Skeletroy’s new album is here!

The Legend of the Musical Ninja is a collection of video game music spanning from 1987-1997, rearranged to sound like they’re all from the same game. Some imaginary SNES game that has a thrash metal soundtrack combined with traditional Japanese instruments like the shamisen and shakuhachi. I also included links to the original version of each song in this post, so that you might be able to appreciate the changes if you’re not familiar with the songs.

Zone 1 – Edo
Legend of the Mystical Ninja, SNES
Konami, 1991
Composed by Kazuhiko Uehara and Harami Ueko
Arranged by Skeletroy Blockbuster

Original version:

Chinatown
Revenge of Shinobi, Genesis
Sega, 1989
Composed by Yuzo Koshiro
Arranged by Skeletroy Blockbuster

Original version:

Daddy Mulk
The Ninja Warriors, Arcade, TurboGrafx-16
Taito, 1987
Composed by Hisayoshi Ogura
Arranged by Skeletroy Blockbuster

Original version:

Overworld
Little Ninja Brothers, NES
Culture Brain, 1989
Arranged by Skeletroy Blockbuster

Original version:

Tong City
Run Saber, SNES
Atlus/Horisoft, 1993
Composed by Hikoshi Hashimoto
Arranged by Skeletroy Blockbuster

Original version:

Dharmanyo
Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon, N64
Konami, 1997
Composed by Shigeru Araki, Yusuke Kato, Saiko Miki, and Yasumasa Kitagawa
Arranged by Skeletroy Blockbuster

Original version:

Momentum
Jackie Chan’s Action Kung Fu, NES, TurboGrafx-16
Hudson Soft/Now Productions, 1990
Composed by Masakatsu Maekawa
Arranged by Skeletroy Blockbuster

Original version:

Go! Getsu Fuma
Getsu Fuuma Den, Famicom
Konami, 1987
Composed by Hidenori Maezawa
Arranged by Skeletroy Blockbuster

Original version:

Best Room
The Ninja Warriors, SNES
Taito/Natsume, 1994
Composed by Hiroyuki Iwatsuki
Arranged by Skeletroy Blockbuster

Original version:

My Lover
Revenge of Shinobi, Genesis
Sega, 1989
Composed by Yuzo Koshiro
Arranged by Skeletroy Blockbuster

Original version:

Thanks for listening! You’re awesome!

Skeletroy’s Song of the Month – Sunsetriders stage 1

“Bury me with my…money.”

Skeletroy’s first video gamed cover album, “The Legend of the Musical Ninja”, is set for release on March 27th! Check back to thatruled.com in a few weeks (8, to be precise) for more info!

 

Skeletroy’s Song of the Month (bonus song) – New Messiah

Song of the Month (bonus) – Castlevania II: Belmont’s Revenge – New Messiah

Thanks for checking out my Song of the Month remixes! I’ll be releasing my first video game cover album, “The Legend of the Musical Ninja”, in January, stay tuned for a lot more great music!

And as always, you can hear the previous songs in this playlist:

Skeletroy’s Song of the Month – King Dedede’s theme

Song of the Month #3 – Kirby Super Star – King Dedede’s theme

Next month I’m going to go with some songs from games with Ninjas! Please leave a comment on whether you’d prefer to hear the stage 1 theme from Ninja Warriors (TG-16), “Chinatown” from Shinobi, or “Lahja’s theme” from Ninja Gaiden 2. 

And if you’ve missed the previous Songs of the Month, you can find them on this playlist! Thanks for listening, I’ll see you in a month!

Skeletroy’s Song of the Month – Metal Gear Solid 2 theme

Song of the Month #2 – Metal Gear Solid 2 theme

Next month, the choices are all from Kirby games! The choices are “Green Greens”, “King Dedede’s theme” or “Gourmet Race”, please vote by leaving a comment!

 

Skeletroy’s Song of the Month – Castlevania – Wicked Child

Song of the Month # 1 – Castlevania – Wicked Child

This is the first song of a (hopefully) long running series of SNES style thrash remixes.

Please vote for next month’s remix by leaving a comment! Would you rather hear a song from Adventure Island II, Zelda II, or Metal Gear Solid 2?