Final Fantasy VII [Model SLPS-00700~2]

The Sony PlayStation Game by Square Co., Ltd.

Not emulated in MAME

DESCRIPTION

[CONSOLE] Sony PlayStation Game

Final Fantasy VII © 1997 Square Co., Ltd.


Explore a world of black destruction -- and unimaginable beauty. Wander through dripping sewers, abandoned towns, ancient forests. Bustling cities stand high above the slums they have created on a plate supported by pillars, forever shunning the poverty and ruination from view. Despite the yet-untouched breathtaking splendor on the outskirts of the planet or the candy-colored, plastic facade of the Las Vegas-style commerce center, this is a world without hope of tomorrow. The mega-conglomerate Shinra, Inc. has a stranglehold over the planet's natural resources through their Mako Reactors, which permanently leach the essential life-force from the land. A few rebel groups have been formed to fight these sinister forces. The most powerful of these groups, AVALANCHE, includes some of the strongest, cleverest and most passionate fighters the world has seen, all of whom have lost something of personal value to the evil corporation or perhaps have suffered even greater indignities. With the addition of their newest member, Cloud Strife, a former Shinra SOLDIER, AVALANCHE may just be primed to win back control of the world.

Playing primarily as Cloud, you have the starring role in an epic saga that spans 3 CDs of gameplay -- and will call on both your physical and mental powers. Prepare for terrorism, cross-dressing, a train graveyard, a city-sized amusement park, fortune-telling, animal racing, stealing, snowboarding, and the fight of Cloud's life, which will take you deep inside the planet. You will travel to the bitterest frozen tundra, an exotic island resort, an ancient forest, a village made of giant bones, numerous caves, and Cloud's hometown. Oh, and if you start to hear voices in your head, don't fret -- you're right on course. Suffering from partial amnesia as a result of a horrible event in his past, Cloud is also searching for his childhood hero, the legendary Sephiroth, who seems to have disappeared off the face of the planet.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

CD1 ID: SLPS-00700
CD2 ID: SLPS-00701
CD3 ID: SLPS-00702

TRIVIA

Released on January 31, 1997 in Japan.

Export releases:
usa "Final Fantasy VII [Model SCUS-94163]"

STAFF

Square
Producer: Hironobu Sakaguchi
Director: Yoshinori Kitase
Music Composer: Nobuo Uematsu
Main Programmer: Ken Narita
Character Director & Battle Visual Director: Tetsuya Nomura
Art Director: Yusuke Naora
Image Illustrator: Yoshitaka Amano
CG Supervisor: Kazuyuki Hashimoto
Movie Director: Motonori Sakakibara
Character Modelling Director: Tomohiro Kayano
Battle Effect Director: Hirokatsu Sasaki
Special Magic Effect Director: Shintaro Takai
Battle Stage Director: Akira Fujii
Outside Contractor Coordinator: Hiroyoshi Hamada
Graphic Outside Contractor Art Director: Hitoshi Sasaki
Animation Director: Hidetoshi Omori
Battle Plan Director: Yasushi Matsumura
Map Plan Director: Hidetoshi Kezuka
Map Plan Co-directors: Takeshi Endo, Motoharu Tanaka, Masato Yagi
Main Character Modeler: Hiroshi Arai
Battle Programmer: Hiroshi Harata
Character Programmer: Hiroshi Kawai
CD & Movie Programmer: Shun Moriya
Sound Programmer: Minoru Akao
Sound Engineer: Eiji Nakamura
MA & Recording Engineer: Kenji Nagashima
Story by: Yoshinori Kitase, Kazushige Nojima
Based on the story by: Tetsuya Nomura, Hironobu Sakaguchi
Executive Producers: Tetsuo Mizuno, Tomoyuki Takechi

