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PoPoRoGue OST

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Catalog Number: SVWC-7009
Released On: December 2, 1998
Composed By: Tetsuo Ishikawa, Yoshiyuki Sahashi, Yoshifumi Iio, Yuko Araki
Arranged By: Tetsuo Ishikawa, Yoshiyuki Sahashi, Yuko Araki
Published By: SPE Visual Works
Recorded At: Unknown
Format: 1 CD
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Tracklist:

01 - Pietro's Journey (instrumental)
02 - Strange Happenings
03 - Lonely
04 - Dream Fields
05 - Tonkuu
06 - The Tavern
07 - Coromoc - Desert
08 - Chaos - Fusafusa vs Kachikochi
09 - Coromoc - Laziness
10 - Gabath
11 - Gourmet Palace
12 - Moonstar
13 - The Friends
14 - The Four Dream Demons
15 - Nightmare
16 - The Devil King of Dreams Id
17 - Awakening
18 - Finale
19 - Theme Song "The Magic of the Moon, the Dream of the Stars ~ To Those Who Chase Dreams"
Total Time:
67'07"

The game that takes place in-between the events of Popolocrois 1 and 2, Poporogue for PS1 is often overlooked. So, too, its soundtrack (the fact that there's any stock of the CD left online is proof that people have ignored it). Surprisingly, though, this quirky RPG and its music are probably worth looking into.

Catchy theme song, catchy vocal track at the end, extremely catchy town and dungeon themes? Yes, this old soundtrack really does have it all. It also has huge medleys (track 4, for example, is about 10 minutes long).

Despite being all sequenced music for PS1, the soundtrack to Poporogue is very acoustic. Guitars, pitched percussion, auxiliary percussion (wood blocks and stuff), as well as winds are present in nearly every track. It's a beautiful mix of instrumentation and it works great for this game.

If you want something sort of fun, sort of folk-artsy, this is a good soundtrack to check out. Heck, it's also a good game to check out, if you can get past the dated, "puberty-era" 32-bit graphics.

Reviewed by: Patrick Gann



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