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No many Intellivision games have non original music in their soundtrack and I would like to know titles and authors of all of them.
I have not found a thread similar to this one, except one about the wonderful music of Thunder Castle (thank you, eatenbygrues, IntellivisionDude and jaybird3rd).
If there is, please forgive me and forget/ignore this thread.

For the moment I have recognized the non original music of only 11 or 12 games and I hope someone will help me to fill the empty spaces (especially with the Imagic games). I know I’m not the only one here who loves Intellivision AND music.

Merry Christmas, folk!!

(the games that have been released by multiple vendors and/or in multiple editions are listed once)


CLASSIC 125

Mattel Electronics (61 titles, broken down by Network)

Action Network (14)

1. Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Cartridge
2. Armor Battle

3. Frog Bog
4. Lock'n'Chase
5. Night Stalker
6. Sea Battle
7. Shark! Shark!
8. Sharp Shot
9. Snafu
10. Space Battle
11. Sub Hunt (Ride of the Valkyries, R. Wagner)
12. Triple Action
13. Tron Deadly Discs
14. Tron Maze-A-Tron

Arcade Network (1)

15. Vectron

Gaming Network (4)

16. Horse Racing (title screen:
William Tell Ouverture. The Finale. March of the Swiss Soldiers, G. Rossini; start of race: "First call" or "Reveille", traditional)
17. Las Vegas Poker & Blackjack
18. Las Vegas Roulette
19. Royal Dealer

Learning Network (2)

20. Electric Company Math Fun ("The Electric Company Theme Song", E. Roger and/or J. Raposo) ok, I'm not sure of the title. Not even of the author/s
21. Electric Company Word Fun

Space Network (4)

22. Astrosmash
23. Space Armada
24. Space Hawk
25. Star Strike

Sports Network (11)

26. Auto Racing
27. Boxing
28. Major League Baseball
29. NASL Soccer
30. NBA Basketball
31. NFL Football ("Charge Theme", J. Walker)
32. NHL Hockey
33. PBA Bowling
34. PGA Golf
35. Tennis
36. US Ski Team Skiing

Strategy Network (5)

37. ABPA Backgammon ("1812 Ouverture", P.I. Tchaikovsky)
38. Checkers (Ride of the Valkyries, R. Wagner)
39. Reversi
40. USCF Chess
41. Utopia

1983 Non Network Games (10)

42. Advanced Dungeons & Dragons - Treasure of Tarmin
43. Bump'n'Jump
44. Burgertime
45. Buzz Bombers (Flight Of The Bumblebee, N. Rimsky-Korsakov)
46. Kool-Aid Man
47. Loco-motion ("I've been working on the railroad", traditional)
48. Masters of the Universe - The Power of He-Man ("Main theme", Shuki Levy & Haim Sabam)
49. Mission X
50. Motocross
51. Pinball

Intellivoice (4)

52. B-17 Bomber
53. Bomb Squad
54. Space Spartans
55. Tron Solar Sailer ("Tron Scherzo", W. Carlos) link for some Europeans to a cover version

ECS (6)

56. Jetsons' Ways with Words (The)
57. Melody Blaster
58. Mind Strike
59. Mr. Basic Meets Bits 'n’ Bites
60. Scooby Doo's Maze Chase (Toccata and Fugue in D minor, J. S. Bach)
61. World Series Major League Baseball

INTV Corporation (21)

62. Body Slam! Super Pro Wrestling
63. Chip Shot Super Pro Golf
64. Commando
65. Dig Dug
66. Diner
67. Hover Force
68. Learning Fun 1
69. Learning Fun 2
70. Mountain Madness Super Pro Skiing
71. Pole Position
72. Slam Dunk Super Pro Basketball
73. Slap Shot Super Pro Hockey
74. Spiker! Super Pro Volleyball
75. Stadium Mud Buggies
76. Super Pro Decathlon
77. Super Pro Football
78. Thin Ice
79. Thunder Castle (title screen: Abdelazer Suite, H. Purcell; in-game: Unfinished Symphony No.8, F. P. Schubert; power-up in 1st level: Night on Bald Mountain, M. Mussorgsky;
power-up in 2nd level: "Symphony No. 8 in G major, 4th Movement", A.L. Dvořák; power-up in 3rd level: "Symphony 9, 2nd Movement", L. van Beethoven; victory tune: "Sonata K. 159 in C major" D. Scarlatti; death tune: "Symphony 9, 2nd Movement", L. van Beethoven)
80. Tower of Doom
81. Triple Challenge
82. World Championship Baseball

Dextell Ltd (2)

83. Championship Tennis
84. World Cup Soccer

Activision (7)

85. Beamrider
86. Happy Trails
87. Pitfall! (when Harry dies: "Danger Ahead", excerpt from "The Killers", Miklós Rózsa; picking up a treasure:
"Charge Theme", J. Walker))

88. River Raid
89. Stampede
90. Dreadnaught Factor (The)
91. Worm Whomper (The Sorcerer's Apprentice, P.A. Dukas)

Atarisoft (3)

92. Centipede
93. Defender
94. Pac-Man

Coleco/CBS (8 )

