The Smurfs GB Game Recording

coverAnother game I used to play as a kid. I was very surprised to notice the music was that good when I launched it again a couple years ago. The music was composed by Alberto Jose Gonzalez, who’s starting to get some recognition in a number of chiptune niches. The style of Mr. Gonzalez is definitely typical of the European VGM scene, and I would even say some of the structures and melodies of his songs make me think of European medieval compositions (while remaining catchy as hell). I definitely need to rip more of his Game Boy works.

The best track (to me?) in this rip is obviously the insanely epic BGM 09 which was, I think, played on the sled stage. The Nes and Master System ports are neat as well, but the Game Boy version is definitely the most powerful. Maybe I’ll upload those as well later ~

Anyway, enjoy !

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Alberto Jose Gonzalez on Bucky’s Corner: 01 / 02

6 Responses to “The Smurfs GB Game Recording”

  1. Hi, thanks for the kind words about my music. I noticed that the music you posted is not recorded from a real Game Boy. The noise channels in my tunes sound too high in emulators, as none of them emulate the sound chip well. Just keep that in mind ;)


  2. Oh hi Mr. Gonzalez :)

    Yeah, I’m conscious about the sound difference. The thing is I did try real Game Boy recordings several times in the past, and I could never get rid of a buzzing noise in the background.

    What do you think of the GBS format played through the latest Nezplug++ plugin though ? Too high pitched as well ? I’m very curious to have a professional point of view there ! :)

    Finally, I hope you really don’t mind that we distribute your work like that. A word from you and it will be removed, of course.

    I’d also be very interested in knowing the full list of games you worked on. ^_^;

    Thanks for passing by ! :D

  3. snlrsh[655957] Says:
    August 24th, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    I’ve just beat the Master System version, with my nephew. It was a nice little game, and I really liked the music. So I listened to this Game Boy rip, and I didn’t find it better! Some channels’ volume seem too high and “hide” the melody imo. I also heard the NES version and don’t like it better either.
    Well if you have a rip of the MS one, I would like to have it. 15 years ago I would have recorded the music on an audio tape, but today…

  4. snlrsh[655957] Says:
    August 25th, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    Thank you niki!
    I wonder why it can’t be found on smspower…
    By the way, my favourite tune is the mountain stage’s.
    Thanks to Alberto Gonzalez too!! :)

  5. Yeah dunno why they removed it :/

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