YouTuber Resonance recently compared the NES with the Famicom side by side and the difference in terms of audio is seriously compelling. Like him, I had no idea the Famicom shipped with superior audio quality. He compares Castlevania, Zelda & Metroid. The NES sounds a bit more muted and does less with the score. I would say each song sounds better on the Famicom to my ears but the changes in the original Zelda are very interesting and something I am not used to hearing.

If you want to skip the side by side scrub ahead to 1.15m.

Travis   Admin wrote on 09/05/2013 at 02:03am

That was a little shocking. Though I did think Castlevania sounded wrong. When it started up first on the NES version, it didn't sound at all like I remembered it. I might have to dig that up.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 09/05/2013 at 02:57am

Good idea, might be a case of an emulator translating the sounds wrong or our ears failing us in our elderly age.

Travis   Admin wrote on 09/05/2013 at 03:05am

WHAT?

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 09/05/2013 at 03:15am

Well, an emulator may not get it perfect.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 09/05/2013 at 03:16am

:D

Travis   Admin wrote on 09/05/2013 at 03:18am

WHAT?

Travis   Admin wrote on 09/05/2013 at 03:18am

(Sorry, the dumbest joke ever)

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 09/05/2013 at 03:40am

Fear not, it worked well enough :D

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