Great Video Game Music: X-Men The Arcade Game

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Over the next few weeks I will be scouring the retro gaming scene for the best video game music.

So I’m throwing you a curve ball here (wow check out the Brit using an American slang term) and using some music from an arcade game. X-Men (1992) was released by Konami and I’m almost positive that hardly anyone would have heard this at the arcade with all the many games shouting out their own form of musical advertisement.  I was lucky enough to visit a friend who owns a cabinet featuring this very game and was engrossed (I also laughed hard at the Magneto quote “welcome to die”). This is defiantly Japanese arcade music at its fullest and I think it has some Capcom influences . They were both using the Sound CPU: Z80 (all be it Konami at 8 MHz) and two Sound Chips: YM2151 and K054539. Ok I’m getting technical now I had better finish this here before the (Gweat and tewerble) editor Retroist decides to see if I have mutant healing powers by beating me with the business end of  a Mos technology SID chip still connected to his C64 and let me tell you, that will leave a mark (if not on your body then on your mind)

*only E-beatings will be acceptable, real life beatings may be met with a letter from my lawyer (who has an adamantium bonded to his skeleton)

One Response to Great Video Game Music: X-Men The Arcade Game

  1. If you’re looking for great retro game music, check out just about anything on the TurboGrafix 16 console. Some of the best music ever produced IMHO.

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