I played Duck Tales for a little bit as a kid, but there are only a few things that stick out in my mind about it now. That isn’t any bearing on the game really, because one of the things I remember was that, for a game based on a cartoon, it was surprisingly good. The second was that it felt a lot like Mega-Man. Given that it was made by Capcom, a big leap in logic isn’t required to understand why.
The last thing is one particular song — and the focus of today’s Fridays in the Key of Geek — simply called ‘The Moon’. In true old school form, the title of the song is taken from a stage of the same name, and it is quite fitting. In fact, it’s probably the most recognizable song of the 8-bit generation that comes from a game without the words ‘final’ or ‘fantasy’ in it, or that wasn’t made by Nintendo. The version we have today is actually a remix of the classic tune, coming from YouTube user AriesT. This version uses a synthetic orchestra to achieve its airy style, in a more relaxed, slower tempo, version of the original. Take a listen below:
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You can also take a listen to the original as well. A lot more upbeat, and all in all very Capcom in style.