THE SCHEME (1988)What scheme? I don't know. No one knows.
Probably one of the best works from Yuzo Koshiro (Streets of Rage) in my totally personal opinion. This soundtrack sold way better than the game itself ....mainly because the PC88 machines were super pricey back then, but still.
quote from the wiki for more in-depth stuff
Because the game was released during a time period where PC88 sound development was moving off of the OPN chip (YM2203) and onto the new OPNA chip (YM2608), The Scheme had to have two versions of its soundtrack in order for people who still had older models to enjoy the game to its fullest. Instead of simply upgrading the OPN soundtrack for the OPNA version, Yuzo Koshiro composed two completely different soundtracks that both are outstanding even on their own. Even the two songs that are shared, Death World and The Force Rotted Away, are completely different between the two. Just goes to show that even though one chip may be more advanced, it doesn't automatically make it better than the outdated one.
This version is even better imo. Looked up the composer Kevin Collier and sadly found nutin' much, Bram Stoker's Dracula on SNES and Microcosm on Amiga (somewhat of a step down, seeing the DOS port got its tunes from Rick Wakeman, yes, from YES!)
Oh... I remember playing Apex Legends when I was younger. I was still inexperienced and I was pumping with boostings at https://overboost.pro/apex-legends/arena-rank-boosting to look a little bit like a good player. I still have the soundtrack from that game. Namely Stephen Barton - Victory & Lobby Redux. That's the stuff of nostalgia, of course.
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