Ballad

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Ballad
Composer Unknown
Released 1987-??-??
Title Origin Official

Ballad is one of the songs bundled with the AdLib Visual Composer (DOS) song editor program. As the name hints, the genre of the track is Ballad-inspired.

Games

AdLib Visual Composer (DOS)

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AdLib Visual Composer (DOS)
Output - OPL2.svg
AdLib Visual Composer - DOS - 6.png
Released 1987-??-??
Length 0:10.00
Format ROL
Loops Sometimes

The composer and arranger is unknown. The song can be played either via the track editor itself (COMPOS1.EXE) or can be selected in Juke box separate program (JUKEBOX.EXE).

It is contained in the file of the program's folder as BALLAD.ROL

Dark Ages (DOS)

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Dark Ages (DOS)
Output - OPL2.svg
Dark Ages - DOS - High Scores.png
Arranger Keith Schuler
Released 1990-02-01
Length 0:17
Format MDI
Loops No
This section is for Dark Ages (DOS) song, for more titles see Game Over.

Ballad has been taken from AdLib Visual Composer program, believably without the copyright permission, and converted to MDI to play in Dark Ages (DOS).

The brief Game Over tune uses organ and plays after you give up and see the high score list.

The song is named file18.da1 in the game files. The title is unofficial; the composer should be contacted for the official title.

Puzzle (NES)

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Puzzle (NES)
Output - NES.svg
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Arranger Qiyong Guo
Released 1990-??-??
Length 0:40
BPM 128 BPM
Format NSF
Loops Yes

Ballad plays when you win the Rock Paper Scissors or dice roll game with the computer player and are awarded with a free move and can trade places with any two pieces of the puzzle.

This is most likely a real song since the same exact song was also featured in the demonstration songs for AdLib Visual Composer (DOS) under the name 'Ballad'. The song was written at 128 BPM.

Free Move is an unofficial title. The composer should be contacted for an official title.