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Retro Console Gaming => Other Systems => Topic started by: TL on January 09, 2014, 18:41:33 PM

Title: Battle Of The Bands - Xenon
Post by: TL on January 09, 2014, 18:41:33 PM
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[size=140]We haven't done a Battle Of The Bands for a long time now but it was worth the wait as this one is a real cracker! Released in 1988, Xenon was the first commercial game by the now legendary Bitmap Brothers. One of the most notable aspects of this title was the fantastic music, so which format has the best version of this iconic track?

One way to find out, let the battle commence![/size]

Xenon - C64 (http://http)

Xenon Music Level 1 - Atari ST (http://http)

Xenon - Atari XL/XE - POKEY Music (http://http)

Amiga Music - Xenon Track01 (http://http)[/align:1uaqjj8r]
Title: Re: Battle Of The Bands - Xenon
Post by: Greyfox on January 09, 2014, 18:55:21 PM
The Atari ST version hands down it was the original and the best version and were i heard the magnificent David Whittaker make the Atari ST sing like he birds, the Atari 8-bit is an amazing rendition of he Atari ST version also, but it had to the Atari ST one.
Title: Re: Battle Of The Bands - Xenon
Post by: TrekMD on January 09, 2014, 19:52:52 PM
My vote goes to the Atari XL/XE version.  Music to my ears.  :)
Title: Re: Battle Of The Bands - Xenon
Post by: TL on January 11, 2014, 00:23:29 AM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
My vote goes to the Atari XL/XE version.  Music to my ears.  :65:
Title: Re: Battle Of The Bands - Xenon
Post by: Bobinator on January 11, 2014, 00:26:24 AM
Amiga, for me. To be totally honest, I don't like the song on any of the vertsions all that much, but I like the sampled sounds of the Amiga version.
Title: Re: Battle Of The Bands - Xenon
Post by: zapiy on January 12, 2014, 19:13:32 PM
Its the Amiga one for me also, just seems a better tune to my ears.
Title: Re: Battle Of The Bands - Xenon
Post by: TL on January 12, 2014, 20:27:24 PM
Very close so far.

Interestingly I also ran this poll on Facebook and the Atari XL/XE won!
Title: Re: Battle Of The Bands - Xenon
Post by: Vyothric on January 13, 2014, 00:28:12 AM
There's something very nice about the AY version. That's what I voted for.
Title: Re: Battle Of The Bands - Xenon
Post by: TL on January 23, 2014, 18:34:53 PM
Quote from: "Vyothric"
There's something very nice about the AY version. That's what I voted for.

That was definitely my second choice, a very close one I may add.