Live A Live (SFC)

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Live A Live
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Platform: Super Famicom
Year: 1994
Developer: Square Co., Ltd.

Live A Live (ライブ・ア・ライブ) is an RPG for the Super Famicom developed and published by Squaresoft in 1994. The game features a chapter-based system that players of SaGa Frontier and Final Fantasy IV: The After Years will be very familiar with. The player can choose from any of the seven characters at the beginning and may choose the order in which the chapters are played from there on out, with an eight chapter after all of the first seven have been completed and a final chapter where all of the characters meet after that. Each chapter is set into a different period of time and has a unique theme to it as well. The game has never been translated officially into English, and no port or remake has ever been made as well. (Not even Virtual Console!) A fan translation does exist, however.

Screenshots

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Title screen.

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The chapter select screen. Pictured here is Oboro-maru.

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Standard naming screen.


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Music

Just like the game itself, Live A Live's soundtrack is split among many different styles and themes. Among the no less than eight chapters, Yoko Shimomura excels in creating a unique sound for every corner of the soundtrack, pulling off each individual chapter's style with nothing short of excellence. From the majestic flow to the Chinese soundtrack to the ambiatic whirring of the Science-Fiction chapter's track, everything just fits almost too perfectly, and it comes out especially when actually playing the game. Even the old-school arcade game style present in the two tracks for the Captain Square mini-game goes with the fact that you access Captain Square by playing an arcade cab. There's a little bit of everything to appeal to everybody.

Recording

# Title Composer Length Listen Download
01 Live-A-Live Yoko Shimomura 2:07
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02 Select-A-Live Yoko Shimomura 2:03
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03 Secret Mission Yoko Shimomura 2:41
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04 Sound of Shinobi Yoko Shimomura 3:08
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05 Killing Field! Yoko Shimomura 1:53
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06 Ultimate Strength -Victory Road- Yoko Shimomura 2:31
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07.1 Martial Arts Masters... Yoko Shimomura 0:24
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07.2 Defeated... Yoko Shimomura 0:26
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08 Versus! Yoko Shimomura 0:04
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09 Knock You Down! Yoko Shimomura 2:11
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10 Native Life Yoko Shimomura 2:22
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11.1 Nice Weather, Ain't It! Yoko Shimomura 2:45
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11.2 Prehistoric Night Yoko Shimomura 3:45
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12 Kiss of Jealousy Yoko Shimomura 1:43
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13 Sacrificial Feast Yoko Shimomura 0:18
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14.1 Unseen Syndrome Yoko Shimomura 1:40
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14.2 Space Crisis Yoko Shimomura 1:40
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14.3 Tense Situation Yoko Shimomura 1:40
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15 Captain Square Yoko Shimomura 0:55
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16 Captain of the Shooting Stars Yoko Shimomura 1:58
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17 The Bird Flies in the Sky, The Fish Swims in the River Yoko Shimomura 1:53
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18 The Ancient Master Descends from the Mountains Yoko Shimomura 1:30
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19 War in China Yoko Shimomura 1:07
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20 Wanderer Yoko Shimomura 2:05
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21 Under the Fake Yoko Shimomura 1:18
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22.1 The Wilds Yoko Shimomura 1:07
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22.2 Western Theme Yoko Shimomura 2:05
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23 Sancho-de-Los-Panchoz Yoko Shimomura 1:32
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24.1 Go! Go! Buriki Daioh!! Yoko Shimomura 1:45
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24.2 Go! Go! Buriki Daioh!! (Opening) Yoko Shimomura 0:56
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25 Wait for Truth Yoko Shimomura 1:50
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26.1 A Painful Death at the Hands of a PSYCHO!! Yoko Shimomura 1:22
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26.2 Dangerous Bar Yoko Shimomura 2:22
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27 Prelude to the Demon King Yoko Shimomura 3:31
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28.1 Wings That Don't Reach Yoko Shimomura 3:09
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28.2 Bittersweet Memories Yoko Shimomura 3:40
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29 Difficult Fight Yoko Shimomura 2:46
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30 Journey to the Mountain of the Demon King Yoko Shimomura 2:03
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31 City of Hopelessness Yoko Shimomura 3:46
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32 Silent Labyrinth Yoko Shimomura 2:44
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33.1 Cry-A-Live Yoko Shimomura 1:34
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33.2 Words of Trust Yoko Shimomura 1:34
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34 Warm-A-Live Yoko Shimomura 2:17
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35 The Demon King Odio Yoko Shimomura 1:37
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36 Megalomania Yoko Shimomura 2:32
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37 Illusion... Yoko Shimomura 2:19
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38 Pure Odio Yoko Shimomura 2:50
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39 Armageddon Yoko Shimomura 3:16
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40 Live over Again Yoko Shimomura 2:37
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41 Live for Live Yoko Shimomura 6:17
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It should be noted that Unseen Syndrome has some funky looping stuff going on with it: the background whirring noise seems to loop at a different speed than the other stuff, so that track is only recorded to the second loop of the main stuff. This may just be my ears messing with me but I am fairly certain that it loops at a different pace. This doesn't happen in its variations.

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The music was dumped during gameplay and recorded using SNESamp.

Releases

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Live A Live - SFC.jpg
Title: ライブ・ア・ライブ
Platform: Super Famicom
Released: 1994-09-02
Publisher: Square Co., Ltd.

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