Lethal Weapon (SNES)

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Lethal Weapon
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Platform: SNES
Year: 1992
Developer: Ocean Software
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Lethal Weapon is an action game based on the Lethal Weapon movies. Even though the game is just called Lethal Weapon, it uses the cover art from the third movie, yet bears no resemblance to either. The game has you playing as either Riggs or Murtaugh. Like Mega Man, the game has a level select, but only the final level can be played after the other four missions are beaten.

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The game's title screen.

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The mission select where you can walk around the police office.

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Killing an enemy in the first mission.

Music

Lethal Weapon for SNES won't feature any of the familiar scores found in the movie, but it does have a nice assortment of tunes on its own. The title screen music was used in all of the Ocean-developed ports and was composed by one of their main musicians Barry Leitch. The rest of the music was composed by Dean Evans, with sound effects by Keith Tinman. Dean and Keith also worked on Ocean's other movie-based title Cool World (SNES) which shares some sound effects and similar musical styles.

Barry and Keith used MEdit for DOS to create the game's soundtrack, which was connected to a SNES for playback.

Recording

# Title Composer Length Listen Download
01 Title Screen Barry Leitch 3:41
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02 Mission 1 Dean Evans 4:41
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03 Mission 2 & 5 Dean Evans 4:11
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04 Mission 3 Dean Evans 4:40
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05 Mission 4 Dean Evans 4:26
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06 Game Over Dean Evans 0:04
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07 Level Completed Dean Evans 0:04
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08 Congratulations Dean Evans 1:10
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Credits

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It is unknown who programmed the game's sound engine. Ocean's later SNES title "The Untouchables" credits Bobby Earl for it, and even though Bobby Earl is credited in this game under "Other People", he said that this game does not use his sound driver.

Game Rip

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Format

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Audio Devices

Lethal Weapon uses the SNES' S-SMP chip for music and sound effects.

Releases

  EU.svg   EU
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Title: Lethal Weapon
Platform: SNES
Released: 1992-??-??
Publisher: Ocean Software
  USA.svg   USA
Lethal Weapon - SNES - USA.jpg
Title: Lethal Weapon
Platform: SNES
Released: 1992-12-??
Publisher: Ocean Software