22 May 2013

Episode 134: Castle Areas

The music from castle areas in video games is the topic of Episode 134.  Sometimes the music sounds majestic and royal, and sometimes it doesn't.  Brent and Rob also talk about muscles.  Full track listing below.



Game - Composer - Song - Company - Console - Year (North American release unless otherwise indicated)

Super Mario Bros. 3 - Koji Kondo - Saving the King - Nintendo - NES - 1990

Seiken Densetsu 3 - Hiroki Kikuta - Witchmakers - Square - Super Famicom - 1995

Socket - Fumito Tamayama, Yoko Suzuki, Shigenori Masuko, Yasuyuki Hamada - Special Zone 3 (Castle) - Vic Tokai - Genesis - 1994

Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals - Yasunori Shiono - The Strongest Man - Neverland/Natsume - SNES - 1996

Castlevania II: Simon's Quest - Kenichi Matsubara - Within These Castle Walls (Castle BGM) - Konami - NES - 1988

Arcana - Jun Ishikawa, Hirokazu Ando - Dark Castle Bintel - HAL - SNES - 1992

Ys III: Wanderers from Ys - Mieko Ishikawa - Valestein Castle - Riot - Genesis - 1991

Alcahest - Jun Ishikawa - Castle - Square - Super Famicom - 1993

Realm - unknown - Castle on the Sea - Flair Software/Titus Software - SNES - 1996

Chrono Trigger - Yasunori Mitsuda - Courage and Pride (Guardia Castle) - Square - SNES - 1995

Marvel Super Heroes in War of the Gems - Takane Okubo, Katsunari Kitajima - Dr. Doom's Castle - Capcom - SNES - 1996

Soul Blazer - Yukihide Takekawa - Underground Castle - Quintet/Enix - Super Nintendo - 1992

Final Fantasy II - Nobuo Uematsu - Castle Pandemonium - Square - Famicom - 1988

Castlevania Legends - Kaoru Okada, Youichi Iwata - Inside the Castle (Stage 2) - Konami - Game Boy - 1998

Fire Emblem: Seisen no Keifu - Yuka Tsujiyoko, Kenichi Nishimaki (?) - New Thracia Castle - Nintendo - Super Famicom - 1996

4 comments:

  1. Castle tunes during the 8-bit and 16-bit days were okay, but I prefer the ones during the 32-bit era more. My favorites were from games like:

    Wild Arms (http://youtu.be/gAy6qk8rl5I)
    Suikoden (http://youtu.be/hLUUhtoQ-Bs)
    Final Fantasy Tactics (http://youtu.be/fU7BJjrp2xg)
    Breath of Fire 3 (http://youtu.be/DjV-8-EpMJ0)
    Legend of Mana (http://youtu.be/rCfa3AZ7tDM)

    And many more. Sorry to go off topic guys.

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  2. Hey guys,

    I don't know if that first Rob tune from SMB3 qualifies as a castle song, not that it isn't a great tune. it plays after you beat a world boss and you are falling through the sky with the sceptre you get from the boss.

    It changes to another song when you're actually in the casle.

    Just nitpicking though because it's always been one of my favorite bits from that game. Great episode as usual!

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    1. Kenny - check out this video

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yae_q5HyiAc

      Go to 11:33. you will see toad bawling his poor little eyes out while the king scratches a flea from behind his ear. And it happens in the castle. The music also plays after you beat the boss.

      Thanks for the almost catch ;)

      F SWITCH

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    2. Ouch, I got SONNED

      I'll just be over here with my foot in my mouth

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