Weird Dreams (C64)
Weird Dreams is an action game developed by Best Ever Games. In the game, you play as Steve, who has been drugged into a nightmare by his girlfriend, who is secretly possessed by a demon. To escape, you must make it through several weird levels and obstacles, and collect the three orbs hidden throughout the game.
The game only has 5 songs, so there's not a lot of music in the game. The good thing is that Barry Leitch was brought in to do the game's soundtrack. Since the developers didn't have an in-house musician, they outsourced the sound to Imagitec Design. Like the other versions of the game, Weird Dreams for the Commodore 64 lacks credits. However, Leitch confirmed that the developers wanted him to arrange David Whittaker's Amiga and Atari ST soundtrack. On November 27, 2003, he told C64.COM:
Leitch had to write the music in assembly. Leitch said that Axel Brown created the driver, and that it's possible Dave Chiles and/or Adrian Waterhouse modified it. It is a later version which on PAL plays at 423.9 Hz (a quarter step sharp).
Leitch also did the DOS version's soundtrack.
The song Title Screen plays during the second piano segment, and Piano plays during the title screen. However, they have been named for consistency with the other versions of the game.
|01||Title Screen||Barry Leitch||Barry Leitch||5:16||Download|
|02||Fairground||Barry Leitch||Barry Leitch||1:53||Download|
|03||Country Gardens||William Kimber||Barry Leitch||1:11||Download|
|04||Piano||Barry Leitch||Barry Leitch||1:11||Download|
|05||Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy||Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky||Barry Leitch||0:41||Download|
- Recorder: Doommaster1994
- Game Credits:
(Source: Verification from composer; game lacks credits. The driver has a hidden comment and leaked source code (which is gradually overwritten as the music plays).)
The game uses the SID chip, and uses Axel Brown's sound driver. The bass sounds different on a few 6581s because it uses SID's infamous filter.
- mobygames.com/game/c64/weird-dreams - MobyGames.
- gamefaqs.gamespot.com/c64/572221-weird-dreams - GameFAQs.
|Weird Dreams||• • •|
|Notable Songs||Title Screen|
|Notable Personnel||Barry Leitch • David Whittaker • Axel Brown|
|Notable Companies||Rainbird Software • Microplay Software|