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[[folder: Final Fantasy Adventure/Sword of Mana/Adventure of Mana/Seiken Densetsu ]]

* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jz-sVQlCoDI Endless Battlefield]], the overworld theme.
** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2QAZmvDa1k Sword of Mana version]] adds a suitably epic intro.
** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8jHkgzQbEc Adventures of Mana version]] keeps the intro from ''Sword'', and goes full orchestral.
** As does [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TR6PS0XN38 Dawn of Mana]].
* In Search of the Holy Sword, the second, more desperate overworld theme.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcNDw4wjyXk Sword of Mana version]].
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qv-Vl_kD-zg Adventures of Mana version]].
%%* Mana Sanctuary, the final dungeon theme.
%%** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRQ010SbBjg Sword of Mana version]].
%%** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SILyMV6t4g Adventures of Mana version]].


[[folder: Secret of Mana/Seiken Densetsu 2 ]]

* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=El7TpDO-Eps Danger]], the boss battle theme. Fast-paced, segues from fast to dangerous to victorious to slow and about to burst and back again, and really gets a person's blood racing.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1S7gJ6J-xw The Oracle]], used for the Dark Lich battle. Starts out with three ominous gongs and just gets creepier from there. Fun trivia: most of the sound from the song comes from the Indonesia chanting called Kecak. Kecak is comprised of 5 different groups chanting in different patterns in unison, which gives it its unique sound. And true to this form, 5 sound channels out of eight on the SNES audio chip are dedicated to the chanting.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2Us6Bg4pw8 Meridian Dance]]. The final boss music. Words do not do it justice, just listen. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kkXHvb8oFw And here's the orchestrated version!]]
* On the calmer side of things, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hk4jTQPF42E Fear of the Heavens]], the opening theme, begins with the distant cry of a dragon, and fully pulls the gamer into the ambiance of the game.
* All three Flammie themes qualify.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19MQKRQw4nk Flight Into The Unknown]] is a happy affair, highlighting the sense of freedom the player gets from receiving a white dragon as a GlobalAirship.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrydlhbLx_A The Dark Star]], however, is a heavy-hearted, somber tune. Appropriate, as it replaces Flight Into The Unknown after [[spoiler: The Lost Continent, and the Mana Fortress, rise from the sea]].
** And [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpPLmSg0BAk Prophecy]], the theme that plays after [[spoiler: the Mana Fortress rises]], is a fast-paced, exotic-sounding tune, making good use of bells.
* The overworld theme, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3oxjanw72w Into the Thick of It]], never manages to get old despite playing very often in the game.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qh9IRMwYU8A A Curious Tale]] which plays in Southtown and on Gold City. This is one of the best town themes in all [=RPGs=]. Suffice to say - there's a ''reason'' that the composer is the 2nd credit listed in the opening.
* The incredibly soothing [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8sGSKE5j14 "Still of the Night"]], theme of Puritas. The song really conveys that the player set foot in a sacred place, untouched by humans. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KVONffmTGw The Genesis version (from an Arrange album)]] of the song is even better.
* Both of the ice world themes are among the more powerfully atmospheric tracks in the game. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFaHsU_Qd_M "A Wish",]] the theme of the Crystal Forest, uses its haunting minimalist scoring to convey a real sense of the stillness of a cold winter's day, the snow thick on the ground. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KQ_-p7iILo "A Bell is Tolling",]] the Ice Palace theme, opens with an even more eerie passage in which the player can practically hear the ice shimmering all around, then picks up the pace to give a sense of urgency to the dungeon.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IlAeZYIPX8 One Of Them Is Hope]] ''perfectly'' captures a sense of apocalyptic urgency.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THuw9I4RcyQ The Wind Never Ceases]] is hands-down the best theme you'll ever hear while mountain climbing.
%%* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4Kv3ZlvQLw Eternal Recurrence]].


[[folder: Seiken Densetsu 3 ]]

* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEgLRP5GH3A The Sacrifice, Part III]], the final battle theme.
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7u107vJFlFg Nuclear Fusion]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rV1wgR7ooVs Meridian Child]]. It embodies experiencing pain and loss, yet pushing through it out of sheer determination, finding the strength to continue forwards and do what you can to right the wrongs in the world. The entire point of the song is the characters getting out of their funk after their early-game loss, and finding the strength to not only face anything that comes their way, but triumph over it. It's their optimistic attitude in grim circumstances giving them the strength to continue on no matter what's thrown at them, doing what they can to help others out no matter how painful it is to them.
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yaV-0EVdVs Decision Bell]].
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcgW8FaTpjo High Tension Wire]].
* The new opening theme, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwiKnBglB8c Where Angels Fear to Tread]], every bit as sobering as Fear of the Heavens and ''then'' some.
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sVf2O-0RjE Innocent Water]].
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JHMxkU4lZM Delicate Affection]].
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l69BmvIc2EE Hope Isolation Pray]].
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCA1fSbCYC0 Farewell Song]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-GoSVR0Py0 Legend]]. Shame it gets used so rarely.
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUwi41c-xTI Frenzy]].
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4V2g4tXYxeg Electric Talk]].
%%* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZomOCQZSBs Weird Counterpoint]].


[[folder: Legend of Mana ]]

Continuing the venerable tradition of awesome music in the ''Seiken Densetsu'' series, Yoko Shimomura's soundtrack for ''Legend of Mana'' is arguably Shimomura's own, real-life SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFbvp1kkDlI Song of Mana]], one of the best opening tunes ever. The reprise of the song for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hW-MHssUd8 the ending]] is just as spectacular.
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Sl-TjTB7OE Daedal's Organ]].
* Most of the boss themes count, particularly [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Elu5LoFiiXE The Darkness Nova]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cs2BhOIO4fg Pain The Universe]]. The final boss theme, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nVqEYv_Ris The Gloaming]], is also badass.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HRzKkD20YM Cities of Flickering Destruction]]. Doubly so for the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnzJBVg5uwQ Drammatica]] edition.
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q10Ekkitn2E Holy Power of Mana]].


[[folder: Heroes of Mana ]]

While the game won't be remembered because of its glaring gameplay flaws, the soundtrack is once again composed by Yoko Shimomura, and includes quite a few powerful compositions:
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4syjk3-ukJ4 And Thus Fate Becomes Cruel]], conveying tragedy and a sense of urgency, which often plays when your heroes can only delay the inevitable.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtLID_ju5zY It's Either Real or Not]], which plays during the first battle against the Master of Mirages.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPrXB9XZoHw The Trembling Earth, The Time of Fate]], the second battle theme played when fighting against the Master of Mirages, is especially ominous and somber.