Chocobo Theme

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Chocobo Theme
Composer Nobuo Uematsu
Released 1988-12-17
Title Origin Official

The Chocobo Theme is one of the most remixed songs in video game history. It was first featured in the game Final Fantasy II (FC), and has been included in almost every Final Fantasy game since. Each new version is a remix using a different genre of music with a title reflecting the change. Some Final Fantasy Games have multiple versions of the song.

Title

The song's title varies for each game as it's remixed in a different musical genre, though its very first publication refers to it as チョコボのテーマ (Chokobo no Tema, Chocobo Theme).

Games

Final Fantasy II (FC)

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Final Fantasy II (FC)
Arranger Masanori Hoshino
Released 1988-12-17
Format NSF

This is the very first appearance of the Chocobo Theme.

Final Fantasy III (FC)

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Final Fantasy III (FC)
Arranger Hiroshi Nakamura
Released 1990-04-27
Format NSF

The song appears again in FF3, this time with the title, Chocobos! (Chocobo Theme).

Final Fantasy Adventure (GB)

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Final Fantasy Adventure (GB)
Arranger Kenji Ito
Released 1991-06-28
Format GBS

Final Fantasy Adventure, known in Japan as Seiken Densetsu: Final Fantasy Gaiden plays the Chocobo Theme when you ride the chocobo chick.

Final Fantasy II (SNES)

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Final Fantasy II (SNES)
Arranger Nobuo Uematsu
Programmer Minoru Akao
Released 1991-11-??
Format SPC

In FF4, the song is called Chocobo Chocobo, and once again the song plays while riding a chocobo.

Final Fantasy V (SFC)

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Final Fantasy V (SFC)
Arranger Nobuo Uematsu
Programmer Minoru Akao
Released 1992-12-06
Format SPC

The chocobo song is given a mambo style in FF5 with Mambo de Chocobo, and once again the song plays while riding a chocobo.

Final Fantasy III (SNES)

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Final Fantasy III (SNES)
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Final Fantasy 3 - SNES - Techno de Chocobo.png
Arranger Nobuo Uematsu
Programmer Minoru Akao
Released 1994-10-20
Length 0:38
Format SPC

Uematsu uses a techno style in FF6 with Techno de Chocobo, and once again the song plays while riding a chocobo.

The following ports of this games also emulate the song and sound identical, so additional recordings are not included.

  • Final Fantasy Anthology PAL (PS1)
  • Final Fantasy VI (AND)
  • Final Fantasy VI (FOS)
  • Final Fantasy VI (GBA)
  • Final Fantasy VI (PS1)
  • Final Fantasy VI (PS3)
  • Final Fantasy VI (PSP)
  • Final Fantasy VI (PSV)
  • Final Fantasy VI (WII)
  • Final Fantasy VI (WIIU)

Final Fantasy VII (PS1)

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Final Fantasy VII (PS1)
Arranger Nobuo Uematsu
Programmer Minoru Akao
Released 1997-08-31
Format PSF

FF7 arranges the song as a waltz, Waltz de Chocobo, and once again the song plays while riding a chocobo.

Final Fantasy VII (PS1)

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Final Fantasy VII (PS1)
Arranger Nobuo Uematsu
Programmer Minoru Akao
Released 1997-08-31
Format PSF

FF7 arranges the song in three different genres, Waltz de Chocobo, Electric de Chocobo, and Synco de Chocobo.

Final Fantasy VIII (PS1)

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Final Fantasy VIII (PS1)
Arranger Nobuo Uematsu
Programmer Minoru Akao
Released 1999-09-09
Format PSF

FF8 has two arrangements, ODEKA ke Chocobo and Mods de Chocobo (Featuring N's Telecaster).

Final Fantasy IX (PS1)

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Final Fantasy IX (PS1)
Arranger Nobuo Uematsu
Programmer Minoru Akao
Released 2000-11-14
Format PSF

FF9 gives a Hawaiian sound with Aloha de Chocobo and Ukele le Chocobo.

Final Fantasy X (PS2)

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Final Fantasy X (PS2)
Arranger Nobuo Uematsu
Programmer Minoru Akao
Released 2001-12-26
Format PSF

FF10 features Brass de Chocobo.

Final Fantasy XI: Rise of the Zilart (PS2)

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Final Fantasy XI: Rise of the Zilart (PS2)
Arranger Nobuo Uematsu
Programmer Minoru Akao
Released 2003-08-17
Format PSF

The expansion to FF11 includes Dash de Chocobo.

Final Fantasy X-2 (PS2)

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Final Fantasy X-2 (PS2)
Arranger Nobuo Uematsu
Programmer Minoru Akao
Released 2003-11-18
Format PSF

FFX-2 gets back to basics with the tracks simply titled Chocobo.

Final Fantasy XI: Treasures of Aht Urhgan (PS2)

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Final Fantasy XI: Treasures of Aht Urhgan (PS2)
Arranger Nobuo Uematsu
Programmer Minoru Akao
Released 2006-04-18
Format PSF

This FF11 expansion includes Circuit de Chocobo.

Final Fantasy XII (PS2)

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Final Fantasy XII (PS2)
Arranger Hitoshi Sakimoto
Programmer Minoru Akao
Released 2006-10-31
Length 2:49
Format CD

FF12 features Chocobo FFXII Arrange Ver.1. Though this track only exists on the CD soundtrack and is not played in the game.

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