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Gradius V Original Soundtrack
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Gradius V marks Hitoshi Sakimoto's triumphant return to the shooters genre. Throughout the soundtrack the composer pays tribute to the classic themes of the Konami sidescrollers, upon which the design of Quest shoot-em-up Magical Chase was based. Sakimoto told Cocoebiz regarding the soundtrack, "[I] love Gradius and played it a lot. I was heavily influenced by music from the series. It was a great honor to work on a title like this, also somewhat intimidating. For Gradius V, I didn't really think too much about the previous music in the series. I was given specific stylistic requests from Konami, so while keeping those in mind I tried to work in my own personal composition method." Comparing the boss music from Life Force to the composer's arrangement for the Playstation 2 title, the remixed track retains the essence of the original, while updating the theme for a new generation console. The soundtrack is a blast for old school enthusiasts and Sakimoto fans alike.

- Jeriaska (May 29, 2007)
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Track list translation: Game Music Revolution.
 Disc 1
Disc 1 Name Type In-game location Time
1 OPENING      
2 SELECT -WEAPON ARRAY-      
3 UNIVERSE -STAGE 1-      
4 STAGE BOSS      
5 INTERMEZZO      
6 BOSS RUSH      
7 BIGCORE Mk-IV      
8 FORTRESS -STAGE 3-      
9 CELL -STAGE 4-      
10 METEOR -STAGE 5-      
11 SOMETHING GREEN -STAGE 6-      
12 BIGCORE      
13 BIGCORE Mk-III      
14 HIGH SPEED -STAGE 7-      
15 IMPREGNABLE FORTRESS -STAGE 7-      
16 ELEPHANT GEAR      
17 DEMO      
18 BATTLESHIP -STAGE 2 & 8-      
19 LAST ENEMY      
20 STAFF ROLL      
21 NAME ENTRY      
22 GAME OVER      
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