This game introduced Moogles to the franchise as well as the Fat Chocobo.
Contributed By: Jerrynsteph4eva.
This is the numbered Final Fantasy game that's taken the longest compared to it's Japanese release to be translated and released anywhere else. FF1, FF4, FF6 and then FF7 and onwards has been released in the US on the original consoles after translation. Playstation versions of FF2 and FF5 were released 15 respectively 7 years after their initial release. Final Fantasy III however had a Japanese release date in 1990 and weren't released in US until the DS version in 2006, making the waiting time 16 years.
Contributed By: Donald Love 87.
There are quite a few enemies in this game that, while present in the game's ROM data, are not available in the game by any means but hacking. These include the Captain, Terrible D, Fury, Lost Gold, Phoenix, Fury Eye, Hobgolbing, and Spriggan. The first two of these do appear in the DS rerelease of the game, however.
There are glitches with the spells in this game, like a number of other Final Fantasies.
- Drain: Normally, it's supposed to hurt the undead; here, it won't do anything, but the user is still healed
- Erase: It won't remove Reflect as intended
- Protect: If used on a Defending character, their Defense reverts to non-Protect values by next turn
- Reflect: Only reflects magic from the opposite party, not your own
Of the Final Fantasy games, this is the first one with a freely-customizable system of Jobs: while Jobs were allowed in FFI, they were unchangeable throughout the course of the entire game. This would later influence how Square did other works, such as FFV and Bravely Default, for they used very similar systems.
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