Author Topic: Any unused PC-98 themes you wish to be reused by ZUN in newer games? And how?  (Read 4099 times)

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I asked this question first in a Touhou forum I made in raddle.me at https://raddle.me/f/touhou/149834, forgetting that pretty much nobody uses it at the time... :cirnotan: Thankfully one newbie necroposted there and made me remember it existed lol.

So I'm asking this question again here (with a minor addition since there are just that much unused themes from the PC-98 era) so I can get more responses. Well, hopefully...

For me it would be:
  • Dreamy Pilot (unused stage 4 theme for LLS) - I kinda understand why ZUN removed it (it's not stage 4 theme-y enough IMO, this theme pales in comparison to Alice Maestra which got used), and it's a bit too repetitive, but it's such a too good track to be left scrapped... JynX's remix showed that it can sound like a boss theme too.
  • Sunfall (unused stage 2 theme for SoEW) - This theme reminds me of HRtP, it would've been perfectly fine there I feel. But yeah, by current standards it's kinda bad (there's very little progression), but there's some really good potential here.
  • Winds of Time (unused theme for PoDD) - This is another theme that is too good to be left scrapped. Too bad this theme doesn't fit with any character in the game (contrary to popular belief this doesn't belong to Chiyuri, it was only a test theme during the game's development)... Funny that ZUN quickly created a character for the theme Vanishing Dream ~ Lost Dream when he realized it wouldn't work well for Yumemi who's going to be the final boss, but not this theme...
  • Shrine of the Wind (unused track from HRtP) - Not only is it unused, it was never even remixed for Mystic Square's Music Room nor remastered for Akyu's Untouched Score. Completely forgotten, even worse than Mima's situation! I think such an upbeat track like this could be used in one of the fighting game spinoffs...

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I asked this question first in a Touhou forum I made in raddle.me at https://raddle.me/f/touhou/149834, forgetting that pretty much nobody uses it at the time... :cirnotan: Thankfully one newbie necroposted there and made me remember it existed lol.

So I'm asking this question again here (with a minor addition since there are just that much unused themes from the PC-98 era) so I can get more responses. Well, hopefully...

For me it would be:
  • Dreamy Pilot (unused stage 4 theme for LLS) - I kinda understand why ZUN removed it (it's not stage 4 theme-y enough IMO, this theme pales in comparison to Alice Maestra which got used), and it's a bit too repetitive, but it's such a too good track to be left scrapped... JynX's remix showed that it can sound like a boss theme too.
  • Sunfall (unused stage 2 theme for SoEW) - This theme reminds me of HRtP, it would've been perfectly fine there I feel. But yeah, by current standards it's kinda bad (there's very little progression), but there's some really good potential here.
  • Winds of Time (unused theme for PoDD) - This is another theme that is too good to be left scrapped. Too bad this theme doesn't fit with any character in the game (contrary to popular belief this doesn't belong to Chiyuri, it was only a test theme during the game's development)... Funny that ZUN quickly created a character for the theme Vanishing Dream ~ Lost Dream when he realized it wouldn't work well for Yumemi who's going to be the final boss, but not this theme...
  • Shrine of the Wind (unused track from HRtP) - Not only is it unused, it was never even remixed for Mystic Square's Music Room nor remastered for Akyu's Untouched Score. Completely forgotten, even worse than Mima's situation! I think such an upbeat track like this could be used in one of the fighting game spinoffs...
 

Spurred  :lives:by your rather in-depth post,list and analysis...I have researched found out this Youtube Playlist about " Touhou PC98 Unused Themes " to listen from sooner or later...but to be thruthful this also means :sweat: I have no preferred or recommened ones yet ...
By listening to parts out of a few of them my preferredd one so far is >>>>
  • Faint Dream ~ Inanimate Dream  (unused theme for  Akyu's Untouched Score Vol.1 about Touhou 04 LLS Lotus Land Story )   [東方]Akyu's Untouched Score Vol.1 - (30) Faint Dream ~ Inanimate Dream (Unused Version)
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Oh yeah, I like the unused version of Yuuka's stage 6 boss theme too! Not a fan of the higher key version of the melody after the intro, but I wish the melody that didn't make it to the final version is reused. It's too good! :bigpower:

I would probably choose "Shrine Of The Wind".

I think it would fit in for a credits screen.

Huh true, that could work there too! :bigpower: