Final Fantasy III (SNES)
|Final Fantasy III|
- 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.
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.
- Rippers: CzarDragon, Dream Master, Guy, Cait Sith 2, Niko, Auriga
- Recorder: TheAlmightyGuru
- Game Credits:
SPC dumps are recorded during actual game play. The titles of the music correspond to the English translation of the original sound track.
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)