(Featured artwork by Tim Delaney)
“Music has been an important part of video games since the beginning. From classic video games like Pong and Tetris to newer games like Kingdom Hearts and Final Fantasy music can make or break a video game just as much as gameplay. So in some ways music really makes the game. Think of playing Super Mario Bros. without the theme song playing would it not be the same? Of course it isn’t! The real question is can video game music inspire others to make music? For us here at the Arcade Archive the answer is a whole-hearted, yes! That is why we created this series of articles which will highlight some songs that are inspired by the video games we play.”
That was the original statement of Video Game Boom Box and it still holds true today. The new Video Game Boom Box is going be a little different than previous articles. Now we will share a video of the music and give some brief thoughts on the featured song or we may just put up the video of the music just for you to enjoy. Please feel free to send comment on the bottom of each post and let us know what your thoughts are of the music. You could also request a song yourself by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet at us @arcadeanetwork
This Halloween we are proud to present to you music that will get you in a spooky mood. These songs will be coming from non-horror games (because that would be way too easy). So sit back and make sure that the lights are on…you’ve been warned!
Transylvania theme – Ducktales
Scrooge Mcduck’s billionaire life is sure like a hurricane (sorry someone had to reference the theme song) especially in this game. You go from the amazon, to the Himalayas, to even the moon just to get your hands on some weird treasure. However the weirdest place you have to visit is Transylvania. With mummy, vampire, and skeleton ducks on your tail feathers Transylvania sure lives up to its name. One of the best parts is that this level comes with equally creepy music. Capcom was the creators of this game and more than likely took some of their experience from making Castlevania into this level and possibly even the music. In Ducktales: remastered, done by the widely talented Wayforward they amped up the music to almost a cinematic feel and gave it that extra rock feel too. Both versions of the song are quite amazing so we put both versions on this post.