Toccata and Fugue In D Minor

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Toccata and Fugue In D Minor
Composer Johann Sebastian Bach
Released 1703-1707
Title Origin Official

One of the most popular organ pieces ever composed is Toccata and Fugue In D Minor (BWV 565), traditionally ascribed to Johann Sebastian Bach, though some scholars think it is misattributed. This particular tune is often seen when a game calls for a more spooky mood due to the song's appearance in horror-related pop-culture.

Some of the other videogame tracks, such us Bach Bach, are based on this classic tune.

Games

Donkey Kong Jr. (ARC)

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Donkey Kong Jr. (ARC)
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Arranger Yukio Kaneoka
Released 1982-??-??
Format UNK
Loops No

The tune plays at the start of the game. Note: This tune is not in the NES port of the game.

Gyruss (A8)

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Gyruss (A8)
Arranger Unknown
Released 1984-??-??
Format SAP
Loops No

Tracks 1 and 2 in the SAP file.

Gyruss (C64)

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Gyruss (C64)
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Arranger Unknown
Released 1984-??-??
Format SID
Loops No

Tracks 1 and 2 in the SID file.

Dracula (C64)

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Dracula (C64)
Arranger Jay Derrett
Released 1985-??-??
Format SID
Loops ?

Track 1 in the SID file.

Friday the 13th (C64)

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Friday the 13th (C64)
Arranger Unknown
Released 1985-??-??
Format SID
Loops ?

Track 3 in the SID file.

The Halley Mission (C64)

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The Halley Mission (C64)
Arranger Unknown
Released 1986-??-??
Format SID
Loops ?

Track 1 in the SID file.

Antics (C64)

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Antics (C64)
Arranger Andrew Peckham
Released 1987-??-??
Format SID
Loops ?

Track 1 in the SID file.

Apartment of Mystery (C64)

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Apartment of Mystery (C64)
Arranger Scott Calamer
Released 1987-??-??
Format SID
Loops ?

Track 1 in the SID file.

King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne (DOS)

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King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne (DOS)
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Output - PC Speaker.svg
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Arranger Al Lowe
Released 1987-??-??
Length 0:23
Format SID
Loops No

You'll hear Toccata and Fugue In D Minor upon entering Dracula's castle on the island in the center of the poisoned lake. Despite Dracula being a classic villain, he's disappointingly easy to vanquish in this game. The song is Sound.003 in the game files.

Both versions of the tune have been recorded, the 3 voice version and the PC speaker version.

Gyruss (FDS)

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Gyruss (FDS)
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Arranger Scott Calamer
Released 1988-11-18
Format NSF
Loops No

There are two versions of the song, one that plays during the game's introduction, the other at the map screen. Tracks 1 and 2 in the NSF file.

Rough Ranger (ARC)

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Rough Ranger (ARC)
Arranger Unknown
Released 1988-??-??
Format UNK
Loops ?


Gyruss (NES)

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Gyruss (NES)
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Arranger Unknown
Released 1989-02-??
Format UNK
Loops ?

There are two versions of the song, one that plays during the game's introduction, the other at the map screen. Tracks 1 and 2 in the NSF file.

Battle of Olympus (NES)

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Battle of Olympus (NES)
Arranger Kazuo Sawa
Released 1989-12-??
Format NSF
Loops ?

Track 15 in the NSF file.

Captain Comic: The Adventure (NES)

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Captain Comic: The Adventure (NES)
Arranger Judye Pistole
Released 1989-??-??
Format NSF
Loops ?


Castle of Deceit (NES)

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Castle of Deceit (NES)
Arranger Judye Pistole
Released 1990-??-??
Format NSF
Loops ?


Monster Bash (DOS)

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Monster Bash (DOS)
Output - OPL2.svg
Arranger Rob Wallace
Released 1993-04-09
Length 2:19
Format IMF
Loops ?

Pieces of Toccata and Fugue In D Minor can be heard at the beginning of the song Bach Bash, but rest of the song sounds original.

Ren and Stimpy Show: Time Warp (SNES)

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Ren and Stimpy Show: Time Warp (SNES)
Arranger Unknown
Released 1994-11-??
Format SPC
Loops ?


Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Justice for All (NDS)

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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Justice for All (NDS)
Arranger Naoto Tanaka
Released 2006-10-26
Format SPC
Loops ?


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