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Game music of the day: R.C. Pro-Am

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Game: R.C. Pro-Am
Song: Title screen track
Composer: David Wise

       
Above: The title screen track for R.C. Pro-Am



R.C. Pro-Am was a racing game that was truly ahead of the curve. There are tons of newer racing titles out there that make R.C. Pro-Am look ancient, but few of these modern racers have managed to match the feeling of complete control you had in this NES classic. Power sliding your remote-controlled cars through the twisty tracks while dodging oil slicks always felt great.

The only thing tighter than R.C. Pro-Am’s precise controls was its kicking soundtrack. Our favorite: the title screen song. Now, that’s the sound of good times that are about to happen!

After blowing on our old R.C. Pro-Am cart and struggling to get the game to start on our NES, we always remembered taking a moment to relax and enjoy the non-garbled title screen and the blistering keyboard craziness bumping in the background.

The track was composed by David Wise. Until 1994, he was lead composer for Rare and is most famous for his work on the Donky Kong Country soundtrack as well as Cobra Triangle, and most recently, Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts.

Sep 21, 2010



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14 comments

  • John_Romero - September 23, 2010 9:10 p.m.

    This game's game over theme is awesome as well, but way too short. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVwqrJi3VCA
  • DrIntrigue - September 23, 2010 2:50 p.m.

    Love this game and it's music.
  • john_isdoctor - September 23, 2010 10:27 a.m.

    David Wise didn't do Nuts and Bolts. That was Grant Kirkhope.
  • Romination - September 23, 2010 4:12 a.m.

    I played the balls off of this game. I thought it was Micro Machines but then I played that again and... no. Definitely not.
  • philipshaw - September 22, 2010 11:24 a.m.

    Short but sweet
  • Moleman42 - September 22, 2010 1:31 a.m.

    I love this game, me and my bro use to play this all the time. Brings back great memories.
  • GamesRadarTylerNagata - September 22, 2010 12:57 a.m.

    @awsomemaster thanks! If you missed it, you might want to check out 'The most annoying sound effects in games' by Tom Goulter http://bit.ly/ac2ojH
  • juicenpancakes - September 22, 2010 12:51 a.m.

    I just had an awful day at school and I literally was walking out of class tonight hoping there was a good GMotD to get Art Criticism off my mind. Tyler, mission accomplished. Thanks.
  • MrSuitMan - September 22, 2010 12:48 a.m.

    OH DAAAAMN! SHITS ABOUT TO GO DOWN!!!!!
  • awsomemaster - September 21, 2010 11:50 p.m.

    hey gr you should have a kind of "bad game music of the day" thing also
  • CH3BURASHKA - September 21, 2010 11:47 p.m.

    David Wise is a goddamn genius. The track is somewhat simple, but it achieves what it sets out to do, which is to get you in the mood for some hardcore racing.
  • WonsAuto - September 21, 2010 11:45 p.m.

    I didn't have this game for the NES, but I DID have Super RC Pro Am for Game Boy. Good times!
  • batmanboy11 - September 21, 2010 11:37 p.m.

    As always, another great GMOTD.
  • listerinemarine - September 21, 2010 11:26 p.m.

    This is the first game music of the day game that I've actually played in a while. I was little, though, so I didn't pay attention to how cool the music was...

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