BugBomber Theme

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BugBomber Theme
Composer Chris Hülsbeck
Released 1991-??-??
Title Origin Game Location

The BugBomber Theme is a song composed by Chris Hülsbeck as the title theme for BugBomber in each of the game's ports.

Games

BugBomber (AMI)

Platform - AMI.png
BugBomber (AMI)
Output - Paula.svg
BugBomber - AMI - Title.png
Arranger Chris Hülsbeck
Programmer Chris Hülsbeck
Released 1991-??-??
Length 2:40.25
BPM 150
Format MDAT
Loops Yes

Since the Amiga had the most powerful audio capabilities at the time, Hülsbeck most likely composed the song with this platform in mind. Also, an advertisement for the Amiga version announces the C64 version as coming soon.

The superior 8364 audio chip gives the song the highest fidelity sound of any of the ports.

BugBomber (C64)

Platform - C64.png
BugBomber (C64)
Output - SID.svg
BugBomber - C64 - Title.png
Arranger Chris Hülsbeck
Programmer Chris Hülsbeck
Released 1992-0?-??
Length 1:10.22
BPM 150
Format SID
Loops Yes

The Commodore 64 port outputs the music to the 6581.

Hülsbeck did not want to do C64 stuff by 1989 anymore, and you can tell since the second half of the song is missing and the bass is less elaborate, leaving only notes that are combined with bass drums, and more audibly so than on the Amiga.

Hülsbeck sent the song to HVSC in February 1998 as VW-Title. VW are also the initials of game designer and Amiga programmer Volker Wertich.

BugBomber (DOS)

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BugBomber (DOS)
Output - OPL2.svg
BugBomber - DOS - Title.png
Arranger Matthias Steinwachs
Programmer Ad Lib, Tracy Harton
Released 1992-??-??
Length 2:52.05
BPM 155
Format ROL
Loops No

To the title screen, a jazzy arrangement for the YM3812 chip with unique instruments (except for Ad Lib's FLUTE) is played by Ad Lib's sound driver 1.51 and PlayROL version 1.2. When the song ends or a key is pressed, the main menu appears. Unfortunately, the default setup of the driver causes a lot of mute and discord from 0:09 to 2:37. Fortunately, a gamer can fix this by entering:

sound b50aa

before starting the game.

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