Thursday, 10 July 2014

The worst ZX Spectrum music!

The ZX Spectrum was capable of some really impressive music, whether on the humble 48k machine or the more advanced 128k model. Featured here are some what I think are the worst of the tunes to feature on the Spectrum.

Avalon - Great game but raspy music with no real tune.
Booty - Okay this was only £1.99 and the game wasn't half bad, but that continuous Sailor song music! At least you could switch it off.....
Bounty Bob - Another decent game but the tune is far too high pitched for my ears.
Con-Quest - Out of tune with screamingly high notes. Help!
Dominator - I'm not sure if this is an actual tune or if it is just continuous background noise?
East Enders - One of the worst games on the ZX Spectrum, and the music is no better. A poor rendition of the famous East Enders tune.
Gallatron - Reminds me of the 'music' I used to create in my early Spectrum programming days......
Gerry the Germ - An awful game with music that has no real tune. Very poor!
Gladiator - A tune more appropriate to a BASIC game. At least the 128k version was a bit better.
Goonies - A game that would be much better with sound effects during play rather than this awful attempt at music.
Heist 2012 - No music here, move along!
It's Only Rock & Roll - A classic strategy game but the demo of your band playing on stage is laughable....
Nemesis - Could have been so much better. Simple and repetitive.
Nonterraqueous - Good game for £1.99 but a noisy, irritating tune!
Pulse Warrior - A poor 128k tune. Again it would be better with simple sound effects rather than this amateurish tune.....
Tapper - Nice little game but please can you switch off the in-game tune!
World Cup Football - I used to love this football game in the early days but the tune is so annoying after a while! Impressive programming at the time though, I thought.

Listen to my worst selection of tunes below!

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