Even though David Wise is best known for his work on the Donkey Kong Country series, this fantastic composer has a massive body of music that predates Nintendo’s simian reboot. While working at Rare, he wrote the soundtracks for classic games like Wizards & Warriors, R.C. Pro-Am, and Battletoads. David Wise also created the music for many lesser-known licensed titles like Double Dare, Hollywood Squares, and A Nightmare on Elm Street.
Developed by Rare and published by LJN, A Nightmare on Elm Street was an odd game that tasked up to 4-players with collecting the bones of Freddy Krueger while trying to stay awake with the help of coffee and boomboxes. The game was generally panned by players and critics, but at least some good music came from this frustrating title.
This track and many other songs from horror titles were featured in an episode of the Super Marcato Bros. Video Game Music Podcast. A great show for fans of video games and their soundtracks, the Super Marcato Bros. (composers Karl and Will Brueggemann) discuss compositional and technical aspects of game music from all generations. So far, they have recorded over 100 episodes covering a variety of games, composers, and genres. They have even featured an exclusive interview with David Wise!
These brothers bring a positive demeanor, interesting analysis, and a great selection of music to every episode. Definitely check this podcast out!