8-bit music could be better on NES/Famicom

Hey, music time!

This tune was created for C64 computer somewhere in July 1985. And you know what? It’s earlier than Super Mario Bros. released.

The techniques used in the song are shared with NES. There were some composers who did similar. Codemasters games come to mind and also Tim Baldwin and Jeroen Tel.

The Rob Hubbard’s – “Thing on a Spring” (C64, Commodore 64) sounds way superior than 1985th music of the NES.

Music chips were different on C64 and NES. I think the ability of C64 to play any type of waveform(square pulse, saw, triangle, noise) on each of the channels was so much better than the NES chip that had each channel for each type of waveform.

I wish NES/ Famicom had the same thing where each channel could play any type of waveform. That would lead to much more advanced and interesting music on NES/Famicom.

Lets go!

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Every Version of Castlevania “Vampire Killer”

I am a music lover. Konami brought many cool games and music in it. Castlevania became a classic and has a lot of games in the series. Vampire Killer is a very definitive tune for me as I heard it in childhood in the Vampire Killer on MSX. I did not owned MSX. It was my friend’s mom who worked at some place with computers and we sometime went there and played.

That’s such a great idea to gather all versions of the song in one place. I could not imagine there were so many. This song doesn’t even need covers because there are so many(50+) official versions of it!

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Fun anthem for the game!

Suraht singing a song over the music of The Guardian Legend. And it’s pretty fun! If anyone ever wanted to sing a song for The Guardian Legend now you know where you can find the lyrics 🙂

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The Guardian Returns guitar theme

The music loosely based and inspired by the music of the game. It mostly sounds different and on its own, but a few notes reminds you the game’s music.

This could be an actual soundtrack to some sequel or something. It has very Metroid’s music feeling. Something unexplored and unsettled. Like an abandoned city.

The actual music starts from 2:42. And when I listen to it feels too short. Just when I start gettin into the theme it just ends.

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Nostalgia song

Nice video. I have no idea what is the song about as it is in Spanish. But the video footage runs so much cool 80-90’s things, mostly retro games from various platforms. Spectrum, Amstrad, Atari, Commodore, Neo Geo, Nintendo, Sega, Azpiri, Royo, Erbe…

Super Mario Bros. 35th anniversary

Today is Super Mario Bros. 35th anniversary. The famous Famicom/NES game.

So I use this as an excuse to show this cool song “Rawest Forest” Reanimated Collab (SMRPG Music Video). It’s a collab on the original one with tons of artists do small parts of the original video. I am not a big fan of Mario so what I actually like is the song itself.

Also I saw this cute gif in the discussion

Super Mario Bros. 35th anniversary

And here is the song! Rawest Forest Reanimated Collab (SMRPG Music Video)

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Guardian Legend ending music with VRC7

We missed this one in 2019. Cutter Cross ported Guardian Legend ending music on VRC7 sound. I think the only game with VRC7 was Lagrange Point. It’s kinda impressive. Almost 16bit Sega sound on 8-bit Nintendo console.

If you still not understand. VRC7 is special Konami’s circuit that works on 8-bit Nintendo console! Making the sound so great it’s comparable to 16-bit Sega.

The result is quite nice. Check it out:

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