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What's you favorite Atari 2600 in game music?

I'll share two of mine here.

First, I really enjoy the Louie Louie rendition from California Games

I also think the music in BMX Air Master is a hidden gem of sorts.

 

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40 minutes ago, DegasElite said:

The best music I have heard on the A2600, in my own personal opinion, is from Pitfall II: Lost Caverns. It actually has a drum beat. I once thought that drum beat synth was impossible on the A2600, but David Crane proved me wrong. Thanks for letting me share. :O)

I believe I heard that game used a special chip, which allowed for the great music.

The No Swear Gamer on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChtJuo040EOCTVziObIgVcg

Host of The Atari 7800 Game by Game Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher and YouTube

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5 minutes ago, RickR said:

Search for "DPC" here:  http://www.ataricompendium.com/archives/articles/longevity/longevity.html

The DPC chip (co-designed by David Crane) produces the better sounds and also has a random number generator. 

I'm betting David's middle name begins with a P 😉

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Host of The Atari 7800 Game by Game Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher and YouTube

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Although it was designed as a 7800 game, T:me Salvo's title screen music is available as a separate download to be played on the 2600 through a Harmony cart and that is pretty impressive as well!

There are quite a few other examples available in the demo scene that have made stuff for the 2600 over the past few years as well.

 

See what I'm up to over at the Ivory Tower Collections: http://www.youtube.com/ivorytowercollections

 

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All good choices on this thread! 🙂 Popeye, BurgerTime, Frisco, Gyruss and Moon Patrol have immersive captivating musical themes.   

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