Game music of the day: Clockwork Knight 2

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July 5, 2010

Game: Clockwork Knight 2
Song: Title
Composer: Hirofumi Murasaki

Above: You should really hear this song with the its video presentation below

Clockwork Knight isn’t known by many, and for good reason: It was on the Saturn and it wasn’t very good. Even the music, while proficient, was of a very Jazzy Japanese, elevator variety featuring synthetic trumpets galore. What do you want? This was an extremely transitional period for games in general!

Above: Yeah… it’s basically Toy Story

Almost none of the issues that plagued the original game were addressed in the sequel… save for one:

Above: Oh, did you forget the dude is a Conquistador?

AYE PAPI! Instead of Kenny G-ing gamers to sleep, Clockwork Knight 2 stepped it up and opened with a bombastic salsa number the likes of which I, nor anyone who repeatedly watched it on the Saturn’s included demo disc, will ever forget... Unlike the game, which you’re probably hearing about for the very first time.

Clockwork Knight's only claim to fame: Hero, Sir Tongara de Pepperouchau III rocked the Keyblade long before Sora did in Kingdom Hearts

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  • cptnoremac - September 19, 2014 1:27 p.m.

    What was wrong with Clockwork Knight? I have the first one and I think it's pretty fun; it didn't try to push 3D gameplay on us before its time. The graphics are interesting and hold up well today. You can beat it in an hour or two, which is a good thing for this type of game (think Mega Man X). And the closing credits song is good.
  • Strangleme - July 14, 2010 8:47 p.m.

    Ya know, I heard Chris say that this song isn't very good, but I think it's awesome. Maybe it's because I'm Hispanic. I think it is so cool. Great choice Chris.
  • philipshaw - July 6, 2010 5:27 p.m.

    Only the japanese could make music this crazy
  • Modroneman - July 6, 2010 11:31 a.m.

    Very salsa'y' in a weird japanese way. I don't know if its twisted or brilliant!
  • camelfro - July 6, 2010 4:08 a.m.

    i love this song! thanks chris, you should use it as this weeks community segment background music
  • Hypermonkey262 - July 6, 2010 2:25 a.m.

    I didnt know what this was from the first time I heard it, so I thought it got ripped from one of those "Come Visit Mexico!" ads. Nice to know just how wrong I was.
  • Zadiax39 - July 5, 2010 11:55 p.m.

    Gawd, Japanese mambo salsa. Bring out the asian tequilas
  • garnsr - July 5, 2010 9:01 p.m.

    I liked Clockwork Knight. It wasn't great, but it was so stylish, and Japanese. And the title screen for the second one had special holiday screens, which more games should use these days.
  • Mechamorbo - July 5, 2010 6:49 p.m.

    Holy Buena Vista Social Club Batman! I really like that song though. I'd add that to my iTunes. The video is a tad unsettling though, in a creepy these-toys-are-going-to-murder-you way.
  • CH3BURASHKA - July 5, 2010 6:14 p.m.

    I had Toy Story for the SNES. What a shitty game. The first level music was pretty good though; any chance of featuring it?
  • goochbiscuit - July 5, 2010 5:41 p.m.

    Oh Japan.
  • BigWillis - July 5, 2010 5:39 p.m.

    I wish I could write some of these segments, I love game music so much. One of the reasons I've started to frequently visit here in fact.
  • UDNTNOME - July 5, 2010 5:08 p.m.

    Kinda sounds like some sort of warioware song
  • Mexicutioner - July 5, 2010 4:33 p.m.

    Man, listening to that music brought chills to my spine. Awesome choice1