Music: 52 Women VGM Composers You Should Know About – Kinuyo Yamashita

Kinuyo Yamashita Yamashita entered the video game industry in 1986 joining Konami’s sound team and was tasked to create most of the soundtrack to the original Castlevania as her first job. While she did not compose “Vampire Killer”, the series’ most enduring theme, she did come up with several of the more memorable pieces of…

Site News: Impending Feature on Women Game Composers

So, with the Women’s March about to begin I wanted to announce a new feature series here at LVLS — a spotlight on 52 women composers in the video game industry. Each weekend I will post a brief bio and some samples of a composer’s work for the next 52 weeks, in the hope to…

Opinion: Splatoon 2 and Inktastic Impressions pt. 2 (Spoilers)

So hey, I have put in over 20 hours into Splatoon 2 now! With the solo campaign finally splatted I feel like I can share better impressions of the game and how it improves over its Wii U prequel. Since I will talk about the campaign mode there will be some spoiler-y bits ahead, so…

Music: 5 VGM Favorites from the 16-bit Era

It’s the new year, so let’s continue writing about my favorite VGM! I’m going to try to do this twice per month here on in to rush through the rest of these songs. This time, let’s focus on 16-bit jams! Whirlwind, Shinobi III: The Ninja Master, Hirofumi Murasaki/Morihiko Akiyama/Masayuki Nagao, Genesis, Sega, 1993 This is…