The Apogee Fanfare is a fanfare that is played at the opening Apogee logo for most of the games Apogee published from 1993 to 1996. It was not the first introductory music ever used by Apogee, but it was the first that was reused to identify the brand. The fanfare was composed by Bobby Prince using Sequencer Plus Gold in MIDI format and then converted to an IMF file to be played on the OPL2 chip. Prince reworked it a couple times for various games to give it a special feel. The song was rearranged for newer audio technology and different formats as new composers worked on later Apogee games.
- 1 Games
- 1.1 Major Stryker (DOS)
- 1.2 Bio Menace (DOS)
- 1.3 Duke Nukem II (DOS)
- 1.4 Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold (DOS)
- 1.5 Raptor: Call of the Shadows (DOS)
- 1.6 Hocus Pocus (DOS)
- 1.7 Mystic Towers (DOS)
- 1.8 Wacky Wheels (DOS)
- 1.9 Blake Stone: Planet Strike (DOS)
- 1.10 Boppin' (DOS)
- 1.11 Alien Carnage (DOS)
- 1.12 Rise of the Triad: Dark War (DOS)
- 1.13 Realms of Chaos (DOS)
- 1.14 Xenophage: Alien BloodSport (DOS)
- 1.15 Stargunner (DOS)
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|1993-01-??||Major Stryker (DOS)||Bobby Prince||0.10.04||IMF|| |
|1993-08-03||Bio Menace (DOS)||Bobby Prince||0:10.37||IMF|| |
|1993-10-10||Halloween Harry (DOS)||Neil Voss||0:09||4MD|| |
|1993-12-03||Duke Nukem II (DOS)||Bobby Prince||0:07.47||IMF|| |
|1993-12-05||Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold (DOS)||Bobby Prince||0:09.32||IMF|| |
|1994-04-01||Raptor: Call of the Shadows (DOS)||Matt Murphy||0:06.70||MUS|| |
|1994-06-01||Hocus Pocus (DOS)||Rob Wallace||0:09.94||MIDI|| |
|1994-06-15||Mystic Towers (DOS)||Steven Baker||0:05.70||MOD|| |
|1994-10-14||Wacky Wheels (DOS)||Mark Klem||0:09.94||MIDI|| |
|1994-10-28||Blake Stone: Planet Strike (DOS)||Bobby Prince||0:09.32||IMF|| |
|1994-11-15||Boppin' (DOS)||Andrew J. Lepisto||MIDI|| |
|1994-12-21||Rise of the Triad: Dark War (DOS)||Bobby Prince||0:11.66||MIDI|| |
|1995-11-??||Realms of Chaos (DOS)||Bobby Prince||MIDI|
|1996-04-26||Xenophage: Alien BloodSport (DOS)||Bobby Prince|
|1996-11-19||Stargunner (DOS)||Lee Jackson||0:11||CD|
Major Stryker (DOS)
This is the first published game to feature Bobby Prince's Apogee Fanfare.
Bio Menace (DOS)
Duke Nukem II (DOS)
The Apogee Fanfare was given a more metallic sound for Duke Nukem II (DOS) and retitled by Bobby Prince to Fanfare For Duke II. Prince explained this unique rearrangement:
Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold (DOS)
The Apogee Fanfare has a slower tempo in Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold (DOS).
Raptor: Call of the Shadows (DOS)
Also, for the first time, the song is in a different format as well. The game uses MUS format and can be played on a number of different devices.
Hocus Pocus (DOS)
Mystic Towers (DOS)
And the format changes again, this time to MOD.
Wacky Wheels (DOS)
This version of the song is in MIDI format.
Blake Stone: Planet Strike (DOS)
Alien Carnage (DOS)
Rise of the Triad: Dark War (DOS)
Realms of Chaos (DOS)
Apogee Fanfare is still being used even with the updated Apogee logo in Realms of Chaos (DOS).
The music is once again arranged for MIDI format.
Xenophage: Alien BloodSport (DOS)
Yet another game has the Apogee Fanfare by Bobby Prince.
The Apogee Fanfare received a heavy makeover by Lee Jackson for Stargunner (DOS). The music was rendered with Roland SC-88 using MIDI and recorded as CD track. Also game includes this track as "fanfare.wav" in the resources, but with poor quality.