Leap of Faith

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Leap of Faith
Composer Junko Tamiya
Released 1988-07-20
Title Origin Official
Loops Yes

Leap of Faith is a song from the Bionic Commando series. It was composed by Junko Tamiya for the NES port, and has been included in several games since.


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 0:41
Format NSF

In the NES game, Leap of Faith is played in areas 2, 9, and 11. The music often conjures up visions of slime pulling you down into the depths because of area 2. The title of the track comes from the official Bionic Commando soundtrack.

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

Gorgeous bit of music. I'm sure I'm not the only one who's dorked-out by "singing along" made up lyrics to this. Great motivator while you're dealing with the strange slime creatures of Area 02, or trying to successfully swing over the vast flames of Area 11.

Bionic Commando (GB)

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Bionic Commando (GB)
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Bionic Commando - GB - Area 7.png
Arranger Kouji Murata
Released 1992-07-24
Length 0:43
Format GBS

The Game Boy remake has a relatively accurate rearrangement of Leap of Faith, though it's a little sparse sounding since it doesn't have as many instruments to work with. It is used in areas 7, 12, and 16.

The song is track 6 in the GBS file.

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.