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Retro Video Game Music Quiz - 20/2/2013 3:19:51 PM   
AlmightyFace

 

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There's a few here that are bugging me, so I thought a hints thread was warranted.

Level 3, Answer 5 is the worst right now.

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RE: Retro Video Gme Music Quiz - 20/2/2013 3:42:24 PM   
James Dyer


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You'll kick yourself...

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RE: Retro Video Gme Music Quiz - 20/2/2013 4:07:59 PM   
Dominius

 

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You guys are killin me here!!

I got 11/15 on Easy
8/15 on Medium,
And only 1 on Hard....

Is there an answer list somewhere?? Some of these are driving me nuts!! Songs I could sing before I heard them but don't know the blaaaaaaaa....

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RE: Retro Video Gme Music Quiz - 20/2/2013 4:42:26 PM   
azazel_fallenangel

 

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I did terribly, only really got the big famous Zelda, Mario and Dooms of the bunch.
Number 8 on Hard is driving me crazy though, what the hell is it!!???!!

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RE: Retro Video Gme Music Quiz - 20/2/2013 4:43:19 PM   
James Dyer


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Only 1 on hard? That may be telling about your age - some of them delve back to the 80s.

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RE: Retro Video Gme Music Quiz - 20/2/2013 5:00:04 PM   
Pan_Box

 

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Call me and my friends geeks but we found out every tune except 2, so i guess i could give you all some hints

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RE: Retro Video Gme Music Quiz - 20/2/2013 5:02:19 PM   
Pan_Box

 

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the 8/3 is from a playstation 2 game and includes a horse.

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RE: Retro Video Gme Music Quiz - 20/2/2013 5:16:47 PM   
alsybroth

 

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I hope you're not removing hints from posts Mr Dyer, otherwise how the HELL do we find out.

So far;
Level 1 clues;
1; Includes bonus levels beating up a car & barrels
2; ??
3; Chaos emerald
4; Everyone's favourite block game before Minecraft arrived
5; ??
6; ??
7; ??
8; The game is better remembered than the film its based on
9; Big Fucking Gun
10; Mushrooms & Coins
11; Get over here!
12; SNAAAAAAKE!!!
13; ??
14; The Amiga platformer that gave every kid nightmares. And it was impossibly hard as well!
15; The game series every dunce still thinks is the name of your hero and NOT the princess, ugh.

Any clues on the ones in this level I can't think of?

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RE: Retro Video Game Music Quiz - 20/2/2013 5:22:12 PM   
Hillsman

 

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Great quiz - but having never had a SNES, Amiga or PC, I am probably at some disadvantage! Current scores: 10/15 (Easy), 5/15 (Medium) & 6/15 (Hard). The thing with music is, either you've played the game or you haven't.

There is only ONE track that I know but cannot place - it is not a game I have played; I just know the music for it - Medium 9.

Cheers!

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RE: Retro Video Gme Music Quiz - 20/2/2013 5:30:16 PM   
Hillsman

 

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quote:

ORIGINAL: alsybroth

I hope you're not removing hints from posts Mr Dyer, otherwise how the HELL do we find out.

So far;
Level 1 clues;
1; Includes bonus levels beating up a car & barrels
2; ??
3; Chaos emerald
4; Everyone's favourite block game before Minecraft arrived
5; ??
6; ??
7; ??
8; The game is better remembered than the film its based on
9; Big Fucking Gun
10; Mushrooms & Coins
11; Get over here!
12; SNAAAAAAKE!!!
13; ??
14; The Amiga platformer that gave every kid nightmares. And it was impossibly hard as well!
15; The game series every dunce still thinks is the name of your hero and NOT the princess, ugh.

Any clues on the ones in this level I can't think of?


2 - Gotta stop the little guys from killing themselves
6 - Strategy warfare with cheesy movie sequences?
7 - Gauntlet type game - the sequel
13 - The name is in the lyrics!!

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RE: Retro Video Game Music Quiz - 20/2/2013 5:48:14 PM   
Eduard2004

 

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Medium:

1. Arcade Classic involving a green and blue dinosaur/dragon
2.
3. Nobuo Uematsu goes metal. Many consider it the best of the series.
4. Letsa gooo!
5.
6. lakitu!
7. Psone survival horror classic.
8.
9.
10.
11. why does the hero have pink hair in this one?
12.
13.
14.
15.

