Fridays in the Key of Geek: The Moon – DuckTales Orchestral Remix

A classic 8-bit tune in a new style.

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.

Robert Hill-Williams
Robert Hill-Williams
Robert Hill-Williams

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The only things Rob has been doing longer than gaming are breathing, sleeping, eating, and reading. RPGs were what made him view games as an experience instead of a distraction, but these days he likes and plays every genre gaming has to offer. Outside of his usual reviews and articles on MTB, you can find Rob on the weekly Mashcast and frequenting Twitter.

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