June 13, 2008 12:22 PM

Did you ever play Columns for the Sega Genesis/Megadrive?

A synth arrangement of the Columns theme Clotho, composed by Tokuhiko Uwabo. Really, I did very little to the downloaded midis for this: the 6 channels retain all the original information: I just selected the synths, a couple of minor effects, tweaked levels and adjusted the tempo during the recording to reflect the time-attack nature of the gameplay, and add interest. This is only really a spit and polish on one of my favourite pieces of videogame music: to me it's so much more than that.

posted by nthdegx (6 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

YES I DID. And I'm going to go crank up my Mega Drive and throw Mega Games II on right now!
posted by TheWaves at 2:22 PM on June 13, 2008

Wow. That brings me back.

And, no, I never had a Genesis.
I played Columns the real way ... on a Sega Master System.
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 3:48 PM on June 13, 2008 [1 favorite]

I have no idea what you're talking about. This sounds really cool though!
posted by snsranch at 3:40 PM on June 14, 2008

I've never played Columns, but this tune stresses me out, when it speeds up, if I imagine playing Tetris or Dr. Mario to it -- no! the other way! rotate! arrrrrgh

(I'm not kidding -- it really does. That's so weird!)
posted by Karlos the Jackal at 1:34 AM on June 15, 2008 [1 favorite]

Karlos, Columns is a similar sort of game, so the feeling is appropriate.
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 8:29 AM on June 16, 2008 [1 favorite]

Thanks for the feedback and thoughts, guys.
posted by nthdegx at 11:38 AM on June 16, 2008

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