85: Gimmick! in 30 Minutes

Released late in Nintendo’s 8-bit run — and even then, only in Japan and Scandinavia — the Sunsoft platforming game Gimmick! Has one of the best soundtracks of that era. In fact you might be surprised just how beautiful Masashi Kageyama could make the system sound, even when most eyes (and ears) were focused on the brand new Super Famicom.

Listen to all the 30-minute-ish spotlight episodes here.

Track listing:

0:07: Good Morning / Gimmick! / Masahi Kageyama
2:23: No Limits / Gimmick! / Masahi Kageyama
4:47: Happy Birthday / Gimmick! / Masahi Kageyama
6:41: Good Weather / Gimmick! / Masahi Kageyama
8:38: Slow Illusion / Gimmick! / Masahi Kageyama
10:30: Paradox / Gimmick! / Masahi Kageyama
11:06: Paradigm / Gimmick! / Masahi Kageyama
12:24: Lion Heart / Gimmick! / Masahi Kageyama
14:38: Innocent / Gimmick! / Masahi Kageyama
15:19: Cadbury / Gimmick! / Masahi Kageyama
17:03: Strange Memories of Death / Gimmick! / Masahi Kageyama
19:21: Just Friends / Gimmick! / Masahi Kageyama
21:09: Aporia / Gimmick! / Masahi Kageyama
22:54: Identity Believer / Gimmick! / Masahi Kageyama
24:09: Untitled (Final Boss) / Gimmick! / Masahi Kageyama
24:35: Siesta / Gimmick! / Masahi Kageyama
25:19: Good Night (Take Two) / Gimmick! / Masahi Kageyama

 
 
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Drew Mackie