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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.

Lady Stalker: Challenge from the Past – “Fighting Dancer” (Eri Sugai, Masaji Watanabe)

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.

Lady Stalker was composed by Eri Sugai (The Bouncer, Soul Calibur III) with arrange assist by Masaji Watanabe.

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