Favourite soundtrack (in a shoot-em-up)

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Post by Smurph » Thu Jul 03, 2008 11:37 am

Thunder Force IV has a killer soundtrack, but especially when the boss emerges on the Strite level. The scrolling speeds up to ridiculous speed, and the rock kicks in. Brilliant...
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Post by gmintyfresh » Thu Jul 03, 2008 11:43 am

The Thunderforce 5 soundtrack is amazing, what also makes it special is that if you stick the Saturn disk in your PC iTunes recognises the track names and you can add it straight to your library!!

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Post by thl » Thu Jul 03, 2008 1:11 pm

Might have to say the sountracks for Hellfire on the Mega Drive. The synthezisers played a big part in those popular horizontal scrolling shoot em' ups. Also when it was released on the PC Engine CD, it was rearranged with different instruments and composition. Otherwise it still sounded brilliant.

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Post by ady_lister » Thu Jul 03, 2008 2:10 pm

ShadowMan wrote:Axelays entire soundtrack. From the awesome fast paced boss battle music on the first level to the creepy atmospheric music for the second level.
Glad someone mentioned Axelay. Every single piece of music in
that game is brilliant.

I found, dl'd and burned the MP3s onto CD to listen to but I'd kill for
an actual physical copy of the Soundtrack CD.

Its been one of my searches on ebay for 5 years and I've never seen
a copy come up.

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Post by Dudley » Thu Jul 03, 2008 3:54 pm

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Post by markopoloman » Thu Jul 03, 2008 6:56 pm

DELTA on C64.

It's been mentioned a few times here - and quite righlty so! Fantastic!

The title screen music to Paralax and Wizball are my faves too
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Post by RetroKingSimon » Fri Jul 04, 2008 3:29 am

Thunder Force 3 without question. I have all the tunes on my MP3 player and listen to them regularly. :)

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Post by Sherringford Hovis » Fri Jul 04, 2008 5:08 am

Mega Apocalypse!

Loved that music.
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Post by witchfinder » Fri Jul 04, 2008 6:09 am

I love the music from most levels of R-Type but the level 3 music is great, the way it builds up the tension as that massive ship crawls on to the screen... :D

Also the first level music from Sexy Parodius is great as it is just so cheerful and totally unsuitable!
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Post by gmintyfresh » Fri Jul 04, 2008 8:10 am

Dudley wrote:Coming soon to RG:

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Post by Sputryk » Fri Jul 04, 2008 8:56 am

Rather enjoy Project X's music on the Amiga. And the intro music to Quazatron on the Speccy is a fantastic tune for the machine.

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Post by GarryG » Fri Jul 04, 2008 12:22 pm

Ahh, we're back to level 5 of REZ again then :D





Unless you count playing Vib Ribbon on the PlayStation using The Jams, 'Garry Glitter Joins the Jams' track...

... but you probably wouldn't because that isn't a shoot-em-up, er so forget I said that :oops:

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Post by igbandy » Fri Jul 04, 2008 1:49 pm

As much as I love R-type`s music. I have to say Slap Fight, it so isnt a shoot em up soundtrack but it fits it so well. I love the tune for the 1st stage with the trumpet like fanfare, ingenious.

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Post by bolda » Fri Jul 04, 2008 2:48 pm

My personal favourite has to be Darius Gaiden (Arcade/Saturn)

"Clooooose yooooouuuurrrr eeeeeyes..." 8)

Honourable mention must also go to U.N. Squadron (SNES) and Lethal Xcess (ST)
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Post by elmosexwhistle » Fri Jul 04, 2008 7:02 pm

it's more of a run and gun but turrican 2's synthy score fits the game incredibly well. it somewhat reminds me of "jump" by van halen which is apt as you have to do lots of jumping in the game.
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