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Post by Jesper Hvid » 4 years ago

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The last new (non-PC) genre in home computer gaming I enjoyed was the Freescape 3-D stuff for the C=64, and the programmers released a construction kit for innovative games such as "Castlemaster". I was surprised to see this, on youtube. Someone actually dabbling in that, almost a quarter of a century later... Movement slow, graphics shit, it was all about the gameplay, but the score is very good, indeed. Matt Gray wrote the atmospheric music for "Driller"

, and this is just as good, IMO.

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Post by Jesper Hvid » 4 years ago

It's funny, tho I don't expect you to be or get with that, to go on youtube and watch longplay videos of some of the games you couldn't quite beat, back in the day of gamer generation one. Lot of platform games, or "arcade adventures", that I remember still.



This has a score that's just too atmospheric and good for one of those sort of genre games. Should have been used for a strategic or 3-D game. Can't even remember if this was the loader tune or whether you could toggle with sound f/x during play.
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Post by John » 4 years ago

You could easily post the entire soundtrack from Red dead redemption in here. But I'm going to show some love for....

GTA V:Lexicon Devil - The Germs (everyone loves punk)



Sonic 2 had some epic f***ing tunes as well, such as Casino Night Zone:

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Jesper Hvid wrote:Played the original Shadowgate on the Amiga way back when, didn't like it particularly, it was too much a matter of finding the right weapon to use against different foes, and putting items into or onto items, to open doors, but I just had to see what the 2014 remake was about, and it's astonishingly good. But like the Tolkien movies, it's too opulent, and leaves nothing to the imagination. It does however have the atmosphere that the original Shadowgate sadly lacked. There was this, tho, I suppose that's what's called an "Easter Egg". One of nine epic "hidden death" scenes in the game.



This one is the "music room death", where you bring on your own demise by performing a weird form of evil magic ostinato, using some of the game items. It's most hideously eerie.

But completely silly of course, as you cannot play all the instruments simultaneously, by yourself. But the people who made this version, hell, there's nothing they couldn't do, in this genre.
This is a fantasy game classic that apparently just won't die. This icon driven, then point-and-click development destroyed the text adventure game genre, which was probably just as well, as only INFOCOM made really great ones, and they packed it in around 1990. But Shadowgate still mystifies. Finally a longplay for the Amiga version appeared, but there's still no demonstration of what to do in the "Goblin Room" (to the right at 10:20, in the "long drafty hallway"...), which is only in that. Probably only serves a location with items for the Sphinx-riddles or a "way-to-die". I just avoided it. But as a fitting goodbye to all this old crap, what's the sound of a door opening...? Must have turned the sound off back then, because I couldn't remember it. And I would have, believe me. Turn up the sound.



0:52---> :haha: :haha: :haha:

And if you by any chance wondered what the noise of a sliding bookcase sounds like, check out 10:35.
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Perfectly suitable for the game, way back when.
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Post by Jesper Hvid » 3 years ago

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I had the same thought about games like Road Rash, Jesper. Luckily people who can actually play guitar also had these thoughts :shock:



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Post by Jesper Hvid » 1 year ago

Ben Daglish died in 2018. Wrote the music for Continental Circus (an F1 game originally dubbed Continental Circuits, but was misspelled :haha: ), which is relevant to motorsport, but not among his greatest works. He also composed the music for an Amiga game called Motörhead https://blog.amigaguru.com/the-games-we ... motorhead/ which I'll leave alone, but I can vouch for the fact that he did some exceptionally good C=64/SID chiptunes, or; rather, -themes for classic computer games such as The Last Ninja, and a fave of mine, Future Knight, which also has a certain oriental feel to it:



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Post by Jesper Hvid » 1 year ago

And of course there's Jeroen "WAVE" Tel.



Anyone remember Miami Vice, and Jan Hammer? Probably not. You missed out on a very interesting decade, I'll tel (heehee) you that much for nofingk.
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Anyone remember Miami Vice, and Jan Hammer? Probably not. You missed out on a very interesting decade, I'll tel (heehee) you that much for nofingk.
Remember? No, I wasn't there, but the whole Miami Vice vibe lives on.

Also, I still listen to that Last Ninja metal cover.
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PTRACER wrote:
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Jesper Hvid wrote:
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Anyone remember Miami Vice, and Jan Hammer? Probably not. You missed out on a very interesting decade, I'll tel (heehee) you that much for nofingk.
Remember? No, I wasn't there, but the whole Miami Vice vibe lives on.

Also, I still listen to that Last Ninja metal cover.
Hehehe Miami Vice theme was a bit electro poppy, synth drums, keyboard guitars with a few trimmings etc, but for the show it was awesome. I used to love the show back in the day. We were easily pleased back then! :mrgreen:

Edit: For those that have no idea what Jesper and I meaning here is Miami Vice / Jan Hammer theme tune.


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Everso Biggyballies wrote:
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PTRACER wrote:
1 year ago
Jesper Hvid wrote:
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Anyone remember Miami Vice, and Jan Hammer? Probably not. You missed out on a very interesting decade, I'll tel (heehee) you that much for nofingk.
Remember? No, I wasn't there, but the whole Miami Vice vibe lives on.

Also, I still listen to that Last Ninja metal cover.
Hehehe Miami Vice theme was a bit electro poppy, synth drums, keyboard guitars with a few trimmings etc, but for the show it was awesome. I used to love the show back in the day. We were easily pleased back then! :mrgreen:

Edit: For those that have no idea what Jesper and I meaning here is Miami Vice / Jan Hammer theme tune.
The GTA Vice City video game basically introduced me to the 1980s, mostly music, movies, visual themes/the 80s aesthetic. It was based on ideas from Miami Vice, Scarface, etc. What a time that was!
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Post by Jesper Hvid » 1 year ago

If I had to pic the greatest (not best) '80s chiptune, it would have to be this:



Everyone played it. Possibly the earliest popular movie-turned-computer game (I've forgotten the term for those, it had an actual name back then... tie-ins? Something like that, but not precisely it). How retarded it all seems, now. But I can hear a Bill Murray voice sample in it (0:00-0:05). If I had to stand before the Almighty, and take my penis out, and shout the name of my favorite movie, I'd scream Ghostbusters. Not quite so, in terms of computer games, tho.

I took the trip down memory lane with Ben Daglish's recent passing, and found another one of his that I remembered, but of course it's Jean-Michel Jarre. I think this is mostly Rendez-Vous, part ? I haven't got those vinyls, anymore. Only kept the one with the creepy Band in the Rain. From Equinoxe? Well, here's Daglish's variation of RdV:



Zarjaz was a shoot'em-up, where you could rotate and scroll, which was unusual back then. I guess I was an unusual lad back then, and I rotated and scrolled, just so you know. Do you even rotate and scroll? :haha:
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Post by Jesper Hvid » 1 year ago



And here's Rob Hubbard's masterpiece tune for the Crazy Comets budget game, with an obvious bit of New Order's Blue Monday.
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Post by Jesper Hvid » 1 year ago



Hubbard's score for the C=64 shoot'em up Lightforce, which ran during gameplay, but was ruined by various sound effects. This is in its pure form.
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