I was a Nintendo kid growing up - back then I never had the honor of playing any Playstation games, so Final Fantasy VII is actually a more recent experience for me. The amazing thing about this game is that even though I didn’t grow up with it, it feels nostalgic and magical. I played it for the first time four years ago, and it absorbed me in the way a SNES console might to an eight year-old. I wanted to fuse my love of my childhood with the projected sense of child-like wonder FFVII gave me by creating an 8-bit inspired track of one of my favorite tunes from the first disk. Although I did cheat a little bit - in that it’s not authentically '8-bit (more than three voices, augmentation of pure square/sine/triangle waves, etc.)’ - I hope the sentiment isn’t taken away from the listener.