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RE: Retro Video Game Music Quiz - 20/2/2013 6:00:20 PM   
Eduard2004

 

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Hard:

1.
2.
3.
4. Aragorn does NOT make an appearance in this one.
5. PSone classic. Bad films.
6. Bomb the Bass for this vertical scrolling shoot em up.
7. The island is a giant turtle!
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13. 3way Beat em up. Press T: hilarity ensues
14.
15.

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RE: Retro Video Game Music Quiz - 20/2/2013 7:09:08 PM   
rich


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God this is annoying, you know when you can hear it and know the instruments and say "oh yeah thats a Megadrive, thats N64" but still cant quite place it.

Some of them REALLY bug me, 5 on Easy especially... but also 13 on Medium (in fact those last three), 6 on Hard


Easy

1) The World Warrior
2) Suicidal creatures
3) Green Hill Zone
4) Communist legos
5)
6) Nod Prevails!
7)
8) Natalya has died
9) The Shores of Hell
10) Green pipes
11) Finish Him!
12) Tactical espionage adventure
13)
14)
15) The Golden Power (series title not just one game)


Medium

1) 8 bit adventure, precursor to Bust A Move
2)
3) Limit Break!
4)
5) Watch those banana skins
6) Ringworld
7) Can you find 8 red coins?
8) Whats with this weird fog?
9)
10) You found a nailgun
11) Into the Dark World
12) M-M-MONSTER KILLL
13)
14)
15)

Hard:

1) Hail to the king baby
2)
3)
4)
5)
6)
7) Sega's medieval brawler
8) 12 bosses, some horse riding and not much else
9)
10)
11)
12)
13)
14)
15) Jet fighter arcade machine

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RE: Retro Video Game Music Quiz - 20/2/2013 7:37:14 PM   
Sixtoe

 

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This is a great quiz, nice to see game music get a bit of the spotlight.
I'm slightly crippled by not having owned a console before the PlayStation and not playing many console games (PC forever etc.) but at an advantage because I'm old enough to have bought most of the others! (also, I'm a game music collector for my sins)
Easy - 15/15
Medium - 15/15
Hard - 15/15

Using Rich's clues as well as filling in the gaps with, well, bad crossword hints;

Easy
1) The World Warrior
2) Suicidal creatures
3) Green Hill Zone
4) Communist legos
5) Simian Land
6) Nod Prevails!
7) More Devils
8) Natalya has died
9) The Shores of Hell
10) Green pipes
11) Finish Him!
12) Tactical espionage adventure
13) Doop de doop de doop doooo
14) Beastly difficult
15) The Golden Power (series title not just one game)


Medium
1) 8 bit adventure, precursor to Bust A Move
2) 2 lizards
3) Limit Break!
4) Alien rush
5) Watch those banana skins
6) Ringworld
7) Can you find 8 red coins?
8) Whats with this weird fog?
9) Amiga Rollerball
10) You found a nailgun
11) Into the Dark World
12) M-M-MONSTER KILLL
13) Hairless fence opening
14) 4 player glove
15) Cannonball Ferrari

Hard:
1) Hail to the king baby
2) Where the hearth is, in space
3) Torture land
4) Russian
5) Gymnastic crypt finder
6) Megablast
7) Sega's medieval brawler
8) 12 bosses, some horse riding and not much else
9) Pre Skyblivion
10) Feeling Deadly
11) Normal Football
12) Original space terror
13) Hi Yah!
14) Kick flip spin
15) Jet fighter arcade machine

Cheers,

T.

System 16 - The Arcade Museum

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RE: Retro Video Game Music Quiz - 20/2/2013 8:02:31 PM   
rich


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Oh jeez they stole the Precinct 13 tune that's why

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RE: Retro Video Game Music Quiz - 20/2/2013 10:03:25 PM   
dunkah


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Still totally lost on question 7 of level 1. Any further clues?

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RE: Retro Video Game Music Quiz - 20/2/2013 10:11:00 PM   
Sixtoe

 

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Spanish Devil

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RE: Retro Video Game Music Quiz - 20/2/2013 10:32:18 PM   
dunkah


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quote:


RE: Retro Video Game Music Quiz - 20/2/2013 7:37:14 PM   


Don't worry, got it. Thank you though.

