|"Battle 1" from the Nintendo DS version of Final Fantasy III.|
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- “The main battle theme of FFIII. After the traditional intro of all the early FF battle songs, its melody grows as brave as the heroes who fought to its strains.”
- —Theatrhythm Final Fantasy description
"Battle 1" is first heard at the forced encounter against the Goblins at Altar Cave. After that, it is the battle theme for every random encounter in the game. This this track is number 3 in the Final Fantasy III Original Sound Version, the first soundtrack of Final Fantasy III.
As with the rest of the soundtrack, "Battle 1" was remastered by Nobuo Uematsu for the Nintendo DS release of Final Fantasy III, was released as part of the Final Fantasy III Original Soundtrack, of which it is the fourth track.
An arrangement of this theme by Tsuyoshi Sekito labeled "Battle 1 -arrange-" from FINAL FANTASY III" appears in the prequel to Dissidia as a battle theme.
"Battle 1" recurs in this game, again as a Battle Music Sequence, but this time it is available outside of downloadable content.
Arrangement Album AppearancesEdit
"The Rocking Grounds" is an hard rock rearrangement of "Battle 1" that serves as the very first track of the the Black Mages' second studio album.
"Battle 1" is included in the piano "Battle Medley [FINAL FANTASY I/II/III]". It was arranged by Hiroyuki Nakayama and is the ninth track of the album.
LIVE "Above The Sky"Edit
The Black Mages' "Rocking Grounds" was the first song performed at their 2005 concerts at Club Citta in Kawasaki City, Japan and Namba Hatch in Osaka City, Japan.
The Black Mages performed "Rocking Grounds" at this concert at the Gibson Amphitheater - Los Angeles, California, United States of America, in May 16th, 2005. It was the eight song of the concert's line-up.
Compilation Album appearancesEdit
"Battle 1 ~ Fanfare" is included on the second disc of this collector's edition set. The track includes the battle theme and the victory fanfare.
Appearances outside Final Fantasy MediaEdit
An electric-guitar arrangement of "Battle 1" is included in this crossover between Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest for the PlayStation Portable. During the introduction, its background is similar to the remastered of "Battle 1" for the Nintendo DS release of Final Fantasy III.