Arumana no Kiseki (The Miracle of Arumana) is a sidescrolling action game released by Konami in 1987 for the Famicom Disk System. The game bleeds Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. Seriously. Gameplay has similar bits and pieces from Castlevania and Bionic Commando but still sets itself apart as a nice little title. More importantly, the music is stellar and it’s what we would expect from the 8bit publishing giant. Composed by Kinuyo Yamashita and Kouji Murata.
Hey everyone James here (aka manovermars) and I’m pretty excited to share with everyone what I think is some cool news! As was mentioned in our Mitsume ga Tooru episode, I’ve started speed running games. Its something new I’m trying and it’s safe to say I’m addicted after earning my 1st World Record!
Mitsume ga Tooru might not have made a western appearance, but what’s not to love? The gameplay is simple, accessible, and challenging – but not in a frustrating ‘rage-quit’ way, we loved it. Honestly, the soundtrack is awesome and going to be a lot of fun to listen to together with you. Composer, Hiroyuki Iwatsuki, makes an appearance as well to provide some extra insight on the game and his career.
Hiroyuki Iwatsuki (Composer at Natsume)
Works: Mitsume ga Tooru, Choujin Sentai Jetman, Pocky & Rocky, Wild Guns
In this episode we have a healthy dose of video game music from a variety of different games, systems and composers. Join in as we discuss the music and explore the games in Expansion Pack XVII.