Listen to chiptune the way it was intended with RIKI’s “8BIT MUSIC POWER”!

Many fans of chiptune music will tell you that the best and most authentic sounding beats around are those produced by the machines that inspired the genre themselves! Be it the NES or the Game Boy, both of which sport a wide range of music creation tools such as LSDJ and Chip Maestro which give budding composers the ability to manipulate the bleeps and bloops of classic hardware into musical masterpieces, there’s nothing quite like the raw, unmistakable 8-bit sound they produce.

8bit_mu07  8bit_mu04

With this in mind, Japanese artist and programmer RIKI has announced the release of their latest dōjin Famicom release, following on from their action platformer game KIRA KIRA STAR NIGHT, released in 2013. However, this time it’s not a game, but an album of music compiling various chiptune tracks by different artists, released in Famicom cartridge form! The album is called “8BIT MUSIC POWER” and features tracks of a wide variety of styles and genres, accompanied by a selection of gorgeous and often psychedelic on-screen, 8-bit graphics that make use of the Famicom’s hardware (two of which are displayed below).

8bit_mu03  8bit_mu06

As well as featuring 12 different tracks, the cartridge also contains a mini-game yet to be revealed. It’s a really impressive technical feat and it’s great to see that a Famicom homebrew scene still exists over 30 years after the console’s release! The album is set for release in December this year, so if you’re interested in finding out more or even buying a copy for yourself, check out the “8BIT MUSIC POWER” page on RIKI’s website!

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About Oliver Jameson

19 year old British guy who loves niche games and gaming culture. Creator and editor-in-chief of Minus World. For more musings, gaming and otherwise, follow me on Twitter.
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1 Response to Listen to chiptune the way it was intended with RIKI’s “8BIT MUSIC POWER”!

  1. Pingback: “8BIT MUSIC POWER” now available to pre-order! | Minus World

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