43: Legend of the Haunted Arcade

Horror-themed games are relatively rare in the arcade, but this first October episode looks at a handful of ’80s titles that sound spooky in the good way. This Friday episode features tracks from Haunted Castle (the arcade version of Castlevania), Splatterhouse and Ghouls ’n Ghosts. What’s your favorite spooky-sounding work of VGM?

And if you’re an especially big Halloweener, you can listen to other Halloween episodes here.

Track listing:

0:08: The Crypt Elevator / The Simpsons (Arcade) / Norio Hanzawa
2:21: Bloody Tears / Haunted Castle / Kenichi Matsubara 
3:40: Evil Cross & Nightmare / Splatterhouse / Katsuro Tajima and Yoshinori Kawamoto
6:31: The Haunted Graveyard / Ghouls ’n Ghosts / Tamayo Kawamoto 
8:56: Devil’s Requiem / Haunted Castle / Kenichi Matsubara 
10:59: Master Dead / Splatterhouse / Katsuro Tajima and Yoshinori Kawamoto 
12:51: Baron Rankle’s Tower / Ghouls ’n Ghosts / Tamayo Kawamoto 
15:21: Devil’s Revival / Haunted Castle / Kenichi Matsubara 
17:20: Womb / Splatterhouse / Katsuro Tajima and Yoshinori Kawamoto 
19:36: The Crystal Forest / Ghouls ’n Ghosts / Tamayo Kawamoto 
21:56: Cross Your Heart / Haunted Castle / Kenichi Matsubara 
23:27: Hell Chaos / Splatterhouse / Katsuro Tajima and Yoshinori Kawamoto 
26:30: Lucifer’s Castle / Ghouls ’n Ghosts / Tamayo Kawamoto 
27:59: Basement Melodies / Haunted Castle / Kenichi Matsubara 
32:27: Under the Moonlight / Night Slashers / Tomoyoshi Sato

 
 
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Drew Mackie