- For other games in the series see DuckTales.
DuckTales is a platform action adventure based on the Disney cartoon of the same name. You play Scrooge McDuck as he travels around the world seeking treasures to make him the world's richest duck and foil the attempts of the evil Flintheart Glomgold. Scrooge uses his trusty cane to pogo over obstacles and smack away rocks and receives help from his nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie, Launchpad McQuack, and Webbigail Vanderquack.
The DuckTales soundtrack was composed by Hiroshige Tonomura, and was among his first couple soundtracks. In addition to arranging the DuckTales Theme, Tonomura also composed various background tracks, the sound of each manages to capture the theme of the level while also incorporating the playfulness of the game's content. The game also has a couple jingles and fanfares based on the DuckTales Theme. The titles of the songs come from the DuckTales -Remastered- soundtrack which is the first official release of the music. The game's Moon theme is one of the best known songs.
To create the game's soundtrack, Hiroshige had to painstakingly code the music in 6502 assembly language utilizing Yoshihiro Sakaguchi's sound driver.
|01||DuckTales Theme||Mark Mueller||Hiroshige Tonomura||1:55||Download|
|02||Stage Select||Hiroshige Tonomura||Hiroshige Tonomura||0:22||Download|
|03||The Amazon||Hiroshige Tonomura||Hiroshige Tonomura||1:26||Download|
|04||Transylvania||Hiroshige Tonomura||Hiroshige Tonomura||1:31||Download|
|05||African Mines||Hiroshige Tonomura||Hiroshige Tonomura||1:10||Download|
|06||The Himalayas||Hiroshige Tonomura||Hiroshige Tonomura||1:20||Download|
|07||The Moon||Hiroshige Tonomura||Hiroshige Tonomura||2:43||Download|
|08||Gyro's Flying Machine||Hiroshige Tonomura||Hiroshige Tonomura||0:41||Download|
|09||Magic Coin||Hiroshige Tonomura||Hiroshige Tonomura||0:13||Download|
|10||Boss Battle||Hiroshige Tonomura||Hiroshige Tonomura||0:43||Download|
|11||Stage Complete||Hiroshige Tonomura||Hiroshige Tonomura||0:03||Download|
|12||Dead||Hiroshige Tonomura||Hiroshige Tonomura||0:01||Download|
|13||Game Over||Mark Mueller, Hiroshige Tonomura||Hiroshige Tonomura||0:02||Download|
- Ripper: Chris Covell
- Recorder: TheAlmightyGuru
- Game Credits:
(Source: Composer identified by Capcom; Game lacks credits.)
For many years, the game's music was wrongfully attributed to Sakaguchi. However, Capcom employees have since identified Hiroshige Tonomura as the soundtrack's composer, and Mark Mueller is known to have composed the DuckTales Theme. Yoshihiro Sakaguchi wrote the audio driver used by all Capcom NES games after 1985.
This rip contains both the finished soundtrack and the prototype soundtrack. Ripping NES music is a very arduous process that is beyond the scope of this site.