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Published on May 6, 2009
Track 1 / 18 (Complete Soundtrack)
Developer / Publisher: Konami Composer: Kenichi Matsubara, S . Terishima
Full Title: Castlevania II: Simon's Quest System: Nintendo Entertainment System Year: 1988 (US)
1 - Message of Darkness 2 - The Silence of Daylight 3 - Bloody Tears 4 - Monster Dance 5 - Dwelling of Doom 6 - Within These Castle Walls 7 - Last Boss 8 - Game Over 9 - A Requiem
Full Title: ドラキュラII 呪いの封印 (Dracula II: Noroi no Fuin) System: Famicom Disk System Year: 1987 (JP)
10 - Message of Darkness 11 - The Silence of Daylight 12 - Bloody Tears 13 - Monster Dance 14 - Dwelling of Doom 15 - Within These Castle Walls 16 - Last Boss 17 - Game Over 18 - A Requiem
First released in Japan on floppy disk as Dracula II: Noroi no Fuin in 1987, and later ported to the NES as Castlevania II: Simon's Quest, there are two different versions of the same score. The original made use of an additional sound channel unique to the FDS (Famicom Disk System), and I've included both in their entirety here.
There are more differences between the two than the US cartridge version simply lacking an extra voice, however. Sometime during the 15 month gap that separated the two releases, Konami decided to tweak the soundtrack.
For their second attempt they added new (and more driving) percussion parts, and all sorts of reverb/ delay effects that weren't there before. Other differences can be heard as well, including a different length for A Requiem and a different bass part for Within These Castle Walls.
Its neat hearing how the original version sounds, but I much prefer the changes they made for the American release. Despite having less channels to work with, I am of the opinion that they managed to make the music more complex and interesting by manipulating the soundchip with more care.