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.
The FDS isn’t a stranger to the show. We’ve also covered both Ai Senshi Nicol and Falsion before but there’s something so special about the extra channel accompanying the NES sound hardware we can’t resist talking about it again. During the show we listened to the different waveforms of the Ricoh 2C33 in the second tune. Here’s a quick look on each one in order of appearance.
The waveform of each FDS instrument in Stage 1, 4, 6
Arumana no Kiseki (アルマナの奇跡) Konami, 1987
Composed by Kinuyo Yamashita and Kouji Murata
- 0:00:07 Opening
- 0:03:42 Stage 1, 4, 6
- 0:10:22 Boss Theme 1
- 0:16:57 Stage 2, 3
- 0:27:13 Stage 5
- 0:36:00 Boss Theme II
- 0:38:17 Ending
- 0:43:58 Stage 1, 4, 6 (Remix using VRC6 by Shimoine)
Check out the game in action during Bryan’s stream session: Arumana no Kiseki (アルマナの奇跡) FDS
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