95. Carnival ("Sobre las Olas", J. Rosas)
96. Donkey Kong
97. Donkey Kong Junior (Toccata and Fugue in D minor, J. S. Bach)
98. Lady Bug
99. Mouse Trap
100. Turbo
101. Venture (Goblin room: "
Streets of Cairo or the poor little country maid", J. Thornton; after picking a treasure: William Tell Ouverture. The Finale. March of the Swiss Soldiers, G. Rossini)

102. Zaxxon

Imagic (14)

103. Atlantis
104. Beauty & the Beast
(picking up a heart: "Romeo and Juliet", P.I. Tchaikovsky; intermission #3: "Maple Leaf Rag", S. Joplin)

105. Demon Attack (from level 1 to level 2: "Night on Bald Mountain", M. Mussorgsky; victory tune: "Pomp and Circumstance, March No. 1 in D", E.W. Elgar)
106. Dracula (Toccata and Fugue in D minor, J. S. Bach)
107. Dragonfire (maybe Madamadorè, traditional)
108. Fathom
109. Ice Trek (Ride of the Valkyries, R. Wagner)
110. Microsurgeon
111. Nova Blast
112. Safecracker
113. Swords & Serpents
114. Tropical Trouble
(handkerchief: "Pictures at an Exhibition, Promenade", M. Mussorgsky)
115. Truckin'
116. White Water!

Interphase (2)

117. Blockade Runner
118. Sewer Sam ("Pop goes the Weasel", traditional)

Parker Brothers (6)

119. Frogger
120. Popeye ("I'm Popeye the Sailor Man", S. Lerner)
121. Q*Bert
122. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (Main Title, J. Williams)
123. Super Cobra
124. Tutankham

Sega (1)

125. Congo Bongo



HOMEBREWS

IntelligentVision (21)

1. Adventures of Tron
2. Choplifter
3. Donkey Kong Arcade
4. Deep Pockets - Super Pro Pool & Billiards
5. Flintstones Keyboard Fun (The)
6. Illusions
7. King of the Mountain

8. Magic Carousel ("Maple Leaf Rag", S. Joplin)
9. Minehunter
10. Ms. Night Stalker
11. Ms. Pac Man
12. Rocky & Bullwinkle ("The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle", F. Comstock & F. Steiner)
13. SameGame & Robots
14. Scarfinger
15. Space Cunt
16. Spina the Bee
17. Stonix
18. Super Chef BT
19. Super NFL Football
20. Super Pro Tennis
21. Yogi's Frustration

Psycho Stormtrooper (2)

22. League Of Light
23. Robot Rubble

Elektronite (6)

24. Boulder Dash
25. D2K Arcade
26. Lost Caves of Kroz (The)
27. Match 5
28. Old School
29. Paddle Party

Collectorvision (4)

30. Flapee Bird
31. Princess Quest (Sarabande, G. F. Händel)
32. Space Raid
33. Sydney Hunter and the Shrines of Peril

IntellivisionRevolution (7)

34. Brickout
35. Copter Command
36. Game Factory
37. Land Battle ("Marines' Hymn", taken from "Potpourri-Fantasie" by J. Offenbach, as rearranged by F.M. Scala)
38. Missile Domination
39. Number Jumble
40. Takeover ("La Marseillaise", C.J. Rouget de Lisle)

Left Turn Only (2)

41. Christmas Carol vs. the Ghost of Christmas Presents ("Carol of the Bells", M. Leontovych; "Silent Night", F.X. Gruber)
42. Space Patrol

Zbiciak Electronics (1)

43. 4-Tris (title screen: "The Nutcracker Suite - March", P.I. Tchaikovsky; in-game: "The Nutcracker Suite - Chinese Dance", P.I. Tchaikovsky; ending: "Don't worry, be happy", B. McFerrin)

Good Deal Games (1)

44. Blix

BBWW (1)

45. Piggy Bank (The Sorcerer's Apprentice, P.A. Dukas)

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Sub Hunt had "Ride of the Valkyries". It was one of the best rewards for winning in a video game.

 

 

 

Edit: I thought it was called flight of the valkyries but I think I got it right

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Sub Hunt had "Flight of the Valkyries". It was one of the best rewards for winning in a video game.

It's in the end of the game, right.

I had forgotten about that.

Thanks!

 

EDIT: it's not too late to edit my first post!

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Edit: I thought it was called flight of the valkyries but I think I got it right

 

you were probably thinking of Apocalypse Now (the scene with the helicopters flying and then attacking)

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I recall a phone app where you start the app, hold the phone up (or to the speaker) of said music and it will listen for a bit and let you know the name and artist.

 

Now that is not quite geared up for retro-ized themed music, but just a thought.

 

I would do poorly on the Name That Tune game show.

