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Soundtrack review: Dungeon of the endless (FlybyNo – 2014)

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As this score end, I smile satisfied and somewhere 28 or 29 years ago, the younger me, lost in a game later at night than he should have been up, is startled by a noise in his room.

“Dungeon of the endless” is a dungeon defense game in which the player and his team must protect a crystal. The score is written by FlybyNo.

The sound of this score is priceless and it brings me pure joy. It’s the old school game music simple electronic sound that has a high level of nostalgia for me. The main title is eerie, relaxing and absolutely delicious. The score is simple and dreamy. It’s true it is not more than background melodies for the game, it doesn’t go beyond that, but it echoes the sound of a world I was very familiar with when I was a kid.

Even if most of the cues are not as nice as the main title, the score still works. It makes me go back when I was a small child loading games from cassettes to play on my Spectrum computer. It makes me think of the simply drawn pixelated space my ships were flying into.

“Found a thing!” is a beautiful little tune that has in it all the excitement of making progress in a game.

Still, the sound is a little too simple to fill almost an hour of score. Many of the tracks (most of them 4 minutes long) are fillers instead of thrillers.
But its general atmosphere keeps me going and I don’t regret listening to it. And when the end of the score comes, “Game over” and “The surface end title” bring back the joy and purity of the opening credits.

As this score ends, I smile satisfied and, somewhere 28 or 29 years ago, the younger me, lost in a game later at night than he should have been up, is startled by a noise in his room. I didn’t mean to disturb him. Bye, younger me! I’ll see you again in that room when I’ll listen to this score again…

Cue rating: 69 / 100

Total minutes of excellence: 12 / 55

Album excellence: 22%

 

Highlights:

Dungeon of the Endless (Main Title)

Skulk Around

Found a Thing !

Game Over

The Surface (End Title)

About the author

Mihnea Manduteanu

I have been listening to film music for 25 years and writing about it since 2014. I've written over 1000 reviews and I can't imagine myself doing anything else. I am also a member of IFMCA (International Film Music Critics Association).

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