"Mt. Gulg" (グルグ火山, Gurugu Kazan?, lit. Gulg Volcano), originally known as "Gurgu Volcano" or "Mount Gulg"', is a prominent background theme in the original Final Fantasy. It is an iconic track of the series and has been referenced to in other games. It was composed by Nobuo Uematsu.
"Mt. Gulg" was arranged by Nobuo Uematsu for the Wonderswan Color release, and this version has been used in all subsequent ports and remakes. It is the seventeenth track of the original soundtrack.
A new arrangement can be bought for 3,600 gil from the shop.
"Mount Gulg" appears in the Nintendo 3DS version as a bonus Field track from the Chaos Scores. To be played, it must first be found in a dark note.
"Mount Gulg" is a particular exception in the songs available, as all the other included songs are in their original form, but the "Mount Gulg" theme is the arrangement for the Wonderswan Color and PlayStation releases, because the original NES "Gurgu Volcano" was too short.
The theme is included in Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Compilation Album.
"Mount Gulg" is a standard Field Music Sequence track.
The Wonderswan/PlayStation arrangement of "Mt. Gulg" is a Field Music Sequence. It is available by default.
However, the background theme for the Vulcan-O Valley track is called "Gurgu Volcano", but is an arrangement of the Final Fantasy II "Battle Scene 2" theme. It is the twenty-fourth track of the game's soundtrack.
Arrangement album appearances
An orchestral performance of "Mount Gulg" starts Symphonic Suite's "SCENE VI", and is succeeded in this track by the Final Fantasy II "Dungeon" and "Imperial Army Theme". It is the sixth track of the album of the concert's recording.
A piano arrangement of the original "Mount Gulg" theme appears as the fourth track of the album. It was arranged by Hiroyuki Nakayama.
An 8-bit arrangement of Final Fantasy IX "Mount Gulug" by ajiponn is part of this chiptune album as its sixth track.
Compilation album appearances
"Mount Gulug" is the second track on the second disc of Final Fantasy IX Vinyl, a selection of tracks from Final Fantasy IX in the format of vinyl records on two picture discs.