February 03, 2023

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❝What started life as the Famicom (Family Computer) in Japan went on to become the machine that saved the videogame industry. After a major games slump in the west, The Nintendo Entertainment System defied pundits and sold in millions. Gamers scrambled to see and play classics like Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda and Excitebike, all of which were leaps and bounds ahead of other home systems' games.❞ nintendo.co.uk

Jerry on 2020-11-17

Battletoads: Smash Hits vinyl by David Wise & David Housden

Preorders open for iam8bit's Battletoads: Smash Hits pink double vinyl, featuring music from the 1991 & 2020 iterations of Battletoads.

Jerry on 2020-11-08

Music from Konami Arcade Shooting a ten-disc compilation

Konamistyle's ten-disc shoot-em-up music compilation, titled "Music from Konami Arcade Shooting," due out January 20 in Japan.

Jerry on 2020-10-24

Castlevania II: Simon's Quest analog record pressed by Mondo

Castlevania II: Simon's Quest analog record, bundling the NES & Famicom scores, available for shipping from Mondo in Austin, Texas.

Jerry on 2020-10-15

The Adventures of Bayou Billy score wades onto Apple Music

The Adventures of Bayou Billy (1988) digital soundtrack, composed by the Konami Kukeiha Club for the Nintendo Famicom, streaming on Apple Music.

Jerry on 2020-10-03

City Connection digital soundtrack revs engine on Apple Music

Retro game soundtrack label Clarice Disc publishes digital soundtrack to City Connection (1985) through Apple Music.

Jerry on 2020-10-02

Snake Rattle 'N' Roll vinyl soundtrack ships from Fangamer

Part of Fangamer's Rare 35th anniversary collection, the Snake Rattle 'N' Roll vinyl soundtrack features music composed by David Wise.

Jerry on 2020-10-01

Final Fantasy III Four Souls vinyl selects original and arranged tracks

Square Enix publishes Four Souls vinyl record, containing original and arranged tracks from Final Fantasy III composed by Nobuo Uematsu.

Jerry on 2020-10-01

Contra NES vinyl soundtrack sprints onto Mondo catalog

Commemorating Contra's 30th anniversary, Mondo published NES vinyl soundtrack album, featuring music composed by the Konami Kukeiha Club.

Jerry on 2016-10-09

Lagrange Point score transported onto Amazon Music Unlimited

Technologically innovative Famicom-era soundtrack by the Konami Kukeiha Club available for streaming on Apple Music and Amazon Music Unlimited.

Jerry on 2016-08-01

The Sound of Kirby Café 1 & 2 album excerpts online

Kirby Café locations opened in Tokyo and Hakata, serving food items styled after visuals from HAL Laboratory's platforming game series.

Jerry on 2016-07-30

Castlevania (1986) NES soundtrack pressed to 10-inch vinyl

Via record publisher Mondo, the Castlevania (1986) 10-Inch LP vinyl soundtrack features twelve background tracks from the NES title.

Jerry on 2014-02-03

Composer June Chikuma posts Bomberman II soundtrack to SoundCloud

Composer June Chikuma's score for the NES puzzle game Bomberman II available to stream in full through the musician's SoundCloud channel.

Jerry on 2011-12-25

Piano Opera Final Fantasy I/II/III revisits Famicom trilogy

Performed by Hiroyuki Nakayama, arrangement album "Piano Opera Final Fantasy I/II/III" includes town and battle medleys from the Famicom trilogy.