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Offline marcfrick2112

Favorite/most impressive Amiga game music?
« on: November 22, 2011, 08:23:01 AM »
Hey everyone,

In my humble opinion, what the Amiga can do with sounds and music via little old Paula (poor girl never got an upgrade :( ) is nothing short of amazing. First off, try to explain to a PC person how you play MP3's, MIDI, etc. on a computer with no sound card.... :roflmao:

Soo, I ask this of you:
What is your favorite, or most impressive Amiga game music?

While the game is hampered by no 2-button support (grrr!) Alladin AGA's opening music... wow.. Sure, the music part is only a bit better than on the MegaDrive (Genesis) version.... but then the song is SUNG! I was simply Blown Away.

Certainly, the entire Turrican series has great music.

For some odd reason, I really love the title track from Theatre of Death (Psygnosis) by Mike Clarke... so much in fact, I DL'd that track ripped from the game.

So, any others?
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Offline hooligan

Re: Favorite/most impressive Amiga game music?
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2011, 08:27:12 AM »
Turrican, end of discussion :hammer: :lol:
 

Offline Borut

Re: Favorite/most impressive Amiga game music?
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2011, 08:49:34 AM »
There is a lot i like e.g.:
North & South - funny intro music
Jumping Jackson
Flashback - Terminatorlike music in the menue
On Escapee - intro music
Jet Strike - CD32 very rocking
Monkey Island 1 - epic intro music
Project X
Banshee - there was an epic track on the demo disk donĀ“t know if it was also in the full game
 

Offline kd7ota

Re: Favorite/most impressive Amiga game music?
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2011, 08:52:27 AM »
Shadow of the Beast 1, 2, and 3 into musics.
Agony's intro music and the cutscene musics.
Universe's atmospheric music. (Only played the demo at the time.)
Test Drive II intro music.
Leander's intro music.


Geesh.. Never actually realized I liked alot of intro musics to games lol!  Oh yea, one of my favorites is Lemmings 2 The Tribes's intro music lol. Great stuff.
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Offline bitman

Re: Favorite/most impressive Amiga game music?
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2011, 09:03:08 AM »
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Offline mdv2000

Re: Favorite/most impressive Amiga game music?
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2011, 09:03:16 AM »
All the Psygnosis games had great sound.  I remember Awesome and Killing Game Show having particularly good sound.  Also, the Cinemaware titles had very good, fitting music.  Overall, it wasn't until about 1995 or 1996 I remember PC games coming close to my Amiga 500 games in the sound department and that was with a $100 sound blaster card!
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Offline marcfrick2112

Re: Favorite/most impressive Amiga game music?
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2011, 09:07:37 AM »
OH yes, Psygnosis had some great tunes in their games!

And, I forgot the Beast series.... I think 3 had the most 'realistic' sounding music.

Thanks for everyone's input!

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Marc Frick
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A1200T / \'060, 256MB, CD-R, OS3.9
A4000 w/ WarpEngine / 82MB , OS3.1
A4000 16MB, OS 3.9
A1200 , \'030 / 10MB
A1200 (stock)

CD32 :)

...And a very sick 4000T
 

Offline fishy_fiz

Re: Favorite/most impressive Amiga game music?
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2011, 09:20:20 AM »
RType title screen.

Saying Amiga has no soundcard is a bit of a stretch though. Do pcs with onboard sound also qualify as having no sound card? Not just that, but having DMA is also an advantage vs. pc sound of old. So technically the amiga had/has dedicated sound hardware. Telling a pc person what the amiga can do "without a soundcard" isnt as impressive when you live in reality  :P

For its day the Amiga had good sound, but the sid chip on the c64 is at least (probably moreso) as impressive for its day (give it the same sort of memory as paula has access to and see what it can do).
« Last Edit: November 22, 2011, 09:27:46 AM by fishy_fiz »
Near as I can tell this is where I write something under the guise of being innocuous, but really its a pot shot at another persons/peoples choice of Amiga based systems. Unfortunately only I cant see how transparent and petty it makes me look.
 

Offline VuData

Re: Favorite/most impressive Amiga game music?
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2011, 09:34:18 AM »
Obliterator was the first Amiga game I had that I left running just to listen to the in game music (like Cybernoid 2 on the C64).
 

Offline Cammy

Re: Favorite/most impressive Amiga game music?
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2011, 04:55:37 PM »
Quote from: marcfrick2112;668653
Hey everyone,
While the game is hampered by no 2-button support (grrr!) Alladin AGA's opening music... wow.. Sure, the music part is only a bit better than on the MegaDrive (Genesis) version.... but then the song is SUNG! I was simply Blown Away.


Aladdin supports 2-button controllers, you can jump with one and either use your sword or throw apples with the other button, but you still had to use space bar to switch between them, or you could choose to use each of the buttons for the two weapons and up for jump. Unfortunately there's no 3-button or CD32 pad support, which would have been welcome.

Some of my favourite sounding games are:

Stardust
Super Stardust
Lionheart
Agony
Dune
SlamTilt
Pinball Illusions
Ruff 'n' Tumble
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Offline salax54

Re: Favorite/most impressive Amiga game music?
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2011, 04:58:37 PM »
Hybris was one of my favorites..:)
 

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Re: Favorite/most impressive Amiga game music?
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2011, 05:01:16 PM »
I always loved the music to "Menace", theme tune to "Cannon Fodder" and the ever catchy "Xenon 2:  Megablast"
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Offline Tension

Re: Favorite/most impressive Amiga game music?
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2011, 05:04:53 PM »
Lemmings and Cannon Fodder.

Offline commodorejohn

Re: Favorite/most impressive Amiga game music?
« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2011, 05:20:07 PM »
Hybris's music wasn't especially technically complicated, but the idea to use chiptune-style guitar sounds was genius, it's oh so expressive without having to take up a lot of space :)
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Re: Favorite/most impressive Amiga game music?
« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2011, 05:43:40 PM »
Quote from: bitman;668659
Astaroth in game music:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdA_4ve1S7A

4:08 -> always gets me shiver. fukken brilliant

This rocks as well:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bzFbrufMyw
(oh yes, Jogeir has covered this one, but I prefer the original)

Edit: Bleh, no embedding
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