Die Hard (NES)
Die Hard is a top-view game based on the movie of the same name. The player takes control of John McLane who has taken a trip to Hollywood to see his wife, Holly, only to find that Hans Gruber and his workers have taken over the Nakatomi Building (Fox Building) and John's girlfriend captive. It is now up to John McLane to save his wife and stop the terrorists. According to one of the game designers Tony Van, this game is rare because it was only sold through a Toys R Us offer during December of 1991.
The game's music is not particularly memorable, but what is there is good. The music is tuned sharp for some reason. While the game publishers didn't secure the movie's soundtrack, the designers were able to use the public domain song, Ode to Joy.
The game lacks credits and the US and EU manuals only credit the staff at Activision, and the Famicom version's manual does not have credits at all, though we have contacted a programmer at Pack-In-Video who has confirmed that Junichi Saito is the composer. The music was composed on paper first, and then converted to Music Macro Language used by their audio driver.
|01||Title||Junichi Saito||Junichi Saito||1:37||Download|
|02||In Game||Junichi Saito||Junichi Saito||2:14||Download|
|03||Elevator||Junichi Saito||Junichi Saito||0:42||Download|
|04||Enemy Fight||Junichi Saito||Junichi Saito||1:08||Download|
|05||Terrorists Escaping||Ludwig van Beethoven||Junichi Saito||0:28||Download|
|06||Game Over||Junichi Saito||Junichi Saito||0:19||Download|
|07||Ending||Junichi Saito||Junichi Saito||1:23||Download|
- Ripper: Mike Blum
- Recorder: Doommaster1994
- Audio Credits:
(Source: Verification from programmer; Game lacks credits)
Ripping NES music is a very arduous process that is beyond the scope of this site.
The music was recorded with Not So, Fatso!.