Splash Wave (スプラッシュウェイブ Supurasshu Weibu) is one of the three primary driving tunes you get to choose from on your car's radio in the racing game OutRun. Each of the three songs are composed by Hiroshi Kawaguchi and appear in the majority of the game's ports. Like the other two song, Splash Wave is a rocking and jazzy instrumental track, and the official title can be read directly in the game.
The original arcade game renders Splash Wave on the cabinet's YM2151 audio chip.
The song's internal number is 82.
Players using the Spectrum 128 will hear Splash Wave played after reaching their first checkpoint, and every alternating checkpoint after that. Earlier Spectrum models don't feature music, but the Spectrum 128 renders the song on the its AY-3-8912 audio chip.
Like the arcade game, Splash Wave is one of the three songs that can be chosen on the radio at the start of the race. The song is rendered on the YM2149.
The DOS port plays Splash Wave through the PC Speaker.
Splash Wave on the Genesis is essentially the same song, but it has been rearranged to play on the YM2612, a weaker sound chip which yields lower fidelity music.
Different versions of Splash Wave can be heard on the following albums:
|1986-12-12||Sega Game Music Vol.1||Arranged (Listed as "Sprash Wave")||3|
|1995-12-01||Sega Arcade Selection D-RAM Remix||Remix||1|
|2001-10-24||Segacon: The Best of Sega Game Music, Vol.1|| ?
|2003-11-19||Back In the S.S.T. Band!! ~The Very Best~||Arcade||2|
|2004-01-21||OutRun2 Sound Tracks|| OutRun2 Version
|2004-??-??||OutRun2: Music Through the Ages||OutRun 2 Version||3|
|2005-01-07||OutRun2 Sound Tracks -Side B-|| Euro Remix
1996 Arranged Version
|2007-02-07||OutRun Sound Tracks -Complement-||?||2|
|2007-02-08||OutRun 20th: Anniversary Box|| Arcade
Game Boy Advance
J Arranged Version
Service Games 01 Remix
- youtube.com/watch?v=WF7I5GmN9C4 - Played on keyboard by Krytie2X4B.
- youtube.com/watch?v=emD0SdAOaks - Played on electric guitar by wonsuc Jeong.
- youtube.com/watch?v=21DTPk8Rcvg - Played on piano with Last Wave by art88tum.
- youtube.com/watch?v=KxT_XGbJ0l8 - the OutRun 2006: Coast to Coast version.
- youtube.com/watch?v=GgJJBOrp77M - Played on electric guitar by Antonio Calvosa.
- deepsid.com/?file=/MUSICIANS/B/Brooke_Jason/Out_Run.sid&tab=visuals&sundry=osc - Visualization of Brooke's C64 arrangement.