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The Legacy Music Hour #77: Sunsoft

Excellent, excellent music on this episode’s company focus: Sunsoft.  Sunsoft put out video games with awesome soundtracks, games like Blaster Master, Gimmick!, and Journey to Silius.  Plus, Bucky from www.retrogameaudio.tumblr.com joins Brent and Rob via Skype to share some helpful and insightful information regarding NES sound design and how Sunsoft’s unique approach gave them their very specific and recognizable sound.  Listen and learn!  Full track listing below.

Game – Composer – Song – Company – Console – Year (North American release unless otherwise indicated)

Gimmick! – Masashi Kageyama – Good Morning (Introduction) – Authentic Entertainment/Sunsoft – Famicom – 1992

Super Spy Hunter – Naoki Kodaka, Nobuyuki Hara, Shinichi Seya – Staff Roll – Sunsoft – NES – 1992

Journey to Silius – Naoki Kodaka, Nobuyuki Hara, Shinichi Seya – Stage 3 – Sunsoft – NES – 1990

Batman – Naoki Kodaka, Nobuyuki Hara – Stage 3 – Sunsoft – NES – 1989

Blaster Master – Naoki Kodaka – Level 6 – Sunsoft – NES – 1988

Tel-Tel Mahjong – unknown – BGM 4 – Chat Noir/Sunsoft – Mega Drive – 1990

Fester’s Quest – Naoki Kodaka, Nobuyuki Hara – Outside – Sunsoft – NES – 1989

Super Fantasy Zone – Naoki Kodaka – Staff Roll – Sunsoft – Mega Drive – 1992

Pescatore – unknown – Unknown 1 – Tierheit/Sunsoft – Famicom – 1991 (unreleased)

Freedom Force – Naoki Kodaka – Stage 2: Terminal Walkway – Sunsoft – NES – 1988

Trip World – Tsutomu Ishida, Masayuki Iwata, Atsushi Mihiro, Phase Out – Credits – Sunsoft – Game Boy (Japan) – 1992

Benkei Gaiden – unknown – unknown – Sunsoft – PC Engine – 1989

Hebereke – Naoki Kodaka, Nobuyuki Hara, Shinichi Seya – Hebe’s Adventure – Sunsoft – Famicom – 1991

Tel-Tel Stadium – Shinichi Seya – Sound Test 0B – Sunsoft – Mega Drive – 1990

Batman: Return of the Joker – Naoki Kodaka, Nobuyuki Hara, Shinichi Seya – Ending – Sunsoft – NES – 1991

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Comments

  1. John says:

    It’s great it to hear Bucky was brought in for this episode.

  2. RobJ says:

    Journey to Silius soundtrack gave me a boner. Best. EVER.