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Game music of the day: Greg Norman's Golf Power

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April 8, 2010

Game: Golf Power

Song: Title screen

Composer: Unclear, but let's say James Hearn or Simon Blake

       

Wait don't leave! I completely promise this music is worth your while. Assuming you love chiptunes-style tracks with no words, and don't mind that they come from an obscure (i.e. shitty) NES golf game.

For whatever reason, this Title Screen song makes me sad. It's somber while still upbeat, perhaps narrating a man walking down the street lost in thought, wondering about the poor decisions in his life. He's got his hands in his pockets, absent mindedly looking into the windows of street shops, hoping that everything's going to turn around. Then he grins, which is all he can muster, and walks on. How the HELL I get that out of this song is beyond me.


Above: Would you like to play again? You have selected, "No"

       

Here's the other song from Golf Power. As in the only other song in the game, both of which are easily skipped. It blows my mind that someone wrote two two-minute songs that were placed in the most ephemeral of locations - the title screen and the options screen. The only way I even know these songs exist is from my days spent ripping NES songs with a friend. We nearly passed over Golf Power because, well, who cares, right? Good thing we checked it out, because I effing love these songs.

 


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14 comments

  • goochbiscuit - April 8, 2010 7:31 p.m.

    Heh, wow, those actually are pretty good. Thanks for that!
  • Jacob816 - April 8, 2010 7:43 p.m.

    This is all I can think of when I saw the screenshot >>Would like to play a game? >>You have selected ... no.
  • garnsr - April 8, 2010 9:26 p.m.

    My mind instantly went to the Simpsons, too. Can you imagine a game with two songs? Those were the days. Though, it hardly seemed like God of War 3 had many songs, it all sounded a lot alike to me. Also, the second song almost sounds like Depeche Mode, except for that shrieky noise.
  • WonsAuto - April 8, 2010 9:52 p.m.

    Appropriate, as today is Tiger Woods' first day back playing golf.
  • ThatsWhatSheSaid - April 8, 2010 10:29 p.m.

    What about Lee Carvalo's Putting Challenge ....that was lethal!
  • KREATIVEassassin - April 8, 2010 10:48 p.m.

    This shit is the MAD note!
  • axis56 - April 8, 2010 10:53 p.m.

    thatswhatshesaid beat me to it. DAMMIT!
  • BodyDamage - April 8, 2010 11:01 p.m.

    both of these tunes are fantastic.
  • ThatsWhatSheSaid - April 8, 2010 11:04 p.m.

    well at least you had it in ur thoughts axis ...and thats all that matters ..........."May I suggest Feather Touch?"
  • Spybreak8 - April 8, 2010 11:52 p.m.

    That second one sounds very RPG-ish. Nice find!
  • philipshaw - April 9, 2010 10:26 a.m.

    Was this to link in with the masters? Good tunes anyway
  • elpurplemonkey - April 9, 2010 8:44 p.m.

    It's so odd that two great songs would be in such an obscure game. I am rather glad you found them though.
  • Shrimpandwhitewine - August 27, 2010 11:36 p.m.

    GOLF POWERRRRRRRRR!
  • losfiendos - March 28, 2011 12:15 a.m.

    Hah, I wrote it :) I'm guilty..I'd totally forgotten about the menu music.. Glad to hear at least 1 person got to hear it :) Cheers Barry Leitch

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