RayGunn here, and the UberNerd thought I should try my hand at this “Video Game Boombox” article, so I stepped up to the challenge! And most Arcaders would think” RayGunn’s going to highlight music from Ghost and Goblins! Or even better- Haunted House for the VCS! (HA! Haunted house Only has one song- The theme to The Twilight Zone.)
Nope, I’m gonna tell ‘ya about another great game to play on Halloween- and that’s Escape From Monster Manor!
One of the launch titles for the 3D0 in October, 1993 it was a first person shooter (one of the first, by the way) and the only one I know of to animate clay figures!-for the time this game came out- I thought it looked great! the atmosphere was dark and foreboding, with lots of jump scares thrown into the game to keep you on your toes! while the games appearance might have not held up for some people (I still love it- some of the areas look like something out of the Haunted Mansion!) but what does hold up is the MUSIC! I still use this soundtrack at Halloween ( back in the day, I had to set up my 3D0 to some external speakers and stick them out the window, then choose a level and let the game run!)
Now a days, you can listen to the soundtrack right on your computing device of your choice! that’s right, someone has extracted the soundtrack and put it up on YouTube for all to enjoy!
Now I will tell you, my personal favorite is the music in levels 1 and 9! it is quite a fright!
now, you can listen one of two ways-
- play the entire video out!
- click on the times below- it will open a new tab and you can listen to each one individually!
Let’s get scary!
2:08 Levels 3 and 8: Rooms of gloom and Grave cave.
8:11 Levels 1 and 9: Beastly belfry and Marrow mall.
10:23 Levels 4 and 10: Ghostly gallery and Lone catacomb.
14:30 Levels 2 and 7 Evil attic and Grisly grotto.
20:54 Levels 6 and 11 Prisoner’s peril and Tombs of doom.
23:56 Levels 5 and 12 Demonic dungeon and Ghastly graveyard.
Don’t listen…WITH THE LIGHTS OUT!!!!!!!