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Lessee:

 

  • Checkers also has Ride of the Valkyries as its victory theme.
  • Electric Company Math Fun: Electric Company Theme Song. If I understand the Wikipedia page correctly, it may have been authored by Eric Rogers.
  • Sewer Sam opens with Pop Goes The Weasel.
  • Christmas Carol's title music is Carol of the Bells, by Mykola Leontovych. It also plays a bar of 'Silent Night' (Franz Xaver Gruber) whenever you pick up a gift.
  • 4-Tris has two Tchaikovsky tunes from the Nutcracker suite: The Nutcracker March (title screen), and The Chinese Dancers (in-game). (Not sure I have the correct official titles here.) The Game Over music is a couple bars from Bobby McFarrin's Don't Worry, Be Happy
  • He-Man: This CD suggests the authors of the theme song: http://www.amazon.com/He-Man-The-Masters-Universe-SET-Original/dp/B00VS9IPAO
  • Tron Solar Sailer: Tron Scherzo, Wendy Carlos

I can't quite place the theme song in Carnival, nor the short tune that plays when you advance in Beauty and the Beast.

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Lessee:

 

  • Checkers also has Ride of the Valkyries as its victory theme.
  • Electric Company Math Fun: Electric Company Theme Song. If I understand the Wikipedia page correctly, it may have been authored by Eric Rogers.
  • Sewer Sam opens with Pop Goes The Weasel.
  • Christmas Carol's title music is Carol of the Bells, by Mykola Leontovych. It also plays a bar of 'Silent Night' (Franz Xaver Gruber) whenever you pick up a gift.
  • 4-Tris has two Tchaikovsky tunes from the Nutcracker suite: The Nutcracker March (title screen), and The Chinese Dancers (in-game). (Not sure I have the correct official titles here.) The Game Over music is a couple bars from Bobby McFarrin's Don't Worry, Be Happy
  • He-Man: This CD suggests the authors of the theme song: http://www.amazon.com/He-Man-The-Masters-Universe-SET-Original/dp/B00VS9IPAO
  • Tron Solar Sailer: Tron Scherzo, Wendy Carlos

I can't quite place the theme song in Carnival, nor the short tune that plays when you advance in Beauty and the Beast.

 

 

Land Battle plays the Marine's Hymn (From The Halls of Montezuma) when one player wins. Takeover plays "The Song of Marseille" at game's end.

Thank you guys for the information.

I update the first post tomorrow

 

We have a great community here!

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Carnival is "Over the Waves (Sobre las Olas)" by Juventino Rosas. That tune is all over Looney Tunes cartoons, but I never knew what it was called until now!

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I didn't know that about Checkers, Sub Hunt must have stolen it.

 

Turns out Backgammon has music too. I think its Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture. It might have a different tune when you lose. I don't know too much about classical music but I recognised it from Caddyshack.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVfybDJta5I

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Thought of another one -- the death tune from Pitfall! is basically the "Main Title" theme from Dragnet.

:) When I saw this thread I automatically assumed you would have all the answers in short order. :)

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Kind of beating a dead horse anymore and it is Christmas Eve and all but We don't know for sure how many Inty games will be released for sure next year, but either way, it's out of our hands. These publishers are going to do what they're going to do and I hope they do a lot. It is what it is, so we'll see what happens. No need to get excited yet and assume things, there's plenty of time to save up money. :-)

I guess you intented to post this in another thread :)

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:) When I saw this thread I automatically assumed you would have all the answers in short order. :)

 

Aww, you're too kind! :) I did play through a couple quick games of USCF Chess (including one deliberate loss) to remind myself of whether it plays any music (it doesn't).

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Aww, you're too kind! :) I did play through a couple quick games of USCF Chess (including one deliberate loss) to remind myself of whether it plays any music (it doesn't).

As our resident music expert, I fully expect you'll have all the blanks filled in by the New Year. :)

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As our resident music expert, I fully expect you'll have all the blanks filled in by the New Year. :)

 

:D

 

Thunder Castle has more music than we've got listed. One missing piece (literally!) is the victory tune, the keyboard Sonata K. 159 in C major by Domenico Scarlatti:

 

 

Also, as jaybird3rd pointed out in another thread, the death tune is from Beethoven's 9th (the second movement).

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Loco-motion - "I've been working on the railroad"

 

This site was helpfull. http://www.intellivisionlives.com/retrotopia/hifi.shtml

 

Magic Carousel - "Maple Leaf Rag"

Intellivision Intelligent Television 1978 demo - "Also Sprach Zarathustra"

 

And according to that site Thunder Castle also has a small portion of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. The part where your night dies but I don't see it. I don't really have a musical ear.

 

 

Merry Christmas everyone

thunder_castle_death.mp3

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:D

 

Thunder Castle has more music than we've got listed. One missing piece (literally!) is the victory tune, the keyboard Sonata K. 159 in C major by Domenico Scarlatti:

 

 

Also, as jaybird3rd pointed out in another thread, the death tune is from Beethoven's 9th (the second movement).

That game is literally a masterpiece, imho.

Great graphics, extraordinary music and funny gameplay. I purchased back in the days and it's still among my 5 favorites.

I try to find the death tune in the movement.

 

EDIT: Found it! Just after the death tune there's also the music when the knight has the "power" in the 3rd stage. So Symphony 9, 2nd Movement is used twice: a part when the knight dies and another one when he can defeat the demons

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