Tiles of Fate (NES)
|Tiles of Fate|
Tiles of Fate is a puzzle game developed by Taiwanese game company C&E, Inc. This is the first game they developed. The player must clear out Mahjong-like boards in order to progress through the game. The game also gives a history lesson about Chinese dynasties taking over one another. The game was released in Taiwan by C&E and Idea-Tek, in USA by American Video Entertainment and Japan by Hacker International.
The Japanese version is a completely different game from the North American/Asian versions. Aside from sharing the same levels, the Japanese version is a pornographic title featuring characters with names based on famous actresses; Yoko Minami (南 陽子), Noriko Kasai (笠井則子), Yui Akasaka (赤坂 唯), and Miho Yamanaka (山中美穂).
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The game features pretty nice music. Levels 1, 2, and 3 of each world have their own theme but can get very annoying since they're short tunes. There's also some things they couldn't get right with the music. For example, the bass in the level 2 theme goes out of sync by an eighth note. The USA and Taiwanese version of the game credit B.H Ting for the music, who has been revealed as Ding Bohao. The Japanese version of the game lacks credits, probably because the developers didn't want Japanese players to know that a Taiwanese company developed it. Kossel Huang, another composer who worked for C&E said the founder of the company Guo Qiyong created the sound driver. According to Kossel, music was made by creating MIDI-like files which were then given Guo to convert into the game.
The Japanese version has a different soundtrack with almost half the songs. This was probably because production was most likely rushed for the Japanese version, as it was only a localization; it still shares the same levels as Tiles of Fate. The stage themes were also made shorter, so they can get annoying quickly, especially since there's only two of them.
The Asian/North American soundtrack starts with a 1 and the Japanese soundtrack starts with a 2.
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1 - Tiles of Fate
|01||Intro||Ding Bohao||Guo Qiyong||0:30||Download|
|02||Menu||Ding Bohao, Traditional||Guo Qiyong||1:31||Download|
|03||Map||Ding Bohao||Guo Qiyong||1:50||Download|
|04||Level 1 Theme||Ding Bohao||Guo Qiyong||1:09||Download|
|05||Level 2 Theme||Ding Bohao||Guo Qiyong||0:58||Download|
|06||Level 3 Theme||Ding Bohao||Guo Qiyong||0:59||Download|
|07||Cutscene Theme||Ding Bohao||Guo Qiyong||1:26||Download|
|08||Ending||Ding Bohao||Guo Qiyong||2:09||Download|
|09||Trapped||Ding Bohao||Guo Qiyong||0:03||Download|
|10||Unknown||Ding Bohao||Guo Qiyong||0:09||Download|
2 - Idol Shisen Mahjong
|201||Title Screen||Ding Bohao||Guo Qiyong||0:44||Download|
|202||Stage Theme 1/Cutscene Theme 3||Ding Bohao||Guo Qiyong||0:44||Download|
|203||Stage Theme 2||Ding Bohao||Guo Qiyong||0:44||Download|
|204||Cutscene Theme 1||Ding Bohao||Guo Qiyong||0:07||Download|
|205||Cutscene Theme 2||Ding Bohao||Guo Qiyong||1:01||Download|
|206||Cutscene Theme 4||Ding Bohao||Guo Qiyong||1:01||Download|
The credits are shown in the Asian and North American versions after the game has been completed. Both versions have the same credits.
The Japanese version, however, omits the staff roll, possibly due to the fact that it is a pornographic game. However, the music shares the same style of music with the North American version, so the Japanese version's music is also attributed to Ding.
Interestingly, the game's manual credits the game's production to Kinema Music Co., Ltd. However, the back of the box credits conflicts with this, crediting production to Hacker International.
Kinema Music appears to be an alias for either Joy Van or Sachen.