Video Game Music of the Week - 291

Gargoyle's Quest (Game Boy)


Intro, King Palace, Hell Field, Breager's Castle

Harumi Fujita
Yoko Shimomura

Gargoyle's Quest released on the Game Boy in 1990. The game is an action-platformer that was followed by an NES prequel. Yoko Shimomura did some minor work on the games soundtrack, who is now the lead composer of the Kingdom Hearts series and was also recently the lead composer on Final Fantasy XV.

The introductory song to
Gargoyle's Quest shows the games dark theming quite well with its limited 8-bit sound.

King Palace
This track is a very melody focused theme. In fact, the melody itself is quite varied, changing from section to section slightly.

Hell Field
This slow and almost disheartening song is the games overworld theme. It's an odd choice in some respects, but is an important element in the games unique delivery and lasting appeal.

Breager's Castle
This stage theme begins immediately before a quick change into the songs main melody. There is a classical style element to it that solidifies the games particular setting.

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

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