Opening Theme - Final Fantasy (NES)

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Opening Theme
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Composer Nobuo Uematsu
Arranger Nobuo Uematsu
Programmer Toshiaki Imai
Released 1987-12-18
Length 0:38
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Game Final Fantasy (NES)
Title Origin Official
Loops Yes
This page is for the Final Fantasy (NES) song, for more titles see Opening Theme.

Final Fantasy's Opening Theme plays the very first time you cross Cornelia Bridge. This occurs early on in the game after you've rescued the princess. The tune plays as you watch the opening credits.

This song can be heard near the end of Final Fantasy III (SNES)'s ending song, Balance Is Restored.


There isn't an official English release of the song, but title is entirely in katakana, オープニング・テーマ (Opuningu Tema), which, in English, is "Opening Theme."

Album Appearances

Released Album Title (Romaji) Translation Version Track
1989-02-28 All Sounds of Final Fantasy I-II カオスの神殿 (Kaosu no Shinden) Chaos Temple Original NES 3
1989-07-25 Symphonic Suite Final Fantasy Scene III Live Orchestral Arrangement 3 (1st part)
2002-10-23 Final Fantasy & Final Fantasy II: Original Soundtrack カオスの神殿 (Kaosu no Shinden) Chaos Temple PS1 Remake 1.4

Sheet Music

Lyrics (Unofficial)

Brentalfloss composed these lyrics for his album What If This CD... Had Lyrics?

Once again the world might
fall prey to an ancient evil
Once again we're hurled into
darkness and great upheaval
Those who can enlist,
let's unite and we'll fight together
We must save the crystals
or orbs or the moon—whatever.

Come, lets fly, we'll sail where the wind may take us
through that starry sky,
‘Cause apparently back then
they had ships that could do that

Draw your sword and stick it
in trees that have human features
Journey toward the thicket
and steal shit from woodland creatures
Though the villain shames us,
we'll pwn all his dark abettors
Funny how our names all
contain less than seven letters

Shine your light,
the forces of evil can't outlast a mage, a knight,
a weird little kid and a ninja master
Key change, mofo!

Raise our levels high
cross the mountains and plains and oceans
Don't forget to buy
several buttloads of tents and potions
Storm the villain's hideout
and keep your courageous spirit
Scream a battle cry
loud enough that the bitch can hear it

Finally, the hunter of souls
shall be the hunted
Now they'll see
we'll save humankind like we always wanted
When we were little
Summer vacation,
Dancing in our jammies,
Cause we beat Final Fantasy!