Video Game Music of the Week - 319
Tetris Attack (SNES)
Flower World, Moon World, Tropical Dream, The Place Where Evil Sleeps
Tetris Attack is a SNES puzzle game that released in 1995. The game is based on the Japanese title Panel de Pon, which is essentially the same game, however this version features art from Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. The game also released on the Game Boy, however this is the SNES version specifically.
This track is a very quirky and lively theme that features some very rapid bass and light wind instrument melodies at various times, these two play off each other to become the tracks main focus.
This track is a lightly spooky theme that has quite a different sound to many of the other themes in the game. It features a repeating harp-like instrument that keeps the mildly eerie atmosphere alive.
This theme captures a very soothing feel with its tropical ideas. The echoey xylophone-like instrument and wavy saxophone keeps a very dream-like feel throughout the song.
The Place Where Evil Sleeps
This theme is a very dark track that teeters on the edge of mayhem, but never quite crosses it. Its this constant uneasiness that makes the tune such an interesting addition to the soundtrack.
Written by - Michael Villalon for ‘The VG Island’.