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Secret of Mana – 2018 Remake

by Hiroki Kikuta This is the 2018 remake of Secret of Mana.  This title appeared on a few platforms.  This collection is from the PC version of the game – and was converted from the game’s audio files.  This soundtrack...

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ROSE Online

by 임용식 I played this gem briefly in the mid-2000s along with Ragnarok Online.  I even had a beta private server for it for a while.  I was never able to get it to the point to be open for...

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Ragnarok Online

by SoundTeMP (with supporting artists) Jordan (the guy that made a couple of soundtracks for Kalisto) exposed me to Ragnarok Online in the mid-2000s.  When the private server we played on went bust, that quickly led to Kalisto getting its...

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Sword of Vermilion

by Hiroshi Kawaguchi I remember playing this one as a rental on my friend’s Genesis.  There was a save toward the end of the game on the cart already.  Though we didn’t really understand the game much, we managed to...

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Prometheus Upgrade!

Prometheus, the stalwart former gaming PC that has served for 14 years (as a server for 11 of those years) finally got a major component upgrade.  The “new” components are far from new or bleeding-edge, but are a major bump...

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Castlevania – Dracula X

by Tomoya Tomita, Masanari Iwata, Harumi Ueko, and Masahiko Kimura I have only played this title briefly, and have little memory of it.  I did not come to appreciate its great soundtrack until recently.  The “Bloodlines” track in particular is...

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Mega Man IV

by Yasuaki Fujita and Minae Fujii Of the plentiful Mega Man titles on the NES, this one is also one of my favorites.  Mega Man IV also introduced the Mega Buster – the ability to charge the arm cannon for...

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Mega Man III

by Yasuaki Fujita Mega Man was a staple on the NES.  There were quite a few releases on the legendary console – even well after the Super NES was established.  Mega Man III was one of my favorites.  This is...

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Ultima Exodus (NES)

by Tsugutoshi Goto I got this game on sale long before I knew what a traditional RPG was.  I tried to understand it, but just didn’t get it.  It was not until years later that I would get anywhere in...

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Samurai Shodown (SNES)

by Hiroo Ikeda This is the SNES port of the famed NeoGeo title Samurai Shodown.  The SNES version’s graphics were certainly inferior to the far more expensive NeoGeo.  The sound and music on the other hand saw the consoles evenly-matched. ...