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Game Music: Gunbird (ガンバード)

April 15th, 2011 No comments

Everybody who knows Shoot’em’ups probably knows Gunbird!  This is a classic that doesn’t need much explanation and as so often with this game genre it’s soundtrack is outstanding and Gunbird’s music is a particularly brilliant aural feast so it shouldn’t be missed in any listing about game music. Let’s listen Gunbird – Trick Tramp Train …

 

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Game Music: RayForce (1994)

April 6th, 2011 No comments

Another tidbit of smup style music worth to be mentioned … Rayforce (aka Layer Section, aka Galactic Attack, aka …) from 1994. The Sega Saturn version followed the Arcade version in 1995 and the outstanding soundtrack was composed by no other than Tamayo Kawamoto of Zuntata fame (Taito’s in-house music crew). Let’s listen to the very eclectic RayForce – Cracking! (take an Electro tune, switch it down one or two gears in tempo, add melodic leads and bells and this is what you get) …

Until the pad buttons smoke!

June 21st, 2004 1 comment

More Shoot’em’up goodness can be found at Shmups!, a website dedicated to 2D Shooter games with plenty of reviews and information from Katakis on the C64 over Z-Out on Amiga up to Ketsui on Arcade machines! Z-Out wasn’t the best Shooter maybe but Chris Huelsbeck’s music on level 4 and 6 was brilliant! I still like the music of Gunbird a lot!

I’ve bought an Owltech PC-0301 today! That’s an adapter in form of a 5 1/2 inch drive bay insert which offers two ports for connecting Playstation controllers to the PC and use them for a crapload of things. They not only perform well for usual PC games but also worked great on PSX Emu’s and WinVice and WinUAE and MAME32 and… well that where the ones which I’ve tested so far. Gunbird with PSX Analogue Control rocks! Installation was super-easy with plugging to a free USB port and a 3-click-long driver installation from the included CD.

Coin-Op Shooter hysteria in your living room

July 6th, 2003 1 comment

Review: V-Scroll-Shoot’em’ups with MAME

Nothing rocks more for a spontaneous minute fun than playing a session of arcade shoot’em’ups! They always kicked up the limit of graphic power in the eighties and nineties that home computers couldn’t provide! Nowadays someone who collects and eventually owns a room full of arcade machines could count himself to the happy ones owning these oversized piggy banks! But with a PC or Mac and a recent version of MAME (Multi Arcade Machine Emulator) there’s nothing in the way for some fast paced fun!For this reason I’m going to introduce some of my favorite Shoot’em’ups here …

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