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Retro Console Gaming => Other Systems => Topic started by: TL on February 01, 2013, 20:31:05 PM

Title: Battle Of The Bands: Colony
Post by: TL on February 01, 2013, 20:31:05 PM
[align=center:34r0czdj](http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/1575/battleofthebands.png)

[size=360]Colony[/size]
[size=240]By Mastertronic[/size]

[size=140]Battle Of The Bands is back as we look at the music from this classic budget game by Mastertronic across the 8-bit home computers. So which version is your favourite? Watch the videos and place your vote, there can only be one winner and let the battle commence![/size]

[size=180]http://www.diffusedion.co.uk/VGM/Colony.mp3[/size]
Amstrad CPC / MSX Version

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sb8YhznqrFE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sb8YhznqrFE)
Commodore 64 Version

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRAx8-c9V60 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRAx8-c9V60)
Sinclair ZX Spectrum 48k Version

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sHgooRakz8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sHgooRakz8)
Atari XL/XE Version[/align:34r0czdj]
Title: Re: Battle Of The Bands: Colony
Post by: Vyothric on February 01, 2013, 20:41:00 PM
XL/XE. From the first few notes..."winner!"
Title: Re: Battle Of The Bands: Colony
Post by: Rogue Trooper on February 01, 2013, 20:43:16 PM
At last! someone else who likes Colony.I loved this game on A8, bought it, no idea what it was like etc, loved it, then quite taken aback to see it get a slagiing on C64 in Zzap 64.Think few other mags gave it poor reviews on other systems, claiming it soon got boring.

Anywho music wise, Atari XL/XE version by far the best, then CPC/MSX, C64 comes in 3rd (expected better given SID chip) and 4th is the god awful Speccy music.
Title: Re: Battle Of The Bands: Colony
Post by: Vyothric on February 01, 2013, 20:47:58 PM
Quote from: "Rogue Trooper"
C64 comes in 3rd (expected better given SID chip)

That's pretty much why I'd put the Spectrum 3rd and the C64 last. I laughed when I heard the C64 one. The Spectrum one sounds pretty much like what I'd expect for beeper music.
Title: Re: Battle Of The Bands: Colony
Post by: TrekMD on February 01, 2013, 20:55:46 PM
Atari XL/XE.  No contest, as far as I'm concerned.  :)
Title: Re: Battle Of The Bands: Colony
Post by: TL on February 01, 2013, 20:57:27 PM
Yeah easy win for the Atari methinks