Boomkat Product Review:
A masterclass in 16-bit hyperfunk, from Japan, 1993. Remastered from an original Mega Drive soundboard to 180g vinyl and housed in full colour jacket with obi strip, poster and download code
“With music composed by Hirofumi Murasaki, Morihiko Akiyama and Masayuki Nagao, Shinobi III is a relentless bass-driven soundtrack which, upon its release in 1993, pushed the Mega Drive’s audio capabilities to its limit. Its strong percussive elements are something of a technical marvel and, like all of the greatest soundtracks of the 16bit era, showcases the ingenuity and resolve of game composers when faced with extremely limited hardware.
With audio sourced directly from a Japanese Model 1 Mega Drive (AV Intelligent Terminal, VA5 with stereo output mod) and painstakingly remastered for vinyl, Shinobi III should appeal to anyone with even a passing interest in video game culture, FM synthesis or electronic music in general.”