Final Fantasy III (SNES)

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Final Fantasy III
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Platform: SNES
Year: 1994
Developer: Square Co., Ltd.
Buy: Amazon
For other games in the series see Final Fantasy.

Final Fantasy III (Japan: ファイナル ファンタジーVI Final Fantasy VI) is an RPG developed and published by Square (now Square Enix) in 1994. The game is often hailed as one of the best RPGs made for the SNES, and it was Square's highest selling game for the platform. Final Fantasy III has a long drawn-out story line featuring side-quests and backgrounds on 14 different playable characters, as well as a host of NPCs. The game has a new magic system, but familiar combat and equipment systems. The graphics were spectacular for the time and still hold up well.

Final Fantasy III is actually the sixth game in the Final Fantasy series canon. It was numbered 3 in the USA because, at the time, only Final Fantasy 1, 4, and 6 were released. They were numbered Final Fantasy 1, 2, and 3 in order to keep continuity, but by the time Final Fantasy 7 came out, the USA began adhering to the actual release number.

Screenshots

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The title screen.

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Invading the mines of Narshe.

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Introducing the first character.

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Casting fire in a underground battle.

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Entering the city of South Figaro.

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The character list and menu system.

Music

The music for Final Fantasy III is spectacular. Aside from having one of the largest video game soundtracks, it also has one of the most impressively composed soundtracks. The music covers a wide range of different styles and genres. Each situation has a fitting track to accompany it, and the music is usually ranked in the top 10 best SNES soundtracks.

While it isn't true for all of the game's tracks, most of the songs decrease in volume on subsequent loops, playing only at full volume on the first run through.

Several soundtracks were released for Final Fantasy III. The Japanese release included English translations, but they were a little off. Instead the VGMPF uses the translated titles from the official iTunes release.

