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Retro Console Gaming => Other Systems => Topic started by: TL on July 02, 2012, 00:21:38 AM

Title: Battle Of The Bands: Sanxion Loader Music
Post by: TL on July 02, 2012, 00:21:38 AM
The loader music from Sanxion on the Commodore 64 is one of the most iconic chiptunes ever, it was later copied and re-done on other platforms.

The question remains though, which is the best?

The original C64 version or one of the others?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=It7yJh-N ... re=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=It7yJh-NwPY&feature=related)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLYCwFjzaaA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLYCwFjzaaA)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSCBou_auVc (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSCBou_auVc)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyliwWUicRc (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyliwWUicRc)
Title: Re: Battle Of The Bands: Sanxion Loader Music
Post by: Greyfox on July 02, 2012, 00:54:13 AM
Has to be the c64 version, didn't really take to mad max cover, it lacked atmosphere the original did, but boy that marion paint version, is something else, imagine all those note manually inputted by a snes joypad one by one  ;)
Title: Re: Battle Of The Bands: Sanxion Loader Music
Post by: Console Compulsive on July 02, 2012, 08:44:19 AM
The C64 version does it for me although i am pretty impressed with the humble spectrum version. Not a bad version at all.
Title: Re: Battle Of The Bands: Sanxion Loader Music
Post by: TL on July 02, 2012, 12:51:26 PM
I am still having a hard time decieding.

As much as I am not a C64 fan I do love the the SID chip original, probably the best chip music on the machine.

I wish the ST recording here was better quality because that vid isn't really doing it justice.

The Spectrum remix is outstanding and a really nice take on the original tune that uses the strengths of the Speccy.

The C64 SID version is definately a bit more complex and more melodic but the percussion is much better on the 2 Yamaha versions (the ST and Speccy 128k have basically the same sound chip) as always. Hmmmmm . . . . .
Title: Re: Battle Of The Bands: Sanxion Loader Music
Post by: zapiy on July 02, 2012, 17:36:09 PM
I think i prefer the speccy version, seems cleaner.
Title: Re: Battle Of The Bands: Sanxion Loader Music
Post by: DreamcastRIP on July 02, 2012, 22:31:21 PM
The version someone knocked up on the SNES.

That C=64 version sounds bloody awful.
Title: Re: Battle Of The Bands: Sanxion Loader Music
Post by: TL on July 02, 2012, 22:54:36 PM
Quote from: "DreamcastRIP"
The version someone knocked up on the SNES.

Seriously  :o

I put that there as a joke more than anything
Title: Re: Battle Of The Bands: Sanxion Loader Music
Post by: nakamura on July 03, 2012, 22:22:40 PM
The Mario Paint one is very good, pretty good sound and the sheer effort involved is amazing.

For me the Spectrum version takes it. Sounds nice and crisp where the C64 version just sounds a bit nasty and I do love the SID sound. Atari ST second.
Title: Re: Battle Of The Bands: Sanxion Loader Music
Post by: TL on July 05, 2012, 17:17:16 PM
Interesting to see the Speccy version beating the C64 original!!!!  :o
Title: Re: Battle Of The Bands: Sanxion Loader Music
Post by: Mire Mare on July 08, 2012, 20:10:28 PM
So, I've had a listen to the tunes and I'm sticking to my previously biased, and now just a little bit less biased, opinion.  The C64 version is my favourite.  It's such iconic game music from the first few bars right to the end.  Besides the other versions are just cover versions and so, illogically, they're inferior! :-[