Video Game Music of the Week - 127

Batman: The Video Game (NES)


Streets of Desolation, Boss, Laboratory Ruins

Naoki Kodaka
Nobuyuki Hara

Batman: The Video Game released on the NES, Sega Mega-Drive and GameBoy in 1990. The game has an adrenaline-filled soundtrack, similar to many other action-packed games from the same era. The NES game itself was received relatively well during its release and, of course, is loosely based on the hugely popular 1989 Batman film.

Streets Of Desolation
Stage 1 theme has a killer intro that starts the song off in a relatively simple way. The song becomes a tad more complex moments after it kicks into overdrive.

There is usually a deep and nerve-racking quality to many boss theme tracks in games from both the past and present. It is inherently in its nature by default, and this specific theme from Batman certainly contains that characteristic sound in its traditional form.

Laboratory Ruins
Much like Streets of Desolation, this track has a noticeable intro that leads into an action-packed melody. It is quite possibly the most relentless theme in the game, bringing about a tad of finality to the final stage in the game.

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