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    Game music featured in commercial tracks

    We're all familiar with Amiga games, demos and music disks with music containing samples, but a YouTube video I saw today made me wonder about the reverse: can you think of any commercial music that includes game or demo music?

    Here's one that uses the theme from Simon the Sorcerer:
    Monkeys from Hell - Wizard. Jolly techno-pop with a slightly disturbing video!

    Taking it to the extreme is the awful Tetris by Doctor Spin, an entire song based on the game music.

    And of course there are Machinae Supremacy's Sidology I, II and III tracks.

    Any others?

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    There are some fairly well known examples of bands ripping off game music. If they'd just bothered to credit the original they'd get away with calling it cover versions, but no. Best known from Amiga is probably Dimmu Borgir's Sorgens Kammer, which is the Agony theme. Another well known from the C64 is Zombie Nation's Kernkraft 400, which uses a very recognisable Lazy Jones melody line.

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    Recently, I've seen adverts for a Happy Hardocre album 'Bonkers' on the TV.
    One of the tracks is the Pac-Man tune

    Quote Originally Posted by Teho View Post
    Another well known from the C64 is Zombie Nation's Kernkraft 400, which uses a very recognisable Lazy Jones melody line.
    I was thinking of that tune as well.

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    Taking it to the extreme is the awful Tetris by Doctor Spin, an entire song based on the game music.
    Although he wont admit it, Andrew Lloyd Webber was hevily involved in this track.

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    I've heard the Metal Gear Solid theme and Resident Evil music in some television shows. Always entertaining to recognise them, though 99% of people probably don't.

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    It is great to suddenly recognise a game tune/theme in something else. I can't think of any off the top of my head though.

    BTW, I remember that Tetris song... that was horrible.

    If you haven't played a classic game in years, it's never too late to start!


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    Turrican by Scooter.

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    Oh, that's right. How could I have forgotten. Scooter has indeed a song called Level One which is a cool remix of the song Freedom from Turrican 2. Scooter's song is properly credited and they even asked Hülsbeck if it was okay first, so this one is an example of how to do it right for a change.

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