Unholy Night Unboxing and Review

Unholy Night brings back memories of renting a video game solely based on how cool the box cover looked and then being disappointed with it 15 minutes after popping it in. The game showed some promise when it was being developed, but ultimately falls short with its finished product. Find out why in this video review:

 

Super Hang-On Soundtrack – Bleeps on Wax

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to play Yu Suzuki’s Super Hang-On at my local arcade for the first time in years. I forgot how much fun the classic Sega arcade game was, but even more so I forgot about just how damn good the soundtrack was. The soundtrack written by Koichi Namiki, Katsuhiro Hayashi and Shigeru Ohwada; definitely gives off a jazzy but frantic feel that captures the essense of screaming down the road on a high speed motorcycle. After spending a few credits on the game, I remembered that Data-Discs actually released the soundtrack on vinyl ; so I decided to hunt it down.

Both sides of the record are very good, but if I had to pick a favorite track; I’d have to go with “Outride a Crisis. Again, this track just captures the mood the game so well and its fun to listen to it while on the road or while going for a run. Don’t take my word for it though, check out the full album below for my rips of the record.

SIDE A

A1. Opening
A2. Outride a Crisis
A3. Sprinter
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SIDE B

B1. Winning Run
B2. Hard Road
B3. Goal
B4. Name Entry

For our fourth release in partnership with SEGA, we are proud to present the soundtrack to one of the defining arcade games of the 1980s: SUPER HANG-ON. Using audio sourced directly from the original 1987 arcade machine sound board, this carefully restored and remastered edition presents the unforgettable soundtrack to SEGA and Yu Suzuki’s classic racer on vinyl for the first time outside of Japan.

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Housed in a meticulously designed custom die-cut sleeve, on 400gsm matt finish cardstock, with 300gsm printed inner sleeve and a traditional OBI strip. 180g vinyl cut at 45rpm for maximum driving power!

Music by Koichi Namiki, Katsuhiro Hayashi and Shigeru Ohwada.

Released in the following editions:

  • 180g clear vinyl with blue, white and red tri-colour splatter (limited edition)
  • 180g classic black vinyl

Outride a Crisis – (Unleaded Logic Remix)

I’ve been working hard on the final 4 tracks for the Neon Noir soundtrack, so it was nice to take a break from it and work on something else; even though it was still technically game soundtrack related.

Super Hang-On is a fantastic Sega arcade motorbike racer that debuted in 1987 and along with it comes a superb soundtrack composed by Katsuhiro Hayashi and Koichi Namiki. I recently got a chance to play this again at the Underground Retrocade and hear in my opinion the best music track in the game “Outride a Crisis”.

With that, I took a stab at re-arranging “Outride a Crisis” with my own look on the structure of the track.

Enjoy!