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Old Dec 20, 2009, 04:16 PM
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Default GFCA-195~213: Akumajo Dracula Best Music Collections BOX

would somebody like to buy this?

as a gift?

for me?

Seriously, I can only afford so many giant boxes of music per decade. But y'all know this one is delicioso.
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Old Dec 20, 2009, 04:57 PM
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It doesn't matter that I already have most of this music. This most definitely warrants a purchase.
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Old Dec 20, 2009, 08:12 PM
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Yes, box sets are a weakness of all collectors.
Love these kinds of things... Especially with exclusive MSX goodness.
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Old Dec 20, 2009, 08:39 PM
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I'm really looking forward to this one as well. The whole thing sounds great, but I'm really excited about the missing tracks from Symphony of the Night. The SaGa box set put my savings back a little bit, but I think I'm going to have to splurge on this one too.
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Old Dec 21, 2009, 03:47 AM
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This is not going to be sold through Konamistyle?
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Old Dec 21, 2009, 07:14 AM
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According to Kotaku, this one will span 19 (yes, NINETEEN) discs. Holy crap.
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Old Dec 21, 2009, 08:10 AM
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Good Lord, that's quite a monster coming right at us. Guess it's time I join the huge boxset bandwagon.
I really hope it's not a Konamistyle exclusive, as that would render the fact they're "reprinting" the Ecclesia soundtrack pretty useless and redundant.
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Old Dec 21, 2009, 09:32 AM
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Are they? Then people who spent 10,000+ JPY on it won't be happy.


BTW not sure 12$ a disc is really that much of a steal but still acceptable!
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Old Jan 7, 2010, 07:28 AM
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Finally some official track titles for Dark Night Prelude! And they better use real composer credits instead of dismissing the details with a simple "KONAMI KuKeiHa CLUB"...
The composers for Dark Night Prelude / Castlevania Legends are Kaoru Okada and Youichi Iwata as noted on the hidden soundtest the game has.

The soundtest also has some official titles for the music. Although, I have the suspicion Konami will use all new names in this soundtrack.
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Old Jan 7, 2010, 08:41 PM
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Yeah, that's my FAQ. Check the thanks section for the code to access the soundtest.
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Old Dec 21, 2009, 05:23 PM
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In case anyone doesn't snoop around the Konamistyle website, here's an all-in-one collection of all the new Castlevania releases, including the two new radio dramas.
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Old Dec 21, 2009, 06:35 PM
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Figures, I just ordered the Judgement soundtrack a few weeks ago.

Disappointing that it doesn't have more arranged stuff, like the Dracula Battle tracks. Also wondering how complete it is if some of the two-disc sets are seemingly condensed down to one? (like Curse of Darkness)
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Also wondering how complete it is if some of the two-disc sets are seemingly condensed down to one? (like Curse of Darkness)
Agreed. Order of Ecclesia had a 2-disc OST, and there's only one disc here. If they simply remove some of the looping, I can live with that, but if they omit any tracks, it would be very sad.
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This box includes the first-ever releases of Vampire Killer (MSX2), Castlevania Legends (Game Boy) and the additional tracks of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night Sega Saturn port.
The Konamistyle website not mention it, but have the soundtracks from Castlevania: The Arcade and Akumajo Dracula: The Medal been previously released?
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Old Dec 25, 2009, 02:19 PM
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Technically, it's not a pachinko, but as 'Slot Machine' also covers a medal game, I think 'Arcade' isn't the best fit for this game (and for some games like Dragon Treasure and Black Jack).
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The Konamistyle website not mention it, but have the soundtracks from Castlevania: The Arcade and Akumajo Dracula: The Medal been previously released?
They haven't, apparently.
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Old Dec 26, 2009, 03:33 AM
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Figures, I just ordered the Judgement soundtrack a few weeks ago.

