No, I’d never heard of this late 80s PC game either, but I’m definitely grooving with this theme. The drums and the cheery melody get my toes tapping in quick order.
The opening notes sound, I swear, like the beginning of the Galaxy Quest theme, although it quickly goes in a different direction. ArchLord isn’t the best OST in the world, but this track always stood out to me as a rousing bit of action and heroism.
This is certainly an unusual combat theme; it’s almost sad and ominous in turns, but certainly not some sort of stirring action sequence. I think that’s what I like about it, that it gives the feeling of a hard journey, of a drawn-out struggle rather than a quick clash. Plus it’s just soaked in atmosphere!
Today we’re going to hit up the NES for a rather catchy little tune. I could totally picture this being redone as a modern cover — the melody has that hook that’s practically timeless.
All of the Hell March themes are pretty awesome — and man do they remind me of intense evenings in college playing some Red Alert in our dorm rooms.
Before they were podcasters, the Battle Bards trained in sacred monestaries deep in the Chinese mountains, where they learned martial arts and life without wifi. As they tackle the Age of Wushu soundtrack this week, memories flood back of their life as kung fu artists who drifted from town to town, setting right what once was wrong.
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Episode 67 show notes
- Intro (feat. “Martial Instance” and “Youyunshiliuzhou”)
- “Main Theme”
- Jukebox (feat. “Explore” from Aliens: Colonial Marines, “The Swindle Title” from The Swindle, “Episode 1, Track 1” from Life is Strange)
I’m not generally a fan of boss music in MMOs — it tends to be less memorable and catchy and more loud and tension-filled. So may I suggest the following as the perfect music to play while you’re tackling a boss?