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The first bars of the Prelude
The "Prelude"
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The "Prelude", also known as the "Crystal Theme", is a recurring piece of music that appears in most Final Fantasy games. It is often considered one of the most important themes in the series, as it is often heard on the file select screen, especially in the Finest Fantasy for Advance releases.

Interestingly, Nobuo Uematsu composed the Prelude as a last minute addition to the original Final Fantasy, and took all of 10 minutes to do it.



Final Fantasy

The "Prelude" plays in the opening, formation and World Map screens.

Final Fantasy II

The "Prelude" plays in houses with healing Statues and at the Main Screen.

Final Fantasy III

The "Prelude" plays in the New Game screen.

Final Fantasy IV

A Crystal Room in the DS version of Final Fantasy IV

The "Prelude" plays in the New Game screen, in the Crystal Rooms and during The End screen. Edward describes it as "a very difficult piece" in the Music Box section of the DS version.

Final Fantasy V

The Garula attacks the Water Crystal in Walse Tower

The "Prelude" plays in the New Game screen (GBA release only) and in the Crystal Rooms.

Final Fantasy VI

The "Prelude" plays in the New Game screen, in the Beginner's House and during the "The End" screen.

Final Fantasy VII

The "Prelude" plays at the last part of the Game Over tune, in the opening credits, and after the credits in a space background.

Final Fantasy VIII

The "Prelude" plays during the Game Over screen and also in the last parts of the game's ending.

Final Fantasy IX

The "Prelude" plays during the game over screen and at the end (Blackjack game). An arrangement of it makes the Crystal World theme.

Final Fantasy X

A very upbeat mix of the "Prelude" plays at the very start of the game, when the player is introduced to Tidus in Zanarkand. It also plays when the player first learns about the Sphere Grid.

Final Fantasy XI

The music is present in the Final Fantasy XI Play page of PlayOnline and appears in the end of the opening movie. It plays during various mission cutscenes.

Final Fantasy XII

The Prelude, with vocals, is played during the first part of the opening scene. It is similar to its appearance in Final Fantasy VII. It is titled "Loop Demo" in the original soundtrack.

Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings

The Prelude plays on the main title screen, when deciding to select a new game or not.

Final Fantasy Tactics

A variation of The "Prelude" plays when a battle is won.

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance

A small version of the "Prelude" is played when St. Ivalice transforms into the world of Ivalice, after a formation of Undeniable Anxiety is played. The music is absent at the Original Soundtrack, though.

Final Fantasy: Unlimited

A little version plays at the top title.

Dissidia Final Fantasy

The Prelude plays in the new game menu, and at the start and the end of the Opening FMV.

Vocal Collections

Vocal arrangements of the Prelude are featured in the music albums Final Fantasy: Pray and Final Fantasy: Love Will Grow.


The version that appears in Pray is only a multilayered vocalization of Prelude's central melody.

Love Will Grow


Dream in your heart
I feel in asleep night
But there is only stars
Like tears of the moon
Like silent moon
And on and on
So the sad will fall and fall
But I think all the dream
Is true any day, for anyone
Love in your eyes
I feel in clear sky
But there is only winds
Like sighs of the earth
Like weeping earth
Still on and on
So the pain will blow and blow
But I wish all the love
Is free any day, for anyone.

Non-Final Fantasy Appearances

Chocobo Racing

Titled "Crystal Legend", composed by Kenji Ito, it is a synthesized child version played before the last race in the Story mode.

Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales

The Prelude that can be heard is supposed to be the from the original Final Fantasy, but has a second melody that started to sound in the Final Fantasy VII's Prelude. It sounds in the mini-games' preludes and endings.

Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon

Titled "A Memory Returned", arranged by Yuko Takahashi, it is the arrange version from Final Fantasy XI "Prelude".

Ehrgeiz: God Bless the Ring

There are two versions, depending on the Soundtrack selected, played at the Reactor arena.

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

While Yoko Shimomura composed most of the soundtrack, the theme still appears. The track is named Conversation with Culex and plays after Mario defeats Culex, a hidden Easter Egg character.


  • This song is one of the only two to span the entire main series in one form or another, the other being Victory Fanfare

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