Game Start - Arkanoid

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Game Start
Composer Hisayoshi Ogura
Released 1986-??-??
Title Origin Official
Loops No
This page is for the Arkanoid song, for more titles see Game Start.

Game Start is a jingle that plays at the beginning of every new round in Arkanoid. It's heard so regularly in the game and across so many different ports and sequels, that it can be viewed as the unofficial "Arkanoid theme." It was composed by Hisayoshi Ogura. The official title comes from the Legend of Game Music 2: Platinum Box album.

Games

Arkanoid (ARC)

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Arkanoid (ARC)
Output - SSG.svg
Arkanoid - ARC - Round Start.png
Arranger Hisayoshi Ogura
Released 1986-??-??
Length 0:02.67
Format VGM

In the original arcade game, Game Start plays at the start of each new round as well as when you restart a round after dying.

The song is rendered on the YM2149. It is number 0B in the game's internal sound test, although the same song can be heard at number 1D. It is not known which one is actually played.

Arkanoid (NES)

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Arkanoid (NES)
Output - NES.svg
Arkanoid - NES - Round Start.png
Arranger Tsukasa Masuko
Released 1986-12-26
Length 0:02.48
Format NSF

Just like the arcade release, Game Start plays at the start of each new round as well as when you restart a round after dying.

The song is rendered on the Nintendo's RP2A03. It is number 2 in the NSF file.

Sheet Music

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