I tried playing, it didn’t go well. It took me a while to find my jump button but it’s a jump avoid thing with the end goal being saving a blonde Esmeralda who wears red. Hey, she isn’t the only blonde Esmeralda in the world, oddly enough who wears red, she’s the Esmeralda from the 1999 French Parody version. Though in this game’s case it was supposed to be a Robin Hood game with you saving Maid Marion. It was made by Century Electronics which was an English company.
Hunchback 1983 Arcade Game
My high score was 800 which considering that is only clearing the first screen, is pathetic. I just could not jump and move to grab the rope to swing over the fire pit Happy Playing!
The first time I heard Belle from Notre Dame de Paris one of my first thoughts was “This sounds like a piece of music from Final Fantasy IX.” Now at the risk of sounding like a “gamer” (which I’m really not), Final Fantasy IX is one of my favorite games ever. The piece of music from the game that sounds like Belle is called “Freya’s Theme. ”
Now it’s only in the beginning of each that they sound similar. For first 7 seconds of each they really sound alike. They both have the same rhythms, beats and tone. But Belle’s tempo is much slower and the use of instruments is different. Belle uses guitars and Freya’s Theme uses what sounds like a harpsichord (I think). In any case, both pieces use strings.
Maybe it’s because I love Final Fantasy IX so much that helped me gravitate to Belle and Notre Dame de Paris. But they’re are both great pieces of music. Also bells are important item during the part where this music play in Final Fantasy IX. Coincidence? Oh, I think not.
Well actually I do. But isn’t that kind of cool. But then again the game does look to European history and style so they are more than likely refefencing the same music roots. But it’s worth noting that in Japanese the main character’s name is “Jitan” which is how the Japanese spell Gitan meaning Gyspy. So I suppose it’s possible that the production team took inspiration for Notre Dame de Paris as the Final Fantasy IX was being made right after the musical came out in Paris. Though I really doubt that.
This fine picture was taken off my television with my old cell phone. It is Esmeralda that I made in LittleBigPlanet for a level I was creativing based on the Hunchback of Notre Dame. I made all the characters but I never made the level. This was before I started blogging so it was a while ago.
So for those who play LittleBigPlanet
And for those who don’t play, you should, it’s an awesome and fun game series ^^