"Nothing beats a good chiptune album...unless it's an RPG themed one! Cody Carpenter (Vampires, Ghosts of Mars) and Mark Day (Diner Dash, Aqua Kitty) join up to delivery an exquisite 14-track RPG concept album that aurally paints the journey of a brave samurai."

"The result is an album that tracks the full range of emotion and experience expected from a satisfying role-playing game, with contemplative passages rushing into propulsive action, and triumphal flourishes and melancholy elegies appearing like signposts along the journey...
Listen to "Beyond Reason," premiering exclusively here at Paste, and try not to see a squad of brave anime sprites marching over a verdant world map towards an ominous mountain in the distance. When those synths slice in at the two minute mark is obviously when the lightning hits and the sky turns red and black and the evil demon who was masquerading as the ancient religious leader the whole time appears above the mountain with a malevolent smile scarring his face. I can feel the Genesis controller in my hands right now. "

"I cannot possibly pick out favorites for this album, so these are just some of the key tracks that I think tell something special. Every track is important, and I absolutely love this chip-tune RPG soundtrack.... Fans of retro RPGs and electronic music will not in any manner be disappointed. As long as I have permission, you’ll probably hear it in my Smite, Paladins, and MTG streams whenever the opportunity arises."

"Each of the fourteen electronic retro tracks are good and my favorite is probably the first song, Scarlet Warrior. This song is nearly five minutes long and has some sequences that I think would make an epic ring tone. What can I say, I’m a sucker for good retro music. If you’ve enjoyed RPGs on the NES and SNES, you’ll feel right at home with this album. There are no bad songs and each one is different from the rest."

Aqua Kitty

“The music will have chip-tune lovers in seventh heaven.”

“Superb chiptune soundtrack”

“Amazing music”

“Aqua Kitty does a good job of paying homage to the arcade era whilst playing very tidily in its glorious audio and visual 16bit guise.”

“Both the music and the graphics are utterly fantastic, strongly rooted in the days of 16-bit video games.”

“The game’s music – which was put together by Electric Cafe – is a perfect accompaniment to the visuals, with a veritable smorgasbord of catchy chiptune goodness merrily burbling away as you obliterate hordes of mechanical fish” bigredbarrel,com

"The retro theme is backed up by a superb synthesised soundtrack that nods back to the chiptunes of yesteryear" Push Square

"Sonic elegance"

"Pretty epic soundtrack"

"The old-school-inspired chiptune soundtrack is just terrific. Electric Cafe really put their best foot forward with it."

"The best part is actually its fantastic soundtrack that plays while you’re shooting robots under the sea. The soundtrack is an old school electronic style that fits the gameplay and mood of the game perfectly. Aqua Kitty UDX blends simple gameplay with modern visuals and an awesome soundtrack."

"The music in this game is absolutely fantastic! It reminds me of the superb Scott Pilgrim soundtrack. The music is energetic and flows well with the action on-screen, this, of course, helps keep the player’s attention. For anyone who enjoys old school esq music this game has you covered."

"Aqua Kitty is an overall great package, one great example is the sound and music. It totally captures the feeling from modern-day and the good old gaming days. It was a joy hearing the music while playing the action-packed gameplay."

"The music is where Aqua Kitty: UDX really shines, every tune is catchy and upbeat that it helped soften the blow of dying, as I got to listen to the music again from the top."

"Socially, Aqua Kitty’s pulsating beats and wailing synth sweeps sound evoke the same era as the visuals. Players could be forgiven for thinking that the sound team is putting the Genesis’ cherished Yamaha YM2612 chip through its paces."

Championship Manager

“The stadium sounds are generally excellent. Hearing a massive crowd convincly “ooh” and “ah” as the ball ricochets off the crossbar or sneaks wide of the post does serve to increase your emotional involvement with each game”

“The crowd chants add oodles of atmosphere”

Rock Boshers

"The brilliant chip-tune soundtrack that is extremely catchy (I found myself humming away to the background music on more than one occasion)" 

“With some seriously great 8-bit music and sound effects provided by Electric Cafe to round out the package” 

"The developers Tikipod really have shown the Spectrum a lot of love and this shows in the sound as well, with some great title music and authentic 8-bit sound effects." 

"One thing we can all agree on (I hope) is that the soundtrack kicks ass. Electric Cafe have returned with a finger-tapping, head nodding chiptune treat that is sure to weedle its way inside your head. I dare you not to like the main theme." 

"UK Artists Electric Cafe composed the music for the game, creating a pulsating, modern twist of sounds and tracks. The main theme, in particular, is incredible and something this reviewer listens to almost daily"

"Electric Cafe creates some great music."

Operation: Vietnam

"The sound effects are good. The jungle has plenty of ambient sounds, and the gunfire and screams of a dying enemy are surprisingly satisfying."

"An abundance of nice sound effects set up a nice atmosphere"

"The jungle and other combat environments look and sound great." "Heavy on atmospheric sound effects."

Mary King's Riding School

"Pleasant sound and easy-going music"

"The soundtrack here is very calm and soothing while riding through villages, but picks up in intensity during more demanding events. All in all though, the music here fits the category of gentle pop and matches well with the upbeat nature of the game."