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Final Fantasy IX (2000)

Fainaru fantajî IX (original title)
When bandits try to kidnap the princess, they discover that it's the princess who wants to be kidnapped. But they are chased by an evil queen and an even more powerful entity.

Director:

Hiroyuki Itô (as Hiroyuki Itou)

Writer:

Hironobu Sakaguchi (concept)
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Storyline

A band of thieves are hired to kidnap Princess Garnet of Alexandria. After they succeed, they end up becoming her guardians. And while protecting the fair Princess from a powerful evil...they hold the fate of the world in their hands. Play along on the epic journey filled with danger, mystery, war and love. Written by Robert C. Edwards Jr.

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The crystal comes back.


Certificate:

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

7 July 2000 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Final Fantasy 9 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

JPY 4,000,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

JPY 20,200,000,000
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Steiner's abilities do not change during Trance; his strength is tripled. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Zidane: Sure is dark... Guess nobody's here yet...
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Crazy Credits

After completing the game, and watching the credits, a code may be entered to play blackjack against the computer-- a reference, possibly, to Final Fantasy VI's airship (the "Blackjack"). See more »

Alternate Versions

In the original PS1 black label release of Final Fantasy 9 the company title is called Squaresoft. However in the PS1 Greatest Hits release version, Android, iOS, PC Steam version. The company title is now called Square-Enix in later versions due to the merger of Squaresoft and Enix back in 2003. See more »

Connections

References Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Melodies of Life
Vocals by Emiko Shiratori (English and Japanese versions)
Composed by Nobuo Uematsu
Lyrics by Ciomi
English Translation: Kako Someya, Alexander O. Smith
Arranger: Shiroh Hamaguchi (as Shirou Hamaguchi)
Producer: Nobuo Uematsu
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More fantasy a person can handle
31 May 2001 | by hellriderSee all my reviews

WOW!!! this games rocks! although plot wise it's not as strong as seven, it more than makes up for this with (in my opinion) far superior gameplay. the magic and physical attacks are equally useful, and the introduction of character classes (white mage, black mage, thief, glutton, knight) is drastic improvement over the other playstation exclusive fantasy's. The final fantasy's are my favourite games on the playstation, and this did not disappoint. The ending has to be seen to do it justice (the same for the last two games for that matter). In one word: Brilliant!


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