Game music of the day: Cel Damage

Game: Cel Damage

Song: Lunarcy

Composer: Egg Plant Productions

Above: Lunarcy from Cel Damage

Anyone remember Cel Damage? The cel-shaded Twisted Metal clone that helped launch the Xbox and GameCube? Surely some of you do, if only for its admittedly captivating cartoon visuals (and not so much its yawn-y gameplay). I never played much of it to be honest, but I sure as hell ripped the soundtrack and found three outstanding pieces of music that have stayed on my iPod for nearly five years.

Above is Lunarcy, which I assume takes place on some kind of moon level. I love the mix of guitars and semi-generic backbeats, plus that recurring riff that ties all the pieces together. I'd say it makes for great car combat music, but then again, never played it enough to know.

Next up is Wild Wooly West. Same kind of style as Lunarcy, but the hillbilly square dancing samples help it stand out.

Finally is Babbling 5, from the space section of the game (an overt reference to Babylon 5, derp). Similar stuff, and it's true that it all kinda sounds like Garage Band or FruityLoops, but that doesn't make it any less enjoyable. I tried to find an actual composer-person to attribute this to, but the manual only says "Egg Plant Productions," which is hardly a google-friendly search term. Instead, I found Eggplant Collective, a team that doesn't list Cel Damage on its site but does name drop several other EA games.

What, are they ashamed of Cel Damage? Be proud that the music is the one thing about Cel Damage that's being talked about today!


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  • mtsflyingmonkey77 - July 21, 2010 9:24 p.m.

    I remember playing this game with a friend on his Xbox, and we would always laugh because (if I remember correctly) there was a button for making the character say something, and if you timed it right you could get the little red guy to say "Wanna see my weasel?" and then the big lizard guy to say "Oh yeah, baby!" and "Bigger is better." Fun times.
  • philipshaw - July 21, 2010 10:53 a.m.

    The music great in this game, I think I rented this a couple of times and me and mates would play split screen. It was a decent TM rip-off with a cool style. A solid 7/10
  • RonaldRayGun - July 21, 2010 6:08 a.m.

    Never heard of the game before this. I'll have to check it out.
  • goochbiscuit - July 21, 2010 12:30 a.m.

    Some solid choices there. Having a hell of a time finding this to download, though.
  • Biopiate - July 20, 2010 11:48 p.m.

    This game was freaking awesome. All those alligators in the jungle map!
  • Strangleme - July 20, 2010 9:13 p.m.

    Nice tracks. Never plyed this though. Never even heard of it.
  • Aeshir - July 20, 2010 9:01 p.m.

  • Chardan - July 20, 2010 8:09 p.m.

    Ugh, I hated this game immensely, so so much. Yet I still played it with my mates relentlessly. All those wasted hours using that split screen mess. Could have been playing Metal Slug *grumble*.
  • Frootaloom - July 20, 2010 7:43 p.m.

    I remember having so much fun with this one. I also remember only using the Mobster Duck cause I was obsessed with his dialogue. My friend and I would play it for hours.
  • Mexicutioner - July 20, 2010 7:29 p.m.

    I remember buying this stupid game from my brother-in-law. What a fun/boring/terrible game that was. At least the music wasn't completely shit....
  • Usgo - July 20, 2010 7:17 p.m.

    Your a genius brett!
  • MonkeyIslandFanatic - July 20, 2010 7:04 p.m.

    I REMEMBER THIS! The music was definitely one of the best parts about this game, but I don't think the gameplay was that bad, especially in split-screen.
  • vigeoman - July 20, 2010 6:49 p.m.

    there has never been a game music of the day i havnt liked but this is the first one i love techno but this wasnt my piece of cake
  • nighthawk205 - July 20, 2010 6:38 p.m.

    Never heard of Cel Damage before, but if it really is like Twisted Metal, I can only imagine that all the drivers are getting their dance on. I like the music though. Sounds like something I can really enjoy while blowing other people up.

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