In the pantheon of Final Fantasies, Mystic Quest doesn’t have much respect. We speak of the “simplified” SNES Final Fantasy game Square produced specifically for the West, where RPGs were having trouble breaking through. In the US the game was called “Final Fantasy Mystic Quest,” whereas in Europe “Mystic Quest” was the name given to Final Fantasy Adventure on the Game Boy. In Europe FFMQ was called “Mystic Quest Legend” and in Japan it was called “Final Fantasy USA.” Confused yet?

All you need to know is that Final Fantasy Mystic Quest is a vastly simplfied, toned-down RPG that most Square fans dismiss. So while there have been scores of remastered covers for Final Fantasy soundtracks, Mystic Quest has been mostly ignored. Until now.

Arranger Sean Schafianski loves the game, or at least its soundtrack. “The soundtrack to Final Fantasy Mystic Quest is a cult classic,” he says. “The blend of rock, jazz, and delightfully cheesy synths was probably the best part of the game!”

“As with the rest of the Remastered Tracks series, I wanted to stay as true to the original as possible, while still adding in some flair for a modern twist. Performers sometimes took the liberty of a solo here and there, but for the most part, this is the same soundtrack that we all fell in love with. I hope you enjoy this album as much as I did making it!”

Now, thanks to Schafianski, the Final Fantasy Mystic Quest Remastered Soundtrack is available for your listening pleasure on iTunes, Bandcamp and Spotify. Look for it there, or check below for a preview…

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