Favourite soundtrack (in a shoot-em-up)

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Favourite soundtrack (in a shoot-em-up)

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Wed Jul 02, 2008 12:03 pm

A good shooter thrives on a solid track, but what particular tunes get your blood pumping?

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Post by yethboth » Wed Jul 02, 2008 12:22 pm

Bio-Hazard Battle soundtrack on the Megadrive is one of my favourite shoot em'up soundtracks. Rez on the Dreamcast / Playstation 2 is another all time favourite shoot em'up soundtrack of mine.
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Post by CraigGrannell » Wed Jul 02, 2008 12:40 pm

Delta, by Rob Hubbard. I never could stand the game, but his Pink Floyd-inspired soundtrack is fantastic.
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Post by Stuart@retrogamer » Wed Jul 02, 2008 12:40 pm

Border Down.

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Post by acorn4eva » Wed Jul 02, 2008 12:41 pm

Einhander (PSX)

R-Type 3 (SNES)

Oh, and Firetrack (BBC/C64) ;)

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Post by paranoid marvin » Wed Jul 02, 2008 1:07 pm

Sanxion on C64 - average game , but flippin' superb soundtrack

Crazy Comets (C64 again) was pretty cool too

Warhaw (Atari 800xl) and Foundations Waste (ST) get worthy mentions too
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Post by coevin » Wed Jul 02, 2008 1:31 pm

definately delta

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Post by FatTrucker » Wed Jul 02, 2008 1:41 pm

Its hard because there's so much to choose from but I'm going to go out on a limb and opt for......Sky Kid!.

Its nothing special and doesn't get the adrenaline pumping, it just typifies Retro gaming for me and has a light hearted, bouncy decidedly arcadey vibe that just screams 80's gaming at you.
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Post by Dunjohn » Wed Jul 02, 2008 1:47 pm

The credits theme from Smash Bros. Melee.
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Post by TMR » Wed Jul 02, 2008 1:53 pm

Ooh, big question... Katakis, Enforcer, Delta, Hades Nebula from the C64 (and if i actually thought about that question it'd be a longer list =-) Wings Of Death from the ST and Amiga, Battle Squadron and Uridium 2 on the Amiga as well, pretty much the entire Gradius series, Thundercross and Thundercross 2 from the arcades, R-Type Delta or Ikaruga from more recent hardware...
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Post by felgekarp » Wed Jul 02, 2008 1:59 pm

Rock Is Sponge from Rez.

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Post by SirClive » Wed Jul 02, 2008 2:43 pm

So Shmups have music? Usually all I can here is me going 'fu**, fu** FU**'

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Post by Bub&Bob » Wed Jul 02, 2008 3:57 pm

Just have a real nostalgic love for the music on the C64 version of Terra Cresta - dunno why, just do!
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