Thursday, 2 August 2012

Splendid PlayStation Music #2

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (1997)

Few original PlayStation games are as revered as this one so I'm very pleased to say it's one of the couple of dozen that I actually own! I very much doubt I'll get around to giving it the coverage it deserves for a good while yet but it is of course a thoroughly splendid game in pretty much every way. One particularly noteworthy way is its amazing soundtrack by Michiru Yamane which features over thirty songs spread over a typically eclectic variety of styles including classical, rock, techno, and jazz. My favourite tracks, however, are the gothic ones like this fantastic piece:

Special Note: I didn't record this great tune myself, I'm just an admirer, so all credit to, firstly the original composer, and secondly the YouTube user who uploaded it!


  1. I really need to get around to playing this game. I've played through the XBLA trial version twice, but never took the plunge. Come on, Simon, talk me into it!

  2. Haha, I'll do my best but I like to cover game series in chronological order where possible so you'll have to give me a chance to cover the first ten or so before I get that far! :P

  3. It's a departure from the prequels, the first one to follow metroid style of gameplay. and is unputdownable!

  4. Indeed, best game in the series if you ask me :)