Nintentunes: this week with and extra helping of awesome!

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Nintentunes has fast become one of my favorite features to run on Infendo. Music in games is one of the, if the the most important aspects of gaming in my opinion. With the right soundtrack, video game music can help to set the mood just as the game designer intended it. As always, enjoy the tunes and be sure to let us know how you feel about this week’s selections.  

NES- Section Z

When I was a wee tike and was first introduced to gaming, Section Z was the bane of my existence. This Capcom designed game is freaking hard. Looking back on the title, it isn’t so much that the game is difficult, but confusing. To complete the game, two power generators must be found and destroyed before moving on to the final section to face the boss. Like many coin-op ports, Section Z was designed to kill you and eat up your quarters. Good luck conquering Section Z if you decide to give it a shot, you’re going to need it.

SNES – Radical Dreamers

While Radical Dreamers isn’t so much a game as it is a visual novel, it is a part of the Chrono series as a gaiden, or side story. This choose your own adventure Square title was never released outside of Japan, but there have been English translations floating around Internet for some time now. If you fancy yourself a fan of all things Chrono, but have yet to give Radical Dreamers a shot, do so. It’s for your own good.

N64 – Star Fox 64

Star Fox 64, or what I like to call the last Star Fox game worth caring about, is the title that forever imprinted on my brain that inverse controls were the only way to play games. Damn you Fox McCloud and your ‘down is up’ and ‘up is down’ mentality. Do a barrel roll!

Gamecube – Pac-Man World 2

Oh Pac-Man, what have they done to you? You went from an iconic partially eaten pizza to a yellow spear with legs, and since then it’s been hard to play your games. Don’t cry little Pac-Man, at least they made up for your horrible character design by giving you some rockin’ music to collect dots to…right? Pac-Man, where are you going!

Wii – Muramasa: The Demon Blade

Muramasa is absolutely one of the must underappreciated Wii games of all time. From the beautiful art direction, to the seamless combat, to the whimsical gameplay, Muramasa has it all. It is too bad that this Vanillaware title didn’t sell because the art and animation throughout the entire game is so well refined and the gameplay never grows dull. If you can find yourself a new copy, buy it, and enjoy every second.

Eugene lives in New Mexico and has been a life long gamer since getting his hands on an NES. Always partial to Nintendo, Eugene has made it a point to keep informed on all things Mario.