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Which one's the best?

Nintendo Entertainment System
1 (20%)
Commodore 64
0 (0%)
Atari 2600 VCS
1 (20%)
ColecoVision
2 (40%)
Atari XL/XE/5200
1 (20%)

Total Members Voted: 5

Voting closed: February 01, 2013, 20:54:33 PM

Author Topic: Battle Of The Bands: Gyruss  (Read 776 times)

Offline TL

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Battle Of The Bands: Gyruss
« on: February 01, 2013, 20:54:33 PM »
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[size=360]Gyruss[/size]
[size=240]By Konami[/size]

[size=140]Konami's Gyruss was one of the very first arcade games to feature a stand out soundtrack. The game's background music is an electronic, fast-paced arrangement of J. S. Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor. It was also one of the first games to feature stereo sound. The iconic music has been remixed several times over the years but what we want to know is which home version has the best music? Only one way to find out, let the battle commence![/size]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9zhVYuCCRI
NES Version

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yabHUJW2d8Y
C64 Version (starts at 0:37)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S08q8le7ajY
Atari 2600 Version

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUGcdXpcTKw
ColecoVision Version

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SA1PERH9i8Q
Atari XL/XE Version[/align:3q2e7j2b]

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Re: Battle Of The Bands: Gyruss
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2013, 21:13:25 PM »
I'm voting for the ColecoVision version but I'll admit that I had a difficult time choosing.  The NES version is the most melodic but it doesn't quite match the arcade.  I have to say that the 2600 version is quite impressive given the sound capabilities of the system.  The XL/XE version is great but I think the CV version has the tempo that matches the arcade better.

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Re: Battle Of The Bands: Gyruss
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2013, 21:35:09 PM »
I liked the NES version. Time to duck again!  :P

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Re: Battle Of The Bands: Gyruss
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2013, 21:43:30 PM »
2600 for myself, if only because of the achivement.All the versions sound great, but this most surprised me.

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Re: Battle Of The Bands: Gyruss
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2013, 21:47:00 PM »
Quote from: "Rogue Trooper"
2600 for myself, if only because of the achivement.All the versions sound great, but this most surprised me.

Do you not see the poll because your vote doesn't seem to be there  :-

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Re: Battle Of The Bands: Gyruss
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2013, 21:51:29 PM »
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Quote from: "Rogue Trooper"
2600 for myself, if only because of the achivement.All the versions sound great, but this most surprised me.

Do you not see the poll because your vote doesn't seem to be there  :-

Think something timed out, it's there now.

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Re: Battle Of The Bands: Gyruss
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2013, 15:35:06 PM »
It's a pretty close one this but I JUST plumped for the Atari 8-bit version.

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Re: Battle Of The Bands: Gyruss
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2013, 21:04:47 PM »
It's also worth noting that I put a very remix of the Gyruss music on the Retro Player here  8)