This is probably the first of many posts to come about those videogame scores that have a small place in our hearts, from Alley Cat’s Main Menu (to give it a name) to Portal’s Still Alive or Uncharted’s Nate’s theme. The kind of themes that give you goosebumps every time you hear them (Pitfall II, anyone?).
Some posts ago we talked about some good old games that have been recently remade. Since then, I’ve been whistling Splash Wave almost daily! It’s one of those tunes that I hum from time to time ever since I played Out Run when I was a kid. It was, without doubt, the best radio station you could tune in to overtake Sunday drivers and impress your girl.
I guess I’m not the only one. There’s a lot of people in Youtube exorcising this theme out of their heads, playing it in a variety of instruments. I would try with my blues harp, but I guess it wouldn’t work. And my neighbours would probably try to exorcise me.
This is the original theme:
And its 2006 version. Here’s Yukimatsuri playing it at the piano (play it again, Yukimatsuri!).
Finally, although the ‘video’ is a little bit static and it would have been much better watching him playing, here’s Arie-Gitarie playing Splash Wave on his Ibanez electric guitar. Em… close your eyes and simply listen.