|The original Famicom version of "Matoya's Cave"|
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- “One of the dungeon themes from the original FF. The surprisingly cheerful melody thrills with the promise of great adventure. It is still a fan favourite today.”
- —Theatrhythm Final Fantasy description
"Matoya's Cave" is used as the background theme for its eponymous location and various caverns of the game, including Mount Duergar; the Sage's Cave; the Cavern of Ice; the Dragon Caves and the Waterfall Cavern. It is the seventh track of the All Sounds of Final Fantasy I & II album.
"Matoya's Cave" was arranged by Nobuo Uematsu for the Wonderswan Color release of Final Fantasy, and this version has been used in all subsequent ports and remakes. It is the seventeenth track of Final Fantasy's original soundtrack.
An arrangement of "Matoya's Cave" by Tsuyoshi Sekito appears in 012 as "Matoya's Cave -arrange- from FINAL FANTASY I". It is the representative location theme for Final Fantasy, and plays in select gateways of Confessions of the Creator. It also serves as the Warrior of Light's dungeon theme. It is the second track of the original soundtrack's first disc.
Arrangement album appearancesEdit
"Matoya's Cave" is part of the Symphonic Suite Final Fantasy's "SCENE III", performed by the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Katsuhisa Hattori on the 20th of May of 1994.
"Au palais de verre" ("At the Glass Palace") is a vocal arrangement of "Matoya's Cave", featured in the music album Final Fantasy: Pray and performed by Risa Ohki. It is sung in French and is the eighth track of the album.
"Matoya's Cave" was recorded as an instrumental rock tune (featuring a peculiar blues interlude performed by Kenichiro Fukui) for The Black Mages' second studio album. It is the sixth track of the album.
"Matoya's Cave" is the third track on the Guitar Solo Final Fantasy Official Best Collection album, which consists entirely of solo classical guitar arrangements of tracks from the Final Fantasy main series, performed by Yuji Sekiguchi.
A piano arranged version of the theme by Hiroyuki Nakayama appears on this album. It is the fifth track of the album.
The song appears in the SQ Chips VILLAGE/VANGUARD Customer Bonus CD of the 8-bit arrangement album featuring tracks from several Square Enix games. It is the sixth track in the bonus CD.
"Cafe SQ: FINAL FANTASY "Matoya's Cave" / Deadball P" appears on this arrangement album, with music arranged to the theme of music that would play in a cafe.
"THE BLACK MAGES" LIVEEdit
The Black Mages's arrangement of "Matoya's Cave" from their second album was introduced on these 2003 live concerts that took place at Shibuya-AX and Kanagawa University. It was the sixth song of the line-up.
"Matoya's Cave" was one of the themes included in the Final Fantasy - Final Fantasy III medley, performed by the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra at the Tokyo International Forum on February 20th, 2002. The medley is the fifth song of the line-up and the fifth track of the concerts' recording.
The orchestral medley of Final Fantasy to Final Fantasy III music from 20020220 was part of the performances of this concert tour throughout the USA in 2005. It was the eleventh song of the line-up.
The 2002 medley of Final Fantasy to Final Fantasy III music, which included "Matoya's Cave", was included in the first Distant Worlds concert tour.
It is the seventh song of the concert's line-up and the seventh track of the concert's recording at the Stockholm Concert Hall in Stockholm, Sweden, on December 4th, 2007.
An adaptation of 20020220's medley titled "FINAL FANTASY I-III Medley 2010" was included in this concert conducted by Arnie Roth and performed by the Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra is present on the third Distant Worlds album. It was originally performed in Tokyo in November 2010.
Compilation Album appearancesEdit
An unreleased version of "Matoya's Cave" is included on this mini album as its last track.
"Scene III" from Symphonic Suite Final Fantasy was included in this album of remixes of themes from Final Fantasy titles as its first track.
The aforementioned unreleased version of "Matoya's Cave" is included in this album as its ninth track.
"Matoya's Cave" was released as the thirteenth track of this collection of themes present n the Dear Friends -Music from Final Fantasy- concert tour.
"Matoya's Cave" is included on the second disc of this collector's edition set.