Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (SAT)

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Akumajō Dracula X: Gekka no Yasōkyoku
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Platform: Sega Saturn
Year: 1998
Developer: Konami Computer Entertainment Nagoya
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For other Castlevania games see Castlevania.

The Sega Saturn port of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night was only released in Japan, thus retaining its original title Akumajō Dracula X: Gekka no Yasōkyoku. It is as much a port as it is an update to the original PlayStation game, adding new music, entire sections with new enemies, items, as well as Maria as a new playable character. It does have a few drawbacks over the PlayStation version though, examples include longer loading times and worse transparency effects. Overall, it's the same game.

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Title screen.

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Sound test menu.

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Richter doesn't have to be unlocked in this version.

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The scrolling text is in english (as oposed as the japanese PSX version) and is narrated over.

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Same voice acting from the PSX version (in japanese). versions.


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Music

In addition to the PlayStation soundtrack, which was mostly composed by Michiru Yamane, this version features additional tracks in a broader variety of genres, branching out into Techno, J-Rock and Jazz and can thus be considered to be more upbeat as opposed to the more eerie and romantic nature of the original version.

The new material was composed and arranged by Tetsuya Ōsono, Junko Karashima and Kaoru Okada, although the game's credits do not specify who composed each piece. Most of these new tunes are remixes and medleys of classic Castlevania songs, some entirely new, like "Guardian".

Master Librarian also gets a remixed tune, the reason for that being purely technical. Some of the original tracks loop sightly differently. Almost 2 hours of music are featured altogether in this game.

Recording

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01 Metamorphosis I Michiru Yamane 1:04
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02 Prologue Michiru Yamane 1:48
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03 Dance of Illusions Michiru Yamane 1:38
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04 Moonlight Nocturne Michiru Yamane 1:44
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05 Prayer Michiru Yamane 1:01
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06 Dracula's Castle Michiru Yamane 1:46
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07 Dance of Gold Michiru Yamane 3:32
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08 Marble Gallery Michiru Yamane 1:17
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09 Tower of Mist Michiru Yamane 2:50
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10 Nocturne Michiru Yamane 2:18
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11 Wood Carving Partita Michiru Yamane 5:01
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12 Door of Holy Spirits Michiru Yamane 1:02
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13 Festival of Servants Michiru Yamane 1:27
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14 Land of Benediction Michiru Yamane 0:16
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15 Requiem for the Gods Michiru Yamane 2:10
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16 Crystal Teardrops Michiru Yamane 3:42
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17 Abandoned Pit Michiru Yamane 2:17
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18 Rainbow Cemetery Michiru Yamane 2:41
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19 Silence Michiru Yamane 0:16
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20 Lost Painting Michiru Yamane 1:38
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21 Dance of Pales Michiru Yamane 2:24
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22 Cursed Sanctuary Michiru Yamane 2:15
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23 Demonic Banquet Michiru Yamane 2:07
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24 Wandering Ghosts Michiru Yamane 4:17
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25 The Tragic Prince Michiru Yamane 3:49
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26 The Door to the Abyss Michiru Yamane 1:56
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27 Heavenly Doorway Michiru Yamane 2:57
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28 Death Ballad Michiru Yamane 2:14
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29 Blood Relations Michiru Yamane 1:57
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30 Metamorphosis II Michiru Yamane 0:37
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31 Final Toccata Michiru Yamane 5:05
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32 Black Banquet Michiru Yamane 2:45
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33 Metamorphosis III Michiru Yamane 0:48
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34 I Am the Wind Rika Muranaka, Tony Haynes, Jeff Lorber 4:40
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35 Moonlight Nocturne (with Narration) Michiru Yamane 1:44
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36 Master Librarian Michiru Yamane 0:50
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37 Guardian Tetsuya Osono, Junko Karashima, Kaoru Okada 1:10
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38 Vampire Killer remix.1 Tetsuya Osono, Junko Karashima, Kaoru Okada 1:47
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39 Vampire Killer remix.2 Tetsuya Osono, Junko Karashima, Kaoru Okada 1:35
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40 Bloody Tears remix.1 Tetsuya Osono, Junko Karashima, Kaoru Okada 2:24
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41 Bloody Tears remix.2 Tetsuya Osono, Junko Karashima, Kaoru Okada 2:24
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42 Beginning remix.1 Tetsuya Osono, Junko Karashima, Kaoru Okada 2:44
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43 Beginning remix.2 Tetsuya Osono, Junko Karashima, Kaoru Okada 2:30
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44 Chaconne C Moll Tetsuya Osono, Junko Karashima, Kaoru Okada 4:57
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45 Chaconne C Moll (short) part 1 Tetsuya Osono, Junko Karashima, Kaoru Okada 2:15
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46 Chaconne C Moll (short) part 2 Tetsuya Osono, Junko Karashima, Kaoru Okada 2:48
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Title: 悪魔城ドラキュラX月下の夜想曲 (Demon Castle Dracula X: Nocturne in the Moonlight)
Platform: Sega Saturn
Released: 1998-06-25
Publisher: Konami Co., Ltd.

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