Video Game Music of the Week - 141

Ys III: Wanderers From Ys (TurboGrafx-CD, PC Engine)


The Boy’s Got Wings, Valestine Castle, Sealed Time

Mieko Ishikawa

Ys III: Wanderers From Ys has released on numerous consoles and PC’s since its first release. It was initially released on ‘NEC PC’ Computers in Japan, with a Famicon release a couple of years later. Official English ports came to SNES, TurboGrafx-CD and Sega Mega-Drive/Genesis. Because Ys III was ported to numerous consoles and PC’s, there are many different soundtracks that were made for the game. The TurboGrafx-CD soundtrack of the game has a more fuller sound to it and hence this feature contains music from that version of the game.

The Boy’s Got Wings
The tracks instruments, especially the blistering, synthesised distorted guitar truly shine through. There is a high level of polish with the TurboGrafx version of the games music that is very apparent with this song in particular.

Valestine Castle
Valestine Castle is a fan favourite track in the Ys franchise. The song has a killer opening that sets the stage for one of the series most notable rock themes.

Sealed Time
Sealed Time is yet another phenomenal song found in Ys III. The rapid synthesised notes that play during different moments in the song are one of the tracks most characteristic features.

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