Platform: Nintendo Famicom Developer, Publisher: Konami Composer, Sound: Yoshinori Sasaki, Jun Funahashi, Yukie Morimoto Year: 1989
Tracklist: 1 - Prelude 2 - Epitaph 3 - Prayer 4 - Beginning 5 - Boss Fight 6 - Destiny 7 - Clockwork 8 - Encounter 9 - Mad Forest 10 - Anxiety 11 - Rising 12 - Stream 13 - Dead Beat 14 - Nightmare 15 - Aquarius 16 - Demon Seed 17 - Deja Vu (Vampire Killer) 18 - Riddle 19 - Pressure 20 - Overture 21 - Big Battle 22 - Blk Clear + All Clear 23 - Player Lost + Game Over 24 - Evergreen 25 - Flash Back
This is the complete soundtrack to the Japanese version of Castlevania III. It made use of the VRC6 chip, a special mapper developed by Konami that allowed for 3 extra channels of sound. With two extra pulse waves (that had 8 available duty cycles as opposed to the standard 4), and a sawtooth wave on top, Akumajou Densetsu sounds distinct amongst most other Famicom + NES titles. Madara and Esper Dream 2 are the only other Famicom games that also used the VRC6 for sound expansion.
Fun fact- Hidenori Maezawa, one of the composers and sound programmers for Contra (NES), helped develop the VRC6 chip. You can read more about the VRC6 and other mappers here- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multi-Me...