RIKI is releasing “8Bit Music Power”, a chiptune album in the form of a Nintendo Famicom cartridge. The album features 12 tracks by various artists with a total run time of 44 minutes and 20 seconds. The set list is as follows:
- 1.) BLACK CARTRIDGE by Hally (2 minutes, 36 seconds)
- 2.) PICO MY HEART by Takeaki Kunimoto (2 minutes, 6 seconds)
- 3.) CIRCUS GAME by Hiroaki Sano (2 minutes, 16 seconds)
- 4.) MASS PURPLE by Keishi Yonao (3 minutes, 46 seconds)
- 5.) NARU YONI NARU by Prof. Sakamoto (2 minutes, 4 seconds)
- 6.) PHASE OUT(0.8) by Saitone (7 minutes, 7 seconds)
- 7.) ORIENTAL MYSTIQUE by Masahiro Kajihara (3 minutes, 12 seconds)
- 8.) EIGHT BIT JUNGLE by Yuriko Keino (3 minutes, 51 seconds)
- 9.) TIP-TRACK 303 by Tappy (2 minutes, 53 seconds)
- 10.) KIRAKIRA BUSHI by Omodaka (4 minutes, 46 seconds)
- 11.) TESTPATTERN by Nobuyiki Shioda (7 minutes, 23 seconds)
There is also a secret 12th track by an an unnamed artist that runs for 2 minutes and 20 seconds.
People who purchase the album can listen to it by plugging the cartridge into any game console capable of playing games designed for the Nintendo Famicon system. Although the album itself is not a game, the songs are accompanied by on-screen pixel artwork designed by Hiroshi Ono.
The “8Bit Music Power” album will be released in December of 2015. For more information, please check out the official Japanese home page here.
Paul Chapman is the host of The Greatest Movie EVER! Podcast and GME! Anime Fun Time.