Field Section
Programmer: Keizo Kokubo
Event Planner: Kazushige Nojima, Keisuke Matsuhara, Hiroki Chiba, Motomu Toriyama, Jun Akiyama, Kazuhiko Yoshioka, Hideshi Kyonen, Kazuhiko Aoki
Special Thanks: Takashi Tokita, Masato Kato
Map Planner: Masaru Oka, Naoya Kawahira, Satoru Tsuji, Toshio Kurihara, Junko Iriguchi, Masashi Nakata, Ryo Tsurumaki
Concept Art by: Tetsuya Takahashi, Takayuki Ohdachi
Background Designers: Matsuzo Itakura, Kenzo Kanzaki, Kazuyuki Ikumori, Yukio Nakatani, Takeshi Okui, Hiroshi Matsuyama, Kazushi Urata, Yasunori Higuchi, Masaaki Hayashi
Sub-Character & Character Texture Designer: Kazuhiro Ookawa
Assistant Character Designer: Fumi Nakashima
Character Modeler: Takanari Tajima, Murasaki Iriguchi, Hiroyuki Hoshino
Character Animator: Norihiro Takami, Tatsuo Heianzan

Battle Section
Programmer: Akihiro Yamaguchi, Kazumasa Fuseya
CG Programmer: Masaharu Inoue
Planner: Takayoshi Nakazato, Goro Ohashi, Masahiro Kataoka, Takatsugu Nakazawa
Special Thanks: Toshiaki Suzuki
Monster Modeler: Kouichi Ebe, Yoshio Yamakawa, Hiroto Yamamoto
Character Animator: Tatsuya Kando, Kuniharu Takeuchi, Go Kikuchi
Monster Designers: Shin Nagasawa, Tetsu Tsukamoto
Battle Stage Designers: Hideyuki Matsumoto, Jun Matsuo, Takaharu Matsuo, Kyuji Kawase, Masahide Tanaka
2D Animetor: Kenichiro Okamoto, Hiroyuki Yotsuji

Magic Effects Section
Graphic Designer: Yoichi Tanaka, Hiroyuki Ikeda, Kunio Asahara
Programmer: Kentarow Yasui, Shin-Ichi Aoyama, Mitsuo Yoshioka

World Map Section
Planner: Masato Yagi
Programmer: Yasuo Kuwahara
Graphic Designer: Hideyuki Matsumoto
Effect Designer: Takayuki Ohdachi

Chocobo Race Section
Programmer: Keitarou Adachi
Graphic Designer: Ryotaro Takahashi
Planner: Hiroki Chiba
Condor War Section
Programmer: Ryo Muto
Graphic Designer: Hiroyuki Yotsuji
Planner: Kazuhiko Yoshioka
Submarine Chase Section
Programmer: Shinichi Tanaka
Graphic Designer: Hiroyuki Yotsuji, Takeshi Sanda
Planner: Motomu Toriyama

Highway & Roller Coaster Section
Programmer: Tatsuya Yoshinari
Graphic Designer: Takeshi Sanda
Planner: Keisuke Matsuhara

Snowboard Section
Programmer: Tadamichi Obinata
Graphic Designer: Daiki Komatsu
Planner: Jun Akiyama

CG Movie Section
Field CG & Movie Designer: Hiroyuki Honda, Yoshinori Moriizumi, Kanako Aoki, Yuko Akiyama, Ayako Kuroda
Movie Engineer: Motohisa Adachi, Ryusuke Sasaki
Banpresto Co., Ltd.: Tadao Odaka, Koji Tanaka, Koji Kobayashi, Keiko Imamura, Takeshi Yamazoe, Kazutoshi Sakai, Daisuke Shigeta

Battle CG Support
Monster Animators: Masateru Suzuki, Kenji Kadonishi, Kouichirou Soeda, Yousuke Asahara, Junichi Murata, Hiroyuki Hamada, Reina Ikeda, Ikuyo Yoshida, Mari Miyamoto, Nobuhiko Imai, Yusuke Tanaka, Yukimasa Nakauchi, Manabu Inokuchi, Makoto Yagishita, Kyoko Muramatsu
Monster Modeling: Yuki Kawaguchi, Yoshihiro Takeshita, Eri Masuda, Yoshiyuki Oku, Kumi Kanai, Hideo Kubota, Norikazu Sato, Takuya Tsunakawa
Sound Effect: Yoshitaka Hirota, Mutsuhiro Iwadate, Yuichiro Mori, Yoshikuni Nakamura

