Soundtrack Sunday Ep23 - Daikatana

July 2, 2017

John Romero's about to make you his bitch!


Well, not with Daikatana for the N64, he isn't.

Proof that even the most legendary game dev has a duff idea from time to time, Daikatana was lauded as one of the biggest commercial failures of the N64 era. And rightly so - shonky controls, unusable camera angles and horrendous, utterly broken gameplay rendered the console version of this game a horrible, horrible mess that angry YouTube video game reviewers have reaped so much rage-fodder from for a long time.

Hey, it's not all bad, though.

The Game Boy Color game is actually brilliant. Sticking to a safe, 2D rpg-ish style with operable controls and a really well told story, Daikatana for GBC is well worth the £20 you'll have to pay to get it. Done away with was the rubbish distorted guitar soundtrack that accompanied the N64 game - instead we have a really droney, ambient, atmospheric dirge as the backdrop to a really tense foray into the esoteric world of espionage.

This GBC game is literally the only good thing about the Daikatana name, and the music is cool as hell.


Dan or @SuperGBShow fer all yer ninja yap

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