased to the Nintendo DS for $40 as well as iOS for $15 so you can't complain about the price here. The graphics aren't FF13 level, but it is has its own beauty. I was a bit skeptical of the interface at first, thinking it'd be clumsy and difficult, but the developers made good use of the touchpad so controlling your character is smooth and easy. The game's world is massive and free roaming, the character types and leveling is complex, tons of equipment to acquire, and the story is deep. It takes at least 40-50 hours to beat the story, unless you're more thorough like me. I took 90 to beat the main story on first playthrough and now I'm on my second going for 100% complete. Its gonna take a while. After the main story there's optional quests and a hidden dungeon which I haven't gotten to yet. Battles are strategy-turn-based and similar to Pokemon except with up to 4 fighters on your side at once, and you encounter enemies as your roam the world. 29 main story bosses and many many dungeons. FF3 is a classic Japanese RPG, and one of the greatest of its time, and maybe ever. Ask your parents or skip lunch and buy this game. The best purchase on iPad I've ever made. Well worth the hours of fun.
Definitely worth your money.
This is a great remake and its now available on my iPad, sweet. Game deserves a 5.
This is a direct port from the nintendo DS remake, which makes some features feel forced. For this reason i rate this game a 4 because of Square Enix's decision to be lazy.
Other things you may need to note.
*Buying the iPad version does not mean you can play it on iPhone, nor does the iPhone version play on iPad, the purchases are separate.
**********Apparently People can't figure out the quick save feature.*************
People need to read, plain an simple.
When you quick save you do not save to a file but a temporary file which has only one function and that is to keep your current State. This means when you start the application again you must choose continue. if you choose any other file the state is lost. If you load the State then the State is Erased. Means you can't Die and load the state again.
* FF3 was one of the toughest games in my memory and the quick save feature was not available in the original. It's not meant to be used as a restart point incase you enter a dungeon under leveled or as a save point before a boss.
In other news "Life isn't fair" :'(
Not quite the best purchase I've made for my iPad
While I agree with many users here that, compared to it's Nintendo DS counterpart, is a hell of a steal at the price of around $15, is still at the high end of the pricing spectrum when comparing with other apps in the App Store. And for $15, Square forgoes adding some of the features that truly make this title cream of the crop. Namely in particular, the lack of a universal App and iCloud support for seamless cross iOS device playability. For these two absent, but very important features for me, Square misses the mark.
And what's more disappointing is that Square corrects ones of the aforementioned negatives, but still misses mark yet again, not once, not twice, but three times over, with the follow ups FFIV, FFIV: AY, and FFV. Those titles finally become universal, but it's not until the recent release of FFVI that Square finally gets the picture.
Truly, this is an amazing game, but at this relatively high price for an iOS app, it deserves the same treatment as FFVI did.
Square, please go back and give these past Final Fantasy releases universal and iCloud support. 5 star reviews pending.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Jan 19, 2013
- Version: 1.5.0
- Size: 210 MB
- Languages: English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish
- Seller: SQUARE ENIX Co., Ltd.
- © 1990, 2011 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved. ILLUSTRATION：2006 YOSHITAKA AMANO ILLUSTRATION：AKIHIKO YOSHIDA
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPad.