BugBomber Theme

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BugBomber Theme
Composer Chris Hülsbeck
Released 1991-??-??
Title Origin Game Location

The BugBomber Theme is a song composed by Chris Hülsbeck as the title theme for BugBomber in each of the game's ports.

Games

BugBomber (AMI)

Platform - AMI.png
BugBomber (AMI)
Output - Paula.svg
BugBomber - AMI - Title.png
Arranger Chris Hülsbeck
Programmer Chris Hülsbeck
Released 1991-??-??
Length 2:40.25
BPM 150
Format MDAT
Loops Yes

Since the Amiga had the most powerful audio capabilities at the time, Hülsbeck most likely composed the song with this platform in mind. Also, an advertisement for the Amiga version announces the C64 version as coming soon.

The superior 8364 audio chip gives the song the highest fidelity sound of any of the ports.

BugBomber (AST)

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BugBomber (AST)
Arranger Chris Hülsbeck
Released 1992-??-??
Format SNDH

The Atari ST port outputs the music on a YM2149.

There are no known music rips of this game, neither in SNDH or SC68 formats.

BugBomber (C64)

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BugBomber (C64)
Output - SID.svg
BugBomber - C64 - Title.png
Arranger Chris Hülsbeck
Programmer Chris Hülsbeck
Released 1992-0?-??
Length 1:10.22
BPM 150
Format SID
Loops Yes

The Commodore 64 port outputs the music to the 6581.

Hülsbeck stated in a 2005 chat he did not want to do C64 stuff by 1989 or 1990 anymore, and you can tell since the second half of the song is missing and the bass is less elaborate, leaving only notes that are combined with bass drums, and more audibly so than on the Amiga.

Hülsbeck sent the song to HVSC in February 1998 as VW-Title. VW are also the initials of game designer and Amiga programmer Volker Wertich.

BugBomber (DOS)

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BugBomber (DOS)
Output - OPL2.svg
BugBomber - DOS - Title.png
Arranger Matthias Steinwachs
Released 1992-??-??
Format ROL
Loops No

For the DOS port, Matthias Steinwachs converted the song into Ad-Lib's ROL format. Unfortunately, his conversion process lost a lot of the instrumentation near the middle of the song. It's played on an OPL2 chip.

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