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Song Information

Computer » Commodore 64/128Arkanoid Title Have video

Author: flag Martin Galway

Production Label: LabelImagine Software
Uploaded By: flag FishGuy876

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Song Length: 2:17
Release Year: 1987
Song Status: Active
Song Bitrate: 192 kbps
Song Source: Game
Song Platform: PlatformComputer » Commodore 64/128

Additional Information:

From the interview with Martin Galway from Commodore Zone:

How did you get involved with using sampled sounds?

I saw some utilities from the USA and picked them apart. Never would I claim to have invented that technique, I just got it published first. In fact, I couldn't really figure out where they got the sample data, just that they were wiggling the volume register, so I tried to make up my own drum sample sounds in realtime - which is the flatulence stuff that shipped in "Arkanoid".

and a bit further down the interview:

...At the time I did the "Arkanoid" title tune, I was of course fiddling with digitized sound - but I, and I suspect everyone else as well, had NO CLUE what we were really doing! After the project was in the shops I gained access to some real drum samples, and I slid those into my own custom version of the tune. The one that's in the shops is kind of a collage of farts & burps, don't you think? Things were better once I got to "Game Over".

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Remixes Based On This Song:

Miscellaneous » NewschoolArkanoid (Dubanoid) by flag The Dead Guys (Peter Aid and Tomas Nyström) l Locked
Computer » PC (custom)Arkanoid - Techhouse RMX by flag DaXX (Chris Crusher) l Locked


Arkanoid - Box Art - C64/C128
Arkanoid - Box Art - C64/C128
Arkanoid - Title Screen - C64/C128
Arkanoid - Title Screen - C64/C128
Arkanoid - Ingame Screen - C64/C128
Arkanoid - Ingame Screen - C64/C128
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Rough and awesome opening tune!