Uploaded on Sep 24, 2011
0:00 "Battle Theme #1", from Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals.
1:38 "(Arranged) Battle Theme #1", from Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals.
Everlasting Video Game Music, VGM that never gets old.
"Battle Theme #1"
Scored by Shiono Yasunori
Game: Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals
Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals is a classic RPG for the SNES. Definetely among the best RPGs of its generation, which is no easy feat considering wonders like Chrono Trigger and FF5 were also from that generation. Lufia 2 had decent graphics and an unremarkable combat and magic system, but it had an innovative Pokemon-style extra playable character mechanism. You'd find this "pokemon" and they'll follow you. They will participate in battle and they have good skills, but they cannot be controlled and they sometimes run away from fights. If you feed them weapons and armor, etc, they will eventually evolve into stronger, cooler versions. The characters and story were top notch, and the game had lots of humor and ridicule. It even has a duo of failed thieves that try to steal the crown of some kingdom. They had their own theme and everything. Dekar and the prince were hilarious too. The prince was convinced he was the strongest warrior in the world, when it was Dekar who killed all the strong demons and the prince just killed jellies and stuff.
But what I believe to be the most remarkable thing of Lufia 2 is the Ancient Cave. It's an optional dungeon that you have to enter without any items, weapons or magic at all. All you can take with you is your party (including your "pokemon"). The cave has 100 floors, no save points and very few healing spots, hidden under plants and such, with the option to exit the dungeon available upon reaching the 20th floor. Magic and items are found randomly in chests, but the enemies get stronger a little faster than you do, so the last 20 floors are really exciting. There are 7 treasures that you can't find anywhere else, and they show up in blue chests so you don't pass them up. I only ever found 3 or so, and I never made it past floor 90, but a friend did and he told me the last floor is completely glitched. The end boss is a larger version of the first enemy of the game, and he actually heals you the first 3 turns and then kills itself or something. Again, the game is very humorous. You'd spend countless hours in the Ancient Cave, looking for the special treasure. The Cave even came back in a Lufia game for the GBA, but that one was pretty bad. And it was buggy, you couldn't sell your equipment, so you never really had money for upgrades unless you farmed for hours.
Anyway, this masterpiece was remade for the NDS, the remake is called Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals. I haven't played it yet, but I do know the OST was rearranged. The bonus track in this entry is the rearranged version of Battle Theme #1 for the NDS. I think it's a good version, it feels more modern and up-beat.
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