Hi Tay! What a horrible night to have a curse, eh?
A Medley of tracks from Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (Part 1)
A Medley of tracks from Castlevania II: Simon's Quest
I remember Simon's Quest mostly because I never had a clue what to do to progress in that game. It wasn't until years later when I was a teenager that I finally beat that thing. Still it had an amazing soundtrack.
A Medley of tracks from Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse
Castlevania III on the other hand, I owned proudly, and beat multiple times using various progression paths. I think Sypha was my favorite partner spirit in that one. Though climbing ceiling's with Grant was always a blast. Damn that game really pushed the NES hardware to its limits. It still impresses almost 25 years late!
I never really played Super Castlevania, or the early SNES/GenesisPSX games (Bloodlines, Dracula X, Rondo of Blood, etc) until I was well past college age. I think I ended up emulating those actually. I played Rondo after having played SotN though, which was interesting as Rondo was basically the prequel to that game.
A Medley of tracks from Castlevania: Bloodlines
Speaking of SotN, good lord... what a fantastic game. Everything about that game was perfection. But the music, holy wow.... Michiru Yamane really outdid herself on that one. Actually it was the SotN soundtrack that inspired this collection. I always LOVED the music, but hated that it was in such a mediocre sound quality due to the limitations on the PSX.
Anyways, I hope you all enjoy this collection, and hey maybe try listening to it while you are playing the new Lords of Shadow 2?
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These tracks were originally written and composed by Michiru Yamane (amongst dozens of others), and were all arranged from various midi compositions found online. I take no credit for their compositions, only for the treatment of the instruments and arrangements.