The attract mode soundtrack was actually one of the things that made an impression on me back when I first saw Bega's Battle in 1983. It had an early industrial FM synth feel to it, and even though it wasn't really a huge part of the sequence it made a definite impression. Foreshadowed some later musical tastes of mine
For the parts, you might want to also check on KLOV and Dragon's Lair Project if you haven't already. DLP is where most of the laser game community tends to hang out, but there's a decent chunk over on KLOV as well.
Whoever DECO got to do music in the mid 80s was awesome & money well spent if we are still talking about it today. The music on Chantze's Stone (the unreleased arcade version of Strahl/Triad Stone) used some of the tracks from Road Blaster in addition to some other more fantasy synth tracks. Listen/see here: https://www.youtube....h?v=rgPGA30YkPQ
So I have been on DLP, KLOV, other forums, & other online groups, but coming up with zilch lately. Just waiting on something to pop up and taking the chance to mention it whenever DECO lasergames come up, like in this thread!
IIRC, the animation used in Road Blaster and Cobra Command was created specifically for those games.
I'm one of those weird people who likes Bega's Battle and used to own one. It's something of an underrated game IMHO, but I'm not blind to its playability shortcomings either.
Gotta love the 80's Toei animation touch. The house band that made the soundtrack in Road Blaster is awesome as well. Wish I could find the OST somewhere.
I have collected most of the parts to make a DECO Road Blaster from boards to cabinet, but I am still missing the Video Chroma ntsc pcb and the main wiring harness. If anyone has any dedicated Data East lasergame parts, please PM me!