Sunday, November 8, 2009

Fameboy - Robot Boy End Credits

This is something you hear surprisingly rarely in this genre, and that's music that might have actually existed in an old NES game. Usually chiptune artists are squeezing as much of the console's power out as they can, fully utilizing its processing power for music playback alone. Early game developers didn't have this luxury, however, and so they had to have simple music that didn't make use of excessive duty cycle changes, ultra-fast arpeggios/scales, or monster (or any!) pitch bends.

This song is particularly enjoyable because he included the tail end of a fake boss battle theme, as well as fake boss battle noises, and a fake victory fanfare. It sounds like a person actually beating a game!

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