One Song That Defines SEGA

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Re: One Song That Defines SEGA

Post by RuySan » Mon Jan 13, 2014 1:25 pm

thompson9980 wrote:
I'll say the track from the first level of Golden Axe. Thats quite iconic.
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Re: One Song That Defines SEGA

Post by Sephiroth81 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 4:47 pm

I'll echo what many have already said...."Daytonaaaaaaaaa". That or the first level of Sonic The Hedgehog on the Megadrive.

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Re: One Song That Defines SEGA

Post by Fightersmegamix » Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:59 am

For me it's either 'super sonic racing' or 'escape to the city' form SA2, so cheesy but so good.

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Re: One Song That Defines SEGA

Post by joefish » Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:00 am

Main theme from Space Harrier for me.
Though Magical Sound Shower a close second.
Then there's Outride a Crisis from Super Hang-On.
And you could end with the high-score entry music from Space Harrier.

And if you ever get into late-night soft-porn, there's always every single tune from Dr Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine.

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Re: One Song That Defines SEGA

Post by jindofox » Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:02 pm

for me ...

Broo Broo Skies from Daytona USA ("Sky High"?)
The House of the Dead attract theme
The Offspring songs from Crazy Taxi
The Concept of Love from Jet Set Radio
Green Hill Zone from Sonic the Hedgehog
Anything from ToeJam and Earl
and of course, Magical Sound Shower

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Re: One Song That Defines SEGA

Post by jindofox » Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:03 pm

Fightersmegamix wrote:For me it's either 'super sonic racing' or 'escape to the city' form SA2, so cheesy but so good.
My brain inserts "sh" in place of the first consonant in "city" every time I hear that, even in my head.

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Re: One Song That Defines SEGA

Post by Stevearcade » Sun Mar 02, 2014 5:31 pm

Hey guys, following the feedback from this thread and others we've run across various retro gaming and SEGA forums, we ended up cooking up this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nElOulfSvY

We really appreciated all the feedback we got from across the internet in planning this track. We tried to get other suggestions in, but for various (mainly musical) reasons, we had to leave them out as they simply didn't fit quite right.

But in the end, we have Magical Sound Shower, Green Hill Zone, Streets Of Rage, Space Harrier, Afterburner and a couple of little salutes to some of our favourites. There's a sneaky synth line in there at times from a Golden Axe track and the credit roll music from Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap.

Hope you like it.

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Re: One Song That Defines SEGA

Post by LAIS » Sun Mar 02, 2014 6:16 pm

Green Hill Zone is so instantly identifiable, so iconic it has to be that for me.

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Re: One Song That Defines SEGA

Post by Stevearcade » Sun Mar 02, 2014 7:00 pm

It's finished mate :wink: . Check out the link in my last post above yours.

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Re: One Song That Defines SEGA

Post by Mentski » Mon Mar 03, 2014 4:50 am

...And the one true answer was: There is no one song that defines Sega.

Hiro's output alone is all gold, let alone the other members of SST, and who came after.

Reminds me of this little gem from the Segagaga OST: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_aOaEsn-X8
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Re: One Song That Defines SEGA

Post by Antiriad2097 » Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:47 am

I listened to the final track and its... Alright.

I'd quite like it, but the Sega voice sample is horribly abused, and the further into the track the worse that gets. It just doesn't fit the rest of bthe track, like its been shoehorned in. One or two judicious uses would have been better, maybe even just opening the track.
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Re: One Song That Defines SEGA

Post by Stevearcade » Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:26 am

Cheers for the comments guys.

Regards the "SEGA" voice, we did have less of the "SEGA" voice, but given the nature of working to a brief it actually better suited to overuse it. Don't forget, most of the time you only properly hear the first 30 seconds and the DJ is then chatting over the top of the rest of the track as he talks over what to expect from the show and stuff. Often you won't make it past half way through the track, but they requested a 5 minute track just in case KC wants to talk a lot :wink: .

If it was something we were doing just for ourselves, then yes, we wouldn't have added it so often. But then we wouldn't have made this at all. Mashing up lots of different songs isn't really our style normally. Not to say we didn't enjoy it and take pride in it. It's really nice to work to a brief sometimes as it really focusses the mind and makes you try things you wouldn't normally.

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Re: One Song That Defines SEGA

Post by PlodMadLoon » Wed Apr 02, 2014 12:15 am

The title music of F355 Challenge, from the time I worked in an arcade and heard it playing every twenty seconds during the attract mode. S**t like that bores right through your skull and into your brain after a while.

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Re: One Song That Defines SEGA

Post by Mootown » Wed Apr 02, 2014 4:44 am

I always choose Passing Breeze.

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