The Forest

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The Forest
Composer Harumi Fujita
Released 1987-03-??
Title Origin Game Location
Loops Yes

The Forest is a song from the Bionic Commando series. It was composed by Harumi Fujita and first featured in the original Bionic Commando (ARC) release. It has been arranged and remixed by various composers into different ports of the game.

Games

Bionic Commando (ARC)

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Bionic Commando (ARC)
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Bionic Commando - ARC - Stage 1.png
Arranger Harumi Fujita
Released 1987-03-??
Length 1:34
Format UNK

This is the original composition of The Forest as composed by Harumi Fujita. It plays in stage 1, which doesn't have a title on the sign, but, since it takes place in a forest, is referred to as "The Forest".

The song plays on a YM2151 and is song number 0x01 in the game's sound test.

Bionic Commando (AMI)

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Bionic Commando (AMI)
Arranger Tim Follin
Released 1988-??-??
Format UNK


Bionic Commando (AST)

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Bionic Commando (AST)
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Arranger Tim Follin
Programmer Mike Follin
Released 1988-??-??
Length 1:34.08
Format SNDH

The Atari ST port is a pretty close to original, but with a touch of Tim Follin's style. It plays in the first stage, unofficially called "The Forest". This song is track 2 in the SNDH file and plays on the YM2149F PSG chip.

Bionic Commando NTSC (C64)

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Bionic Commando NTSC (C64)
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Arranger Unknown
Released 1988-??-??
Length 2:20.62
Format SID

Bionic Commando had two different ports for the Commodore 64, one for the NTSC region and on for the PAL region. The North American Commodore 64 port was not nearly as impressive as the European port. The music is lower quality and there's far less of it. This is the only background music in the North American port, and it plays through all five stages in the game. The song plays through the 6581 chip, and is track 1 in the SID file.

Bionic Commando PAL (C64)

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Bionic Commando PAL (C64)
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Arranger Tim Follin
Released 1988-??-??
Length 1:43
Format SID

The higher quality PAL region port features a full soundtrack, and, like the arcade game, The Forest is played in the first stage of the game. It is track 5 in the SID file.

Bionic Commando (DOS)

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Bionic Commando (DOS)
Arranger Unknown
Released 1988-??-??
Format UNK


Bionic Commando (ZXS)

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Bionic Commando (ZXS)
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Arranger Tim Follin
Released 1988-??-??
Length 1:33.70
Format UNK

The Forest plays in the first stage in the ZX Spectrum 3 port. Despite the lower quality of the AY-3-8912 audio chip, Tim Follin made a pretty decent arrangement of the song. The song is track 1 in the AY file.

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