Super Bit Bash Soundtrack

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Super Bit Bash Soundtrack
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February 4, 2012
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You’d expect the soundtrack for a retro platformer about a constantly running, caped hero to be one sustained rush of adrenaline. Portuguese composer Miguel Cintra has something else in mind for the Super Bit Bash soundtrack though…


Another soundtrack that mixes 8-bit and contemporary electronics, Super Bit Bash wins over listeners straight away with its first track. “Lone Runner (bonus track)” impresses with its careful, intricate build up that sees the cue juxtaposing several cheery, light chiptune melodies against an upbeat, busy rhythmic undergrowth.

The album contains extended versions of the tracks present in the game, resulting in sometimes quite long tracks, for example “D Coder (scores)”, “One Life (menu)”, or the unused track “Boss Trials (bonus track)”. That said, Super Bit Bash never loses this ability to confidently develop and sustain its material.

Throughout, Cinra incorporate more recent electronic influences into the chiptune template with absolute ease. From “One Life (menu)” onwards, the album begins to clearly display its trance inspiration, as the gentle but catchy melody leads float on expertly crafted beats and arpeggios. The result is something that manages to sound both relaxed and energetic – and always enticing.


The Super Bit Bash soundtrack is available on a name-your-price basis through Bandcamp now. While dubbed ‘volume one’, no follow-up has been released over three years later. Regardless, this release is quite a substantial album despite its 25-minute playtime.

Super Bit Bash Soundtrack Simon Elchlepp

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Posted on April 23, 2015 by Simon Elchlepp. Last modified on April 23, 2015.

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A former German film student now living in Melbourne, Australia and working at the University of Melbourne's Architecture faculty - and a passionate music lover with an eclectic taste. Specialising in Western game music, I'm here to dig out the best scores Western video games have produced in the last thirty years.

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