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Not much has happened over here in the past two months, and I would like to apologise for that. Life unfortunately takes over at times, and as much as I’d love to work more on this project, sometimes I end up not have nearly any time at all. No this doesn’t mean that I’m resigning from posting new soundtracks, just that it’ll probably take a while between releases at times, depending on how crowded my schedule is.

So anyway, this time I decided to work on A-Train’s (A列車で行こう3) sequel. Even though the music of this game is not that impressive in the japanese versions, it’s still quite nice to listen to. Although I have to add that the MT-32 version of it sounds fabulous, even on a mediocre composition effort. Then again, when was it even a MT-32 game soundtrack I didn’t like? Haha.
Doubt it many would know these games, or their western counterparts, which did not sell that well when they were released, I still hope you’ll give them a try.
Speaking of the western releases, the AdLib set might have one track missing (“Economic Upturn”), as I could not have triggered it to play in-game in the limited time I had to play the game. And since I could not record it from other sources, such as with HooT, I had to leave it out for now, but I’ll update the set once I have the time to play the game for a bit longer, and trigger the sound piece).
Please also note that I haven’t played the japanese versions of the game that much (or I haven’t been very good at them), so I wasn’t sure how to name some of the tracks.
If you know how to name them or at which events they play, please do let me know! 🙂

List of Ports and Downloads




As a side note, in the following period (1-2 months) I’ll likely not post any new stuff, instead I’ll focus on fixing some of the existing sets, as I have noticed a lot of mistakes I made in recording or tagging those sets. Also I’ll probably update some MT-32/CM-32L/LAPC-1 sets, as the newer versions of MUNT allow for a more

Also I added the SC-88 set for Transport Tycoon (Deluxe), so make sure to check it out!

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

Game Release Date: 1992
Composer: Hidenori Maezawa, Yukie Morimoto

Codec: FLAC
Tracks: 22
Channels: Stereo
Bit Depth: 16bit
Sample Rate: 48000 Hz


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Mega
Mega (Non-MSM6258 version)

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! 😀

Composer: Iku Mizutani
Game Release Date: 1991


Format: FLAC
Tracks: 15
Bit Depth: 16bit
Audio rate: 48000Hz
Channels: Mono



Mega

Today you’re in luck, I have decided to make another double-release, as I felt that one of the games had quite a short soundtrack, namely the first one below:

I’ll have to be honest with you guys, playing this game after so long it feels like the game itself is half-baked, made in a rush to gear in for the profits. Perhaps it’s just because the game is aimed at kids, and is educational in purpose? I don’t know, but the game is so random… you basically have nothing predictable as in other management or sim games, your chance of making your business last depends pretty much on your luck. Even the soundtrack feels half-baked, doesn’t have any interesting melodies, nor does it use any interesting combinations of instruments, but I decided to give this game a chance anyway, as the music itself still has some use in bringing some nostalgic feelings 🙂

List of Ports and Downloads


A rather obscure NES platformer that I consider to have some awesome music! 😀
I remember playing this game alot as a kid, during the time I only had a NES as a console, the other being a 386DX-powered PC. I remember always losing on the 2nd stage due to my clumsiness, but after getting to record this game, I think I’ll try to finally beat the game itself this time sometime soon.
Today while working on this I also learnt that the original japanese version was made after an tokusatsu show.

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Also, don’t forget that I still can do requests, consult the requests page for details 🙂

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: 1992
Composers: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, George Alistair Sanger (arrange), Gary Hammond (arrange)

Codec: FLAC
Tracks: 28
Channels: Stereo
Bit Depth: 16bit
Sample Rate: 44100Hz


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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