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Estpolis Biographies II OST

[back cover]
Catalog Number: PCCB-00170
Released On: February 17, 1995
Composed By: Yasunori Shiono
Arranged By: Yasunori Shiono
Published By: Pony Canyon
Recorded At: Unknown
Format: 2 CDs
Tracklist:

Disc One
Estpolis Biographies II -Part 1-
01 - The Time of Judgment
02 - Rumbling
03 - Setting Off On a Journey
04 - Town
05 - Doze Off
06 - The Earth
07 - Cave
08 - Battle #1
09 - Victory
10 - Scenario Item ~ Comrade ~ Skill Item ~ Item
11 - Peace
12 - Village
13 - Battle #2
14 - The Prophet
15 - Castle
16 - The Greatest Thieves on Earth
17 - Labyrinth
18 - Capsule Monster
19 - Growth!
20 - Tower
21 - Door to the Journey
22 - Temple
23 - Despair
24 - Trembling
25 - The Strongest Man
26 - Separation
27 - Wedding Bell
28 - After the Ceremony
29 - Spring
30 - Summer
31 - Autumn
32 - Winter
33 - Port City
34 - Towering Mountain
35 - The Azure Sea
36 - The Dreamer's Flute
37 - Lexus Shaia Laboratory
38 - The Great Match!
39 - Slot ~ Big Game ~ Hit!
Total Time:
73'40"

Disc Two
Estpolis Biographies II -Part 2-
01 - The Furthest Depths of the Sea
02 - Silent World
03 - Beyond the Azure Skies
04 - A Distant, Enchanted World
05 - Watchtowers of the Seal
06 - The Island of the Void
07 - The Final Battle
08 - The Four Gods
09 - Battle #3
10 - Grief
11 - The One Who Will Save the Earth
12 - To the Future
13 - Purifia Flowers
Estpolis Biographies
14 - Departure
15 - The War Dead of the Island of the Void
16 - The Final Battle
17 - Compensation for the Battle
18 - 99 Years Later
19 - Town
20 - Shopping
21 - Goodnight
22 - Purifia Flowers
23 - Castle
24 - The Earth
25 - Battle # 1
26 - Victory
27 - Town
28 - Cave
29 - The Scars of Fear
30 - Evil Wave Energy
31 - Battle #2
32 - Port City
33 - Separation
34 - Towards a New Heaven and Earth
35 - Tower
36 - Door to the Journey
37 - Llyle Shaia Laboratory
38 - Underwater
39 - The Silent Temple
40 - The Underground Shop
41 - Spirits of the Netherworld
42 - To the Skies
43 - The Island of the Void
44 - The Four Mad Gods
45 - Battle #3
46 - Field Motif
47 - Reunion - And Then...
48 - The End of the Journey
Total Time:
74'01"

Being a fan of the Lufia games and their music, I was excited to learn that a soundtrack containing music from both games existed. However, my initial excitement was rather short-lived as I soon became aware of the fact that the album was among the more rare and difficult ones to find. Recently I was finally able to get this album, and had been quite pleased with it.

If one asked RPG fans of the SNES era what was their favorite non-square series, it is likely that Taito's Lufia, known as Estpolis in Japan, would be their response. Some still feel that the Lufia games, especially the second installment, are some of the best RPGs period. Their soundtracks are also amazing.

The music of both games is found on this album. Lufia 2's compositions are a bit more complex than Lufia 1's tracks, but I thoroughly enjoyed the songs from both games. Disc one and tracks one through thirteen of disc two contain the original soundtrack to Estpolis 2, and tracks fourteen through forty-eight of disc two contain the Estpolis 1 soundtrack. The music on this album is directly from the games, so if you are among those who dislike the music produced by the SNES sound chip, you may want to stay away. But if you like melody-driven music in a traditional RPG context, I strongly recommend you give this one a try if you can find it.

Unfortunately, locating a copy of this album is no easy task. It was published several years ago, so your best bet is to keep an eye out for it on Ebay or Yahoo Japan. You may have to pay a pretty penny for it due to its rarity and the popularity of the game series, but I think it is worth it.

Reviewed by: SrBehemoth



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