List of Chocobo media

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This article is about the game series starring Chocobo. For the character itself, see Chocobo.

The Chocobo series is a collection of video games published by Square, and later by Square Enix, featuring a recurring creature from the Final Fantasy series, the Chocobo, as the protagonist. The creature is a large and normally flightless bird which first appeared in Final Fantasy II and has been featured in almost all subsequent Final Fantasy games, as well as making cameo appearances in numerous other games. The Chocobo series of video games contains over 20 titles for video game consoles, mobile phones, and online platforms. These games include installments of the Mystery Dungeon series of roguelike video games, racing games, adventure games, and minigame collections. Although the various games of the series have different game styles and are generally unrelated except by their inclusion of a Chocobo as the main character, Square Enix considers them to be a distinct series.[1]

The first game in the series, Chocobo no Fushigina Dungeon, is a Mystery Dungeon game released in 1997, while the latest is Chocobo no Chocotto Nouen, a 2012 farming game for the GREE mobile platform. A new game in the series, Chocobo Racing 3D, was cancelled in 2013.[2] In addition to Square and Square Enix, the games have been developed by several other companies, including h.a.n.d., Bottle Cube, and Smile-Lab. Eight albums of music from Chocobo games have been produced and published by Square Enix, DigiCube, and Toshiba EMI, and an additional album of Chocobo-related music from both the Chocobo and Final Fantasy series, Compi de Chocobo, was released in 2013.

Games[edit]

