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Note: This “lost” soundtrack was on what appears to be on an earlier demo of Lemmings released somewhere around 1990. This music cannot be heard throughout the demo itself, but rather the mod files need to be extracted out of the disk itself. Mindless at lemmingsforums.net was the one to extract the data files, and you can download the original files here. The files in this set are sorted in a random order, as there is no way to figure out on which levels the tracks were assigned.

Game Release Date: 1990
Composer: Brian Johnston

Codec: FLAC
Tracks: 20
Channels: Stereo
Bit Depth: 16bit
Sample Rate: 48000 Hz


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Mega – Part 1
Mega – Part 2

Here we go again with another game. As I mentioned previously (or rather a few weeks ago) here, this is going to be a request I’m going to do for Daniel T. who is the first person to donate anything to this project 😀

This is one of those games that go by multiple names, scattered across all regions, so to avoid any confusion I’m going to refer to this game by it’s most often used name (also it’s the original japanese name of the arcade game, after which all the other ports were made).

It’s quite a fun and cute (not to mention nonsensical!) puzzle/platformer game that I vaguely remember playing as a little kid on the SNES (though it was the sequel of this one, although I find the prequel much better). The musical score is overall excellent (as you’d come to expect from japanese composers) and I have enjoyed every second of listening to it while recording.
What I really enjoy about these sorts of the games is that it makes the player travel through quite a few landmarks around the globe, and for a geography freak like myself I really enjoy being able to see all the neat little backgrounds and as a kid I would enjoy learning about new places.

Unfortunately I could not work on two ports of the game, namely the Amstrad CPC and ZX Spectrum ones, as they don’t have any option to disable the sound effects, and they perpetually ring throughout the game (and I can’t pause the game either, to be able to hear only the background music). Fortunately at least the CPC version sounds similar to the Atari ST one, so you won’t miss much. If in the future I find a way of properly recording from those platforms, I promise I’ll add those sets as well.
Also for some reason, my recordings from the Arcade version of the game seem to be at a slightly higher tempo than what I’ve heard it some longplay videos (I always watch those when I record a set to make sure I’ve properly tagged the songs in order of appearance in the game), and I’m not sure if it’s an emulation issue or that’s supposed to sound like, so please let me know which way it’s supposed to sound, and maybe even provide some recordings if you’re able. 🙂
So now that I’ve done the talking, here you go:

List of Ports and Downloads

Enjoy! 😀

Game Release Date: 1990
Composer: Tony Williams

Codec: FLAC
Tracks: 17
Channels: Mono
Bit Depth: 16bit
Sample Rate: 48000 Hz


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Mega

Game Release Date: 1990
Composer: Pierre-Eric Loriaux

Codec: FLAC
Tracks: 17
Channels: Stereo
Bit Depth: 16bit
Sample Rate: 48000 Hz


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Mega

Here’s the infamous game, by Lucas Arts (yes, I’m having an adventure game fever, more soundtracks from this company to come in the future though :D). The game itself doesn’t have many songs included (except the NES and Famicom ports), but I chose it as I wanted something quick to transition to the next game which is quite well-known, and the soundtrack is very memorable, I’m not going to give out any more hints though 😛
Hopefully it’ll be done by the end of this week, so look forward to that!
Anyway, back to Maniac Mansion, it was quite fun to play the game again, and as with most of the games I post here, it brought me a lot of memories of how this game used to creep the hell out of me when I was little, haha. And as with Loom, I skipped the Atari ST port since it sounded exactly like the enhanced Tandy one.

List of Ports and Downloads



Game Release Date: 1990
Composers: Dave Warhol, George Allistair Sanger

Codec: FLAC
Tracks: 16
Channels: Mono
Bit Depth: 16bit
Sample Rate: 48000Hz


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Mega

So this time it’s Loom that I chose to post, so hopefully your wait was worth it (more than one month, ugh!)
I have vague memories of this game from when I played The Secret of Monkey Island, there was Cob, one of the characters in Loom advertising for the game, but I never really got interested in playing it until two years ago. The game has some arranged scores by Tchaikovski (all from Swan Lake), and while I’m not a fan of his works (I’m more of a Bach/Liszt/Debussy fan in terms of classical music), it’s still fun to listen to all the different interpretations done by each platform 😀
There were two duped plaforms that I didn’t include, namely Atari ST (sounded exactly like the Tandy version) and FM Towns (all of it’s tracks were already available in the PC-Engine version, and the latter had some extras, so I chose to post that version instead)

List of Ports and Downloads

Game Release Date: 1990
Composers: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Gary Hammond (arrange)

Codec: FLAC
Tracks: 15
Channels: Mono
Bit Depth: 16bit
Sample Rate: 48000Hz


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Mega

Game Release Date: 1990
Composers: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Eric Johnston (arrange), Ron Baldwin (arrange)

Codec: FLAC
Tracks: 15
Channels: Mono
Bit Depth: 16bit
Sample Rate: 48000Hz


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Mega

Game Release Date: 1990
Composers: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Gary Hammond (arrange)

Codec: FLAC
Tracks: 15
Channels: Mono
Bit Depth: 16bit
Sample Rate: 48000Hz


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Mega