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'''''Ys III: Wanderers From Ys''''' is an action adventure fantasy game developed and published by [[Nihon Falcom]] for the [[PC-9801]] and [[PC-8801]] on 1989-07-28. It was later ported to several other platforms. It is the third game in the [[Ys (universe)|Ys series]].
 
'''''Ys III: Wanderers From Ys''''' is an action adventure fantasy game developed and published by [[Nihon Falcom]] for the [[PC-9801]] and [[PC-8801]] on 1989-07-28. It was later ported to several other platforms. It is the third game in the [[Ys (universe)|Ys series]].
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===Box Art===
 
===Box Art===
 
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Ys III - Wanderers From Ys - MSX2 - Japan.jpg|The PC-88, PC-98, and MSX2 boxes all used a box with  purple marbling, a small generic fantasy painting, and the Ys logo. It's interesting, but doesn't explain the game at all.
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Ys III - Wanderers From Ys - X68 - Japan.jpg|The X68000 manages to make the box look even more boring.
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Ys III - Wanderers From Ys - TGCD - Japan.jpg|The PC Engine CD-ROM2 basically mashes two earlier boxes together.
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Ys III - Wanderers From Ys - TGCD - USA.jpg|The TurboGrafx-CD uses scenes from the port's intro.
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Ys III - Wanderers From Ys - SNES - Japan.jpg|The Super Famicom has an anime battle scene which is fitting to the game.
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Ys III - Wanderers From Ys - FC - Japan.jpg|The Famicom box has some of the game's characters flanked by bosses and still includes the generic fantasy painting and logo from the original box.
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Ys III - Wanderers From Ys - GEN - Japan.jpg|The Mega Drive box wins the award for the most dull cover.
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Ys III - Wanderers From Ys - GEN - USA.jpg|The Genesis box shows a battle scene painted in an American style.
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Ys III - Wanderers From Ys - SNES - USA.jpg|The SNES box has Adol confronting a red dragon and wizard.
 
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===Documentation===
 
===Documentation===
 
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Ys III - Wanderers From Ys - TGCD - USA - Manual.pdf|Manual TurboGrafx-CD.
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Ys III - Wanderers From Ys - GEN - USA - Manual.pdf|Manual Genesis.
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Ys III - Wanderers From Ys - SNES - USA - Manual.pdf|Manual SNES.
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Ys III - Wanderers From Ys - SNES - Japan - Ad.jpg|Super Famicom ad.
 
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[[Category: Video Games]]
 
[[Category: Video Games]]
 
[[Category: Genesis Games]]
 
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[[Category: MSX2 Games]]
 
[[Category: NES Games]]
 
[[Category: NES Games]]
 
[[Category: PC-9800 Games]]
 
[[Category: PC-9800 Games]]

Revision as of 14:05, 26 November 2018

Original box art.

Ys III: Wanderers From Ys is an action adventure fantasy game developed and published by Nihon Falcom for the PC-9801 and PC-8801 on 1989-07-28. It was later ported to several other platforms. It is the third game in the Ys series.

I didn't know about the Ys series when it was most popular in the late 1980s and early 1990s. I had seen the titles in lists of games, but because they were mostly Japanese releases, I didn't bother trying to play them. At the end of 2018, I finally decided to try a Ys game because I saw that Ys III had several elements of my favorite game genre, Metroidvania.

Status

I do not own this game. I am playing the SNES port.

Review

  • Overall: ?/10
  • Best Version: ?

Good

Bad

  • The beginning story is pretty odd. Dogi takes Adol to his home town, but when it is discovered that the town's leader has been lost in a quarry full of monsters, Dogi just lazes in the inn so that Adol has to rescue the leader by himself.
  • Several monsters move so fast it's very hard to avoid taking a hit.
  • Ground-based enemies just move back and forth in a fixed area without even a primitive AI.
  • Enemies do not have wall collision and instead walk right through them. They're usually placed in areas where they won't walk though walls, but sometimes they do.

Ugly

  • Neither the player nor the monsters recoil from getting hit. This is a terrible way to handle combat because monsters and the player just walk though each other causing damage.

Media

Box Art

Documentation

Titles

Language Native Transliteration Translation
English Ys III: Wanderers From Ys
Japanese イースIII – ワンダラーズフロムイース Isu Suri – Wandarazu Furomu Isu Ys III: Wanderers From Ys

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