Final Fantasy III is the missing link in Square's critically acclaimed role-playing game series, the one title never localized for North American audiences. That is, until now. Nintendo DS owners will finally experience the game with new 3D graphics and a number of other enhancements. Originally released in 1990 on the Famicom, Japan's version of the NES, Final Fantasy III features updated characters and abilities, a revamped storyline, and a touch-screen interface that makes the game playable solely using the stylus. Gameplay involves exploring the world from an overhead perspective with areas such as towns and dungeons presented in a closer, more detailed view. Battles adopt a turn-based system with characters able to switch rows to enhance attacks or minimize damage.
Final Fantasy III is notable for introducing the job system of character customization, an aspect revisited in subsequent games. Jobs are similar to traditional character classes, but they can be switched during the course of play. Available jobs include monk, mage, warrior, conjurer, and thief, with more exotic roles such as ninja, karate master, and shaman also available. ~ Scott Alan Marriott, All Game GuideFinal Fantasy III, click here for more details