Locomotion Theme

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Locomotion Theme
Composer Matthias Steinwachs
Released 1992-0?-??
Title Origin Game Location

The Locomotion Theme plays as the title music for the game Locomotion. The Amiga version of the game was programmed by its designer, André Wüthrich, so the music may have originated on the Amiga as well. Matthias Steinwachs should be contacted to verify this and to see if the song has an official title.

The music begins with a nice train track beat before the melody begins.


Locomotion (AMI)

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Locomotion (AMI)
Arranger Matthias Steinwachs
Released 1992-11-??
Format OKT

Locomotion (AST)

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Locomotion (AST)
Arranger Gunnar Gaubatz
Released 1992-??-??
Format SNDH

Although the manual credits Steinwachs for Atari ST Music, Gaubatz stated that he was approached by Steinwachs, and Steinwachs himself lists nothing but Amiga and PC games and one Megadrive game in his MobyGames biography.

Locomotion (C64)

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Locomotion (C64)
Arranger Zsolt Szabó
Programmer Andras Molnar
Released 1992-0?-??
Length 4:58.78
BPM 167
Format SID
Loops Yes

The Locomotion Theme plays everywhere, starting at the publisher intro, except during disk access, in-game and in the editor. The driver is from Advanced Music Programmer V2.3.

Locomotion (DOS)

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Locomotion (DOS)
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Arranger Matthias Steinwachs
Programmer Ad Lib, Tracy Harton
Released 1992-??-??
Length 3:17.84
BPM 0:00.00: 45 and up
0:15.75: 83
2:23.74: down
2:34.57: 52 and up
2:58.36: 83
Format ROL
Loops No

To the title screen, a new arrangement for the YM3812 chip with unique instruments (except for Ad Lib's BASS2) is played by Ad Lib's sound driver 1.51 and PlayROL. When the song ends or a key is pressed, the code prompt appears. Unfortunately, the default setup of the driver causes a few tracks to stop, most audibly at 0:09, 0:36, 0:55 and 1:05. Fortunately, a gamer can fix this by entering:

sound b4a2e

before starting the game.