Akumajō Dracula Famicom Best

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Akumajō Dracula Famicom Best
Soundtrack album by Kinuyo Yamashita, Satoe Terashima, Kenichi Matsubara, Yoshinori Sasaki, Jun Funahashi & Yukie Morimoto
Released March 21, 1990 (Japan)[1]
Genre Video game soundtrack
Length 1:04:13[1]

Akumajō Dracula Famicom Best was released on March 20, 1990 with a bonus sticker. It included the FDS version of Simon's Quest's music, and three bonus tracks from the NES version. The disc also includes the audio from Castlevania and Dracula's Curse, covering 33 tracks altogether and a total duration of 1:04:13.

Some reviewers of Simon's Quest have praised Matsubara's compositions, noting Bloody Tears for remaining a favorite among fans of the series. GameSpy stated all of the music is "incredible", and noted it for being one of the first appearances of "classics like The Silence of Daylight".

Akumajō Dracula Best 2[edit]

Akumajō Dracula Best 2 is a 2-disc compilation and the second volume of Akumajō Dracula Best collection containing the original soundtracks from Super Castlevania IV, Castlevania: The Adventure and Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge. The music was composed by Konami Kukeiha Club and the soundtrack released on December 5, 1991.[2]

Reprint[edit]

Both the albums were re-released together with the reprint of first volume released under the title of Akumajō Dracula Best on September 23, 1998 due to their immense popularity among the fans of the franchise.[1][2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Beginning -from Akumajō Densetsu-" (遥かなる凱旋 (Beginning) -悪魔城伝説より-) 3:22
2. "Bloody Tears -from Dracula II-" (血の涙 -ドラキュラIIより-) 1:18
3. "New Determination" (新たなる決意) 6:01
4. "Desperate Battle" (決死の対戦) 6:21
5. "Ralph's Crisis!" (ラルフ危機!) 3:36
6. "Darkness and Tension" (暗黒と緊迫) 4:17
7. "Escape from the Underground" (地下からの脱出) 2:30
8. "The Final Battle" (最期の戦い) 7:52
9. "Ending" (エンディング) 2:30
10. "Message of Darkness (Naming BGM)" (Message of Darkness (ネーミングBGM)) 0:42
11. "Within these Castle Walls (Castle BGM)" (Within these Castle Walls (城BGM)) 0:44
12. "Bloody Tears (Course of Daytime BGM)" (Bloody Tears (昼の道BGM) 1:05
13. "The Silence of the Daylight (Daytime Town BGM)" (The Silence of the Daylight (昼の街BGM)) 0:58
14. "Dwelling of Doom (Mansion BGM)" (Dwelling of Doom (館BGM)) 0:59
15. "Monster Dance (Night BGM)" (Monster Dance (夜のBGM)) 0:58
16. "Last Boss (Last Boss BGM)" (Last Boss (最終ボスBGM)) 0:37
17. "Game Over (Game Over)" (Game Over (ゲーム・オーバー)) 0:05
18. "A Requiem (Ending)" (A Requiem (エンディング)) 1:59
19. "Underground (Naming BGM)" (Underground (ネーミングBGM)) 0:30
20. "Prologue (Start BGM)" (Prologue (スタート・BGM)) 0:08
21. "Vampire Killer (城内潜入BGM)" (Vampire Killer (Breaking into the Castle BGM)) 1:15
22. "Starker (塔BGM)" (Starker (Tower BGM)) 1:14
23. "Wicked Child (Outdoors BGM)" (Wicked Child (屋外BGM)) 2:06
24. "Walking on the Edge (Underground BGM)" (Walking on the Edge (地下BGM)) 1:43
25. "Heart of Fire (Dracula Castle Main Hall BGM)" (Heart of Fire (ドラキュラ城本館BGM)) 2:12
26. "Out of Time (Clock Tower BGM)" (Out of Time (時計台BGM)) 1:21
27. "Nothing to Lose (Last Stage BGM)" (Nothing to Lose (最終ステージBGM)) 1:33
28. "Poison Mind (Boss BGM)" (Poison Mind (ボスBGM)) 0:32
29. "Black Night (Last Boss BGM)" (Black Night (最終ボスBGM)) 0:57
30. "Voyager (Ending)" (Voyager (エンディング)) 0:56
31. "The Silence of the Daylight (Town Stage BGM)"   1:14
32. "Bloody Tears (Street-day time-Stage BGM)"   0:49
33. "A Requiem (Ending BGM)"   1:36

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Akumajo Dracula Best". Square Enix Music Online. Retrieved 2013-02-05. 
  2. ^ a b "Akumajo Dracula Best 2". Square Enix Music Online. Retrieved 2013-02-05.