Final Fantasy IX (2000)
"Fainaru fantajî IX" (original title)

Video Game  |  Adventure, Drama, Fantasy  |  7 July 2000 (Japan)
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When bandits try to kidnap the princess, they discover that it's the princess who wants to be kidnapped. But they are chased by an evil queen and an even more powerful entity.


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A band of thieves are hired to kidnap Princess Garnet of Alexandria. After they succeed, they end up becoming her guardians. And while protecting the fair Princess from a powerful evil...they hold the fate of the world in their hands. Play along on the epic journey filled with danger, mystery, war and love. Written by Robert C. Edwards Jr.

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The crystal comes back.


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Release Date:

7 July 2000 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Final Fantasy 9  »

Box Office


JPY 4,000,000,000 (estimated)

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1.33 : 1
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Steiner is the only human playable character (apart from Beatrix) See more »


[first lines]
Zidane: Sure is dark... Guess nobody's here yet...
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Crazy Credits

Various CGI scenes from the game are shown in the background throughout the ending credits. See more »


Referenced in Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call (2014) See more »


Melodies of Life
Vocals by Emiko Shiratori (English and Japanese versions)
Composed by Nobuo Uematsu
Lyrics by Ciomi
English Translation: Kako Someya, Alexander O. Smith
Arranger: Shiro Hamaguchi (as Shirou Hamaguchi)
Producer: Nobuo Uematsu
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Fave game ever
10 August 2002 | by (Northern Ireland) – See all my reviews

I haven't even finished this game yet and I already know it's my favourite. What I love most is the great relationships between the characters, especially Garnet/Dagger and Zidane. I got really attached to the good guy characters, and I know that I'll be sad when the whole thing is finished.

The tale of good vs. evil is so gripping here I can't express how exciting and wonderful it is. I absolutely love the music, especially Garnet/Dagger's beautifully melancholy vocal theme - it's enough to make you cry if you get too attached (like me).

In my humble opinion, so long as the writing and music of these games keeps up a standard such as this then the series will live for a long time. I reckon they should remake the first few of the series as well, so that todays gamers can see what it was like in the early days but with better graphics etc.....

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