Video Game Music of the Week – 21-27.01.2013

With games like Samurai Shodown, Neo Geo was the heaven for fighting game fans. But, of course, the true flagship of the console was SNK’s King of Fighters series, uniting stars from various former SNK franchises. True to the name, the games provide an amazing 2D fighting experience. Today, I’ve chosen a song from one of the last King of Fighters installment on the trusty and quite old by then Neo Geo hardware, The King of Fighters 2003. The theme I’ve chosen is called “Splendid Evil”, and is the theme song of the game’s newly introduced anti-hero, Ash Crimson. Just like last week’s theme, it is composed by the acclaimed SNK composer Tate Norio.

Composer: Yasuo Yamate (a.k.a Tate Norio)
Game: The King of Fighters 2003
Song: Splendid Evil


Video Game Music of the Week – 14-20.01.2013

For this week, I’ve chosen music from another arcade hit on the immortal Neo Geo – SNK’s Samurai Shodown. The Samurai Shodown games are among the finest fighting games ever created, and easily the best weapon-based ones. There are plenty of awesome songs in the whole series, the one I’ve chosen here is Earthquake’s theme, Ground. It’s an awesome mix of heavy metal and Japanese traditional music, I’m sure you’ll enjoy it.

Composers: Yasuo Yamate (a.k.a Tate Norio), Masahiko Hataya (a.k.a. Papaya)
Game: Samurai Shodown
Song: Ground