I'm trying to recall all the pieces of music from this game
. The game over music was I Vow to Thee, My Country
from Holst's Jupiter
, and there is also a bit of Ride of the Valkyries
. What is the other piece called?doo do-do doooo! do-do-do-do-DOO do-be-do-be dooooooo.
Ach, it's running around my head, and it's a really famous piece of music.
Yo, dude, it's totally the Thunderbirds theme
! I can't believe you didn't know that. I wonder if GrandStand ever paid royalties for usage of that.
Anyway, that's not why I'm here. I wish to revive this thread.
Recently I went to a retrogaming night at a bar in London (the dress style was Sega otaku) which was freakin' good. They had every Sega console from the Master System to the DreamCast, and a bangin' selection of games to play (I never knew how terribly buggy the DreamCast port of House of the Dead 2
is). I'm totally going to the next one. Beer + retrogaming = two thumbs up. There was even a pair of 3D glasses to play some Galaxian clone on Master System II in FULL 1980s THREE-DEE!
Anyway, that's not why I'm here. I just found a game I used to play, that I was on the verge of asking for help seeking.
Do you remember (before they just started buying-out good studios with fat paychecks) when Microsoft Game Studios were just an in-house team, and their output was pretty shocking? I just got reminded of Hover!
which plays like an interactive, sluggish version of the Windows 95 maze screensaver. I remember being blown away by the marketing of it. "Experience mind-blowing 3D" the box it came in screamed at me. (I'm convinced it didn't come with Windows '95, as I recall it being on a separate CD-ROM that may have come with a magazine). I hated it, but I kept playing. There were so many better games out there (to be honest, this was like 1996, a full year after it came out, and PlayStation had infinitely better graphics on hundreds of games already). Anyway, got a nostalgia wave, and remembered this thread.
Coincidentally, they've just brought Hover!
back. Like, in the last few weeks
. COINCIDENCE? Or perhaps I was subliminally reminded of it on some website I was looking at in the last few weeks. But then I don't remember it being called 'Hover!'
Go to hover.ie and type in 'bambi' for your browser to replicate Windows '95. Which is technically old enough to drink now (in this country, not the US).