Friday, June 29, 2007

Retro game of the week: Journey to Silius (NES)

Journey to Silius is a NES game released in 1990, developed and produced by Sunsoft.
It has some gameplay similarities akin to Contra or Mega Man, and featured
unusually strong music for that time; low-quality bass tones added depth to the usual square and triangle waves of the 8-bit machine.
Originally, the game was supposed to use the Terminator license, but after Sunsoft lost the rights, the game was further edited, primarily by changing the main character sprite.

Journey to Silius had five stages in total.
Not much, some will say. However, the main reason I remember Silius, besides the brilliant music, is because of its high difficulty. Five stages was more than enough. Needless to say, I never completed it. Don't think I ever will.

Get the soundtrack (25 MB) here, and click here to play the game in your browser.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Heeelt tokigt soundtrack. Laddat ner bara det för det är så king.