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Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5

43 Ratings

Bleeps and Bloops? Music is music regardless the instrument.


Ah, the age of the NES. Much of my childhood was spent playing that system, and evern beyond that. Out of the age of the NES came much of the vido game franchises we know and love, Zelda, Mario, Metroid, Castlevania, Final Fantasy the list goes on. And in this time the music of much of those great franchises was born. I remember the main Mario Bros. Theme from Super Mario Bros., I remember the Brinstar theme from Metroid, the overworld theme from Zelda, and I still remember much of the themes from Final Fantasy. And to top it off much of the original NES music far beats the remixes we've seen of them. For instance I've yet to see a good remix of the Nrofair theme from Metroid, not even on the remake. Point is this soundtrack is one of the best to come out of the NES, and it's wodnerful to beable to listen to it. Bleeps and Bloops it may be, but these bleeps and bloops create melody, harmony. They do create music, and these were masterfully written like many of the great musics of the NES time (not that all were good, some NES music was utter crap). This is a solid soundtrack well worth the $6 to anyone who's played the game, and having heard the PS version's music I can safely say I like this somewhat betetr at times. It's nostolgic, and it's good in it's own right.

It's about as great as you want it to be!


Folks, let's not get things confused here. This is the soundtrack to an NES game. It's amusing to see some reviewers show their age when they reference the music to the Gameboy because they were not old enough to enjoy how great music was on the original NES. To today's standard the music is definitely simple and repetitive, but that's now what this album is about. This is all about the Original Soundtrack so listeners can reminisce about old times. Brings back memories and that's what its there for.

About Nobuo Uematsu

A prolific and versatile composer of popular video game and anime scores, most notably for the ubiquitous Final Fantasy game series, Nobuo Uematsu was born and raised in Kochi, Japan. A self-taught piano player, he graduated from Kanagawa University and played keyboards in local bands, eventually finding work as a composer for radio commercials by sending out his music demos. He moved into the video game medium in the mid-'80s when a friend offered work at the company then known as Squaresoft (later Square Enix). There, he composed music for dozens of games, including the first Final Fantasy installment, released in 1987. He went on to write or co-write music for the international blockbuster series through 2002's Final Fantasy XI. During that time, he released an album of original electronic keyboard music in 1994 titled Phantasmagoria, and many other game scores including 1995's Chrono Trigger (co-written with Yasunori Mitsuda). In his break from the Final Fantasy series after the 11th game, he composed a film score for 2003's Ah! My Goddess: The Movie, and founded his own companies, Smile Please in 2004 and Dog Ear Records Co., Ltd. in 2006. He also provided music for over a dozen video games including 2006's Blue Dragon, and television music for the 2007 anime series based on the Blue Dragon game. Uematsu composed music for the anime television series Guin Saga in 2009, and finally returned to the Final Fantasy franchise as the main composer for Final Fantasy XIV in 2010. He continued a dedicated schedule of game scoring into the 2010s, including but not limited to 2012's Fantasy Life, 2013's Hometown Story and Granblue Fantasy (both with Tsutomu Narita), and 2014's Terra Battle. ~ Marcy Donelson

    Kochi, Japan
  • BORN
    Mar 21, 1959

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