Video Game Music of the Week - 259


Journey To Silius (NES)

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Tracks:
Title Screen, Stage 1 & 5, Stage 2, Ending

Composer(s):
Naomi Kodaka


Journey To Silius released on the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1990. The game was initially based on the film The Terminator, but as the licensing rights to the film couldn't be obtained, the game was reworked and altered into an original story. Some elements from the previous version can still be noticed, including the final boss which looks remarkably similar to that of a Terminator.


Title Screen
The
Journey To Silius soundtrack is jam-filled with musical action pieces. This track personifies the game with its high octane theme, infectious melody and frantic progression.




Stage 1 & 5
The Stage 1 theme make an appearance again further on in the game as the Stage 5 theme. It's a great way to call back to the early moments of the game, letting you know that the end is in sight. This theme has yet another creative melody.




Stage 2
Stage 2 features a slightly different feel to some of the other songs in the game. Its a more tense theme, with a very noticeable bass and semi-slow progression.




Ending
The Ending theme to Journey To Silius is a very rewarding track that feels very similar to many classic ending themes. There's a level of joy in its melody, which creates a pleasant final tune to the game.






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

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