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Final Fantasy Legend III

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Overview


Final Fantasy Legend III is the third game in the SaGa series to be brought over to the United States under the "Final Fantasy Legend" moniker, and one of four Gameboy games total to capitalize on the "Final Fantasy" name (the other non-Legend game being "Final Fantasy Adventure," originally "Seiken Densetsu" of the Mana series).

Gameplay


Transformations


  • In a slight departure from the Final FantasyLegend and Final Fantasy Legend II, Humans and Mutants are able toevolve between monster, human and robot by consuming meat or installingcomponents; in previous games, only meat was consumable, and onlymonsters could consume the meat. Typically, a human character startsout at neutral, with the robotic aspects on one side of the spectrumand the monster aspects on the other. For every piece of meat a humanconsumes, s/he moves one step closer to the monster side of thespectrum. For every component s/he installs, s/he moves in the oppositedirection. The spectrum, with Human/Mutant form in the center, can be visualized as follows: Robot - Cyborg - Human / Mutant - Beast - Monster

In addition to the transformations, Final Fantasy Legend III adds a bit more to the gameplay than was present in previous Legend games. For starters, your avatar is able to jump while traversing in the map screens. Also, more enemy sprites are visible on screen at once, allowing for a greater variety of enemy combinations (as opposed to in games past, where only three enemy types were allowed on-screen at once). Most significantly, the game changes how you use weapons in combat. Instead of each weapon, spell or ability having a limited amount of uses, your character can equip one weapon, possess a few "talents", and learn spells that consume Magic Points, much like more "traditional" Final Fantasies.