Lady Stalker: Challenge from the Past – “Fighting Dancer” (Eri Sugai, Masaji Watanabe)August 22, 2010
So Lady Stalker: Challenge from the Past (SNES, 1995), what the hell is that? Actually, it’s the sequel to Landstalker for the Genesis. Well, there were a few alterations made to the gameplay, such as removing jumping and making combat random. So much for being Climax Entertainment’s answer to Zelda. Anyway, the game stars a rebellious young girl (a noblewoman, actually) who hears about a treasure on the ridiculously named Deathland Island (probably sounds better in Japanese…). As far as I know, the game hasn’t been patched into English. While most of the album isn’t that great, I did find this arrange of “Fighting Dancer” to be halfway decent. The graphics look quite good though.
The Lady Stalker album contains both arrange and original tracks from the SNES. “Fighting Dancer” is an upbeat rock piece with some cheesy anime-style trumpet synths and even a little xylophone action. The guitar sounds like a direct recording; the rest is probably done on keyboard. There’s quite a bit of variety here, even though the piece ends up feeling a little generic. There’s a nice guitar solo at about 1:40.