In most earlier games in the series, all towns used a default town theme, often simply called "town theme". This trend has faded in later games as many towns now have their own unique themes.
Game appearances Edit
"Town" appears as the first town theme. It plays in every town, and is listed as the eighth track in the NES soundtrack, and the tenth track of the first disc in the PS soundtrack. It also appears as a purchasable theme in Dissidia Final Fantasy and remixed on the Chocobo Racing Original Soundtrack under the name "White Mage's Theme". A live performance is included on the A New World: intimate music from Final Fantasy album.
"Town" returns with a similar feel to the original Final Fantasy version. It appears as the twenty seventh track in the original NES soundtrack, and the ninth track of disc two in the PS soundtrack. It is also included on the Final Fantasy Vinyls collector's set album on the fourth disc and in the Final Fantasy XV music player.
"My Hometown", originally called "Hometown of Ur" (故郷の街ウル, Furusato no Machi Uru?) in the Famicom version, is the town theme used most often, appearing in all towns but three. "Time Remains", originally "Village of the Ancients" (古代人の村, Kodaijin no Mura?) in the Famicom version, plays only in the Village of the Ancients, and "Return of the Warrior", which was originally "Return of the Hero" (勇者の帰還, Yūsha no Kikan?), plays in Kazus and Castle Sasune after the warriors defeat Djinn, and Saronia after defeating Gigameth.
"My Hometown" is also part of the "Following the Wind" track on the Final Fantasy III: Eternal Legend of the Wind album, and is vocalized on the Final Fantasy Song Book "Mahoroba" album, called "Machi" (Town).
"Machi" (Town) lyrics Edit
Japanese Rōmaji Edit
- Tobu tori no sora o miage
- Nekoronda nohara
- Yawarakai hizashi ga
- Hoo o terashiteru
- Midori no umi no sazanami
- Mimi o sumashite
- Yuruyaka ni nagareru
- Toki ni mi o makase
- Me o tojite, fukaku iki o hakidashite
- Odayaka ni naru kokoro
- Kokyou wa itsudemo watashi ni
- Yawarakai jikan o kureru
- Onaji sora no shita de
- Keredo tooku hanareteru
- Ima hitorikiri no machi
- Sugosu hibi wa
- Kibou to yume to fuan to
- Soshite samishisa ga
- Karamatte tama ni namida
- Nagasu keredo
- Osanai hi--yume ni, egaita mirai ni
- Kanarazu deau tame ni
- Sore made wa ima kono machi de
- Jibun o shinjite susumou
- Mihatenu yume o motometeru
English translation Edit
- Looking up at a sky of flying birds
- Lying down in a field
- Gentle sunbeams
- Shining on my cheeks
- Ripples of an emerald sea
- I strain to hear
- Going with the gentle flow
- Of time
- I close my eyes, take a deep breath
- My heart grows tranquil
- My hometown always gives me
- Gentle times
- Beneath the same sky
- Yet far apart
- Now the town is mine alone
- The days I spend here
- Hopes and dreams and uneasiness
- And loneliness, too
- All tangle together; sometimes
- I let the tears flow, although
- Younger days--dreams, and the future I imagined
- So I can be sure I'll come across them
- I'll be in this town until then
- Keeping on, believing in myself
- In search of boundless dreams
The song "Welcome to our Town", called (街のテーマ, Machi no Tēma?, lit. town theme) in the Japanese soundtrack, plays in most towns. It is the sixth track in the official soundtrack. Arrangements of the theme are included on the Final Fantasy IV: Celtic Moon and Piano Collections: Final Fantasy IV albums. The Piano Collections version is also found on the Potion: Relaxin' with Final Fantasy album.
Mysidia does not have the normal town theme, instead playing "Mystic Mysidia". The Feymarch town area also has a different theme, "The Land of Summons". All the inhabited castles have themes of their own.