Disappointing that it doesn't have more arranged stuff, like the Dracula Battle tracks. Also wondering how complete it is if some of the two-disc sets are seemingly condensed down to one? (like Curse of Darkness)
I really hope they would do a Castlevania box with all of the arrange albums in it. But this will be a must purchase, because I don't have any Castlevania albums yet...
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Old Dec 22, 2009, 07:18 AM
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This is the box I was waiting for, JPY 21000 = € 160, cheap for such great albums.
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Old Dec 25, 2009, 01:01 PM
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Isn't Dracula: The Medal the pachinko game?

Also: No Dracula X SNES tracks ;_;
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Old Jan 1, 2010, 12:13 PM
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This looks like a wasted opportunity to me. Or in the worst case a rushed job.

Even with a 17 disc set, there are still several games which were never granted a soundtrack on cd:

Simon's Quest (NES version)
Boku Dracula-kun (GB version)
Akumajo Dracula XX
Akumajo Dracula Mokushiroku Gaiden

Not to mention that there are several games whose soundtrack in on two cds, but has been reduced to just one disc here (Lament of Innocence, Curse of Darkness, Ubawareta Kokuin, and the variant versions of X68k and Gallery of Labyrinth).

I suppose it's possibile to combine, for example, the rondo of blood OST and the X68000 OST into one cd, but it will be hardly the same quality of say the DXC OST that uses nearly sixty minutes (an entire disc) just for Rondo.

All considered these negative points seem to weight over the positive of having an official release for the saturn tracks, the MSX2 port and the GB Legends...

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Old Jan 5, 2010, 12:26 AM
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Come to think to it, the biggest regret is that Masahiko Kimura's score for XX is missing. XX has some awesome arrangements of Rondo and even some interesting original tunes (map, gameover etc.) and it should really deserve to be on CD. Much more than the awful Shikkokutaru Zensoukyoku. Kimura is also a staple composer for the series, having worked on Mokushiroku and Sougetsu...

Anyone here with a basic knowledge of Japanese should write to Konami asking to correct this flaw while they still can!
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Old Jan 10, 2010, 12:28 PM
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Shikkokutaru Zensoukyoku.

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Anyone here with a basic knowledge of Japanese should write to Konami
*long stare*
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Old Jan 7, 2010, 11:30 PM
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You know, I'm beginning to think that if that "Best Music" in the name would be literal, it would be better...

Let's face it, there is no way they can cram all the tunes for many games into a single CD. I mean, take SOTN: one of my favorite scores ever, and yet I have barely touched the OST. Why? Because tracks were too short - SOTN would have needed a two disc set.
Now they're going to put the PS OST and the SS tracks into the same disc? Yeah, right.
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Old Jan 8, 2010, 12:21 AM
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Castlevania The Arcade credits are:

sound producer: masahiro ikariko

sound: masayuki maruyama
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Old Jan 8, 2010, 12:44 AM
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Good Job. Do we know who exactly composed originally Sandfall and In search of the secret spell? (See Gallery of Labyrinth discussion thread).
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Old Jan 8, 2010, 12:48 AM
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Also, Tomoya Tomita is credited for sound director and sound effects in both the N64 games, and sound producer in Circle of the Moon.
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Also, you're missing one composer in Dracula's Curse: H. Maezawa (Hidenori).

More about him here: http://truechiptilldeath.com/2009/01...enori-maezawa/

Also, for reference: http://www.vgmuseum.com/mrp/NewCV/cvlib-credits.htm

(The credits are slightly different and I don't remember anymore why, but it's possible that these are for Akumajo Densetsu - the difference is relevant because in drac's curse Maezawa is listed under special thanks, not sound. And Y. Sasaki is nowhere to be found. Probably Sasaki was the one responsible for converting the soundtrack to plain NES carts without VRC6.)

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Are the Portrait of Ruin tracks from King's Valley 1 or 2?

If it's from 2, then here are the credits:
http://www.vgmuseum.com/end/msx/a/kv2.htm

Part 1 doesn't show any credits. But it's probably the same people.
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