Video Game Music of the Week - 64


Lemmings (Sega Mega Drive)

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Tracks:
Stage Theme 10, Stage Theme 18, Stage Theme 21

Composer(s):
Tim Wright
Brian Johnston

You’ll find that quite a lot of the songs from Lemmings (including the many various ports and remakes) have musical elements from classical and traditional songs, such as ‘She’ll Be Coming ‘Round The Mountain,’ ‘Ten Green Bottles’ and ‘Chopin’s Piano Sonata No. 2.’

The Genesis/Mega-Drive port of
Lemmings has one of the best versions of the soundtrack and the music that was composed for the game suits the Genesis/Mega-Drive version very well.


Stage Theme 10
This track perfectly captures the upbeat and fun nature of the music found in the game. The song starts immediately with its infectious melody and hook, and certainly stands out as one of the more original tunes in the game.





Stage Theme 18
This tune is very beat driven and has a speedy melody that plays out in short spurts. The song has many layers of sounds, from a pulsing gate-synth to a heavy alternating beat that makes its presence known in the later portion of the song.





Stage Theme 21
The Stage Theme 21 tune has a heavy, but slow feel to it that makes it suit the more difficult and tense levels in the game. The overall sound of the song shifts into different sections as it progresses.






Written by - Michael Villalon for ‘The VG Island’.
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