Tag Archives: NES

Dragon Fighter – PA86

The third Natsume NES/Famicom spotlight on the show features music from another strong composer. Dragon Fighter is a side scrolling action platformer, released for the Famicom in Japan in 1990, developed by Natsume and published by Towa Chiki. In 1992 the game was brought to the North American audience by a company called SOFEL Corp. Using… Read More »

Arumana no Kiseki – PA79

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… Read More »

Mitsume ga Tooru with guest Hiroyuki Iwatsuki – PA78

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… Read More »

Journey to Silius – PA64

In this episode we (once again) have composer Naoki Kodaka in all his Sunsoft glory with Journey to Silius (aka [rʌf] World) for the NES/Famicom. This game has all the signs of what makes an NES title remembered as “classic.” And it’s dark visuals, gritty sound, and revenge-focused story draw their own highlights in the ocean of titles on the platform. Join… Read More »

Falsion – PA51

Back in episode 24 we covered an amazing Konami game for the Famicom Disk System titled Ai Senshi Nicol. Today we are covering another 1987 Konami game for the Famicom Disk System titled Falsion and you’re in for quite an auditory ride. This Japan-only released game has an excellent soundtrack and we couldn’t help but… Read More »