Mondo reprints Super Castlevania IV soundtrack on eco vinyl

Jerry on 2023-07-07
Austin-based publisher Mondo has reprinted the Super Castlevania IV soundtrack on recycled eco vinyl. Music for the game is by Masanori Adachi and Taro Kudo of the Konami Kukeiha Club sound design team.

Developed for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System console in 1991, the game depicts the return of vampire killer Simon Belmont as he once again sets foot on the castle grounds of Dracula's haunted castle. Castlevania IV showcases the Super Nintendo console's Mode 7 graphics, utilized in a scene where Simon dangles from his whip as the entire castle rotates in space.

Paying homage to previous installments in the series, the soundtrack includes an arrangement of "Vampire Killer" from the score for Castlevania by Kinuyo Yamashita (NES) and Satoe Terashima (MSX). "Bloody Tears" from Castlevania II and "Beginning" from Castlevania III also make an appearance.

Castlevania IV is part of Konami's Castlevania Anniversary Collection, available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows and Nintendo Switch. Original art for the vinyl release is by JenoLab.

Mondo (Austin) - Super Castlevania IV – Original Video Game Soundtrack 2XLP