Xenon 2 Megablast

Xenon 2 Megablast by Bomb the Bass

One of the many reasons that I loved my Amiga 500 (and then 1200) was the quality of the music in its game library. I’d often fire up a game just to listen to the intro music! One of the best soundtracks in my collection was the superb Xennon 2 Megablast from The Bitmap Brothers. Firing up the game presented you with a pretty faithful rendition on the 1988 Bomb the Bass hip-hop track “Megablast”, and at the time, it was staggering to me.

Here is a slightly updated version, created for the CDTV version of the game in the early 90’s:

If you can hear traces of John Carpenter’s Assault on Precinct 13, you won’t be surprised to learn that the song origin owes a debt to that score – the full Bomb the Bass track bears the title “Megablast (Hip-Hop on Precinct 13)”.

Hayden Yale

Child of the 80's. Born, raised and living in the Cheshire countryside, England.Lover of fan art, especially if it is based on my childhood heroes from Masters of the Universe, Thundercats, Transformers and TMNT. Penchant for almost anything retro, especially movies, games and art.

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One thought on “Xenon 2 Megablast by Bomb the Bass

  1. ddsw says:

    Ah, yes. My friend and I used to play the heck out of this on his Amiga. It was the first game I saw that credited the music. I used to fire up games on my Atari 800 to listen to game music too, especially Alternate Reality and Jet Set Willy.

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