Video Game Music of the Week - 281


Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap (Master System)

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Tracks:
The Last Dungeon, The Danger Zone, The Monster's Lair, The Dragon's Trap

Composer(s):
Shinichi Sakamoto


This week's VGM of the Week was requested by listener Daniel Petersen.

Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap
is a Sega Master-System game that released in 1989. It was developed and released in Japan as a sequel to Monster World, and considered the fourth entry in the Wonder Boy series, however, in the West, it was released as a third Wonder Boy game.


The Last Dungeon
The Last Dungeon is a prime example of how well composers utilised the Sega Master System to produce cleverly crafted music tracks. Its captivating melody and bluesy riffs create a very charming theme.




The Danger Zone
The Danger Zone conveys a heavy 'action theme' quality. It's pulsating opening melody and electrifying core verse-style sections help to create a very engaging piece of music.




The Monster's Lair
This dark and almost distressing theme has multiple surprisingly catchy melodies after the initial opening. It invokes a sense of heavy danger in its instrumentation, but still allows for a very endearing theme.



The Dragon's Trap
This track is another action-piece that focuses on a core riff throughout most of the theme, allowing for a more rewarding sound once the theme flips out of it into various more dynamic melodies.






Written by - Michael Villalon for ‘The VG Island’.

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