Blog:Share a Song of Six Pence

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It's the YouTube video that's got the whole Internet a-buzzin' (and by "got the whole Internet a-buzzin'," I mean it got passing mentions on NeoGAF and GoNintendo). It's a comparison of a piece of music from NES Rygar and the opening music from Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Turns out they're the same song, more or less. I hadn't noticed this myself, but it's not as surprising as one might think. Composer Michiharu Hasuya worked for Tecmo and later worked for Advance Communication, the developer of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (not sure if he was an employee there, though). I can't confirm Hasuya's involvement with either of these games since they don't have credits, but Hasuya's/ACC's stuff on the Famicom/NES has a very distinct sound, right down to the sound effects. There's no mistaking it in these games.

CRV 05:22, 26 July 2009 (CDT)


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Dylan said ...

I'm almost certain this is Michiharu Hasuya. Reasoning: he is credited as "T. Hasuya" as Rygar composer, and if you listen to other NES sountracks attributed to "T.Hasuya", they sound very much like his work...even Golgo 13: Top Secret Episode uses some of the same waveforms he uses in other games. I've heard others I'm almost positive he's done, like Clash at Demonhead.

Composers for the NES often had very distinct styles, Masaharu "Rezon" Iwata comes to mind.

--Dylan 23:36, 25 November 2009 (CST)

CRV said ...

Didn't realize Hasuya was credited in Rygar...

--CRV 02:00, 26 November 2009 (CST)

Andrew said ...

<comment date="2013-01-03T03:14:04Z" name="Andrew"> No one in Japan would have noticed at the time, since the Japanese version of Rygar has a completely different soundtrack for some reason. </comment> <endFeed />