Our tale takes place after Adol and his friend, Dogi, have completed
a harrowing adventure in which they conquered an
evil force and saved the land of Ys from doom.
As the pair continues to journey about the land of Ys, they come
upon a town being visited by a gypsy caravan. While
talking to the townspeople, the two friends hear about felgana.
Evidently, mysterious weather, bad crops, and rising prices have
made it a bad place for merchants to do business.
Dogi was worried. His hometown, Redmont, was in the heart
of Felgana. His uneasiness is heightened when he has his
fortune told by a beautiful fortune-teller. The fortune-
teller gazes into her crystal ball, but as Dogi's future is being
revealed, the crystal ball explodes!! The explosion
leaves the fortune-teller unconscious. Something mysterious was
Adol had a nagging premonition. "Let's go to Redmont, Dogi", he
said. Thus, Adol begins a new adventure in the land of
(pages 8 and 9 occupied by large map of Felgana. Redmont, Tigray Quarry,
Ilvern Ruins, Eldam Mountains, and Ballacetine
Castle are all marked. The upper right corner of page
9 has a screen shot of the game's map screen, and some text to the
HOW TO MOVE ON THE MAP
After you leave the town of Redmont, a map appears
on the screenwith various destinations. As the story progresses, you
will be able to visit more places.
(screen shot of the game showing the top sub-menu)
Press the select button to open the option window.
(an explanation of several status bars shown at the bottom
of the screen)
The length of this bar is Adol's maximum number of remaining
hit points available. The red area indicates damage.
The hit points of the monster being attacked. Again,
yellow indicates remaining hit points, and red indicates damage.
These numbers are equal to the player's hit point
bar. The first number indicates remiaining hit points,
while the second number is the total hit poinst. If the remaining
hit points reach 0, the game is over.
Receive experience points by battling monsters. An
increase in level will occur after attaining a certain amount of hit
While wearing a ring of a particular power, this number
will count down to zero, at which time, the ring's power will
This screen shows which weapons, protectors, and
items Adol has available. Those items which are
equipped have a red glow behind them.
* To use weapons and protectors (shields and rings),
move the yellow cursor, using the Control Pad, to SWORD, SHIELD, ARMOR,
or RING, and press to the right or left to move the
red cursor to the desired item. The item will be automatically activated.
* To use an item, move the yellow cursor to ITEM, and
move the red cursor to the desired item. Return to the main screen by
pressing the B buttton, then press the A Buton to use the item.
(Screen shot of a full inventory)
By placing a cursor on an item in INVENTORY, you
can identify it. Certain events will trigger the automatic use of these
items-you cannot manipulate them.
Here you can check Adol's status
(Screen shot of the status screen)
LEVEL: Adol's maximum level is 16 units.
STR: attacking power
DEF: Defensive ability
HP: Hit Points-Present/Maximum
GOLD: Available funds
EXP: Experience points earned. Max-65,535
NEXT EXP: Experience points needed to increase level.
Save * LOAD
(Two screen shots, one of save menu, one of load menu)
there are 5 save menus with 3 spaces per menu,
which allows a total of 15 spaces to save your game. You can save at any
time, except when encountering certain monsters. While on this screen, move
the arrow to the desired section, and press the B button to save. If you
would like to jump to a saved area, select the Load Menu and press the
B button. If you wish to end the game, first
press the reset button, then turn your SUPER NINTENDO ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM
(picture of SNES controller, connected to text clumps)
Pause. Restart after GAME OVER.
Y button:Wield sword and talk.
X Button: Not Used.
A Button: Use item.
B Button: Jump
Select Button: Opens windows for equipment, inventory, etc.
Move Adol by pressing the Control Pad to the left or right.
(Screen shot of Adol standing)
Pressing the Control Pad down will make Adol squat.
If you press the pad down and to the left or right, you will crawl
along the ground.
(Screen shot of Adol crawling)
To cross rocky areas, stairs, etc., you will have to jump.
(Screen shot of Adol in midair)
(Picture of Adol attacking an animated suit of armor)
You must master several sword-fighting techniques to
survive in the world of Ys. You must determine which technique is
best to use against particular foes.
The closer you are to the enemy, the more damage you will cause.
(screen shot of Adol swinging a sword)
Control Pad left/right+Y Button:
An attack may be more effective if you can charge
while swinging your sword.
B button + Y button:
A tactic against flying enemies, but it requires good timing.
(Picture of Adol chatting)
Aside from attacks, Adol can talk to townsfolk, open doorways,
and unlock treasure chests.
(picture of Adol opening a chest)
To talk, walk as close to the person as possible, and press
the Y button. Some individuals will only require that you
walk into their presence.
(screen shot of adol standing in conversation position)
OPEN A TREASURE BOX/DOOR
Stand in front of the box or door that you with to enter,
press the Control pad up, and the door/treasure chest will open.
some doors may require you to have a key.
To climb stairs, press the control pad in the direction of
Weapons and Armors
(picture of adol holding a shining sword)
the tool Storein redmont will provide many of the items
you will need for battle. however, te following is not a complete
list of these weapons, as other items may be found during your adventure.
(picture of a Short Sword)
This sword is light and easy to handle, however it lacks in power.
(picture of a Long Sword)
A meter longer than the Short Sword, this weapon is harder to wield.
(picture of a Broad Sword)
Made of pure iron, it has tremendous destructive potential.
The town of Redmont
(screen shot of Redmont's interior)
This tale begins and ends with Redmont. The town's livelihood depends on the
Cinthea is the owner of the only supply shop in Felgana.
Herbs, mirrors, and special items are sld here in a seemingly
unlimited quantity. She can also aid in the recovery of ring power.
(screen shot of the supply store)
Adniss inherited the tool shop from his father many years
ago, and is proud of the shop's wide assortment of swords,
shields, and armor.
(screen shot of the tool shop)
(screen shot of the beginning of the mountains)
"The Evil Mountains", they contain many monsters of
trememdous power. It is said that a fearless hermit built a cabin
in these snow-covered peaks.
(screen shot of the approach to the castle's secret entrance)
It is said that this beautiful castle, with captivating
views and fine works of art, has many dangerous secrets- among
them, mazes, traps, and guardians.
"Wanderers from Ys 3" instruction manual
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Errors in original manual:
On page 10, under "EXP POINTS", it should read be "experience points", not