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RE: Retro Video Game Music Quiz - 21/2/2013 10:29:01 AM   
James Dyer


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Glad you're enjoying it. I rather enjoyed putting it together - oh the memories! Does make you feel old though.

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RE: Retro Video Game Music Quiz - 21/2/2013 10:29:53 AM   
James Dyer


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I did search high and low for the original 48k Spectrum soundtrack for Jet Set Willy and couldn't find it - the only omission I regret!

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RE: Retro Video Game Music Quiz - 22/2/2013 12:41:46 PM   
Hillsman

 

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quote:

ORIGINAL: James Dyer

Glad you're enjoying it. I rather enjoyed putting it together - oh the memories! Does make you feel old though.


It was fun, though can any game after the PS1 truly be considered retro? Even the PS1 is pushing it, as that was the console that pushed gaming into the mainstream.

I must admit to being fairly disappointed at the absence of any music from the 8-bit computer genre i.e. Amstrad, Spectrum & C64. The latter features some of the finest compositions ever made.

And strangely, some choices are not really known at all for their music - Duke Nukem and Quake spring to mind. I completed both of those back in the day, but I cannot recall a single tune from either - perhaps because the music was not a prominent feature of those games.

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RE: Retro Video Game Music Quiz - 22/2/2013 1:46:10 PM   
Joclemen

 

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quote:



And strangely, some choices are not really known at all for their music - Duke Nukem and Quake spring to mind. I completed both of those back in the day, but I cannot recall a single tune from either - perhaps because the music was not a prominent feature of those games.



Agree with your other comments, but on this it should be noted that Quake's music was one of its unique selling points, having been composed by Trent Reznor. There's more than a little Nine Inch Nails to the soundtrack, and even if you don't recognise the style it's a fairly evocative score. I think the Quake retail box even specifically promoted the fact that Reznor composed the music.

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RE: Retro Video Game Music Quiz - 22/2/2013 2:41:49 PM   
Hillsman

 

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quote:

Agree with your other comments, but on this it should be noted that Quake's music was one of its unique selling points, having been composed by Trent Reznor. There's more than a little Nine Inch Nails to the soundtrack, and even if you don't recognise the style it's a fairly evocative score. I think the Quake retail box even specifically promoted the fact that Reznor composed the music.


Interesting. Gone are the days where the composer would've been a selling point for the game! Though I bought more than a few myself simply because Martin Walker, Martin Galway or the Maniacs of Noise did the music!!

I do remember the Quake music being fairly ambient with rock elements kicking in from time to time - not sure if music changed depending on what was going on on-screen. It was music that suited the game as opposed to comprising any "signature" tunes that would identify the game outright.

I couldn't tell you that last game I remember specifically because of its soundtrack - probably Final Fantasy X and XII on PS2.

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RE: Retro Video Game Music Quiz - 22/2/2013 5:44:51 PM   
Navrone

 

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if you play them all at the same time it sounds awesome

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RE: Retro Video Game Music Quiz - 22/2/2013 8:13:47 PM   
Philed

 

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Maybe something wrong with my speakers but I can't make out what is being sung in #13 on easy!

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RE: Retro Video Game Music Quiz - 23/2/2013 12:19:58 AM   
Hillsman

 

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quote:

ORIGINAL: Philed

Maybe something wrong with my speakers but I can't make out what is being sung in #13 on easy!


Its from a famous racing game - Let's Go Away!

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RE: Retro Video Game Music Quiz - 24/2/2013 6:36:12 PM   
That_nut

 

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Hey, I still dont know no. 14 on level 1 can you give me some more clues ?

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RE: Retro Video Game Music Quiz - 25/2/2013 12:19:39 PM   
Hillsman

 

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quote:

ORIGINAL: That_nut

Hey, I still dont know no. 14 on level 1 can you give me some more clues ?


Showcase Amiga platformer with astounding graphics (for the time - dozens of layers of parallax scrolling) and soundtrack by David Whittaker. Extremely difficult, though this was more down to fairly rubbish game design, unresponsive main character and a measly 2 moves.....both of which were cack.

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RE: Retro Video Game Music Quiz - 3/3/2013 11:57:30 AM   
retrophil

 

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still bugged on medium 3 4 6 8 12 and 13. and hard 2 3 4 6 8 9 10 11 12 14. any clues that arent cryptic would be beautiful guys and girls :). hard 14 is really annoying cause i know it but its just eluding me. :(

Thanks guys

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