The "Town Theme" makes an appearance and plays in many towns. It also known as "Tenderness in the Air." Arranged versions of the theme are included on the Final Fantasy V: Dear Friends and Piano Collections: Final Fantasy V albums. The piano version of the theme is also found on the Potion: Relaxin' with Final Fantasy album.
Another town theme, "Harvest" (ハーヴェスト, Hāvesuto?) plays in Carwen, Istory, and Quelb, in the style of lively Welsh instrumental folk music. It is also included on the Piano Collections: Final Fantasy V album and in the Final Fantasy XV music player.
|Carwen||"Harvest"||Castle of Bal||"The Castle of Dawn"|
|Jachol||"Town Theme"||Karnak||"Cursed Lands"|
|Karnak Castle||"Royal Palace"||Lix||"My Home, Sweet Home"|
|Moogle Village||"Critter Tripper Fritter"||Moore||"Town Theme"|
|Phantom Village||"Sealed Book"||Quelb||"Harvest"|
|Regole||"Town Theme"||Castle Surgate||"The Castle of Dawn"|
|Tule||"Town Theme"||Tycoon||"Royal Palace"|
|Walse Castle||"Royal Palace"||Walse Town||"Town Theme"|
"Kids Run Through the City" is the primary town theme. It has proven to be quite popular, and has been rearranged in the compilation album Final Fantasy VI: Grand Finale, as well as in the game's Piano Collections. It was later included as a vocal arrangement in the album Final Fantasy: Pray.
Town themes that ultimately didn't make it to the finished game have been released on the Final Fantasy VI Special Tracks album.
|Town||World of Balance Theme||World of Ruin Theme|
|Albrook||"Under Martial Law"||"From That Day On..."|
|Doma||"Cyan's Theme"||"Cyan's Theme"|
|Figaro Castle||"Edgar & Sabin's Theme"||"Edgar & Sabin's Theme"|
|Jidoor||"Kids Run Through the City"||"The Magic House"|
|Kohlingen||"Kids Run Through the City"||"From That Day On..."|
"Kids Run Through the City" (after recruiting Locke)
|Maranda||"Under Martial Law"||"From That Day On..."|
|Mobliz||"Kids Run Through the City"||"From That Day On..."|
"Awakening" (after recruiting Terra)
|Narshe||"The Mines of Narshe"||"Dark World"|
|Nikeah||"Kids Run Through the City"||"Under Martial Law"|
|South Figaro||"Kids Run Through the City" (free)|
"Under Martial Law" (occupied)
|"Kids Run Through the City"|
|Thamasa||"Strago's Theme"||"Strago's Theme"|
|Tzen||"Under Martial Law"||"From That Day On..."|
|Vector||"The Gestahlian Empire"||—|
|Zozo||"Slam Shuffle"||"Slam Shuffle"|
"Wind Blowing in the Home" is the town theme.
Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008) Edit
"Town" from the original NES version of Final Fantasy may be purchased in this game from the PP Catalog, to receive the option to choose it as the background theme during battles. It costs 500 PP.
"Town" from Final Fantasy reappears in an identical fashion, and is one of the items that may be imported from the original Dissidia. In this game, it only costs 150 PP to obtain from its PP Catalog
The Final Fantasy II "Town" makes an appearance as a playable Field Music Sequence.
Every town has its own unique theme. However, a few of these themes are arrangements of themes from other Final Fantasy games. "Prismelody: Town", an arrangement of "Town" from Final Fantasy, plays in Cornelia. "Prismelody: Eternal Wind", an arrangement of the song of the same name from Final Fantasy III, plays in Saronia Harbor. "Prismelody: Tifa", an arrangement of "Tifa's Theme" from Final Fantasy VII, plays in Nibelheim. "Prismelody: Library of the Ancients", an arrangement of the song of the same name from Final Fantasy V, plays in the Tometown of the Ancients.
Arrangement album appearances Edit
A piano arranged medley of the town themes of the first three Final Fantasy games appears on this album.