Music in Electron games

reminisce about bbc micro & electron games like chuckie egg, repton, elite & exileRelated forum: adventures


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Music in Electron games

Post by davidb » Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:35 pm

I've been thinking about music in Electron games and wondered if there are any particularly good examples of it that I haven't heard (or can't remember). Other than the following, can anyone recommend any Electron games with good music?

The ones I can recall:
  • Rubble Trouble (instructions/loader)
  • Drain Mania (instructions/loader)
  • Galaforce
  • Frak! (in the game, but also check out the anti-piracy music in the loader)
  • Ghouls (just a few bits and pieces, really)
I'm sure there must be more than these! :D

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Post by Arcadian » Wed Mar 26, 2014 2:36 pm

I always liked the music on the Electron version of Xor.

This, together with a few others, available as MP3's at http://www.stairwaytohell.com/music/electron.html
For a "Complete BBC Games Archive" visit www.bbcmicro.co.uk

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Post by davidb » Wed Mar 26, 2014 3:06 pm

I forgot about Psycastria! I wonder if any of the other Partis games had good music.

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Post by CMcDougall » Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:31 am

I thought the Firebird loaders, but can't confirm it does (no CSW or UEFhq), as it's been many moons ago since loading Bird Strike from original tape!
but then, I think Star Drifter just had 'snow' falling during loading :-k

Mr Wiz - Superior, music whilst playing game.
Croaker - Program Power, music whilst playing game.
Hopper - Acornsoft, music whilst playing game.

Elite full 3D colour version, music while playing..... :^o lol
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Post by SarahWalker » Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:18 am

CMcDougall wrote:I thought the Firebird loaders, but can't confirm it does (no CSW or UEFhq), as it's been many moons ago since loading Bird Strike from original tape!
The Electron can't play music while loading, as the speaker and cassette use the same resources in the ULA.

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Post by sonnyelk » Tue Apr 01, 2014 3:53 pm

I think Plan B has good music, as does Tynesoft's Phantom. Hostages has music throughout, but is rather earsplitting!
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Post by MatthewThompson » Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:49 pm

Ziggy by Audiogenic had a decent rendition of Classical Gas throughout the game, but other than that, don't remember that many Electron games having much in the way of music, one of the reasons I wanted a BBC , much more tuneful !

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Re: Music in Electron games

Post by davidb » Mon May 18, 2015 2:46 pm

Just rediscovered this thread! Overdrive has a cool "race start" sound. :)

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