castlevania

Episode 342: Pocketvania

Just in time for Halloween, Karl & Will explore the fantastic and slightly underrated music of the portable Castlevania games! We're talking all 6 titles released on the GBA and DS. Enjoy some classically modeled yet fresh and fun VGM!

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Castlevania: Circle of the Moon - Sotaro Tojima, Hiroshi Mitsuoka - Konami - GBA - 2001

-Awake

-The Sinking Old Sanctuary

-Clockwork

Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance - Soshiro Hokkai - Konami - GBA - 2002

-Successor of Fate (Juste Belmont's Theme)

Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow - Michiru Yamane - Konami - GBA - 2003

-Prologue ~ Mina's Theme

-The Purgatory Arena

Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow - Masahiko Kimura, Michiru Yamane - Konami - DS - 2005

-Pitch Black Intrusion

-Dracula's Tears

-Into the Dark Night

-Cursed Clock Tower

Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin - Yuzo Koshiro, Michiru Yamane - Konami - DS - 2006

-Name Entry

-Invitation of a Crazed Moon

-A Small Prayer

-Dance of Sadness

-Crucifix Held Close

Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia - Michiru Yamane, Yasuhiro Ichihashi - Konami - DS - 2007

-Rhapsody of the Forsaken

-Jaws of a Scorched Earth

-Edge of the Sky

-A Clashing of Waves

Episode 187: Castlevania Spooktacular 2015

Following in the tradition of last year around Halloween, the guys once again focus on the wonderful music of the Castlevania series! This time around, it's the "Metroidvania" titles, starting with Symphony of the Night. Tim Turi of Game Informer once again joins in on the spooky fun! Happy Halloween!

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night - Michiru Yamane - Konami - PS1 - 1997
-Marble Gallery
-Wood Carving Partita
-Nocturne
-Lost Paintings
-Dance of Pearls
-Rainbow Cemetery
Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow - Michiru Yamane - Konami - GBA - 2003
-The Purgatory Arena
-Demon Castle Top Floor
-Don't Wait Until Night
Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow - Michiru Yamane & Masahiko Kimura - Konami - DS - 2005
-A Fleeting Respite
-Pitch Black Intrusion
-Into the Dark Knight
Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin - Michiru Yamane & Yuzo Koshiro - Konami - DS - 2006
-Dance of Sadness
-Crucifix Held Close
Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia - Michiru Yamane & Yasuhiro Ichihashi - Konami - DS - 2008
-Jaws of a Scorched Earth
-Sorrow's Distortion
-An Empty Tome
-Lament to the Master
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night - Michiru Yamane - Konami - PS1 - 1997
-The Tragic Prince

Episode 135: Castlevania 8-bit Spooktacular Part 2

This week, the guys conclude their two-week focus on 8-bit Castlevania music, just in time for Halloween! Karl, Will & Tim dive into the super cool and lesser-heard VRC6 Famicom version of Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse! The guys also play a few tracks from Belmont's Revenge. Enjoy, and have a spooky and safe Halloween!

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Castlevania II: Belmont’s Revenge – Hidehiro Funauchi – Konami – Game Boy – 1991
-New Messiah (Crystal Castle)
-Praying Hands (Cloud Castle)
-Ripe Seeds (Plant Castle)
Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse – Hidenori Maezawa, Jun Funahashi, Yukie Morimoto & Yoshinori Sasaki – Konami – Famicom – 1989
-Prelude
-Beginning
-Boss Battle
-Clockwork
-Mad Forest
-Rising
-Dead Beat
-Stream
-Encounter
-Aquarius
-Demon Seed
-Riddle
-Pressure
-Overture
-Final Battle
-Flashback
-Evergreen

Episode 134: Castlevania 8-bit Spooktacular Part 1

This week on the podcast: It's Part 1 of our 2 week-long Halloween themed spotlight on 8-bit Castlevania music! For these spooky episodes, Senior Associate Editor at Game Informer, and good friend of the show Tim Turi joins the guys to discuss why this music is among the best and most influential in all of video games. For Part 1, the guys explore the soundtracks to the first two NES titles in the series, as well as the first Game Boy entry. Happy Halloween!

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Castlevania – Kinuyo Yamashita & Satoe Terashima – Konami – NES – 1986
-Nightmare (Dracula’s Quarters)
-Vampire Killer (Courtyard)
-Stalker (Armory)
-Wicked Child (Upper Yard)
-Out of Time (Upper Terrace)
-Heart of Fire (Prisonhold)
-Walking Edge (Castle Swamp)
-Poison Mind (Boss Theme)
-Black Night (Final Battle)
-Voyager (Ending)
Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest – Kenichi Matsubara, Satoe Terashima & Kouji Murata – Konami – NES – 1987
-The Silence of the Daylight (Town)
-Bloody Tears (Street – Day Time)
-Monster Dance (Night Time)
-Dwelling of Doom (Mansion)
-Within These Castle Walls (Dracula’s Castle)
-Final Boss (Dracula)
-A Requiem (Ending)
Castlevania: The Adventure – Shigeru Fukutake, Norio Hanzawa & Hidehiro Funauchi – Konami – Game Boy – 1989
-Battle of the Holy
-Death Fair
-Revenge