Ode to Joy

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Ode to Joy
Composer Friedrich Schiller
Released 1785-??-??

Ode to Joy was a poem originally written by Friedrich Schiller, but was later made famous by Ludwig Van Beethoven when he used it in his Symphony No. 9 In D Minor. Because the song is public domain, numerous television shows, movies, and video games have used this song.

Ode to Joy normally is supposed to play in the key of D, but other games have altered it.

Games

Binary Land (FC)

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Binary Land (FC)
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Arranger Unknown
Released 1985-12-19
Format NSF


Canvas Croquis (ARC)

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Canvas Croquis (ARC)
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Arranger Unknown
Released 1985-??-??
Format UNK


The Mysterious Murasame Castle (FDS)

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Arranger Koji Kondo
Released 1986-04-14
Format NSF


Oishinbo: Kyukyoku no Menu 3bon Syoubu (FC)

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Oishinbo: Kyukyoku no Menu 3bon Syoubu (FC)
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Arranger Osamu Kasai, Masaaki Harada
Released 1989-07-25
Format NSF

The song plays at the "The End" screen. Unfortunately, instead of showing credits, the game stays on this screen until you reset. This version of the song plays in the key of A♭.

Die Hard (PCE)

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Die Hard (PCE)
Arranger Unknown
Released 1990-09-28
Format HES

The song plays once you finish the game. Though it is played in the key of D just like the original, the song adds drums as well as a funky style to it. Kenji Yoshida is most likely the arranger since he was the main composer at Nihon Bussan.

Die Hard (NES)

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Die Hard (NES)
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Arranger Junichi Saito
Released 1991-07-19
Length 0:28
Format NSF

The song plays when the terrorists successfully open the vault and are attempting to escape. The song was used numerous times in the movie, but it only plays once in the game. This version of the song plays in the key of G♭.

The Hunt for Red October (SNES)

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Arranger John Spence
Released 1993-??-??
Length 1:30 (Ending), 0:55 (Game Over)
Format SPC

This game contains two variations of the song. When you beat the game and are treated to the credits, the game plays the song in D, but resorts to a 4/4 time signature without the triplets in the background. When you get a game over, the game plays an even shorter loop of the song but in the key of D♭ minor.

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The Super Aquatic Games (SNES)

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The Super Aquatic Games (SNES)
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Arranger Unknown
Released 1993-??-??
Format SPC


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