Kei Takanishi arranges Mega Drive Mini 2 Celebration Album

Jerry on 2022-08-26
Sega's record label Wave Master will publish "Mega Drive Mini 2 Celebration Album" on a single compact disc on October 27th in Japan. Domestic preorders have opened at Play-Asia.

The celebration of music from Sega's 16-bit console era starts off with Yuzo Koshiro's custom menu music composed for Sega's retro collectible console. Ten additional tracks arranged by Kei Takanishi revisit classic themes from Sega Genesis titles. Takanishi previously contributed renditions of music from the Thunder Force shoot-em up franchise for Wave Master's Sound Shock series of old school soundtracks.

Takanishi's arrangements for the compilation reinterpret music from Sega Genesis Mini 2 playable titles Alien Soldier, Lightening Force: Quest for the Darkstar, Crusader of Centy, Gain Ground, Out Run, Phantasy Star II, Viewpoint, and After Burner II. Also included is a medley chaining Bonanza Brothers, Columns III Taiketsu and Fantasy Zone themes, along with Columns World and Aa Harimanada arrangements.

The Sega Genesis Mini 2 console is scheduled for release on Thursday, October 27th. Trailers previewing the products for North America and Japan markets are on YouTube.

Play-Asia - Mega Drive Mini 2 Celebration Album / Mega Drive Mini 1 Celebration (CD)

CDJapan - Mega Drive Mini 2 Celebration Album / Mega Drive Mini 1 Celebration (CD)