SOUND OF MUSIC
Updating classic 8bit tunes isn’t easy
Lizardcube’s remake features a lush soundtrack composed by Michel Geyre of the original tunes. Cornut says they thought his job would be just a matter of replaying the simple three-track melodies with real instruments. “But when you play these simple melodies with real instruments there’s a disconnect because the melodies sound so simple and dumb,” he says. So the team had to produce many tracks of layered music to live up to their production values. It was similar for the sound effects. While the original game has only 20 in total, 300 were made for the remake. So instead of a single sound for killing an enemy, now every weapon sounds different.