Title Screen - Days of Thunder: Mindscape (NES)

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Title Screen
Output - NES.svg
Days Of Thunder Mindscape - NES - Title Screen.png
Composer Chris Oberth, Lou Haehn
Arranger Unknown
Released Unreleased
Length 1:25
BPM 180
Format NSF.png
Game Days of Thunder: Mindscape (NES)
Title Origin Game Location
Loops Yes
This page is for the Days of Thunder: Mindscape (NES) song, for more titles see Title Screen.

Title Screen is the song that plays at the title screen of the unreleased version of Days of Thunder: Mindscape (NES). It plays at 180 BPM. Though the game credits Chris Oberth and Lou Haehn for music and sound, the song was most likely written by Chris.

Chris wrote the music in 6502 assembly macros using Nick Eastridge's NES sound driver.

Its internal name, according to the source code is BTR2. It is unknown what it stands for.

Composition

The song starts out with the noise channel in its periodic noise mode, rather than the standard white noise mode. The triangle later enters, playing a four note loop, and indicating the song is played in the key of D Major. The square channels then use a hardware sweep down and the main part of the song begins.

The music is played approximately a quarter step (microtone) sharp.

Source Code

Found in PBSOUND.ASM:

;BTR2
tracka1	db $34,$0,$8B,$34,$18,$34,$18,$16
	db $14,$0,$16,$14,$12,$0,$34,$18
	db $16,$14,$16,$18,$14,$12,$34,$0
	db $18,$16,$14,$0,$16,$14,$12,$0
	db $34,$18,$16,$14,$16,$18,$14,$1B
	db $34,$0,$14,$34,$1D,$1B,$19,$0
	db $1C,$1B,$19,$0,$1B,$19,$18,$19
	db $1B,$19,$18,$0,$34,$20,$34,$18
	db $16,$14,$0,$16,$14,$12,$0,$34
	db $18,$16,$14,$16,$18,$12,$14,$32
dracka1	db $0,$50,$1,$1,$50,$0,$14,$A
	db $1E,$14,$14,$A,$1E,$14,$2,$A
	db $A,$A,$A,$A,$A,$1E,$0,$1E
	db $14,$A,$1E,$14,$14,$A,$1E,$14
	db $2,$A,$A,$A,$A,$A,$A,$1E
	db $3,$1E,$28,$0,$14,$A,$1E,$14
	db $14,$A,$1E,$14,$A,$A,$A,$A
	db $A,$A,$1E,$1E,$1,$28,$0,$14
	db $A,$1E,$14,$14,$A,$1E,$14,$2
	db $A,$A,$A,$A,$A,$A,$50,$0
trackb1	db $34,$0,$8B,$34,$20,$34,$20,$1E
	db $1D,$0,$1E,$1D,$1B,$0,$0,$0
	db $81,$34,$34,$12,$34,$25,$23,$22
	db $0,$28,$1B,$25,$0,$27,$24,$27
	db $24,$0,$34,$1E,$34,$20,$1E,$1D
	db $0,$1E,$1D,$1B,$0,$0,$0,$0
	db $32
drackb1	db $0,$50,$1,$1,$50,$0,$14,$A
	db $1E,$14,$14,$A,$1E,$14,$50,$28
	db $A,$3,$3,$28,$0,$14,$A,$1E
	db $14,$14,$A,$1E,$14,$14,$14,$14
	db $1E,$1E,$1,$28,$0,$14,$A,$1E
	db $14,$14,$A,$1E,$14,$50,$28,$14
	db $0
trackc1	db $34,$0,$87,$1B,$20,$18,$20,$97
	db $19,$1D,$19,$20,$83,$1B,$20,$18
	db $20,$8A,$0,$0,$32
drackc1	db $0,$50,$1,$A,$A,$A,$A,$4
	db $A,$A,$A,$A,$4,$A,$A,$A
	db $A,$4,$28,$14,$0
trackd1	db $34,$6,$0,$8E,$6,$0,$7,$0
	db $87,$6,$0,$8,$0,$87,$6,$0
	db $9,$0,$D8,$6,$0,$32
drackd1	db $0,$5,$5,$2,$5,$5,$5,$5
	db $4,$5,$5,$5,$5,$4,$5,$5
	db $5,$5,$4,$5,$5,$0

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