Namco Classic Collection Volume 1Think of it as the Star Trek sound effects CD for computer game fanatics; Namco Classics Collection Vol. 1 (no relation to the Namco Classics remix CD by Techno Maniax reviewed here earlier) is the soundtrack – such as it is – to a multi-game coin-op which includes three of the company’s vintage video game chestnuts, Galaga, Mappy and Xevious, each in both their original and updated “Arrangement” versions. The Arrangement tracks tend to rehash the music of the original games with a more modern sound (though not too modern), and are actually neat; and having heard it many a time while playing one of the 4 out of 4bonus games on Xevious 3-D/G+, I can vouch for the unmatched low-key cool of Xevious Arrangement‘s level 1 background music.

Nice stuff, and flawlessly captured on disc, but really only for the faithful and devoted fans of “the oldies.”

Order this CD

  1. Classics Starting Over (0:06)
  2. Classics Opening (0:35)

    from Galaga

  3. Kurejitto Oto (0:05)
  4. Geimu Staato Myuujikku (0:09)
  5. Ekusutendo Oto (0:05)
  6. Charenjingu Steiji Staato Myuujikku (0:05)
  7. Charenjingu Steiji Paafekuto Myuujikku (0:09)
  8. Charenjingu Steiji Nonpaafekuto Myuujikku (0:10)
  9. Maishippu Tsurasarare Oto (0:15)
  10. Maishippu Torikaeshi Oto (0:05)
  11. Kyaputibu Gosha Oto (0:15)
  12. Haiscoa Neimu Ire Myuujikku (0:27)
  13. Neimu Ire Myuujikku (0:21)
  14. Insert Coin! (0:06)
  15. Game Start (0:10)
  16. Stage Indication (0:04)
  17. BGM: Stage 1 (1:04)
  18. BGM: Stage 2 (1:08)
  19. BGM: Stage 3 (1:02)
  20. BGM: Stage 4 (1:10)
  21. BGM: Stage 5 (1:15)
  22. BGM: Stage 6 (1:05)
  23. BGM: Challenging Stage (0:47)
  24. BGM: Challenging Stage Clear! (0:09)
  25. BGM: Final Stage (1:15)
  26. BGM: Indicating Your Score (0:10)
  27. BGM: Hi Score Name Entry (0:20)
  28. BGM: Name Entry (0:22)
  29. BGM: Continue (0:25)
  30. BGM: Game Over (0:20)
  31. BGM: Ending (1:18)

    from Xevious

  32. Kurejitto Oto (0:05)
  33. Staato Myuujikku (0:07)
  34. Geimu BGM (0:24)
  35. Ekustendo Oto (0:05)
  36. Ikurai Neimu Ire Myuujikku (0:19)
  37. Ikurai Neimu Ire Myuujikku (0:28)
  38. BGM 1 (4:35)
  39. BGM 2 (4:25)
  40. BGM 3 (3:50)
  41. BGM 4 (1:34)
  42. Staato Mae Manga BGM (0:07)
  43. Kurejitto Oto (0:04)
  44. Mein BGM (1:11)
  45. Ekusutendo Myuujikku (0:05)
  46. Mein BGM (Hurry Up!) (0:54)
  47. Raundo Kuria Myuujikku (0:06)
  48. Boonasu Raundo Staato Myuujikku (0:06)
  49. Boonasu Raundo BGM (0:40)
  50. Boonasu Raundo Oobaa Myuujikku (0:13)
  51. Misu Oto (0:05)
  52. Neimu Ire Myuujikku (0:36)
  53. Neimu Ire Shuuryou Myuujikku (0:14)
  54. Geimu Oobaa Myuujikku (0:12)
  55. Insert Coin! (0:04)
  56. Game Start! (0:08)
  57. BGM: Area 1 (1:42)
  58. Round Clear! – Area 1 (0:05)
  59. BGM: Area 2 (2:06)
  60. Round Clear! – Area 2 (0:06)
  61. BGM: Area 3 (1:54)
  62. Round Clear! – Area 3 (0:06)
  63. BGM: Area 4 (2:01)
  64. Round Clear! – Area 4 (0:05)
  65. BGM: Area 5 (2:27)
  66. Round Clear! – Area 5 (0:05)
  67. BGM: Area 6 (2:11)
  68. Round Clear! – Area 6 (0:06)
  69. Opening Fanfare! – Bonus Round (0:04)
  70. BGM: Bonus Round (0:43)
  71. Result – Bonus Round (0:14)
  72. Winner’s Fanfare – Bonus Round (0:04)
  73. BGM: Boss Round (1:24)
  74. BGM Hurry Up! Boss Round (0:33)
  75. Round Clear! Boss Round (0:06)
  76. BGM: Oops! I Missed! (0:06)
  77. BGM: Game Over (0:11)
  78. BGM: Continue (0:35)
  79. BGM: Name Entry (1:36)
  80. BGM: Name Entry Over (0:14)
  81. BGM: Ending (1:25)

Released by: Wonder Spirits
Release date: 1998
Total running time: 56:18