PixelTunes Radio VGM Podcast – Episode 72


****PLEASE NOTE: Due to the nature of how this episode is mixed, it may create phase cancellation. We suggest listening via stereo and not mono for the best sound performance possible. ****

Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse, known as Akumaj┼Ź Densetsu in Japan, was the final and most impressive Castlevania game to be released on the NES and Famicom. Most fans in North America and Europe enjoyed a fantastic soundtrack composed by Yoshinori Sasaki, Jun Funahashi, Yukie Morimoto, and Hidenori Maezawa. Japanese fans were treated to something entirely different; an enhanced version of the soundtrack made possible by Konami’s VRC6 memory chip, developed in part by Maezawa.

In today’s episode, Mike and Ed pit the NES and Famicom versions of specially selected tracks head-to-head and ask the question: which one is the best? The answers may not be what you’re expecting!

Thanks to Nathan for sending in today’s PixelChat question. Want to ask Mike and Ed a question of your own? Send an email to [email protected]!

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The Tracklist:
Akumajo Densetsu (Famicom, 1989)
Castlevania 3: Dracula’s Curse (NES, 1990)
Developed and Published by Konami
Composed by Yoshinori Sasaki, Jun Funahashi, Yukie Morimoto, and Hidenori Maezawa

New Determination: Prelude

Clockwork (Clock Tower Stage)

Mad Forest (Forest Stage)

Stream (Aqueduct Stage)

Escape from Underground: Aquarius (Sunken City Stage)

Deja Vu-Vampire Killer- (Dracula Castle Main Building)

Overture (Last Stage Boss)

Big Battle 1 (Very Last Boss BGM)

Evergreen (Ending Story)

Flashback (Cast)

About PixelTunesRadio

PixelTunes Radio is a celebration of video game music in an hour long (give or take a few minutes) podcast format. Created by Ed (Ruiner9) Wilson and Michael (Miketendo) Levy, the concept is simple: every two weeks a new episode with a different theme is released. There's tons of colorful commentary, awesome video game music and of course, hilarious gamer-related fake commercials to enjoy. Please make sure to also download our podcast on iTunes and also on Youtube.com/dongled for a video-streaming option.
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