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An Event Music Sequence.

Event Music Sequence, commonly abbreviated EMS, is a gameplay term in Theatrhythm Final Fantasy and Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call. It is one of the three types of gameplay alongside Battle Music Sequence and Field Music Sequence.


A golden cursor appears and moves along a path that appears before the cursor. Notes appear on this path and the player must tap the screen in time with the cursor lining up with the notes. Missing a note results in damage being taken. The speed of the cursor varies during EMS, and the path is always predetermined, but has no impact on gameplay. With only a few exceptions, equipped abilities and items have no effect on the player's performance in EMS. During EMS, scenes from the game the song is from play in the background. These have no effect on gameplay at all.

The Feature Zone for EMS always occurs at the end of the stage. The player must hit all silver notes in order to reach the "true" end of the stage, where the song continues and the background scenes shift, usually to scenes from the end of the game. Failure to activate feature zone will result in the song ending prematurely and the player receiving a lesser score.

List of Event Music Sequences[]

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy[]

Series Song
Final Fantasy "Opening Theme"
Final Fantasy II "The Rebel Army"
Final Fantasy III "Elia, the Maiden of Water"
Final Fantasy IV "Theme of Love"
Final Fantasy V "Home, Sweet Home"
Final Fantasy VI "Celes's Theme"
Final Fantasy VII "Aerith's Theme"
Final Fantasy VIII "Waltz for the Moon"
Final Fantasy IX "Beyond the Door"
Final Fantasy X "Suteki Da Ne (Isn't It Wonderful?)"
Final Fantasy XI "FFXI Opening Theme"
Final Fantasy XII "Theme of the Empire"
Final Fantasy XIII "Defiers of Fate"

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call[]

Series Song
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn "Answers"
Final Fantasy Tactics "Opening"
Final Fantasy X-2 "1000 Words"
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles "Moonless Starry Night"
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children "Advent: One-Winged Angel"
Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII- "Theme of CRISIS CORE - Dream and Honor"
Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy "Lux Concordiae"
Final Fantasy Type-0 "We Have Arrived"
Final Fantasy XIII-2 "Warrior Goddess"
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII "Savior of Souls"
Final Fantasy Series "THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY CURTAIN CALL Special Arrange Medley"

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