This is Part 1 of my 2 part series on the music of Dr. Mario.
In 1990, Nintendo released Dr. Mario for both the Nintendo Entertainment System and the Nintendo Game Boy. As we know, the both of these systems use different audio instructions (Ricoh 2a03 for NES/Fami and the custom Sharp LR35902 for the Game Boy). So what challenges did Tanaka face when moving his soundtrack across these two platforms? Let’s take a look.
This is Part 2 of my blog posts on arranging the music for the new Beta Test Music concert, Beta Test Presents: HEROES! In this entry, I am going to talk about arranging “Super Mario Land Medley” for the ensemble. In case you missed it, here’s a link to Part 1. Also, want to hear the track before we play it on Saturday, March 3rd? Here’s a link to our BandCamp where we’ve already recorded it! http://betatest.bandcamp.com/
This is Part 1 of my blog posts on arranging the music for the new Beta Test Music concert, Beta Test Presents: HEROES! In this first entry, I am going to talk about “Super Mario Land Medley”.