Good Game: Final Fantasy III/VI (SNES)

A Good Game a day for the rest of time perhaps?

Today it’s Final Fantasy III/VI a 1994 role-playing game developed by Square, and published by Square for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES). It is the sixth title in the mainline Final Fantasy series. Set in a fantasy Industrial Revolution inspired world, the game’s story focuses on a group of rebels as they seek to overthrow an imperial dictatorship. The game features fourteen permanent playable characters, the most of any game in the main series.

It was ported with minor differences to the Sony PlayStation in 1999 and the  Nintendo Game Boy Advance in 2006, and it was released for the Wii’s Virtual Console in 2011. Nintendo re-released Final Fantasy VI in the United States in September 2017 as part of the company’s Super NES Classic Edition. The game was known as Final Fantasy III when it was first released in North America, as the original Final Fantasy II, Final Fantasy III, and Final Fantasy V had not been released outside Japan at the time (leaving IV as the second title released outside Japan and VI as the third). However, most later localizations used the original title. Final Fantasy VI was the first game in the series to be directed by someone other than producer and series creator Hironobu Sakaguchi; the role was filled instead by Yoshinori Kitase and Hiroyuki Ito. Yoshitaka Amano, a long-time contributor to the Final Fantasy series, returned as the image and character designer, while regular composer Nobuo Uematsu wrote the game’s score, which has been released on several soundtrack albums.

Final Fantasy VI was released to critical acclaim. Its SNES and PlayStation versions have sold over 3.48 million copies worldwide as a stand-alone game, as well as over 750,000 copies as part of the Japanese Final Fantasy Collection and the North American Final Fantasy Anthology.

Watch the video I made below showing about the first 42 minutes of the game.


Final Fantasy III/VI Gameplay.

Developer: Square.
Publisher: Square.
Platform: Super Nintendo.
Release : 2nd April 1994 (JP), 11th October 1994 (NA).
Genre: Action role-playing.