Opinion: Five Great “Level 1” Tunes

Sometimes a game puts its best musical foot forward early on, launching the first stage with an amazing song that gets the player pumped for the challenges ahead. Here are five of my favorites (again from my Top 100): Batman – Stage 1/5 (NES, Sunsoft, Naoki Kodaka, 1990) For my money, nobody has been able…

Music: Journey to Silius’ “Stage 3”

As I wrote a few months ago, Naoki Kodaka is (in my opinion) by far the greatest composer for the NES, and his masterful work on Journey to Silius is a testament to how amazing he was. This track from Stage 3 is my favorite; an excellent beat and bassline builds to a dramatic melody…

Opinion: Best NES Composers

Opinion pieces will be my take on the five best…of something. In this case, I want to share my votes for the five greatest composers for the NES hardware. 5) KONAMI KuKeiHa Club (Konami) Yes, I’m cheating slightly by including the entirety of Konami’s sensational musical staff from the 80s, so I won’t let them…