Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse, known as Akumajō Densetsu in Japan, was the final and most impressive Castlevania game to be released on the NES and Famicom. Most fans in North America and Europe enjoyed a fantastic soundtrack composed by Yoshinori Sasaki, Jun Funahashi, Yukie Morimoto, and Hidenori Maezawa. Japanese fans were treated to something entirely different; an enhanced version of the soundtrack made possible by Konami’s VRC6 memory chip, developed in part by Maezawa.
In today’s episode, Mike and Ed pit the NES and Famicom versions of specially selected tracks head-to-head and ask the question: which one is the best? The answers may not be what you’re expecting!
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Akumajo Densetsu (Famicom, 1989)
Castlevania 3: Dracula’s Curse (NES, 1990)
Developed and Published by Konami
Composed by Yoshinori Sasaki, Jun Funahashi, Yukie Morimoto, and Hidenori Maezawa
New Determination: Prelude
Clockwork (Clock Tower Stage)
Mad Forest (Forest Stage)
Stream (Aqueduct Stage)
Escape from Underground: Aquarius (Sunken City Stage)
Deja Vu-Vampire Killer- (Dracula Castle Main Building)
Overture (Last Stage Boss)
Big Battle 1 (Very Last Boss BGM)
Evergreen (Ending Story)