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

Video Game  -  Action | Adventure | Drama  -  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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Approximately 2.6 million copies were shipped over the game's opening weekend. See more »


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

After completing the game, and watching the credits, a code may be entered to play blackjack against the computer-- a reference, possibly, to Final Fantasy VI's airship (the "Blackjack"). See more »


References Final Fantasy II (1991) See more »


Ancient Music version of FU - RU - SA - TO
Composed by Nobuo Uematsu
Sound Programmer: Kenichi Funayama
Manipulator: Hidenobu Otsuki (as Hidenobu "Kalta" Ohtsuki)
Recording Engineer: Hidenobu Otsuki (as Hidenobu "Kalta" Ohtsuki)
Arranger: Kunihiko Kurosawa
Performed by Kunihiko Kurosawa, Haruo Kondo
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An Epic Masterpiece.
19 March 2004 | by (Brooklyn, New York) – See all my reviews

When this first came out I didn't think about buying it but seeing it was a Final Fantasy game. I had to. Let me describe how incredible this game is.

The Gameplay: Like all the FF games the control scheme is not hard to learn. Is just awesome, One of the finest RPG gameplay I have ever had the chance to experience. 10/10

Story: Amazing. The plot starts out good in the beginning but the more you progress through the game the better story gets with wonderful characters that you get attach to deeply, nice character development, a lot of humor, drama and self discovery elements thrown in there too. 10/10

Graphics: Beautiful and Outstanding. Clearly the greatest to ever grace the PSX. It truly captures your attention and imagination. Is just Breathtaking to look at. 10/10

Music: Squaresoft truly knows how to put magnificent music in there games. This soundtrack gives this game more of a epic feel to it. Thats why FFIX is a work of art. 10/10

Replay Value: (Depends on what you like to do) If you love RPG games you will definiteley like to go through that experience all over again especially with everything I mention above. 8/10

Overall: What more can I say. This was the game that made love RPG's all over again, not since Chrono Trigger was I blown away by a RPG game. This game clearly is better than FFVII and FFVIII, also the second greatest PSX game ever made. If you haven't had the chance to experience this wonderful gem, go out right now to your nearest videogame store and buy this because this is definiteley a keeper for any true gamer. (10/10 and A+)

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