Sesame Street 123 ABC (NES)

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Sesame Street 123 ABC
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Platform: NES
Year: 1991
Developer: Rare Co., Ltd., Zippo Games Ltd.

Sesame Street 123 ABC is a educational title for Ages 3 to 6 featuring Sesame Street characters and it was includes a compilation of 4 previously released games, Astro Grover, Letter Go-Round, Ernie's Magic Shapes and Ernie's Big Splash. The game was developed by Zippo Games, with production assisted by English-based developer Rare, and it was published by Hi-Tech Expressions, with it being released in 1991.

It should be noted that the game was a compilation of two previously released Sesame Street titles, which are the first two games to be published by Hi-Tech Expressions.

Screenshots

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The title screen.

Music

Since the game was an early NES release, the music leaves a lot to be desired. It is nice to see that the show's theme song by Joe Raposo made it into the game.

The music was all done by David Wise of Donkey Kong Country fame. To write the music, Wise had to tediously enter the music in 6502 assembly machine code using hexadecimal numbers. He used Chris Stamper's sound driver.

The track names and orderings are taken from the game's NSFE.

Recording

# Title Composer Length Listen Download
01 Title Screen David Wise 0:26
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02 Sesame Street Theme David Wise 3:04
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03 Astro Grover: Correct David Wise 0:02
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04 Astro Grover: Incorrect David Wise 0:03
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05 Astro-Grover / Ernie's Magic Shapes: Win Game David Wise 0:06
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06 Astro-Grover: Win Game - Part 2 David Wise 0:35
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07 Ernie's Magic Shapes David Wise 0:57
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08 Letter-Go-Round: Correct / Ernie Tile David Wise 0:03
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09 Letter-Go-Round: Incorrect David Wise 0:03
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10 Letter-Go-Round: Win Game David Wise 1:07
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11 Ernie's Big Splash David Wise 1:25
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12 Bert Tile David Wise 0:02
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13 Grover Tile David Wise 0:04
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14 Cookie Monster Tile David Wise 0:02
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15 Oscar Tile David Wise 0:02
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16 Boat Tile David Wise 0:03
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17 Wave Splash Tile David Wise 0:03
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18 Life Preserver Tile David Wise 0:03
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19 Float Tile David Wise 0:02
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20 Diving Board Tile David Wise 0:11
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21 Bubble Tile David Wise 0:03
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22 Bottle / Foam Tile David Wise 0:03
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23 Crocodile Tile David Wise 0:03
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24 Dolphin Tile David Wise 0:03
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25 Whale Tile David Wise 0:02
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26 Thunder Cloud Tile David Wise 0:03
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27 Curved Pipe Tile David Wise 0:03
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28 Straight Pipe Tile David Wise 0:03
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29 Washing Machine Tile David Wise 0:02
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30 Unknown Jingle 1 David Wise 0:03
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31 Unknown Jingle 2 David Wise 0:03
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Credits

(Source: Verification from composer, Double Dare NES credits; game lacks credits.)

As per usual with most of Rare's NES titles, this game does not contain staff credits, as Rare wanted to prevent their staff from being hired by other companies. We have contacted David Wise, who has verified composing the music to this game. Wise also confirmed Chris Stamper to have programmed the game's sound driver. We have verification from the Pickford brothers that Zippo Games worked on the game.

Also, Double Dare shares many of the same sound effects with the Sesame Street games. Double Dare, one of Rare's only 5 NES games to have credits, gives credit to Stephen Patrick for sound effects specifically.

Game Rip

Format

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Ripping NSF music is an arduous process that is beyond the scope of this site.

Audio Devices

The game uses the RP2A03 for music and sound effects. It uses Chris Stamper's sound driver.

Releases

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Sesame Street 123 - ABC - NES.jpg
Title: Sesame Street 123 ABC
Platform: NES
Released: 1991-11-??
Publisher: Hi-Tech Expressions