Poison of Snake

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Poison of Snake
Composer Miki Higashino
Released 1986-??-??
Title Origin Official
Loops Yes

Poison of Snake is a song from the Life Force / Salamander games. It was composed by Miki Higashino and first heard in the original arcade release of the game. The title comes from the Salamander ~Again~ album.

Games

  • Note: This song is not included in the ZX Spectrum port. The Amstrad CPC port has not been verified.

Life Force (ARC)

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Life Force (ARC)
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Arranger Unknown
Released 1986-??-??
Format UNK

Poison of Snake plays as the boss theme at the end of each stage. It was rendered on the YM2151, VLM5030, and K007232 audio chips. The arranger is unknown.

Life Force Deluxe (ARC)

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Life Force Deluxe (ARC)
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Arranger Unknown
Released 1987-??-??
Format UNK

The deluxe edition of Life Force include all new graphics and three new songs. However, Poison of Snake was the same in both versions.

Life Force (NES)

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Life Force (NES)
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Life Force - NES - Boss.png
Arranger Shinya Sakamoto, Satoe Terashima, Hidenori Maezawa, Atsushi Fujio
Programmer Atsushi Fujio
Released 1987-09-25
Length 0:36
Format NSF

Poison of Snake was arranged by Shinya Sakamoto, Satoe Terashima, and Hidenori Maezawa for the NES. Atsushi Fujio most likely wrote the sound code for the port. Like the arcade release, the song plays as the background music when you're fighting stage boss.

Salamander (MSX)

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Salamander (MSX)
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Arranger Unknown
Released 1987-??-??
Format UNK

Like most of the ports, the MSX uses Poison of Snake for the boss music. The arranger is unknown.

Salamander (X68)

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Salamander (X68)
Arranger Unknown
Released 1988-??-??
Format UNK

The music for the Sharp X68000 port was rearranged for the YM2151 and the OKI MSM6258V.

Salamander (TG16)

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Salamander (TG16)
Arranger H. Muraoka
Released 1991-12-06
Format HES


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