Episode #22: Game Music History ~1989~

We close out the 80’s with a look at the state of game music in 1989. As usual, the playlist is ordered by release date.

Download Episode #22: Game Music History ~1989~ (159 MB, mp3) here
…or watch it on Youtube

Playlist:

01 “Main Theme” – RoboCop (1989, Commodore 64) by Jonathan Dunn
02 “Mid-Garts” – Mid-Garts (1989, PC-8801) by Masaaki Uno
03 “Main Theme” – Lightning Vaccus: The Knight of Iron (1989, X68000) by Koji Hayama
04 “Title Screen” – DNA Warrior (1989, Commodore 64) by Thomas Petersen,Kim Christensen
05 “Ready to Go / Captain Lancer” – Hellfire (1989, Arcade) by Tatsuya Uemura
06 “Title Screen” – R-Type (1989, Amiga) by Chris Hülsbeck
07 “Town 1” – Valna (1989, PC-8801) by Manabu Saito
08 “Title Screen” – Stormlord (1989, Commodore 64) by Johannes Bjerregaard
09 “B-Type Music” – Tetris (1989, Gameboy) by Hirokazu Tanaka
10 “Running Up! (Solo I)” – Dirt Fox (1989, Arcade) by Shinji Hosoe
11 “Rubble [Area 9]” – Gunhed (1989, PC Engine) by M.Miyamoto,JTS,M.Tsukamoto,S.Inoue,Ozono,K.Takeuchi
12 “Polyanna (I Believe In You)” – Mother (1989, NES) by Keiichi Suzuki
13 “Loading Tune” – Dominator (1989, Commodore 64) by Matt Gray
14 “Ravine” – Area 88 (1989, Arcade) by Manami Matsumae
15 “Main Theme” – Kult (1989, Amiga) by Stéphane Picq
16 “The Moon” – Duck Tales (1989, NES) by Hiroshige Tonomura
17 “Title Theme” – The Colonel’s Bequest (1989, MS-DOS) by Ken Allen
18 “Flood of Power” – Midnight Resistance (1989, Arcade) by A.Hara,H.Yoshida,T.Kiuchi,H.Komatsu,Fuse
19 “In The Dark Passages” – Shadow of the Beast (1989, Amiga) by David Whittaker
20 “Mission 3” – Fire Hawk: Thexder The Second Contact (1989, PC-8801) by Hiromi Ohba
21 “Space Quest Theme” – Leisure Suit Larry III (1989, MS-DOS) by Mike Dana
22 “Ending” – Emerald Dragon (1989, PC-8801) by Nobuhito Koise
23 “Opening” – Dual Targets: The 4th Unit Act.3 (1989, FM Towns) by Yasuhito Saito
24 “Title Screen” – Turbo Outrun (1989, Commodore 64) by Jeroen Tel
25 “Town of Normana” – Xak: The Art of Visual Stage (1989, MSX2) by Tadahiro Nitta,Ryuji Sasai
26 “Intro and Title” – Battle Squadron (1989, Amiga) by Ron Klaren
27 “Sunrise Blvd.” – The Revenge of Shinobi (1989, Mega Drive) by Yuzo Koshiro
28 “One Voice in the Cosmic Fugue” – Knight Arms: The Hyblid Framer (1989, X68000) by Toshiya Yamanaka
29 “Level Select” – Ilyad (1989, Amiga) by Frédéric Hahn
30 “Fire Scramble” – Gradius III (1989, Arcade) by J.Kaneda,S.Fukami,M.Higashino,K.Nakamura,M.Izumi
31 “Stage 5” – Abadox: The Deadly Inner War (1989, NES) by Kiyohiro Sada
32 “Go with the Stream” – Herzog Zwei (1989, Mega Drive) by Naosuke Arai,Tomomi Otani
33 “Ruins of Moondoria” – Ys Book I & II (1989, PC Engine CD) by Ryo Yonemitsu
34 “Beginning” – Castlevania III (1989, NES) by Hidenori Maezawa,Jun Funahashi,Yukie Morimoto
35 “Title” – Budokan: The Martial Spirit (1989, MS-DOS) by Rob Hubbard
36 “Laboratory of Madness” – Batman: The Video Game (1989, NES) by Naoki Kodaka
37 “Title Theme” – Ghouls’n Ghosts (1989, Amiga) by Tim Follin

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