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Final Fantasy’s Tale

March 1, 2022

TCW Podcast Episode 157- Final Fantasy's Tale

 

We look at a game franchise that spans fifteen titles and is still growing strong! Final Fantasy has a deep history with many influences and creative talent coming together to create a game of somber mystery and wonder. Final Fantasy had themes drawn from Conan the Barbarian, Elric of Melniboné,  rock music, and the art of Toshitaka Amano. With the help of the programming talents of Nasir Gebelli, the game was able to do things that even Dragon Quest, released a year earlier, was unable to accomplish. The game was released with four hundred thousand copies in Japan and met with modest success leading to the development of further titles. Listen and discover the history and wonder of Final Fantasy!

 

Ultraman EP1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLf_yMPu6gw

Astro Boy EP1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpwbNYFvZy4

Guin Saga Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guin_Saga

Elric of Melniboné Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elric_of_Melnibon%C3%A9

Robert E. Howard Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_E._Howard

Why you Should Read Conan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2_y7zHNEZw
Thundar the Barbarian: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_4HBH6Z-Iw

The Broken Sword Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Broken_Sword

Gorgon Apple II: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJa5JdvwFBI

Space Eggs Apple II: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-DRyEptDjg

The 3-D Battles of World Runner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTbH25YNxE4

Rad Racer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfBXm8rux4Y

Dragon Quest Famicom and Dragon Warrior NES: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VWD1IKRXBo

Final Fantasy 1 Magic: http://www.fforigins.com/ff1/magic/index.html
YOSHITAKA AMANO & FINAL FANTASY: A LASTING LEGACY: https://sabukaru.online/articles/yoshitaka-amano-final-fantasy-a-lasting-legacy

Final Fantasy 1 Concept Art: https://www.ffcompendium.com/h/ff1monsterimages.shtml

Dragon Quest IV Balloon Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDQK9A2xIpY

Final Fantasy 1 Airship Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjDIZVOJLho

Final Fantasy 1 Battle Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1dhk-H11Uc

Dragon Quest 1 Overworld Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9vJbdIUsdc

Dragon Quest 1 Castle Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWIXb677sYk

Final Fantasy 1 Intro, Garland, and Bridge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wwp-8m0ig8

 

TCW 011 - The Genesis of JRPGs: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/the-genesis-of-jrpgs/

TCW 053 - The History and Merger of Enix and Square: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/the-history-and-merger-of-enix-and-square/

TCW 071 - A Story of Brøderbund!: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/a-story-of%c2%a0br%c3%b8derbund/

TCW 072 - The MYSTeries of Brøderbund!: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/the-mysteries-of-br%c3%b8derbund/

TCW 074 - The Japanese PC Industry: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/the-japanese-pc-industry/

TCW 143 - The Prophet of the Avatar: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/the-prophet-of-the-avatar/

 

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Alex's Video Game History Blog: http://videogamehistorian.wordpress.com

Alex's book is available for preorder and should be released through CRC Press in December 2019: http://bit.ly/TCWBOOK1

 

 

Intro Music: Josh Woodward - Airplane Mode -  Music - "Airplane Mode" by Josh Woodward. Free download:http://joshwoodward.com/song/AirplaneMode 

Outro Music: RolemMusic - Bacterial Love - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic/Pop_Singles_Compilation_2014/01_rolemusic_-_bacterial_love 

 

Copyright: Attribution: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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