"Middle Tower" from Final Fantasy Mystic Quest on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (1992)
Composer: Ryuji Sasai
I mean sure, you probably read that Final Fantasy Mystic Quest was released to US markets, and was even titled Final Fantasy USA because it was a dumbed down version of a Final Fantasy game because Americans SNES consumers want a simpler experience than the rest of the world was looking for. And while it wasn't a great JRPG, it was a pretty fun game that had a really good soundtrack.
I recall my first time playing through the game and it was this track, which happened early in the game that made me reconsider all of the negative preconceptions I had developed before this game even came out. What I like about this track in particular, is the slightly militaristic introduction (although I cannot pinpoint why it strikes me in this way) which covers the first half of the song, followed by a faster paced section that only lasts for about 14 seconds. You know what, I do not think I can accurately say why I like this song other than that I do. Maybe it is just the nostalgia about having a positive feeling about this song the first time I heard it?
Either way, I really like this song (and really the majority of the soundtrack), which is why it is being share with you all today.