Following on from an interesting conversation on the Commodore 64 facebook group about Rob Hubbard ripping off Synergy – Ancestors for the Zoids game and this got me thinking about other C64 tunes which are rip offs of popular music from games during the 1980’s and early 90’s. Games I played in my youth and, cough, am still playing today.
So heres some titles along with Youtube videos of these tunes so you can hear the composition by the C64 composers beside the original composition.
If you know of anymore then let me know and I will add them here along with a credit, add your C64 tunes which are rip offs of popular music in the comments section below.
C64 tunes which are rip offs of popular music
Bomb Jack (in game by Mark Cooksey) – Magnetic fields 2 (Jean-Michel Jarre)
Daley Thompsons Decathlon (Loader by Martin Galway) – Rydeen (Yellow Magic Orchestra)
Zoids (Rob Hubbard) – Ancestors (Synergy)
Yie Ar Kung Fu (Martin Galway) – Magnetic Fields 4 (Jean-Michel Jarre)
Loco (Main Theme by Ben Daglish) – Equinoxe 5 (Jean-Michel Jarre)
Lazy Jones (David Whittaker) – 99 Red Balloons (Nena) & Fade to Grey (Visage)
Elite Loader (Rob Hubbard) – Living on Video (Trans-X)
Chain Reaction (Rob Hubbard) – Zoolook (Jean-Michel Jarre)
Android 2 (Ocean Software) – Oxygene IV (Jean-Michel Jarre)
If you know of anymore c64 tunes which are rip offs of popular music then please add them in the comments below and i’ll add them to the page with a acknowledgement.