Sunset Riders Vinyl Soundtrack

I decided to pick up the Sunset Riders soundtrack, despite not having much of a background with the game because the samples I heard instantly reminded me of those days playing 80s/90s Konami arcade classics. Konami really had a distinct sound with their arcade game releases and that is evident in this soundtrack. Check out the video above to hear it!

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A1 Men Of The Wilderness
A2 Now The Time To Depart Has Come
A3 Wanted!
A4 Shoot-Out At The Sunset Ranch
A5 I Will Run And Face Tomorrow
A6 Fight Bravely
A7 The Beautiful Setting Sun
A8 Amae Mo Kore Made Dai
A9 Take The Sun From The Traveller!
B1 Sui Ttobashite Yarui
B2 Kata O Tsukeyou Zei
B3 Farewell From A Friend
B4 Kill!
B5 Kono Zako Yaroui
B6 Splendid Flower Petal
B7 Quick Draw
B8 Save My Partner
B9 I Dance To The Morning
B10 Escape
B11 Yuppie!
B12 Sorrowful Continue
B13 You Will Die Here
B14 Gazin At A Star
B15 Great Victory

DATA013: Metal Slug! Metal Slug Music comes to vinyl!

DATA013: METAL SLUG

We are thrilled to announce a new partnership with SNK Corporation. Over the past year, we have been working closely with the SNK team in Japan to develop an exclusive release for what is perhaps their most iconic franchise: METAL SLUG.

The vinyl release features the complete music from the first entry in the series (Metal Slug: Super Vehicle-001), composed by Takushi Hiyamuta in 1996. Working in collaboration with the SNK Sound Team, the audio was sourced from a NEOGEO development kit in Japan and then mastered at our in-house studio in London. The release is packaged in a gatefold sleeve with accompanying double-sided lithographic insert, featuring rare artwork from the Japanese archives and a special translucent OBI strip with fluorescent Pantone print. A download code for the digital album in both lossy and lossless formats will also be included.

This release is available in the following editions:

  • 180g Tri-Colour Stripe with White Splatter (Limited Edition) – £20.99
  • 180g Opaque Yellow – £19.99
  • 180g Classic Black – £19.99
Available from SATURDAY 7th OCTOBER at data-discs.com

Note: this is a pre-order item. All copies will ship by the end of November.

Audio samples can be found HERE

Zelda: Legend of Link

So I recently received my copy of Zelda: Legend of Link from Flashback Entertainment.  IF you haven’t heard of them, them make Reproduction Carts for NES, SNES, and Genesis.  Last year I bought Metroid Mother which is fantastic remake of the original Metroid that features a Battery-back Save feature, stack-able weapons, and an In-game Map. I also picked up Super Mario Bros 3Mix, which combines levels from previous Mario games using the Mario 3 engine.  Zelda:LoL is special because of the size of the cart, it has a higher cost than most other repros.  Not only the cost of the cart, but it also comes with a SNES sized manual, a fold out map, some trading cards, and posters.  For just the Boxed version is around $150 and the collectors edition is $300, the CE comes with a Link figure.  I just sprang for the Boxed version.

The game’s map is a mirrored version of Link’s Awakening, so if your familiar with the layout finding the first three dungeons shouldn’t be any trouble.  Speaking of it, The game flat out gives you all the dungeon locations, you just have to get there on your own.  The game also have the Spin Attack from Link’s Awakening.

The dungeon layouts, for the most part, are identical to the original.  Some have secret rooms with optional sidequest items, like someone’s lost doll, or a book, or a letter to Bagu (hint, hint).  Hope you like pitfalls.

(You dare bring light to my lair, you must die)

After defeating Ganon you’ll meet Zelda, she says Ganon escaped to the Dark World and she gives you an Ocarina.  Your goal now is to obtain the five Triforce of Power pieces.  While exploring the Dark World you can find upgrades to the Boomerang, Hookshot, and more importantly, the Pegasus Boots, the upgrade for the boots are the Hover Boots.  As long as they’re equipped to your B button, you won’t fall into pits.  Also from Link to the Past and Link’s Awakening are Heart Pieces you can collect and if you have twelve total Hearts you can get the Master Sword tempered like in LttP.

After facing Ganon, he takes the ToP from you and he’ll either fire projectiles or swing his spear at you.  They did a nice job making the final boss fight like from the Oracle games.

This hack was really impressive.  Once you find the Bow, it’ll unlock a mini game with Epona..  Love that they took music from previous Zelda games and Dungeon 2 has a song from the Zelda cartoon.  It did feel pretty short, since I did bother to get all the HC but did have fun playing it.

-Marcus