Ghostbusters Theme

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Ghostbusters Theme
Composer Ray Parker Jr.
Released 1984-05-??
Title Origin Official

Ghostbusters Theme was originally created as theme to the movie of the same name and its sequel. Due to the its popularity, this song also became a classic 80s tune. It was number 1 on Billboard Hit 100 for 3 weeks. No wonder that this song was used in nearly all numerous games about Ghostbusters.

As this song use many instruments at the same time (guitar, Korg Polysix bass line, synth, drums, vocals), it was hard to render it on 3-5 channels of PSG of the systems where whe games were created, so renditions of this song were mostly quite limited.

Games

Ghostbusters (A2)

Ghostbusters (A8)

Ghostbusters (C64)

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Ghostbusters (C64)
With intro
Output - SID.svg
Without intro
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Ghostbusters - C64 - Title Screen.png
Arranger Russell Lieblich
Released 1984-??-??
Length 3:57/3:53
Format SID
Loops Yes

Probably the second arrangement of this song after Apple II version. It's low-rendered for MOS 6581 capabilities, but okay for 1984 year. It's the only song in this game.

This track is number 1 in the SID rip and has digital speech in the beginning. Two tracks were rendered; they are actually the same tune, but with and without intro.

Ghostbusters (A26)

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Ghostbusters (A26)
Output - TIA.svg
Arranger Adam Bellin, Daniel James Kitchen
Released 1985-??-??
Format UNK


Ghostbusters (CPC)

Ghostbusters (MSX)

Ghostbusters (ZXS)

Ghostbusters (NES)

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Ghostbusters (NES)
Output - NES.svg
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Arranger Yoshiaki Tsuruoka, Tadashi Sou
Released 1986-09-22
Length 3:21
Format NSF
Loops Yes

It's an awful rendition of this song, because hardly anything has been done to take advantage of NES audio while porting it from Apple II version. Yoshiaki Tsuruoka and Tadashi Sou collaborated to do just ONE SONG for the game!

It's track 1 in the NSF file and the only song in this game.

Ghostbusters (GEN)

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Ghostbusters (GEN)
Arranger Kazuhiko Nagai
Released 1990-??-??
Format UNK
Loops Yes


Ghostbusters II (AMI)

Ghostbusters II (AST)

Ghostbusters II (DOS)

Ghostbusters II (NES)

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Ghostbusters II (NES)
Output - NES.svg
Arranger Mark Van Hecke
Released 1990-??-??
Length 4:15
Format NSF
Loops Yes


New Ghostbusters II (NES)

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New Ghostbusters II (NES)
Output - NES.svg
Arranger Jun Ishikawa
Released 1990-12-26
Length 2:10
Format NSF
Loops Yes


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