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
C64 Game – Bomb Jack (in game by Mark Cooksey)
Original – Magnetic fields 2 (Jean-Michel Jarre)
C64 Game – Daley Thompsons Decathlon (Loader by Martin Galway)
Original – Rydeen (Yellow Magic Orchestra)
Its only when I went to Japan did I find this one out and I heard it on the radio one day and immediately went “that’s the Ocean loader” to looks of many puzzled faces!
C64 Game – Zoids (Rob Hubbard)
Original – Ancestors (Synergy)
C64 Game – Yie Ar Kung Fu (Martin Galway)
Original – Magnetic Fields 4 (Jean-Michel Jarre)
C64 Game – Loco (Main Theme by Ben Daglish)
Original – Equinoxe 5 (Jean-Michel Jarre)
C64 Game – Lazy Jones (David Whittaker)
Original – 99 Red Balloons (Nena) & Fade to Grey (Visage)
C64 Game – Elite Loader (Rob Hubbard)
Original – Living on Video (Trans-X)
C64 Game – Chain Reaction (Rob Hubbard)
Original – Zoolook (Jean-Michel Jarre)
C64 Game – Android 2 (Ocean Software)
Original – 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 an acknowledgement.