Bravely Default 1.0 Released in 2009 for the Nintendo DS, Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light is the game that ultimately ended up leading to Bravely Default in 2012. And while Bravely Default improved upon the core mechanics in almost every way, there’s a certain charm to 4 Heroes of Light — and that includes a soundtrack by Naoshi Mizuta. The music mixes the best of what the Nintendo DS could do at the time along with a nifty, chipune-y throwback style. And that makes all the sense in the world, because this game is in many ways a throwback to the early days of the Square RPG. Track listing: 0:16: The Four Heroes of Light / Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light / Naoshi Mizuta
2:29: Royal Palace Melody / Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light / Naoshi Mizuta
5:02: Magic Kingdom Gula / Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light / Naoshi Mizuta
8:07: The Legendary Whale / Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light / Naoshi Mizuta
10:33: Horne, the Home of the Wind / Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light / Naoshi Mizuta
12:10 Horne, the Home of the Wind (Night) / Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light / Naoshi Mizuta
14:25: Walking the Ground / Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light / Naoshi Mizuta
17:04: Walking the Ground / Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light / Naoshi Mizuta
19:25: Battle WIth Demons / Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light / Naoshi Mizuta
21:48: The Witch’s Mansion / Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light / Naoshi Mizuta
25:00: Trading City Vulpes (Urbeth) / Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light / Naoshi Mizuta
26:26: Trading City Vulpes (Night) / Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light / Naoshi Mizuta
28:32: Closed-Off Invidia / Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light / Naoshi Mizuta
33:47: Riding the Dragon / Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light / Naoshi Mizuta
37:32: Elva, the Forbidden Land (Arbol) / Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light / Naoshi Mizuta
41:05: Heavenly Supervia (Spelvia) / Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light / Naoshi Mizuta
43:15: Heavenly Supervia (Night)) / Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light / Naoshi Mizuta
46:15: The Demon King’s Servants / Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light / Naoshi Mizuta
48:35: The Demon King’s Heartbeat / Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light / Naoshi Mizuta
51:41: The Final Battle / Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light / Naoshi Mizuta
53:43: Liberte, the Capital of Art (Night) / Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light / Naoshi Mizuta
56:27: The End of the Journey / Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light / Naoshi Mizuta Drew on Twitter: https://twitter.com/drewgmackie
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Comment by Leafe

This game fills me with so much hype, it was a huge part of my childhood. One time I got so far and my mom saved over my save file and I was distraught… then I beat the game with her save file.

Maybe its a reference to “Brermin Town Mucisians.”

This feels more peaceful than sad, kinda like something you would hear in a Studio Ghibli movie.

17:04 I noticed you forgot to put “(Night).”

@singingmountain: Alrighty 😀 put together a playlist and DM’d you on twitter. Unsure what you’ll make of it!

@singingmountain: Alright alright, I’ll make a playlist, I can’t guarantee it won’t be 80% Rhythm Heaven, but the 20% I will try and focus on games you’ve not covered and aren’t super duper obvious (Like Phoenix wright and most Nintendo things in general)

@gameboydemakes: TELL ME WHICH ONES

this game’s soundtrack saved my sanity. i was trapped in a long bus ride with a couple in the middle of breaking up. my phone had died and i had no music to drown it out. but my DS was in my pack. booted this game up & fell asleep to the dragon song

A very singing mountain…singing mountain episode 😀 If that makes sense. Classic focus on a lesser known game and giving it some spotlight.

Oh I really like this instrument, it’s like half way between a mandolin and a banjo! Wonderful.

Oh drew drew drew! 😀 A whole world of great Nintendo DS soundtracks are out there just waiting for you to find them.