It’s been a bumpy launch for Balan Wonderworld – a boss section in the game was identified as being able to potentially trigger epileptic seizures and there’s a suspicious amount of positive user reviews on Metacritic, raising plenty of eyebrows.
If all of this wasn’t already enough, Yuji Naka’s latest release is now being accused of featuring a ” beat for beat knock-off” of an original Ghostbusters track. Ghostbuster fans claim “The Firefighter with Heroic Aspirations: Main Theme” in Balan, composed by Ryo Yamazaki, sounds similar to the original Ghostbuster’s motion picture score by Elmer Bernstein.
@GigaBoots: “A song in Balan Wonderworld is a beat for beat knockoff of a Ghostbusters song and it’s absolutely hilarious. Give it a listen.”
One response to the original tweet suggested there’s “no honor among thieves” – referencing a past Ghostbusters lawsuit:
The best part is that Huey Lewis had to pay Ray Parker Jr. for disclosing details about the lawsuit.— Kyle Silva (@PerpetuallyKyle)
April 4, 2021
What do you think? Does the above Balan track sound like the Ghostbusters one? Leave a comment down below.