Desert Assault (U) / Thunder Zone (JE)

Sound chips: YM2151 OKIM6295
System: Arcade Machine
Composers: Akira Takemoto Hiroaki Yoshida
Developer: Data East
Publisher: Data East
Release date: 1991
Version Date Author Description
1.00 2018-07-28 The Golden Horse Initial release.
1.01 2018-07-28 The Golden Horse Compressed with updated vgm_cmp (previously affected by a bug that stripped OKI master clock changes from VGMs).
1.02 2018-07-29 The Golden Horse Text file corrections (thanks GTheGuardian).
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Thunder Zone
Scitron / Pony Canyon  PCCB-00068  Aug 21, 1991
MAME 0.188 (modded by Valley Bell)

Possibly the most 1990s action game ever, this
game is all about wiping Middle-Eastern
terrorists off the face of the Earth, released
the year the Gulf War took place and in the era
where any problem in an action movie (often the
inspiration for an action game) could be solved
exclusively with guns. And you'll get to do it
to thrilling action music that includes heavy
samples mixed with the FM synth, including rock
guitars. It's all music that wouldn't be out of
place in an actual action movie of the era, and
all the better for it.

On the technical side of things, this game uses
a YM2203 chip for certain sound effects like
helicopter rotors, and one of two OKI M6295
chip for sound effects only. That leaves the
YM2151 and the other OKI M6295 to be used in
the music. The bonus game song "I Am No. 1" is
strange because it loops after _half an hour_
from the PCM sample track being out of sync. I
trimmed it to be close to the OST's length and
included the original loop outside the playlist
as a separate file.

Enjoy! (And "Adios, pal!")

The Golden Horse

Source: VGMRips

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