Shadows Don't Scare Commander Keen!!

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Shadows Don't Scare Commander Keen!!
Output - OPL2.svg
Commander Keen 4 - DOS - Map.png
Composer Bobby Prince
Arranger Bobby Prince
Released 1991-11-22
Length 0:20
Format IMF.png
Game Commander Keen IV: Secret of the Oracle (DOS)
Title Origin Official
Loops Yes

Shadows Don't Scare Commander Keen!! was composed by Bobby Prince for the game Commander Keen IV: Secret of the Oracle (DOS). The song was composed using Sequencer Plus Gold and was written from the ground up for the Sound Blaster FM synthesizer. The song is played in the Shadowlands over world map.

The songs carry no internal titles, but was named "shadows" in the archive by John Romero. The official title was verified by Bobby Prince.


Source Date Length Format Recording
Pre-Release 1991-10-09 0:20 IMF.png
Final Version 1991-11-22 0:20 IMF.png

There is one earlier version of this particular track available and the final track, making a total of two different revisions.

The first of these was extracted from the pre-release demo version of the game that was released October 9, 1991. Even here it was used as the music for the over world map. Notably it is actually the only music used in this demo since the game levels themselves lacked music. One can clearly hear that the music sounds quite different at this point, even if the resemblance is uncanny.

And the final version was naturally included in the game when the shareware was released on November 22, 1991.