Ever get the feeling that your MP3/CD collection is just lacking a truly definitive selection of sounds courtesy of a failed console add-on from the mid-1990s? Yeah, me too. So let’s count our lucky SEGA superstars, ’cause Japanese game-music label Wave Master is prepping the perfect solution – a 3-CD spectacular called Super 32X 15th Anniversary Album!
Out in Japan on March 31st at 3,625 yen, and spanning 128 tracks taken from 32X marvels like Virtua Racing Deluxe and Zaxxon’s Motherbase 2000, this is probably the most niche compilation of Japanese videogame music since Tokimeki Memorial Gasps and Related Sound Effects Library, Vol. 17. I’m particularly looking forward to track 23 on disc 3, which promises to let the listener hear the sound of the SEGA logo’s appearance in the 32X version of Virtua Fighter. Now that is hardcore.
If you can think of anything else that’s Japanese and videogame-y and makes noises that you must have compiled as a 3-CD set, just let me know and I’ll pass your comments on to the mighty Wave Master!