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 the driver by Iku Mizutani, composer Kouichi Yamanishi delivers a similar style that retains everything we love about the Natsume sound. Join us as we listen to the music of Dragon Fighter on Nintendo’s 8 bit powerhouse.
- 0:00:09 The Frozen Battle
- 0:07:30 Don’t Disturb
- 0:14:17 In to the Depth
- 0:30:33 Can You Chain Up
- 0:32:38 Initiative of a Ghost
- 0:37:09 Boss 1
- 0:38:52 Boss 2
- 0:46:50 The Dragon Fighter
- 0:54:02 Ending
…other Natsume featured episodes:
Episode 78 – Mitsume ga Touru (Interview with Hiroyuki Iwatsuki)
Episode 37 – Shadow of the Ninja
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The music is fucking grand. Nuff said.
First off, I always passed by this game because of the lackluster cover art and title. But I’m glad you guys covered it because there were some really nice selections.
Second, I swear this would’ve been a Konami soundtrack if I didn’t know better. It completely has that same feel. The only thing that’s really different is the choice of drum samples.
Lol, also I never knew the name of “In the Hall of the Mountain King.” I knew it by cartoon and–humming. Great ep.
Guys, I really want to thank you for this podcast. I have found out a lot about retro games thanks to you and continue to do it. I even created a page for this game on RAWG https://rawg.io/games/dragon-fighter and I want more and more people to hear about these great classic games.