Rise of the Albatross

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Rise of the Albatross
Composer Junko Tamiya
Released 1988-07-20
Title Origin Official
Loops Yes

Once you finally make it into area 12 you'll hear Rise of the Albatross. It has an ominous sound preparing you for the final showdown against Generalissimo Killt and some other surprises! The title comes from the soundtrack album.

Rise of the Albatross was song of the month for January, 2013.


Bionic Commando (NES)

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Bionic Commando (NES)
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Arranger Junko Tamiya
Programmer Yoshihiro Sakaguchi
Released 1988-07-20
Length 0:40
Format NSF

This is the original version of the song. It's track 16 in the NSF file.

In the 8-bit soundtrack liner notes, Gavin Bachner writes:

Perhaps my personal favorite music in the game. A fitting reward for reaching the game's final area. It begins by setting a tone of urgency for finishing your mission, with somewhat of an anxious feel to the song, before almost unexpectedly transitioning into a relaxed section that makes you want to take a moment to appreciate how far you've come.

Bionic Commando: Rearmed (W32)

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Bionic Commando: Rearmed (W32)
Arranger Simon Wiklund
Released 2008-08-13
Format UNK

The song was completely remixed for Rearmed.