Legacy of the Wizard – “Theme of Meyna” (Yuzo Koshiro)October 18, 2010
Legacy of the Wizard (Dragon Slayer IV – DraSle [Dragon Slayer] Family, 1987) is an amazing early soundtrack by Yuzo Koshiro (ActRaiser, Streets of Rage). The game is not very well-known, but Yuzo Koshiro is certainly a famous name, and this is a good entry from his early years. Though each track is only 30 seconds or less long, Mr. Koshiro often manages to fit enough material into each song to make it feel like it is twice that length. The entire soundtrack has this nice, storybook quality to the soundtrack that makes it an excellent listen.
In Legacy of the Wizard, you play as the Warzen family, descendants of a warrior who slew a dragon many years ago. Each character has his or her own special ability. Meyna is the mother of the family, a flame-wielding sorceress. Her theme is divided into only two parts, both whimsical and and bright, with a feminine touch. The loop is only 25 seconds long, but this is enough to manage a tight, memorable melody.