Cybernoid: The Fighting Machine (NES)
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Cybernoid: The Fighting Machine is a port of the popular Commodore 64 game. In this game, you take control of Cybernoid. Your mission is to destroy space pirates who are trying to steal Earth's most priceless asteroids. You can choose from three difficulty levels, but each of them yield the same ending, so there's no point in playing harder difficulty besides the challenge. For an unknown reason, the name of the developer isn't listed in the game, but rather the back of the box and instruction manual.
The NES version of Cybernoid was made entirely from three people; Chris Harvey the programmer, Adrian Carless the artist, and either Ben Daglish or Mark Cooksey for audio.
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The game only contains one song, which is about 3 minutes long; pretty long for an NES game. However, the one song can get to you if you play it for a long time. There is an option to change the music, but then it turns to a very annoying 1-second looping sound. It is controversial who composed the music to this game. The programmer Chris Harvey swears on it that Ben Daglish was the composer. To verify this, we asked Ben about it, but he said that he knows for a fact it's not his work, and that he never did any NES games. The artist Adrian Carless said that it was Mark Cooksey. Mark said he doesn't think it was his work either. Cooksey didn't work for Gremlin Graphics, so Ben may have been the composer. However, Ben did work for Gremlin at the time this game was developed. The composer could also be assumed by a musical comparison.
Unfortunately, the game does not have credits to prove who is the composer. The tune is unique, in that it's in 5/4 time.
Unfortunately unlike the computer versions, the NES version of Cybernoid contains no credits. It doesn't matter which difficulty you beat the game on, there are no credits that follow.
The NSF file only contains the one song. The recording was made in VirtuaNSF. Ripping NES music is a very arduous process that is beyond the scope of this site.