Sorcerian Super Arrange Version III
Catalog Number: K30X-7711 (reprint NW10102260)
Released On: March 21, 1989 (reprint December 22, 1999)
Composed By: Sound Team JDK
Arranged By: Hiroyuki Nanba, Toru Okada
Published By: King Records (reprint Falcom)
Recorded At: Unknown
Format: 1 CD

Hiroyuki Nanba Arrange Version
The Tale of Nobunga Oda
01 - Snow on the Great Bridge
The Tale of Yukimura Sanada
02 - Ninja Mansion
The Tale of Ieyasu Tokagawa
03 - Deadly Assassin
Toru Okada Arrange Version
The Dark Servant Gash's Plot
04 - Forest of Lafaune
05 - Gash
Shrine of Sorrow
06 - Grievously Shrine
Sengoku Sorcerian Game Soundtrack
The Tale of Shingen Takeda
07 - Godless Land
08 - Ashura
The Tale of Nobunga Oda
09 - Snow on the Great Bridge
10 - Kamikaze Thundergod
The Tale of Hideyoshi Toyotomi
11 - Tower of Tears
12 - Mee
The Tale of Yukimura Sanada
13 - Ninja Mansion
14 - Tengu
The Tale of Ieyasu Tokagawa
15 - Deadly Assassin
16 - Evil Spirit
Scenario Clear
17 - Victory
18 - The Return
Pyramid Sorcerian Game Soundtrack
Map Screen
19 - Sanders Island
The Hidden Royal Bloodline
20 - Bloody Diamond
21 - Tutankhamen
The Dark Servant Gash's Plot
22 - Forest of Lafaune
23 - Before Gash
24 - Gash
Lovely Archer Princess
25 - Cherish Doll
26 - Gaddlegun
Shrine of Sorrow
27 - Grievously Shrine
28 - Juggler
The Demon Gibares' Labyrinth
29 - Labyrinth of Gilbares
30 - Foreboding
31 - Gilbares
Scenario Clear
32 - Click! Click!
33 - Good Luck! Good Bye!
Total Time:

If you've ever really gotten into Sorcerian, you know that it's an alright game for its time. And, while I feel it did not get the attention it deserved musically, the music does stand out. If you're hardcore Falcom, you know what I mean. If not, come to a magical Sengoku-ish time-period, or perhaps a land filled with Pyramids?...You get the idea.

The first six tracks are the best of the CD, because...well, they're the only arranged tracks. That's right, the name has fooled you. You would think that "Super Arrange" would at least mean that the whole CD is arranged. It should be called "1/6 Super Arrange, 5/6 OST", because this is what it is (technically the full title is Sorcerian Super Arrange Version III - Sengoku Sorcerian vs. Pyramid Sorcerian). What we have on this CD are six nicely arranged tracks, followed by a bunch of OST tracks that weren't on any of the original OSTs, as these games were released after the OST. But, ignoring this trivial matter, let's get down to the quality of compositions.

The arranged tracks are very cool. Each one starts out less than good, so you automatically underestimate how good the track will be. Somewhere in the middle, it gets a lot better and you say to yourself "gee, this is quite a song!". However, the next day when you try to play it to someone, they're like "this is boring...": then, they hear it too, that cool part when the song gets better...usually when drums kick in. And keep in mind, Nanba knows what's going on. He's the man that can make any sort of little song a fun song, or a dramatic song, or an action-packed song. And the other guy? Well, I suppose he's good too!

The OST tracks are still nothing to scoff at. Considering they were created in 1989, the sound quality is great. The actual composition of most of the tracks are upbeat, and fun to listen to. If you've played some Sorcerian, this is a great way to kick it "old-school" and have a good time listening to great music.

As for purchase, good luck finding the originals. They are few and far between. The reprint, however, can be purchased at Falcom's Website for something like 2000 yen, or about $20. Again, you need to know some basic Japanese or have some sort of guide to get yourself around this non-English site.

Reviewed by: Patrick Gann


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