First up was FFA, now we’re moving on to SoM!
Today’s track is actually one of my favorites from Secret of Mana. When I was little I was terrible at the game (hey I was six and didn’t understand leveling!), and I couldn’t beat Fire Gigas no matter how hard I tried, so I just had to run around in the few beginning cities and have adventures. I swore that the Fire Gigas was probably the second to last boss or something. Oh naivety! Needless to say I never got Pandora fixed up at that time, so I had a lot of time to listen to this tune.
Rose and a Ghost – Hiroki Kikuta – Secret of Mana
It’s a really beautiful track, and it gives me this beautiful but abandoned feeling as though Pandora was a shell of what it used to be. And it was! Until I finally learned that spamming freeze on the Fire Gigas is a pretty good way to kill him, and I was finally able to rescue the poor town. I was probably like 8 by the time that happened, I had to give my Aunt back the cartridge and didn’t see it again for a long time.