Sephiroth Choir
Soprano: Matsue Fukushima, Minae Fujisaki
Alto: Kazuko Nakano, Saki Ono
Tenor: Toru Tabei, Daisuke Hara
Bass: Toshizumi Sakai, Masashi Hamauzu

Excerpts From "The Creation"
Composed by: Franz Joseph Haydn
Soprano: Minae Fujisaki
Tenor: Daisuke Hara
Synthesizer: Masashi Hamauzu

CG Outside Contractors - Field & Movie Section
Links Corporation: Hiroyuki Seshita, Kouzi Ichiyama, Ikuo Nishii, Tatsuya Ezaki, Yoshihisa Hirano, Hiroshi Kamohara, Michiko Kanno, Natsuyo Kobayashi, Kaori Saitoh, Sigeko Sogame, Miki Saitoh, Sanae Nakanishi, Keiichi Abe, Teruyuki Nagoshi, Terushige Watanabe, Kunihiko Mohara, Amoe Hosogai, Sachiko Yoshida, Makiko Mizushima, Atsushi Funabashi, Yuuichiro Mouri
Milai Corporation: Masanori Usuba, Satoko Matsuda, Masahisa Kaneko, Hajime Hikada, Kazuhiko Konta, Miku Kayama, Tsugio Yamamura, Yasuhiro Sugitani
Pixy Corporation: Akiko Ige, Masanori Ikeda, Akihiro Tsuchiya, Jun Terai
Image Corporation: Kouichi Ishiwata, Fumihiro Otsuki, Yousuke Okayama, Isao Tokunaga, Toshiyasu Shimada, Kazuhiro Kinpara, Jeongtae Kim, Noriaki Kato, Daisuke Miura, Masaaki Tanabe, Junko Anzai, Yasuhiro Tezuka
Wilco Japan Inc.: Hideaki Noguchi, Sakiko Aoki, Yukihiro Shibamoto, Kaori Nagasaki, Makoto Sugawara, Tamotsu Machida, Hiromi Takahashi
Omnibus Japan: Yoichi Harato, Mitsugu Kobayashi, Haruo Koyama, Jyunji Munekata, Michitaka Sato, Aritsune Kawamura, Taro Ibusuki, Kazushi Sugawara, Tetsuo Kojima, Akira Watanabe, Tetsuji Nakaoka, Naoko Hatsukari, Mae Hirose, Kenji Ogura, Hidekazu Miyake, Katsuyuki Amano, Kensuke Tanabe, Satoshi Takagi, Seichi Tanaka, Mami Kojima, Tomohiko Syuto, Yuki Masuda, Hiroshi Murakami, Hiroyuki Morohoshi, Hanako Kido, Yuichi Morio

Monster Model Support
NHK Enterprise 21: Masayoshi Obata

Field Design Support
Atelier Musa: Shigemi Ikeda
Kusanagi: Nobuhito Sue, Hiromi Kariya
Umigame Jimusho Corporation: Hiroyuki Hayashi
Algo-Nicus: Shunichi Baba, Yukitomo Watanabe

2D Animation Support
Studio Gazelle, Inc.: Ikuo Sato, Yoshikazu Samura, Shuji Miyata, Hideki Watanabe, Shinsaku Kozuma, Yusuke Yamamo, Yasuyuki Noda

Square
Sound Engineer for Additional Movie: Tak Ogawa
Recording Engineer for Additional Movie: Masayoshi Okawa
Special Thanks: Kazuhiko Torishima, Hideo Yoshikura, Toshimasa Takahashi, Yu Kondo, Izumi Kawanishi, Makoto Tanaka, Masayoshi Yanaka, Yoshiaki Nakayama, Teiji Yutaka, Toyoshi Okada, Kaoru Yamanoue, Aiko Ito
Quality Assurance: Hiromi Masuda, Tsuyoshi Fusano, Yoshi Shibano, Miki Ito, Yuji Saito, Yuki Hasegawa
Publicity Producers: Shinji Hashimoto, Tadashi Nomura, Kiyotaka Sousui
Executive Producers: Tetsuo Mizuno, Tomoyuki Takechi

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