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Choose your favourite version!

Sega Master System
2 (18.2%)
Commodore Amiga
7 (63.6%)
Atari ST
2 (18.2%)
Sega Mega Drive
0 (0%)
Nintendo Game Boy
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 11

Voting closed: April 19, 2013, 18:44:49 PM

Author Topic: Battle Of The Bands: Xenon II Megablast  (Read 3019 times)

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Battle Of The Bands: Xenon II Megablast
« on: April 19, 2013, 18:44:49 PM »
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[size=180]Bitmap Bros. Xenon 2: Mega Blast has one of the best tunes of any game ever! The music was famously produced by UK dance act Bomb The Bass and topped the charts for weeks. It was an ideal fit for this frantic vertical shooter that started off on the 16-bit home computers before being converted to several consoles. But what we all want to know is which one rocked the hardest! There is only one way to find out . . . .

Let the battle commence![/size]


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Re: Battle Of The Bands: Xenon II Megablast
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2013, 19:09:19 PM »
You missed listing the best version by far which was the track's extended mix that featured on the Amiga CDTV version.

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Re: Battle Of The Bands: Xenon II Megablast
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2013, 19:11:39 PM »
I know I missed it! I never include CD versions in Battle Of The Bands because they are not chip music. It also makes it very unfair.

The CDTV version is on the music player here if people want to listen to it anyway  :16:

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Re: Battle Of The Bands: Xenon II Megablast
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2013, 19:17:08 PM »
The ST/Amiga versions use sampled sound so they're hardly chiptune music either, to be fair! Unless one classes tracker-based mod music as chiptune music that is, which I personally do not.
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Re: Battle Of The Bands: Xenon II Megablast
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2013, 19:18:55 PM »
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The ST/Amiga versions use sampled sound so they're hardly chiptune music either, to be fair! Unless one classes tracker-based mod music as chiptune music that is, which I personally do not.

Only the intro NOT the in-game music, which this poll is based on. The Amiga music includes samples in it but the others do not. The in-game music on the ST is a pure chiptune.

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Re: Battle Of The Bands: Xenon II Megablast
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2013, 19:22:11 PM »
P.S. There's no such thing as 'the Amiga CD32 version' as such a thing was never released, afaik. That's just people playing the CDTV release on an Amiga CD32 because the game also happened to work okay on the latter system. (Not all CDTV games do)
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Re: Battle Of The Bands: Xenon II Megablast
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2013, 19:23:55 PM »
Quote from: "DreamcastRIP"
P.S. There's no such thing as 'the Amiga CD32 version' as such a thing was never released, afaik. That's just people playing the CDTV release on an Amiga CD32 because the game also happened to work okay on the latter system. (Not all CDTV games do)

Yes I know, it was a typo.

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Re: Battle Of The Bands: Xenon II Megablast
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2013, 00:11:17 AM »
I know no-one will agree with me, but my opinion:

Amiga version....the voice samples, record scratching and all that nonsense.....I can't stand listening to it.

Mega Drive version is pretty crap. Game Boy isn't much better. "Normal" game music from the ST version is too staccato. Therefore, Master System wins for me.

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Re: Battle Of The Bands: Xenon II Megablast
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2013, 00:44:19 AM »
I only heard the intro' music for the MD version for my first time a few years ago. I remember being appalled at how poor it was in comparison to the ST version's intro' music (the sampled part, not the chiptune part).
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Re: Battle Of The Bands: Xenon II Megablast
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2013, 12:14:16 PM »
With Xenon 2 being a classic and all that, i remember firstly seeing this on the Amiga and hearing the music and thought , Jesus that's as good as the CD from Bomb the Bass, and thought wow, that's a cracking tune, along with a cracking shooter, and then I heard the ST version, and thought,,ahh no, it's good, but being done in chip doesn't really give the same effect that the Amiga version did..so Amiga Wins it hands down, I'm not gonna count the console version on this..as the Original is the best.

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Re: Battle Of The Bands: Xenon II Megablast
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2013, 23:58:24 PM »
I prefer how the Amiga sounds, so that's my vote.  :)

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Re: Battle Of The Bands: Xenon II Megablast
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2013, 19:24:41 PM »
I voted for the Amiga, it just sounds the best.

I actually own the ST and Mega Drive versions though.

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Re: Battle Of The Bands: Xenon II Megablast
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2013, 20:46:55 PM »
I voted 'Amiga' for its music as a whole. Taken in isolation I think the shortish sampled music that forms the ST version's intro' screen music is the best of all.
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Re: Battle Of The Bands: Xenon II Megablast
« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2013, 20:49:48 PM »
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I voted 'Amiga' for it's music as a whole. Taken in isolation I think the shortish sampled music that forms the ST version's intro' screen music is the best of all.

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Re: Battle Of The Bands: Xenon II Megablast
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