Final Fantasy IX 20th Anniversary

Classic PlayStation role-playing game Final Fantasy IX celebrates its 20th anniversary today -- a grim reminder to the Push Square staff of just how old we are. The immaculate Squaresoft title first launched in Japan on the 7th July 2000, and if you're looking for a charming turn based adventure, Final Fantasy IX still holds up here in 2020.

Many a Final Fantasy fan will tell you that it's one of the best entries in the beloved series -- if not the best -- and we're inclined to agree. The characters, the world, and the gameplay mechanics all come together to create a truly memorable journey. And of course, the title features one of the best musical scores we've ever heard.

And with that, we gladly wish Final Fantasy IX a happy birthday. Does it hold a special place in your heart? Kidnap a princess in the comments section below.