The soundtrack of Final Fantasy VI is monumental. Created at a time when music added as much depth to the game as the graphics, each track is unforgettable. Not only does the music perfectly convey the emotion of the story, but even includes an opera. These are my top 5 songs from Final Fantasy VI:
The first thing that enters your head is the vision of marching. This theme fills you with a sense of courage and strength. It perfectly portrays Terra’s insecurities as well as her resolve. This may be the greatest ever musical track found in a video game.
The absolute highlight of the famous opera scene. Blending the beautiful melody found in Celes’ Theme and adding synthesised voice, it is striking and grandiose. It is songs like this that elevate Final Fantasy VI’s soundtrack above many other of it’s era.
If one track is more epic that the opera theme, then it is Dancing Mad. Played during the different stages of the final battle with Kefka, the arrangements are handled brilliantly. With the use of an organ played during certain parts, the track is both full of energy and suspense.
The main battle theme of the game and once again highlights Uematsu’s ability to create such intense battle music. It starts out frantically and instantly conveys a sense of urgency. It is a great upbeat track that gets you ready to face anything.
This one of the many great songs in Final Fantasy VI that are used as background music for locations the heroes visit. This track is experimental, but the quirky melody compliments the mechanical setting perfectly.