Music: 52 Women VGM Composers You Should Know About – Satoe Terashima

Satoe Terashima In contrast to many of our other composers, Satoe Terashima’s career in video game music is mysterious. She was teamed with Kinuyo Yamashita on Vampire Killer/Castlevania, composing “Vampire Killer”, “Stalker”, “Out of Time” and “Voyager” (which, without Yamashita’s acknowledgement, we would not even know). She also had some involvement with Castlevania II: Simon’s…

Music: Five of my Top 100 VGM from All Over the Map

All right, we’re down to the last 10 songs on my Top 100 VGM! I’m going to work to get this finished this weekend, so expect the last five tomorrow! Chicago: Stealth, Perfect Dark, Grant Kirkhope, N64, Rare, 2001 For me this is one of the best “stealth” songs I’ve ever come across. And it…

Music: Five NES Songs I Adore

Another month, another five songs from my Top 100! This time around, it’s all 8-bit Nintendo! Stage 3, Journey to Silius, Naoki Kodaka, NES, Sunsoft, 1990 I’ve seen it elsewhere, and I’ll say it again: Naoki Kodaka is the finest composer on the NES, and this is example C of why I believe so (behind…

Opinion: Power Up! – Spread Gun (Contra series)

Spread Gun (Contra series) Sometimes a powerup comes along that so overshadows everything else within its series that it becomes synonymous with it. Such is the Spread Gun of Contra. Sure, there’s the Machine Gun, or the Flame Gun, or the Laser Gun, or the Homing Missiles or …whatever the rapid fire Missiles are in…