Sunday, May 5, 2013

Creepy! Elvira - Mistress of the Dark

Today, without much ado, I present you "Elvira", a game for the Commodore Amiga. The game itself was "so-so", but the music was so very, very creepy. Especially during the first steps through the game.

Just give it a listen, but be patient - this is a longplay, so the vid takes some time to kick into gear.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Another real classic: Title theme of "Pinball Dreams"

I can remember it quite vividly: Being 12ish years old, sitting in front of my Amiga 2000, and just listening to the awesome music of "Pinball Dreams". To be honest, I was a pretty bad player, but that didn´t matter ;) Nevertheless, that game was a real hit back in the days, as was its successor "Pinball Fantasies". By the way, the coolest table by far was "Steel Wheels" - it had pretty nice music, too.

Do you happen to know these games? What was your favourite table? Comment!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Now - is this dancy or what!?

Another classic from the Amiga age: the title theme of "Crystal Hammer" for the Commodore Amiga. The 1988 game was just a breakout clone (for those of you who are too young to know what that means: you control some sort of a rectangular "bat" to bounce a ball against stones to destroy them. You lose the ball, you lose a life), but the soundtrack... oh yeah, the soundtrack. Whenever I give this track a listen, I absolutely have to move to the music. A real classic everyone should know.

Makes for a good summer day listen at the beach, too...

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

It´s been a long time...


That´s what I would´ve said back in my IRC days, when I came back from an absence of several days. I realize that it isn´t really fitting in this case, because my last blog post was two years ago. A lot of things have happened during those 24 months, I quit my job and edited my life plan - now I am self-employed and loving it. And, as it happens, I think I got time to continue the Church of Chiptune.

Maybe some of my "old" subscribers are still with me - I´d appreciate that.

So, without further ado, here´s the tune of the day. Something "new school" by one of the best contemporary chiptune artists: Dubmood.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

I am back, and this is "Ultima Online"

I am finally back from my business days in Canada. Had a good time, lots of friendly people there, and the food was nice (Poutine all the way :).

Now it´s back to chiptunes and game music. For today, I present you a track of the classic game "Ultima Online". I hope you all know the "godfather" of online roleplaying games, I sure do. Never did I experience more emotions in front of my computer than when playing this gem 15 years ago. Being hunted by playerkillers, stalking big prey in dungeons... it´s not the same with games like "World of Warcraft" nowadays. The adrenaline is gone, at least for me.

Anyway, Ultima Online did also feature some very nice music. This is the title tune, and to be honest - I cannot listen to it without getting tears in my eyes. Those were the days...

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Just a wee post, for I am stressed: "Monkey Island"

Hey guys and gals,

I know, long time no update, but my real life is killing me at the moment (especially my job), plus I will be on a business trip to Canada for the next few days.

I will try and post from Canada. In the meantime, I present you something you all know already: The intro music of "The Secret of Monkey Island". I don´t think I need to explain why I am posting this here. Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Classic SNES Tune: "Mute City" from "F-Zero"

Do you remember playing "F-Zero" on the SNES? I do not like racing games at all, and I never did - but F-Zero was such a good game, I just *had* to play it for hours and hours without end. Incredible fast 3D graphics, powerful music and pretty nice gameplay. For me, it was an instant classic.

Here, I present you the track named "Mute City". Enjoy!

By the way, I have just bought myself an original SNES from a friend, along with several games (including F-Zero). I sold mine when I was around 15 or 16 years old to enter the "next generation" with a Playstation 1. I am glad I can finally play on that old system again...