A three-tiered superhighway that encircles Midgar and offers a way in and out of the city. The top road of the expressway is still under construction and not yet open to the public.
Final Fantasy VII Remake loading screen
- 1 Story
- 2 Gameplay
- 3 Musical themes
- 4 Other appearances
- 5 Gallery
Story[edit | edit source]
After falling into the Sector 5 Slums and meeting with Aerith, Zack Fair is called back to the Shinra Building that is under attack. He emerges on the Midgar Highway and makes his way toward the headquarters.
After rescuing Aerith and Red XIII from the Shinra Building, the party escapes via Midgar Highway. Cloud blasts through a window of the building riding a Hardy-Daytona onto the highway while the others follow on a pick-up truck. Shinra soldiers riding motorcycles give chase and shoot at the pickup truck while Cloud hinders them by ramming into them with his Hardy-Daytona and swinging at them with his Buster Sword. The highway comes to an end at the edge of Midgar in a seemingly unfinished portion. The party is cornered by a Motor Ball, and after defeating it the party abandons their vehicles and slides down a rope to the Midgar Wasteland to continue on to Kalm.
The highway is largely abandoned, but still usable. Cloud rides his Fenrir motorcycle to Midgar on the highway while being pursued by Loz and Yazoo. Reno and Rude rig a portion of the highway with bombs and detonate them on Loz and Yazoo, destroying much of it.
Gameplay[edit | edit source]
Final Fantasy VII[edit | edit source]
In "The Nightmare Beginning Anew", upon escaping the Shinra Building on the Hardy-Daytona, Cloud must defend his friends' car from the Shinra forces' onslaught. He can use his weapon to attack nearby enemy bikers: attacks right and attacks left. The player can also attack enemies by ramming into them. There are two types of bikers whose AI differs slightly: the orange bikers immediately attack the truck and the red bikers try to drive Cloud away from the car. The original PC version also introduced a third, blue biker variant. The best strategy is to quickly dispatch bikers as they appear on the screen and to go for a domino effect when a group of bikers draws close.
Cloud's friends begin the battle against Motor Ball with the HP they have left at the end of the minigame when the highway ends. If they are KO'd during the minigame, they will be revived with 1 HP, but will soon perish as Motor Ball always attacks first.
Final Fantasy VII Remake[edit | edit source]
The Midgar Expressway is the setting of the final chapter, "Destiny's Crossroads". As in the original game, the Midgar Expressway is explored for the bike minigame in the quest "Flying Through the Night". This is a lengthened version of the original minigame with a greater variety of enemies. At the end, M.O.T.O.R. is fought within the minigame (rather than as a boss battle after as in the original game).
Following this, the Expressway has a brief field map seen at the start of "The Turning Point", containing a bench and vending machine. The map lists the area as "End of the Road", under the level "Highway". At the end of the map, all four characters can be interacted with for dialogue before an option to enter the Singularity, where the majority of the final quest takes place.
Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-[edit | edit source]
Zack faces a G Warrior on his way to Shinra Headquarters.
Musical themes[edit | edit source]
The music that plays during the minigame in Final Fantasy VII is "The Chase". It is the 22nd track on the Final Fantasy VII: Original Soundtrack.
"The Chase" returns in the remake as "Midgar Expressway" with an more metallic-type track and includes a male voice "singing" along with the music during later parts. The track also includes parts from "Opening - Bombing Mission", "Let the Battles Begin!", and "Fight On!".
Other appearances[edit | edit source]
Cloud rode the highway on his Hardy-Daytona in the remake of the Final Fantasy VII minigame for mobile platforms.
Cloud's team escapes from the Shinra Building on stolen vehicles and races down Midgar Highway with Shinra soldiers in hot pursuit.