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Post 07 May 2022

Some good tunes on consoles back in the day, Ghouls 'n' Ghosts had good music as did Outrun and I loved the tunes on a game I had on my Megadrive called Hellfire. Here's a video of it, my favourite is the 4th one on here called Mystic Green. Yes I know this is Sega Genesis but the game was also available on Megadrive.



It was a great horizontal shoot'em up too.

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Post 07 May 2022

Creativemind wrote:
07 May 2022
Some good tunes on consoles back in the day, Ghouls 'n' Ghosts had good music as did Outrun and I loved the tunes on a game I had on my Megadrive called Hellfire. Here's a video of it, my favourite is the 4th one on here called Mystic Green. Yes I know this is Sega Genesis but the game was also available on Megadrive.



It was a great horizontal shoot'em up too.

Mega Drive is the Genesis.

It has a Yamaha sound chip which is pretty much an FM4 IIRC. That's why you could get serious FM synth sounds
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Post 08 May 2022

avasopht wrote:
07 May 2022
Creativemind wrote:
07 May 2022
Some good tunes on consoles back in the day, Ghouls 'n' Ghosts had good music as did Outrun and I loved the tunes on a game I had on my Megadrive called Hellfire. Here's a video of it, my favourite is the 4th one on here called Mystic Green. Yes I know this is Sega Genesis but the game was also available on Megadrive.



It was a great horizontal shoot'em up too.

Mega Drive is the Genesis.

It has a Yamaha sound chip which is pretty much an FM4 IIRC. That's why you could get serious FM synth sounds
Oh so it is, called Genesis in North America apparently. All these alternative names. The SNES was called the Super Famicom in Japan. Anyway, after the Megadrive / Genesis were released in 1988 / 1989 respectively, they then released the Sega Saturn in 1994 and then the Sega Dreamcast in 1998. Little fact for you though, did you know that the Sega Dreamcast was the first console that had wi-fi to play other users online?

It's a pity Nintendo and Sega lost their leadership in the gaming world and Sony and Microsoft took over. Stealing their thunder and greedy.
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Post 15 May 2022

Creativemind wrote:
08 May 2022
It's a pity Nintendo and Sega lost their leadership in the gaming world and Sony and Microsoft took over. Stealing their thunder and greedy.
Sega is basically gone, but saying Nintendo has lost it is not how I see it. I haven't checked the numbers, but I think their latest consoles are still selling well, and they have so many classic IPs only available on these consoles.

Music-wise, Japanese VGM composers are in a different league, in my opinion.

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Post 15 May 2022

Paralytik wrote:
15 May 2022
Creativemind wrote:
08 May 2022
It's a pity Nintendo and Sega lost their leadership in the gaming world and Sony and Microsoft took over. Stealing their thunder and greedy.
Sega is basically gone, but saying Nintendo has lost it is not how I see it. I haven't checked the numbers, but I think their latest consoles are still selling well, and they have so many classic IPs only available on these consoles.

Music-wise, Japanese VGM composers are in a different league, in my opinion.
The Nintendo Switch is outperforming XBox and Playstation.

They also make twice as much profit as PlayStation ($5.4 bn vs $2.63 bn)
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Post 17 May 2022

avasopht wrote:
15 May 2022
The Nintendo Switch is outperforming XBox and Playstation.

They also make twice as much profit as PlayStation ($5.4 bn vs $2.63 bn)
I always found this a bit of a shocking truth. If I ever talk to someone about gaming and they play, they either use playstation, xbox, or PC. Nobody ever says they play Nintendo to me. I guess that kiddies market really is something to behold.
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Post 17 May 2022

I actually know more people with the Nintendo Switch than other systems. People of all ages.

I think there is a lot of charm to Nintendo products. Not just the games, but the hardware as well. Even when they release a new system with a different controller and concept, they still make it feel like a Nintendo. I think Nintendo is kind of the Disney of videogames. Mario is the Mickey Mouse of the videogame world.

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Post 18 May 2022

Jagwah wrote:
17 May 2022
avasopht wrote:
15 May 2022
The Nintendo Switch is outperforming XBox and Playstation.

They also make twice as much profit as PlayStation ($5.4 bn vs $2.63 bn)
I always found this a bit of a shocking truth. If I ever talk to someone about gaming and they play, they either use playstation, xbox, or PC. Nobody ever says they play Nintendo to me. I guess that kiddies market really is something to behold.
Nintendo discloses Switch age demographic data:
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Post 18 May 2022

joeyluck wrote:
17 May 2022
I actually know more people with the Nintendo Switch than other systems. People of all ages.

I think there is a lot of charm to Nintendo products. Not just the games, but the hardware as well. Even when they release a new system with a different controller and concept, they still make it feel like a Nintendo. I think Nintendo is kind of the Disney of videogames. Mario is the Mickey Mouse of the videogame world.
That's a good way of explaining it. The NES was magical to me when I was a kid and only my friend had it. I was a huge SNES guy, then the PS1 blew us all away, I remember playing Driver on it constantly and with friends over it was lots of fun. I guess I never looked back, and looking at the demographic above it's only by chance I run into more PS players than anything. I'm pretty sure I could enjoy playing the latest Mario game and so could a 5 year old and that's pretty cool and quite an accomplishment. I bet the music is still great too, all the earlier Mario games had music that is just timeless.
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Post 21 May 2022

avasopht wrote:
15 May 2022
Paralytik wrote:
15 May 2022

Sega is basically gone, but saying Nintendo has lost it is not how I see it. I haven't checked the numbers, but I think their latest consoles are still selling well, and they have so many classic IPs only available on these consoles.

Music-wise, Japanese VGM composers are in a different league, in my opinion.
The Nintendo Switch is outperforming XBox and Playstation.

They also make twice as much profit as PlayStation ($5.4 bn vs $2.63 bn)
:thumbs_up:
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Post 21 May 2022

For authentic NES oscillators, especially the classic 8-bit triangle wave, look no further than Magical 8-bit Plug and it's completely free: https://ymck.net/app/magical-8bit-plug-en

It has gotten regular updates for years and is available for all platforms and plugin formats, even M1 native. I've used this a ton and it's fantastic for that type of sound. The best commercial alternative IMO is Plogue chipsounds which covers about 15 different VGM synth chips, but it's nearly $100.
Music is nothing else but wild sounds civilized into time and tune.

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Post 26 May 2022

tronam wrote:
21 May 2022
For authentic NES oscillators, especially the classic 8-bit triangle wave, look no further than Magical 8-bit Plug and it's completely free: https://ymck.net/app/magical-8bit-plug-en

It has gotten regular updates for years and is available for all platforms and plugin formats, even M1 native. I've used this a ton and it's fantastic for that type of sound. The best commercial alternative IMO is Plogue chipsounds which covers about 15 different VGM synth chips, but it's nearly $100.
Very cool thanks!!!
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