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 »
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… Read More »
Hiroyuki Iwatsuki (Composer at Natsume) Works: Mitsume ga Tooru, Choujin Sentai Jetman, Pocky & Rocky, Wild Guns This is a short interview with Hiroyuki Iwatsuki about his career and the composition done for Mitsume ga Tooru (Famicom) Interviewed/translated by Pixelated Audio on 2017.03.08 for Episode 78
The 80’s and 90’s were buzzing with shurikens and katana wielding ninjas, not only for video games but all media. You had Ninja Gaiden, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, 3 Ninjas, Surf Ninjas and on and on. This “ninja-mania” gave us the feeling we were peeking into a mystical world filled with distant culture, rich history… Read More »