61 Songs, 3 Hours 7 Minutes


Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
138 Ratings
138 Ratings

Back to my childhood

I was five when my brother bought this game. I would sit and watch him everyday. The music was the most beautiful thing. When I grew a little older, I played it myself and fell in love with Uematsu's creativity and the feeling that he put into such simple and beautiful melodies. Listening to it again after 10 years, I still remember every piece he wrote. To me, FF6 and 7 were the most beautiful games ever written, with the most beautiful music.


Best of SNES (on iTunes anyway)

Final Fantasy VI definiately had the most diverse soundtrack of the SNES era, and somehow manages to sound more majestic than its successor, FF7. Each of the 16 playable characters have a dynamic and unique theme. The game features quite possibly the most despicable villain in the entire Final Fantasy series, and his theme compliments him perfectly. It is the best on the SNES you can find on iTunes, surpassed only by three other Square SNES soundtracks that aren't availble to get here: Chrono Trigger, Romancing SaGa 3 and Super Mario RPG.


Nobuo is greater than Beethoven

I still play all of the old SNES games, and this one will always be a favorite. To anyone who is thinking of just buying a couple tracks and that's it, don't. Buy the entire soundtrack, purely for Dancing Mad. That is my favorite track of music/song EVER. Over 17 minutes long and I've still listened to it about 30 times. It was also programmed brilliantly in the game. Anyway, buy the whole thing. I mean, come on, it's less than $10 for 61 tracks of music!

About Nobuo Uematsu

A prolific and versatile composer of popular video game and anime scores, most notably for the ubiquitous Final Fantasy game series, Nobuo Uematsu was born and raised in Kochi, Japan. A self-taught piano player, he graduated from Kanagawa University and played keyboards in local bands, eventually finding work as a composer for radio commercials by sending out his music demos. He moved into the video game medium in the mid-'80s when a friend offered work at the company then known as Squaresoft (later Square Enix). There, he composed music for dozens of games, including the first Final Fantasy installment, released in 1987. He went on to write or co-write music for the international blockbuster series through 2002's Final Fantasy XI. During that time, he released an album of original electronic keyboard music in 1994 titled Phantasmagoria, and many other game scores including 1995's Chrono Trigger (co-written with Yasunori Mitsuda).

In his break from the Final Fantasy series after the 11th game, he composed a film score for 2003's Ah! My Goddess: The Movie, and founded his own companies, Smile Please in 2004 and Dog Ear Records Co., Ltd. in 2006. He also provided music for over a dozen video games including 2006's Blue Dragon, and television music for the 2007 anime series based on the Blue Dragon game. Uematsu composed music for the anime television series Guin Saga in 2009, and finally returned to the Final Fantasy franchise as the main composer for Final Fantasy XIV in 2010. He continued a dedicated schedule of game scoring into the 2010s, including but not limited to 2012's Fantasy Life, 2013's Hometown Story and Granblue Fantasy (both with Tsutomu Narita), and 2014's Terra Battle. In 2015, Square Enix released Bra Bra Final Fantasy: Brass de Bravo, the first in a series of recordings that arranged Uematsu's music from the Final Fantasy franchise for the Siena Wind Orchestra. ~ Marcy Donelson

Kochi, Japan
March 21, 1959



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