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First post, by ElBrunzy

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Some video games hide covers in them soundtrack, more or less obviously. It's the kind of trivia information I find interesting as it help to put in perspective the game soundtrack and give insight on the artist work. I'm not talking about stuff like GTA that directly use commercial music as media but more like the 1993 Doom soundtrack. Some sites, such as https://doom.fandom.com/wiki/Doom_music, are doing a good job listing them, although I feel some connections might be a bit far fetched.

Rise of the Triad is another good example that feature some worthy cover as noted in the midi rip info. Facetris too use some classical piece which play nicely on OPL chip. Someone informed me that one of the Ninja Gaiden theme on the NES is a cover of Romeo & Juliet. On an AVGN episode he cited that the SNES SpiderMan - Maximum Carnage game had the Mob Rules cover in it.

Do you have other example to share ?

Reply 1 of 7, by AppleSauce

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The songs in gta 1 were mostly made in house by rockstar iirc , I'm not sure there were any liscenced songs , but maybe in the gta London expansion there were a few.

Reply 2 of 7, by DracoNihil

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Neon Tiger's stage theme in Mega Man X 3 could count as this even though Capcom stated it being a strange coincidence.

Also there is a brief nod to Unreal's temple theme in one of the Vigilante 8 N64 tracks, but I dunno' if this counts as what you're talking about.

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Reply 5 of 7, by leileilol

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Spikey wrote on 2022-04-18, 06:59:

Various Apogee games use covers. For example, Cosmo's title theme is Tush by ZZ Top, and Duke 2 has a couple of Megadeth/metal tracks (IIRC?).

and then there's Blake Stone's notBTOLetItRide/notLedZeppelinImmigrantSong mashup. Bobby Prince made a lot of these.

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Reply 6 of 7, by Sombrero

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Jumping Jack'Sons theme is Jumpin’ Jack Flash by The Rolling Stones. Even the game title is a rip off from the song title, they must have really liked the song.

Jumping Jack'Son theme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeFQIEBjFe8

The Rolling Stones - Jumpin’ Jack Flash: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3dFpQzu54w

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