Game music of the day: Wizards & Warriors III

Game:Wizards & Warriors III

Song: Knight's Guild

Composer:David Wise

Above: Knight's Guild from Wizards & Warriors III

Seeing as "game music of the day" has slowly become "game music of the month," I feel the need to burn through some of my personal favorites before this column completes its transformation into "game music of the never." To that end, I've dug up one of the fastest, rocking-est pieces of NES music I've ever been caught headbanging to...

Just listen to that! Imagine it playing while trying to avoid spikes and land precise jumps on tiny-ass platforms! It's one of the most intense moments you'll ever encounter on the NES, all thanks to this song from the highly capable Mr. Wise. As for the game itself... eeh it's OK. The music is the real star.

Above: This is literally the only other thing I could find celebrating this game's music. It's all good!

As you can tell by the lack of additional YouTube entries, no one really bothers with W&W3. It released as the NES was dying, even as the Super NES and Genesis/Mega Drive were heating up, so who could muster up the enthusiasm to play the third entry in an already so-so franchise? I barely did... but in that short time, holy GOD the music blew my mind.

Game music of the day: Republic Commando
Vode An by Jesse Harlin



Game music of the day: Ocarina of Time
Gerudo Valley by Koji Kondo



Game music of the day: Ironsword
Title Screen by David Wise


  • Sinosaur - July 7, 2011 4:54 a.m.

    Aside from TalkRadar, I think Game Music of the (Whatever you want to call it) is my favorite feature you do here. It's sad that it's so infrequent now, but every time I see an entry, it brightens up my day to here some awesome video game music, especially when it's old school like this. There's something about NES/Gameboy music that's just utterly ingrained as 'YOU'RE PLAYING A VIDEO GAME' into my mind. SNES and Genesis stuff can sort of do it, but it's always the cool stuff from the 8-bit stuff that gets things flowing.
  • lovinmyps3 - June 29, 2011 8:20 p.m.

    I love Game Music of the Day! Please keep trying Brett you always have good selections!
  • CanadianBeaverHunter - June 29, 2011 4:20 p.m.

    Good to have GMOTD back. Knight's Guild is rock-solid.
  • Poot_evans - June 29, 2011 2:18 p.m.

    Been keeping an eye out since you started for Kid Icarus. It's a theme that has stayed with me for 20 odd years. EPIC! please feature it so others can enjoy it!
  • Rockmotron9000 - June 29, 2011 8:29 a.m.

    I've recently decided that i need to be more active in Game Music of the Day, since i usually don't even listen to them. I'm glad i started with this one, it was great! thanks Brett!
  • richtaur - June 29, 2011 6:27 a.m.

    Fuck yes, good call Brett. I had W&W X in my head earlier!
  • bamtan - June 29, 2011 6:21 a.m.

    so good man. So freaking happy right now because of this music.
  • TheCakeIsaPie - June 29, 2011 5:25 a.m.

    Thanks for another great entry, Brett! For as long as you keep posting them, I'll keep reading them. As for GMotNever, I think "End of Time" from 'Chrono Trigger' would work perfectly.
  • Genericide - June 29, 2011 4:29 a.m.

    Huzzah for the return of GMotD! This particular music is good, not overwhelming or anything just simple, solid old-school music. Really hope you keep up the music, I very much enjoy being introduced to cool new video game music.
  • AirickG - June 29, 2011 3:28 a.m.

    yay! game music of "whenever Brett gets around to it"! I mean "of the day"...
  • gmknoble - June 29, 2011 3:22 a.m.

    Thank you Brett. I have a playlist on my iPod called GMotD, thanks to you.
  • WeinerlessSteve - June 29, 2011 3:21 a.m.

    Damn good, please keep it up forever. Ken Griffey Jr. Baseball :) FIST BUMP!
  • TheMonarch - June 29, 2011 2:58 a.m.

    Sweet it's back. With all of these FAPs and TDars and GMODs, I'm starting to think Brett really does love us! #UltraSappy
  • Yaro - June 29, 2011 2:18 a.m.

    I will not like game music of the never, although it sounds funny. Keep it up Brett! Keep the Game Music Nerdiness alive! In us AND yourself!
  • Tenfey - June 29, 2011 1:55 a.m.

    I have Wizards and Warriors 1 and 2. I tried 3 out via the magic of emulation once and I was unimpressed.
  • Redeater - June 29, 2011 1:49 a.m.

    Does anyone remember the name of that song from Wizards and Warriors? I think it was in a shop or a secret room or something. The music just sort of peters out slowly ending in about 4-5 seconds of silence between notes. If anyone could find a vid of that on youtube I would be pretty grateful. I remember it as a kid and I believe I heard it on T'dar but have no clue which episode it was.
  • MonocledYaoGuai - June 29, 2011 1:19 a.m.

    Yay! Game music!
  • dicklips - June 29, 2011 1:14 a.m.

    you should start doing Game Music Of The Hour. I'd click every one twice.
  • BroGamer - June 29, 2011 1:13 a.m.

    OHMYGODBRETTILOVEYOU!!! GMotD is back...for now. And your right, Brett, this is a rockin' piece of music! Doodilydoodily doodilydoodily doodilydoodily doo!
  • scifly - June 29, 2011 1:09 a.m.

    Thanks Brett, I love these articles.

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