|Space Quest Theme
The Space Quest Theme is the original classical piece heard at the boot up of Space Quest composed by Mark Crowe , and rearranged for each subsequent Space Quest game. It is a very up-tempo number with a rapid harmony and slower melody.
About the song's composition Crowe said the following:
I used to have this little desktop synthesizer keyboard, and I kind of pecked it out. It was like a four-track thing that I was able to compose the thing on, and then I had to, I think, I can't remember if Ken or Al provided us with some kind of way to basically punch that music in on your computer keyboard. So, it had to be done on a, it had to be typed in, basically. And that was very painstaking, getting it just right.
The beginning of of Space Quest Theme is incorporated into Space Quest Trailer.
Space Quest: Chapter I - The Sarien Encounter (DOS)
The first Space Quest game is where the Space Quest Theme began. The song is played at the game's title screen, through the introduction, and at the ending. The song can be heard through either the PCjr 3 Voice, the Tandy 3 Voice, or the PC Speaker. The song is track 60 in the rip and loops.
Space Quest: Chapter II - Vohaul's Revenge (DOS)
In Space Quest II, the Space Quest Theme is given a slightly more somber tone, possibly to reflect the pathetic place we find our hero in. Like the first game, the song is played at the game's title screen, through the introduction, and at the ending. But it's also played in the infamous cheat ending. The song can be heard through either the PCjr 3 Voice, the Tandy 3 Voice, or the PC Speaker. The song is again track 60 in the rip. This version doesn't loop. A variation of the song exists in the game with the Space Quest Theme (Reprise).
Space Quest III: The Pirates of Pestulon (DOS)
Space Quest I: Roger Wilco In the Sarien Encounter (DOS)
arranged this original tune in SCI format. The song is output to either Sound Blaster
(there are no recordings on VGMPF yet) or PC Speaker
, providing AdLib songs having the highest quality.
It plays at the initial credits scenes, starting from the Sierra logo and through displaying different animated objects.
The song does loop, but interestingly the loop always starts at about 0:15 secs instead of playing from the beginning, and ends at scene of Arcada Pursuit. The tune is contained within RESOURCE.000 file under ID 001.
Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers (DOS)
Space Quest V: The Next Mutation (DOS)
Space Quest 6: Roger Wilco In the Spinal Frontier (DOS)