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!

The Isometric Perspective – Season 3, Episode 4

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Skeletroy, Grant, and Grindhead Jim discuss Contra. Also, Skeletroy is giving away a copy of Double Dragon Neon on Steam next episode! For a chance to win, visit The Isometric Perspective’s Facebook page and click “like” on the Double dragon picture.

The Isometric Perspective – Season 3, Episode 2

02. castlevania

Skeletroy, Grant, and Grindhead Jim continue their celebration of the 30th anniversary of the NES by looking at another Konami classic, Castlevania.

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The Isometric Perspective – Season 3, Episode 1

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Skeletroy, Grant, and Grindhead Jim are back after a short break to start a new season and talk again about video games! This year, we’re celebrating the 30th anniversary of the NES by talking about a classic game each episode.

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Skeletroy’s Ongoing Chronological List of His Favorite 100 NES Games
001. October 1985 – Excitebike
002. November 1986 – 1942
003. December 1986 – Gradius

Binaridiculous 01 – Video game input devices – a subjective history

Grant and Jimmy of The Isometric Perspective go FULL NERD in this new, technology-centric, podcast series.  Not wanting to shock our listeners’ systems too much, the first episode is about the evolution of the video game controller.

Check out this episode

History of Video Games, Part 2

Isometric Perspective’s Grant B. takes his look into video gaming history! He also killed that audio demon in an epic off-screen duel…

History of Gaming, Part 1

Isometric Perspective’s Grant B. takes a look into gaming’s history! It wasn’t always high-def pixels and junk!

The Isometric Perspective #15 – A Casual Conversation

Skeletroy didn’t feel like doing research after the long week that was E3. So tonight, Skeletroy, Grant, JimmyTR, Samantha Maybe, and Bennett Fiasco talk about Mortal Kombat, Super Hero games, and arcade memories.

The Isometric Perspective #01 – Favorite Generations of Video Game Consoles (part 1)

The Isometric Perspective is a discussion about video games. In this episode, Skeletroy takes you on a quick trip through all of the different generations of video game consoles, and poses a question for next time.

When That Ruled The World 1: 11/02/2012

What was Your First Video Game Console Experience?

Jimmy TR & Tom Fyrehart talk about their first experiences with video game consoles, the international video game market, & all things in between!

Theme song – “Happy Ever After” by The Senseless – used with kind permission.