I was in 4th grade when someone gave Robocop 3 to me. I don’t remember who it was now, but man, this game was fun. I sure as hell didn’t know any better, but I played the hell out of this game. When I beat the game, I actually wrote into our calendar “Robocop 3 beaten by J.J.” The hypest moment of the day.
The game hasn’t aged very well, and now I can see just how bad it was. Everything about the game screamed mediocre. The color palette, the controls, the presentation, damn near everything about the game was just….mediocre. Well, when the source material was the worst Robocop movie in the trilogy, you can’t really expect much from the game.
Except for the music. Ocean games were usually based on movie franchises, and they weren’t that good. Except for the music. They knew how to make music.
This song is my absolute favorite track from the NES era. It’s the intro theme for the NES version of Robocop 3. The intro starts out slow, then builds momentum and starts hitting you with a deep bassline, and everything else starts falling into place. I kid you not when I say that I would never, ever skip this intro when I would play this game. I would let it run until it ended, and then press START.
I honestly thought that I was the only person in the whole wide world that loved this song. I was wrong.
Jeroen Tel, the song’s composer, is still active to this very day. He’s the one that got the song playing on stage at that chiptune concert. Every time I hear that song, I’m always whisked back to a time when the only responsibility I had was to do my damn homework. Fox 6 kids actually had awesome programming, and the closest we got to gambling was POGS. I didn’t have to worry about filing taxes, getting my car fixed, getting my ass kicked in the boxing ring, or running a half marathon.
It was a simple, fun time. And I think that’s the power that chiptune music has over us NES kids. It brings us back to that time, over and over again.
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