Weird Dreams (DOS)

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Weird Dreams
Weird Dreams - DOS - USA.jpg
Platform: DOS
Year: 1989
Developer: Best Ever Games

Weird Dreams is a game by MicroProse which centers around the main character Steve who has been severely poisoned and is taken to the hospital. He falls into a coma and must overcome his dreams to wake up again. This includes avoiding a cotton candy stick, a giant wasp in the fairgrounds, man-eating soccer balls and flowers, and other random things.

Screenshots

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The title screen.

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Losing consciousness in the hospital.

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Falling into the dream void.

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Getting the cotton candy.

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I died in my dream.


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Music

The game features a short soundtrack of five songs. These were all done by Barry Leitch. Barry used AdLib Visual Composer to make the music. According to Barry, the game developers wanted him to recreate David Whittaker's soundtrack from the Amiga/Atari ST versions and make the title screen music sound similar. David did the PC-Speaker version of the soundtrack. Aside from that, the game also contains some real music such as Country Gardens and Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy. Barry said that the Fairground music is based on The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze, but it appears to be an original song.

Because there are two different sound outputs supported for this game, the AdLib/SoundBlaster soundtrack starts with a 1 and the PC Speaker starts with a 2, which still needs to be recorded. In parentheses are the songs' filenames.

Recording

# TitleFilename ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
101 Title ScreenWDTITLE David Whittaker, Barry LeitchBarry Leitch 2:22
Download
102 FairgroundWDFAIR Barry LeitchBarry Leitch 1:58
Download
103 English Country GardenWDGARDEN Barry LeitchBarry Leitch 0:42
Download
104 Piano ThemeWDPIANO David Whittaker, Barry LeitchBarry Leitch 2:18
Download
105 Dance of the Sugar Plum FairyWDFAIRY Pyotr Ilyich TchaikovskyBarry Leitch 0:58
Download

Credits

(Source: Verification from composer; game lacks credits.)

The game itself does not contain credits, but they may most likely be found in the instruction manual. Barry has confirmed working on the game.

Game Rip

Format

Download

Size

MUS (AdLib).png SND (AdLib).png VGM.png

Download 18 KB

The game contains .MUS and .SND, both of which are installed in the game's directory. The .MUS files are the songs while the .SND files contain the instrument information for each song. Each of these songs can be played at the title screen by renaming both the .MUS and .SND file to WDTITLE.MUS and WDTITLE.SND. The music has been logged into .VGZ format and was played back in Winamp.

Audio Devices

Music

Icon - AdLib.png Icon - PC Speaker.png

Sound

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Releases

  USA.svg   USA
Weird Dreams - DOS - USA.jpg
Title: Weird Dreams
Platform: DOS
Released: 1989-??-??
Publisher: Microplay
  EU.svg   EU
Weird Dreams - DOS - EU.jpg
Title: Weird Dreams
Platform: DOS
Released: 1989-??-??
Publisher: Rainbird Software

Links


Weird Dreams
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Notable Songs Title Screen
Notable Personnel Barry Leitch • David Whittaker • Axel Brown
Notable Companies Rainbird Software • Microplay Software