Video Game Music of the Week - 292
Gargoyle's Quest II: The Demon Darkness (NES)
Assaulted Etruria, Desert Sittem, Breager's Castle, Living Legend
Gargoyle's Quest II: The Demon Darkness is in fact a prequel to the Game Boy title, Gargoyle's Quest. The NES game released in 1992, with a Game Boy version of the game releasing in Japan only.
The games soundtrack is immediately more melody-focused than its predecessor. The previous games soundtrack excels at delivering a very dark and despair-filled atmosphere, while the games NES prequel delivers a more varied selection of tracks. Assaulted Etruria is a fast, action track that still contains some of the atmospheric elements found in the original Gargoyle's Quest.
Desert Sittem is one of the games notable locations. The track features a really cool melody with an almost hazy element to its background sound that helps in creating the desert theming.
Gargoyle's Quest features a track titled Breager's Castle, but this version of the song found in Gargoyle's Quest II is an entirely different song with an entirely different sound. This track is yet another fast theme, with its constant melody play and creative bass riff.
Living Legend is the games final ending theme. The upbeat track is very different to the other songs found in the game, which is an almost consistent characteristic of NES ending themes.
Written by - Michael Villalon for ‘The VG Island’.