Video Game Music of the Week - 315

ActRaiser (SNES)


Filmoa, Pyramid ~ Marana, North Wall

Yuzo Koshiro

ActRaiser released in 1990 in Japan, 1991 in North America and 1993 in Europe and Australia. The game is a Platform & City-Building Simulation game with some very unique elements. The soundtrack was awarded Best Music of 1993 in Electronic Gaming Monthly.

This theme immediately begins with an organ and percussion focus. This idea carries throughout the entire song with a very marching sensibility.

Pyramid ~ Marana
This track delivers a certain uneasy tension. The heavy horn and hypnotic flute bring the song into its more reserved second section where a strong feeling of unrest is apparent.

North Wall
North Wall is one of the games more quieter and reflective tunes that delivers a more holy theme of sorts. The game plays heavily on the ideas of God and Satan, and this is a theme that helps to create that idea.

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

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