sunnuntai 5. helmikuuta 2012

VGTune of the Week : Bloody Tears

I'll start this new weekly feature with the explosive power of my favourite video game theme of all time. "Bloody Tears" first appeared in 1987's Castlevania II: Simon's Quest, although its first international appearance was in Haunted Castle, an arcade game based on the very first Castlevania game. Since, it has become perhaps the best known signature song of the franchise, and it has appeared in some form in most Castlevania games right up until 2010's Castlevania: Harmony of Despair. Many fans of the franchise still think the original version in Castlevania II: Simon's Quest is the real deal, and I find it hard to argue with that - although Michiru Yamane's heavy metal remix of the song in Sega Saturn's version of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night might be my official favourite, there's something about the original which always draws me back to Castlevania II: Simon's Quest, even if it's just for five minutes. On the other hand, there's also a well-known, improvised piano version of the song on YouTube, made by a fan - that one's so amazing that I can't pass it up. So, here are links to both - the original 8-bit tune and the piano version by user rey187.

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