Recording

# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
01 Omen Nobuo UematsuNobuo Uematsu 4:21
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02 The Mines of Narshe Nobuo UematsuNobuo Uematsu 2:46
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03 Awakening Nobuo UematsuNobuo Uematsu 1:40
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04 Locke's Theme Nobuo UematsuNobuo Uematsu 2:00
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05 Battle Nobuo UematsuNobuo Uematsu 1:59
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06 Victory Fanfare Nobuo UematsuNobuo Uematsu 0:42
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07 Edgar & Sabin's Theme Nobuo UematsuNobuo Uematsu 2:30
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08 Kefka Nobuo UematsuNobuo Uematsu 2:44
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09 Mt. Koltz Nobuo UematsuNobuo Uematsu 2:22
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10 The Returners Nobuo UematsuNobuo Uematsu 2:36
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11 Shadow's Theme Nobuo UematsuNobuo Uematsu 1:47
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12 Troops March On Nobuo UematsuNobuo Uematsu 1:53
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13 Cyan's Theme Nobuo UematsuNobuo Uematsu 2:18
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14 The Unforgiven Nobuo UematsuNobuo Uematsu 1:22
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15 Phantom Forest Nobuo UematsuNobuo Uematsu 3:16
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16.1 Phantom Train (With Intro) Nobuo UematsuNobuo Uematsu 3:02
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16.2 Phantom Train (Without Intro) Nobuo UematsuNobuo Uematsu 2:33
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17 The Veldt Nobuo UematsuNobuo Uematsu 2:20
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18 Gau's Theme Nobuo UematsuNobuo Uematsu 2:31
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19 The Serpent Trench Nobuo UematsuNobuo Uematsu 2:08
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20 Kids Run Through the City Nobuo UematsuNobuo Uematsu 2:38
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21 Under Martial Law Nobuo UematsuNobuo Uematsu 2:22
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22 Celes's Theme Nobuo UematsuNobuo Uematsu 2:49
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23 Protect the Espers! Nobuo UematsuNobuo Uematsu 1:55
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24 The Decisive Battle Nobuo UematsuNobuo Uematsu 1:56
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25 Metamorphosis Nobuo UematsuNobuo Uematsu 1:23
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26 Terra's Theme Nobuo UematsuNobuo Uematsu 3:46
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27 Coin of Fate Nobuo UematsuNobuo Uematsu 3:09
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28 Techno de Chocobo Nobuo UematsuNobuo Uematsu 1:26
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29 Forever Rachel Nobuo UematsuNobuo Uematsu 2:46
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30 Slam Shuffle Nobuo UematsuNobuo Uematsu 2:16
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31 Spinach Rag Nobuo UematsuNobuo Uematsu 2:11
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32 Overture Nobuo UematsuNobuo Uematsu 4:42
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33 Aria di Mezzo Carattere Nobuo UematsuNobuo Uematsu 3:55
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34.1 Wedding Waltz ~ Duel (Opening) Nobuo UematsuNobuo Uematsu 1:26
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34.2 Wedding Waltz ~ Duel (Battle) Nobuo UematsuNobuo Uematsu 2:52
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35 Grand Finale Nobuo UematsuNobuo Uematsu 3:15
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36 Setzer's Theme Nobuo UematsuNobuo Uematsu 1:49
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37 Johnny C. Bad Nobuo UematsuNobuo Uematsu 2:50
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38 The Gestahl Empire Nobuo UematsuNobuo Uematsu 3:00
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39 Magitek Research Facility Nobuo UematsuNobuo Uematsu 2:09
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40 The Airship Blackjack Nobuo UematsuNobuo Uematsu 2:53
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41 What? 2 Nobuo UematsuNobuo Uematsu 1:17
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42 Mog's Theme Nobuo UematsuNobuo Uematsu 1:43
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43 Strago's Theme Nobuo UematsuNobuo Uematsu 2:10
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44 Relm's Theme Nobuo UematsuNobuo Uematsu 2:27
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45 Esper World Nobuo UematsuNobuo Uematsu 2:25
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46 Floating Continent Nobuo UematsuNobuo Uematsu 1:38
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47 Catastrophe Nobuo UematsuNobuo Uematsu 2:02
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48 Battle to the Death Nobuo UematsuNobuo Uematsu 2:26
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49 Rest In Peace Nobuo UematsuNobuo Uematsu 0:29
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50 Dark World Nobuo UematsuNobuo Uematsu 2:44
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51 From That Day On Nobuo UematsuNobuo Uematsu 2:07
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52 Searching For Friends Nobuo UematsuNobuo Uematsu 2:40
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53 Gogo's Theme Nobuo UematsuNobuo Uematsu 2:05
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54 Epitaph Nobuo UematsuNobuo Uematsu 2:40
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55 The Magic House Nobuo UematsuNobuo Uematsu 2:06
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56 Umaro's Theme Nobuo UematsuNobuo Uematsu 1:43
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57 The Fanatics Nobuo UematsuNobuo Uematsu 1:27
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58 Kefka's Tower Nobuo UematsuNobuo Uematsu 1:40
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59.1 Dancing Mad (1st Movement) Nobuo UematsuNobuo Uematsu 3:46
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59.2 Dancing Mad (2nd Movement) Nobuo UematsuNobuo Uematsu 3:52
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59.3 Dancing Mad (3rd Movement) Nobuo UematsuNobuo Uematsu 3:28
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59.4 Dancing Mad (4th Movement) Nobuo UematsuNobuo Uematsu 5:56
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60 Balance Is Restored Nobuo UematsuNobuo Uematsu 21:38
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61 The Prelude Nobuo UematsuNobuo Uematsu 2:56
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62 Fanfare Nobuo UematsuNobuo Uematsu 0:05
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63 Inn Jingle Nobuo UematsuNobuo Uematsu 0:05
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Credits

(Sources: 1, 2, 3)

Albums

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Format

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SPC dumps are recorded during actual game play. The titles of the music correspond to the English translation of the original sound track.

Releases

  Japan.svg   Japan
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Title: ファイナル ファンタジーVI (Final Fantasy VI)
Platform: Super Famicom
Released: 1994-04-02
Publisher: Square Co., Ltd.
  USA.svg   USA
FinalFantasy3-SNES-USA.jpg
Title: Final Fantasy III
Platform: SNES
Released: 1994-10-20
Publisher: Square Soft, Inc.

Other Releases

The following ports emulate the SNES game and feature identical music so they redirect here:

  • Final Fantasy Anthology PAL (PS1)
  • Final Fantasy VI (AND)
  • Final Fantasy VI (FOS)
  • Final Fantasy VI (GBA)
  • Final Fantasy VI (PS1)
  • Final Fantasy VI (PS3)
  • Final Fantasy VI (PSP)
  • Final Fantasy VI (PSV)
  • Final Fantasy VI (WII)
  • Final Fantasy VI (WIIU)

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