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Included on the back of the last post, here’s me playing through the second stage of Dr. Wily’s Castle in Mega Man II. Again, all sound effects are included. Although there are some parts where the tape suffers from being 25 years old and played a lot, the sound quality overall is better than what I got while playing Mega Man. If it wasn’t for, you know, being a recording pressed up against a TV speaker, this would actually be pretty nice because there’s a brightness and warmth in the transition that actually is lacking in even modern emulation of the music. Those curious about a direct comparison between this and a more “quality” recording can check out my post here which offers a near-perfect emulation of the NES chip.

By the way, I came this close to owning the boss in the stage. You can hear me get hit less than a second before getting off the killing shot. Bah.