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Yoshida Crystal
"The Altar Cave" from Final Fantasy III (DS)
FFIII - Into the Crystal Cave

Anticipation and anxiety battle in this mysterious song that plays in the caves home to the five Crystals of FFIII: Wind, Fire, Water, Metal, and Earth.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy description

"The Altar Cave" (クリスタルのある洞窟, Kurisutaru no aru Dōkutsu?, lit. Cave Where the Crystal Is), also widely known as "Crystal Cave", is a background theme from Final Fantasy III. It was composed by Nobuo Uematsu.

Game appearances Edit

Final Fantasy III Edit

"The Altar Cave" is the second theme heard and the second track of the game's Original Sound Version, right after the introduction. As its name implies, it is the background theme for the dungeons where the Crystals can be found: Altar Cave, Molten Cave, Cave of Tides, Goldor Manor and the Ancients' Maze.

As with the rest of the soundtrack, "The Altar Cave" was remastered by Nobuo Uematsu for the Nintendo DS release. It was released as part of the Final Fantasy III Original Soundtrack, of which it is the fourth track.

Final Fantasy XIV Edit

A remix of this song, titled "Hubris," is featured in Patch 2.1 A Realm Awoken and it plays in the Crystal Tower dungeon. A more aggressive remix version, titled "Ever Upwards," plays during battles in the dungeon. Both themes were composed by Masayoshi Soken. Part of this theme was remixed with eScape into "The Long Fall", the theme of The Twinning.

Final Fantasy XVEdit

The original version and the Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy arrangement appear in the music player. The original is the tenth track of Memories of FFIII purchased from Coernix Station - Alstor for 100 gil. The Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy arrangement is available on the Memories of Dissidia 012 FF album purchasable from Old Lestallum for 500 gil.

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy Edit

An arrangement of "The Altar Cave" by Tsuyoshi Sekito named "Crystal Cave -arrange- from FINAL FANTASY III" was released as the tenth track of its soundtrack.

It is the representative location theme for Final Fantasy III, and plays in select gateways of Confessions of the Creator and all gateways of the Onion Knight's chapter from Light to All.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Edit

"Crystal Cave" is a bonus Field Music Sequence available as downloadable content.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call Edit

"Crystal Cave" is again available for play as a Field Music Sequence track, but this time it is available in the base game and does not need to be downloaded.

Chocobo Racing Edit

An arrangement of "The Altar Cave" by Kenji Ito serves as "Behemoth's Theme", the character theme for the Behemoth. It is the fourteenth track of the game's Original Soundtrack.

Arrangement album appearances Edit

Final Fantasy III: Eternal Legend of the Wind Edit

"The Altar Cave" is part of the "The Evil Power of the Underworld" track, the first in the album. It was arranged by Nobuo Uematsu and the narration was performed by Jeff Levy.

Piano Opera Final Fantasy I/II/III Edit

An arrangement of "The Altar Cave" by Hiroyuki Nakayama is included in this album of piano arrangements. It is the eleventh track of the album.

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