Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends (SNES)

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Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends
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Platform: SNES
Year: 1993
Developer: Software Creations Ltd.
Buy: Amazon

Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends is an educational video game for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, based on the popular TV adaptation of the children's books and a famous segment on the PBS Kids show Shining Time Station. Join Thomas for his adventure with some puzzles, racing and stories and trivia quizzes on Thomas and his friends. Are you ready to be a really useful engine?

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Music

Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends features pleasant arrangements of the TV show's many iconic themes, originally composed by Mike O'Donnell and William "Junior" Campbell. Arranged by Software Creations' Tim and Geoff Follin, their versions of the songs are more laid-back compared to the rocking fare they are best known for. Their typical good work shines through regardless, with the adaptations ranging from the faithful rendition of the classic theme tune to the more experimental Jigsaw Puzzle, a rendition of the Viaduct theme from the original soundtrack.

This soundtrack is one of several collaborations between Tim and Geoff in which Tim's main contribution was the title theme. In his interview with the Legacy Music Hour, Tim also identifies The Jigsaw Puzzle theme as an example of a Geoff arrangement.

According to Tim Follin and other composers who used the same driver, the music was written in assembly language using hexadecimal numbers to define note pitch, length, and all other effects.

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# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
01 Title Theme Mike O'Donnell, Junior CampbellTim Follin 0:32
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02 Menu Theme Mike O'Donnell, Junior CampbellTim Follin, Geoff Follin 1:03
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03 The Sliding Puzzle Mike O'Donnell, Junior CampbellTim Follin, Geoff Follin 1:23
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04 Setting the Switches and Fixing the Tracks Mike O'Donnell, Junior CampbellTim Follin, Geoff Follin 1:25
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05 The Jigsaw Puzzle Mike O'Donnell, Junior CampbellGeoff Follin 2:28
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06 Let's Race Mike O'Donnell, Junior CampbellTim Follin, Geoff Follin 2:09
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Credits

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The credits can be accessed by waiting at the title screen.

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Audio Devices

The game uses the S-SMP of the SNES. It uses Mike Webb's sound driver.

Releases

  USA.svg   USA
Thomas the Tank Engine SNES Boxart.png
Title: Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends
Platform: SNES
Released: 1993-09-??
Publisher: THQ, Inc.
  UK.svg   UK
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Title: Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends
Platform: SNES
Released: 1993-??-??
Publisher: THQ, Inc.

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