|"The Altar Cave" from the Nintendo DS release of Final Fantasy III|
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- “Anticipation and anxiety battle in this mysterious song that plays in the caves home to the five Crystals of FFIII: Wind, Fire, Water, Metal, and Earth.”
- —Theatrhythm Final Fantasy description
"The Altar Cave" (クリスタルのある洞窟, Kurisutaru no aru Dōkutsu?, lit. "Cave Where the Crystal Is"), also widely known as "Crystal Cave", is a background theme from Final Fantasy III. It was composed by Nobuo Uematsu.
"The Altar Cave" is the second theme heard in the game and the second track of the game's Original Sound Version, right after the introduction. As its name implies, it is the background theme for the dungeons where the Crystals can be found: Altar Cave, Molten Cave, Cave of Tides, Goldor Manor and the Ancients' Maze.
As with the rest of the soundtrack, "The Altar Cave" was remastered by Nobuo Uematsu for the Nintendo DS release of Final Fantasy III, was was released as part of the Final Fantasy III Original Soundtrack, of which it is the fourth track.
A remix of this song will be featured in Patch 2.1 A Realm Awoken and it will play in the Crystal Tower dungeon.
"Crystal Cave" is a bonus Field Music Sequence available as Downloadable Content.
Arrangement Album appearancesEdit
"The Altar Cave" is part of the "The Evil Power of the Underworld" track, the first in the album. It was arranged by Nobuo Uematsu and the narration was performed by Jeff Levy.
An arrangement of "The Altar Cave" by Hiroyuki Nakayama is included in this album of piano arrangements. It is the eleventh track of the album.