2008 Lawrence Tuczynski

All info and scans courtesy of John M Emmons

Title Pachinko Ultraman Soundtrack
CD Label Universal Music
CD Number UICZ-8020
Music by: Various Artists
Number of tracks 27
Running time 27:00
Number of discs 1
Year of release/manufacture August 20, 2007

REVIEW

April 15, 2008
Review by John M Emmons

According to Wikipedia, a pachinko is a gaming device common in Japan that's a "cross between a pinball machine and a video slot machine." So, I figured that this album would be a soundtrack featuring music from Ultraman-related pachinko games.

Unfortunately, it didn't quite turn out to be what I expected. The music used is taken directly from the original shows, offering no new interpretation of the themes. What's worse is the use of sound effects and dialogue that constantly drowns out the music.

I suppose you could enjoy listening to the few tracks that sound like Ultraman fighting various monsters, but the album gets repetitive very quickly. In fact, the very short running time is one of the album's greatest strengths.

If you want your room to sound like an arcade, then purchase this album. Just don't be fooled into thinking this is a "real" soundtrack.

Pachinko Ultraman Soundtrack
English track title translations courtesy of Jolyon Yates!

  1. Monster Appearance (Monster Expansion)
  2. Ultraman Song (TV size)
  3. Science Special Search Patrol
  4. Patrol Mode
  5. Hayata Chance
  6. Ultra Chance
  7. Pigmon Reach
  8. Dada Reach
  9. Gomora Reach
  10. Baltan Reach
  11. Red King Reach
  12. Mephiras Reach
  13. Zeton Reach
  14. Premier King Joe
  15. Ultra Complete Revolution Reach
  16. Bonanza!
  17. Ultra Battle Mode
  18. Battle Mode
  19. Ultra Battle Mode ~ Ultraman
  20. Ultra Battle Mode ~ Ultraseven
  21. Ultra Battle Mode ~ Ultraman Ace
  22. Ultra Battle Mode ~ Ultraman Taro
  23. Ultra Battle Mode ~ Ultraman Leo
  24. Ultra Battle Mode ~ Returned Ultraman
  25. Ultraman Song
  26. Science Special Search Patrol Song
  27. Go, Ultraman!