6 Amazing Coin-Op Soundtracks from Virgin Games

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Sinclair User Issue 92, cover page - courtesy of World Of Spectrum.

Issue 92 of Sinclair User, dated November 1989, contained two cover cassettes instead of the usual one. Typically, the cover cassette contained computer data that the user needed to load into a ZX Spectrum.

On this occasion, along with the data cassette there was also another cassette quoted as featuring "6 Amazing Coin-Op Soundtracks from Virgin Games", which might have made the reader assume the music was recorded from the arcade originals - but in fact five of the six soundtracks were recorded from our friend the Amiga!

Strangely enough, at no point in the magazine did it actually tell you where the music was sourced.



The Cassette

Sincalair User Issue 92, cover cassette 2 - 6 Amazing Coin-Op Soundtracks from Virgin Games.

Side A

  1. "Silkworm" (unknown, arranged by Barry Leitch)
    (Amiga version, loosely based on the arcade original)
  2. "Gemini Wing" (Barry Leitch)
    (An original piece since the arcade didn't have a title piece)
  3. "Shinobi" (unknown, arranged by Tony Williams)
    (Amiga version, based on the arcade original)

Side B

  1. "Continental Circus (a set of 5 tracks)" (Zuntata (Taito), arranged by Ben Daglish)
    (Amiga versions, based on the arcade originals)
  2. "The Ninja Warriors" (Zuntata (Taito), arranged by Ronald Pieket Weeserik)
    (Amiga version, based on the arcade original - doesn't play the full song to match the cassette version)
  3. "Double Dragon II - The Revenge" (Kazu Yamane (Technos))
    (Arcade version)


Downloads

Sinclair User Issue 92, page 8 - courtesy of World Of Spectrum.

The original cassette suffered heavily from tape hiss, so the tracks were re-recorded for the World Of Spectrum and ExoticA using a real Amiga and a version of MAME.


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