Video Game Music of the Week – 31.12.2012-06.01.2013

Thanks for your continued support and all the best wishes for 2013! – Between Life and Games

For its mere ~9 months of existence, Between Life and Games has already gained a solid readership base, with visitors’ numbers climbing steadily month-to-month. It’s been a successful year in which I’ve reviewed 19 games and done several lists, comments and other articles. Of course, it also marked 35 continuous weeks of Video Game Music of the Week, the feature which happened to coincide with the last day of 2012.

Today, I’ll share with you a theme from one of the very, very few shoot ’em up (“shmup”) games I was pretty good at – Taito’s Metal Black. I’d play it very often at arcades in my hometown some 15 years ago… Never beat it with a single credit, of course, but I remember being able to reach much farther than my peers at the time. It’s a really good game, and, on top of everything, it has a decent story for a mere arcade shooter. The song is called “Born to Be Free”, and I do recommend checking out the game, as well.

Again, have a happy 2013!

Composer: Yasuhisa Watanabe
Game: Metal Black
Song:  Born to Be Free

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