|By Bucky||Monday, 8 Jun 2009|
Developer, Publisher: SquareSoft Year: 1990
Zach: Bucky was running behind, so I figured I would throw some comments here in the meantime. It’s a bit of a surprise to see Final Fantasy III (JP) come up on this top 30 list when it was never released in America, but perhaps that is a testament to the quality here. The vote may be undoubtedly fueled by the recent remake of Final Fantasy III for Nintendo DS (that was the reason it was in my top 10, anyway), this is nonetheless the best and most complex of the Final Fantasy soundtracks for NES. It presents an interesting array of music, from the soothing, classical feel of the overworld “Eternal Wind” theme to the electro-funk metal feel of the final battle music. Excellent choice
by the voters to include this.
Bucky (edit): Thanks Zach! No disagreement here on FF3 being the best of Final Fantasy soundtracks for the Famicom / NES. Not only does it refine the overall sound, but the soundtrack is simply massive
in comparison. Other favorite tracks of mine include “The Boundless Ocean“, “Elia, The Maiden of Water“, “Battle 1“, “In the Covert Town“, “Lute of Noah“, and “Last Battle“. As expected, all of the music is composed by Nobuo Uematsu.
If you wish to play this game and enjoy the music in its original 8-bit
version, a quick search can yield a fan translated rom for use in an NES emulator.
Listen to a selection of tracks on youtube here.