Title Original release date

Japan

North America

PAL region

Chocobo no Fushigina Dungeon December 23, 1997[3] none none
Notes:
Chocobo's Dungeon 2 December 23, 1998[6] November 30, 1999[6] none
Notes:
  • Released on PlayStation
  • Developed and published by Square[6]
  • Originally released in Japan under the title Chocobo's Mysterious Dungeon 2 (チョコボの不思議なダンジョン2?, Chocobo no Fushigina Dungeon 2)
  • Part of the Mystery Dungeon series of roguelike video games
  • A WonderSwan Color version was planned but not released[4]
  • Also available on PlayStation Network (2010)[7]
Chocobo World February 11, 1999[8] January 25, 2000 (Windows)[9] February 18, 2000 (Windows)[10]
Notes:
  • Released on PocketStation
  • Developed and published by Square[8]
  • A minigame released as part of Final Fantasy VIII
  • Originally released in Japan under the title Let's Go Out Chocobo RPG (おでかけチョコボRPG?, Odekake Chokobo RPG)
  • Included in the Windows version of Final Fantasy VIII (2000)[9]
Chocobo Racing March 18, 1999[11] August 10, 1999[12] October 11, 1999[13]
Notes:
  • Released on PlayStation
  • Developed and published by Square[12]
  • A racing video game
  • Originally released in Japan under the title Chocobo Racing: Road to the Spirit World (チョコボレーシング 〜幻界へのロード〜?, Chokobo Rēshingu ~ Genkai e no Rōdo ~)
  • Included in the Chocobo Collection compilation release (1999, Japan)[14]
  • Also available on PlayStation Network (2009)[15]
Chocobo Stallion December 22, 1999[16] none none
Notes:
  • Released on PlayStation
  • Developed by ParityBit[16] and published by Square in the Chocobo Collection compilation release[14]
  • A Chocobo raising and racing simulation
  • Also available on PlayStation Network (2008)[17]
Dice de Chocobo December 22, 1999[14] none none
Notes:
  • Released on PlayStation
  • Developed by Denyusha[18] and published by Square in the Chocobo Collection compilation release[14]
  • A board game
  • Also available on Game Boy Advance (2002, as Chocobo Land: A Game of Dice)[19] and on PlayStation Network (2008)[20]
Hataraku Chocobo September 21, 2000[21] none none
Notes:
  • Released on WonderSwan Color
  • Developed and published by Square[21]
  • Title translates as Working Chocobo
  • A life simulation game
Dokodemo Chocobo May 24, 2002[22] none none
Notes:
  • Released on mobile phones
  • Developed and published by Square[22]
  • Title translates as Chocobo Anywhere
  • A two-part app; the first part is an adventure game, while in the second part items obtained in the first part can be used to decorate the standby screen of the phone.
Dokodemo Chocobo 2: Dasshutsu! Yūreisen May 23, 2003[23] none none
Notes:
  • Released on mobile phones
  • Developed and published by Square Enix[23]
  • Title translates as Chocobo Anywhere 2: Escape! Ghost Ship
  • Available for a different model of phone than Dokodemo Chocobo
  • A second part to the game with similar gameplay was released as a stand-alone download, titled Chocobo Anywhere 2.5: Infiltration! Ancient Ruin (2004)
Choco-Mate May 23, 2003[24] none none
Notes:
  • Released on mobile phones
  • Developed and published by Square Enix[24]
  • Social networking service for mobile phones
Dokodemo Chocobo 3: Taose! Niji Iro Daimaō May 19, 2004[25] none none
Notes:
  • Released on mobile phones
  • Developed and published by Square Enix[25]
  • Title translates as Chocobo Anywhere 3: Defeat! The Great Rainbow-Colored Demon
  • A two-part app like Dokodemo Chocobo 2 for a third model of phone
Chocobo de Mobile December 14, 2006[26] none none
Notes:
  • Released on mobile phones
  • Developed and published by Square Enix[26]
  • Mobile application featuring sports and other mini-games
Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales December 14, 2006[27] April 3, 2007[27] May 25, 2007[27]
Notes:
  • Released on Nintendo DS
  • Developed by h.a.n.d. and published by Square Enix[28]
  • Originally released in Japan under the title Chocobo and the Magic Picture Book (チョコボと魔法の絵本?, Chocobo to Mahō no Ehon)
  • An adventure game
Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon December 13, 2007[29] July 8, 2008[29] November 7, 2008[29]
Notes:
  • Released on Wii
  • Developed by h.a.n.d. and published by Square Enix[30]
  • Originally released in Japan under the title Chocobo's Mysterious Dungeon: The Labyrinth of Forgotten Time (チョコボの不思議なダンジョン 時忘れの迷宮?, Chocobo no Fushigina Dungeon: Toki Wasure no Meikyū)
  • Part of the Mystery Dungeon series of roguelike video games
Cid to Chocobo no Fushigi na Dungeon Toki Wasure no Meikyū DS+ October 30, 2008[31] none none
Notes:
  • Released on Nintendo DS
  • Developed by h.a.n.d. and published by Square Enix[28]
  • Title translates as Cid and Chocobo's Mysterious Dungeon: The Labyrinth of Forgotten Time DS+
  • Enhanced port of Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon
  • Part of the Mystery Dungeon series of roguelike video games
Chocobo to Mahō no Ehon: Majo to Shōjo to Gonin no Yūsha December 11, 2008[32] none none
Notes:
  • Released on Nintendo DS
  • Developed by h.a.n.d. and published by Square Enix[28]
  • Title translates as Chocobo and the Magic Picture Book: The Witch, the Girl, and the Five Heroes
  • Adventure game sequel to Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales
Chocobo Panic May 28, 2010[33] May 28, 2010[33] May 28, 2010[33]
Notes:
Chocobo's Crystal Tower June 29, 2010[34] November 2, 2010 (Facebook)[34] November 2, 2010 (Facebook)[34]
Notes:
  • Released on mobile phones
  • Developed by h.a.n.d. and published by Square Enix[34]
  • Originally released in Japan under the title Chocobo to Crystal no Tō (チョコボとクリスタルの塔 Chokobo to Kurisutaru no Tō?, lit. "Chocobo and the Crystal Tower")[34]
  • Additionally released as a Facebook app
  • A life simulation game
Chocobo no Chocotto Nouen December 19, 2012[35] none none
Notes:
  • Released on the GREE mobile platform
  • Developed by Smile-Lab and published by Square Enix[35]
  • Title translates as Chocobo's Chocotto Farm
  • A farming game

Music[edit]

Title Release date Length Label Ref.
Chocobo no Fushigina Dungeon Original Soundtrack December 21, 1997 1:11:37 DigiCube [36]
Chocobo no Fushigina Dungeon Coi Vanni Gialli February 5, 1998 40:52 DigiCube [37]
Chocobo no Fushigina Dungeon 2 Original Soundtrack January 21, 1999 1:05:40 DigiCube [38]
Chocobo Racing Original Soundtrack March 25, 1999 57:00 Square Enix [39]
The Best of Chocobo and the Magic Book Original Soundtrack March 25, 1999 26:16 Square Enix [40]
Chocobo and the Magic Books Original Soundtrack March 25, 1999 1:51:57 Square Enix [41]
Chocobo no Fushigina Dungeon Toki Wasure No Meikyuu: Door Crawl December 12, 2007 14:18 Toshiba EMI [42]
Chocobo no Fushigina Dungeon Toki Wasure No Meikyū Original Soundtrack January 23, 2008 1:16:01 Square Enix [43]
Compi de Chocobo September 21, 2013 2:13:01 Square Enix [44]

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