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Quick Beats: Pulstar, Mega Man, And Final Fight Composer Talks Joe Hisaishi And The Beatles

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Throughout the Nintendo Life Video Game Music Festival we’re speaking to a range of composers and musicians for a mixture of in-depth interviews and shorter, sharper (and perhaps a little goofier) Q&As where we ask just ten rapid-fire personal questions; we’re calling these shorter features ‘Quick Beats’.

Today we’re talking to Harumi Fujita, a former Capcom composer whose work includes classic arcade games such as Final Fight, Bionic Commando, and Pulstar, and a host of 8-bit Nintendo titles including Mega Man 3, Strider, Gargoyle’s Quest, and — an absolute personal favourite — Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers. She’s also contributing to the upcoming (and long-awaited) Windjammers 2.

We asked her ten rapid-fire questions about her career, musical tastes and more…


What was the first song or album you remember buying?

I heard The Beatles’ “Let It Be” over the PA system during lunch in junior high school—it blew my mind and I bought the album.


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