Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Song of the Week: Lord British's Castle

This week's song is not to be confused with Lord British's theme, another great song from one of the best NES adventures. This week's track plays normally in his castle, and is my second favorite song from the NES port of Ultima: Exodus.

Although the verses are somewhat generic, the chorus to this song accurately captures the sense of excitement, exploration, and discovery that made the game so famous. These two parts of the song form a tension which mimics the tension in RPG: peaceful towns and dangerous wilderness.

Give it a listen and let others know what you think about this song!


chaleeman said...

do you mean this [] song?

8bitcity said...

that's pretty epic, thanks for posting it. I forget how many awesome NES games were actually just MSX ports. Compiling a list of those would be a worthwhile project I think...