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OSVchannel: TOAPLAN Shooting Chronicle Unboxing Video

April 5, 2012 | | 1 Comment Share thison Facebook OSVchannel: TOAPLAN Shooting Chronicle Unboxing Videoon Twitter

Rather than go on at length about five discs of music that I have no nostalgic attachment to (I never played any of TOAPLAN’s famed shmup titles, unfortunately), I thought we’d just show off the snazzy packaging. You can see in the still above that the way they’ve put this one together is rather unconventional, and I had fun putting this video together to show off the collection being offered by SuperSweep. Many of these soundtracks were originally published in the early 1990s, so I’m sure fans will appreciate this collection.

To say just a few words about the set, I particularly enjoyed the Hellfire and Zero Wing soundtracks, especially the latter with its amazing eight and a half minute long second stage theme (heard in the above video). There’s also the rockin’ Ninja Gaiden-esque Vimana, the upbeat pop-oriented Truxton II, and the vibrant Grind Stormer that caught my attention. Finally, the sixth disc contains hundreds of pages of design documents, artwork, interivews, and is honestly one of the coolest things about the collection. The bonus disc for purchasing directly from SuperSweep shows high-scoring playthroughs, so don’t feel too bad if you can’t get your hands on it. It’s available at CD Japan if you’re interested.

Let us know what you think about these soundtracks, the packaging, and the bonus discs!

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