Character Generation - Eye of the Beholder

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Character Generation
Composer Paul Mudra
Released 1990-??-??
Title Origin Game Location
Loops Yes

Character Generation is the song that plays while you are creating your party members in some ports of Eye of the Beholder. The song is a quiet but ominous tune, preparing your party members for the long adventure that awaits.

This song also serves as an ending theme to the DOS and SNES versions, except the DOS version does not loop. It also glitches out a channel.

Games

Eye of the Beholder (DOS)

Platform - DOS.png
Eye of the Beholder (DOS)
Output - OPL2.svg
Eye of the Beholder - DOS - Character Generation.png
Arranger Paul Mudra
Released 1990-??-??
Length 3:30
Format ADL

The song plays while you are creating your characters in the Character Generation screen. The song will end, but after a brief pause, the song will loop. Paul Mudra composed the song in AdLib Visual Composer using his own custom BNK file.

Like Introduction Part 2, this song will only play on an AdLib or SoundBlaster card.

Eye of the Beholder (AMI)

Platform - AMI.png
Eye of the Beholder (AMI)
Eye of the Beholder - AMI - Character Generation.png
Arranger Paul Mudra
Released 1991-??-??
Format UNK

This version of the song skips the strings in the introduction and loops the clarinet and bells part. However, the song loops immediately after it is done.

Eye of the Beholder (SNES)

Platform - SNES.png
Eye of the Beholder (SNES)
Output - SNES.svg
Eye of the Beholder - SNES - Character Generation.png
Arranger Tatsuya Nishimura
Released 1994-03-18
Format SPC

This version of the song was ported to the SNES by Tatsuya Nishimura. The song is shorter than the DOS version in that it skips some repetitive sections of the song, but will loop as soon as the song is done, rather than pause for a short moment.

It is unknown if Paul Mudra gave his ROL and BNK files to Tatsuya, or if Tatsuya had to learn the music by ear.

Sheet Music

The sheet music was transcribed by Nick Wilde and is based on the DOS version.

Sheet Music

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