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 Posted:   Jul 15, 2023 - 1:57 PM   
 By:   WillemAfo   (Member)

I'm a bit too old for these but I'm glad that something as popular as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is getting a thoughtful score treatment - it's a good reminder of how much love people have for music of their youth and makes me hopeful for similar stuff like the Star Wars and Indiana Jones films.

 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2023 - 7:22 PM   
 By:   orion_mk3   (Member)

I've already preordered the first disc. People who warn about LRG's delays are RIGHT ON THE MONEY (I am still waiting on some games I ordered over a year ago) but I have generally found their CDs to be pretty good, and in many cases, LRG CDs are the ONLY CD release that these games will ever get. In particular, I'm looking forward to Turtles in Time, which has been available on LP for years but not in any accessible digital formats.

The first CD should really be a good litmus test of what these are going to look like, since it is for an NES game with about 15-20 minutes of original music, depending on how it is looped. If it's just a straight rip of the widely available music files, that'll cool my ardor a lot. But if it's been remastered, includes remixes, or possibly a better quality version before it was downsampled, that would be huge. I'll report back when I get it, assuming no one beats me to it.

And I'm going to get Turtles in Time regardless, because even a mediocre CD release of that score is well worth everyone's time.

 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2023 - 9:01 AM   
 By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)

I am going to wait for the reviews before pulling the trigger on the 1st one - but will likely get Turtles 4 as well as 2.

 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2023 - 11:07 AM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

I am going to wait for the reviews before pulling the trigger on the 1st one - but will likely get Turtles 4 as well as 2.

"PRE-ORDERS CLOSE ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 13, 2023 AT 11:59 PM EASTERN TIME."

I could be mistaken, but since these won't actually ship until (at least) 4-5 months after the preorder window closes, I take this to mean that if you don't preorder it, you're outta luck.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2023 - 11:22 AM   
 By:   jwb1   (Member)

I am going to wait for the reviews before pulling the trigger on the 1st one - but will likely get Turtles 4 as well as 2.

"PRE-ORDERS CLOSE ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 13, 2023 AT 11:59 PM EASTERN TIME."

I could be mistaken, but since these won't actually ship until (at least) 4-5 months after the preorder window closes, I take this to mean that if you don't preorder it, you're outta luck.


Yes, they only make what they get ordered.

 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2023 - 11:55 AM   
 By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)

If anyone here purchased the recent COWABUNGA Collection on various platforms - the same soundtracks are complete and available to be played through the game - not quite the same as a CD but I imagine the quality is the same.






This one runs just 11:57 - I assume the CD will be the same length, but I've been wrong before.

 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2023 - 12:42 PM   
 By:   Traveling Matt   (Member)

I am going to wait for the reviews before pulling the trigger on the 1st one - but will likely get Turtles 4 as well as 2.

"PRE-ORDERS CLOSE ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 13, 2023 AT 11:59 PM EASTERN TIME."

I could be mistaken, but since these won't actually ship until (at least) 4-5 months after the preorder window closes, I take this to mean that if you don't preorder it, you're outta luck.


Yes, they only make what they get ordered.


Oh well. They can only have it so many ways.

 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2023 - 6:56 PM   
 By:   orion_mk3   (Member)

LRG soundtrack CDs can be found on the secondhand market (I actually collect them!) but preordering does shield you from ridiculous scalper prices. Some of the Shantae discs go for $100+. Then again, if enough people order scalper copies, there might be a glut, who knows.

There is also an annual LRG "CD blind box" sale where you can buy random soundtracks for $10 a pop out of the leftover stock, but that's obviously a crapshoot as they won't honor requests for specific discs.

 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2023 - 1:08 PM   
 By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)

Added some video links above for some of the soundtracks as they currently appear on the Cowabunga Collection, the first game clocks in just under 12min in that presentation.

 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2023 - 1:33 PM   
 By:   Jeyl   (Member)

Limited Run Games also has a store in Raleigh, North Carolina. I've been there myself and they do sell titles that have long since sold out. I make a routine trip down there every month or so to see what else they've got.

Since we're linking music, I guess I should bring this up since this is what I've been stuck with before the news came out. There is a youtube channel run by a user named 8BitStereo. He takes the game music and adds his own little touches to them which I think are neat.

 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2023 - 5:38 PM   
 By:   LordDalek   (Member)



If this was a box set people like you would be calling it a cash grab as well.


Yeah well, it'd also be JP import only and who knows if Konami would do good (like the Gradius box) or completely mess up (All three Castlevania sets).

 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2023 - 9:18 AM   
 By:   orion_mk3   (Member)

For those of you in Europe, it looks like Black Screen Records will have these too: https://blackscreenrecords.com/products/teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-nes-cd?variant=44642789654794

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2023 - 9:41 AM   
 By:   aromaticwebocean   (Member)

That's awesome news! It's been a long wait, but finally, Limited Run Games is stepping up and giving us what we've been missing – the soundtracks to those classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles games. I can't wait to relive the nostalgia and jam out to those catchy tunes from my gaming past. And it's fantastic that they're offering different formats like CDs, cassette tapes, and vinyl, giving fans plenty of options to choose from. I'm especially excited about the special green vinyl pressings – that's going to be a must-have for any TMNT collector! Starting with the NES soundtrack is a brilliant choice, as it holds a special place in the hearts of many Turtles fans. I'm thrilled that they're going all the way back to where it all began in 1989. I totally agree, that NES theme is iconic and has always been a personal favorite of mine too. It's fantastic to see it getting the official release it deserves.

 
 Posted:   Aug 4, 2023 - 12:14 PM   
 By:   Jeyl   (Member)


For those of you in Europe, it looks like Black Screen Records will have these too: https://blackscreenrecords.com/products/teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-nes-cd?variant=44642789654794


One thing I do like about Black Screen Records is they at least have more information on the release than Limited Run Games has. I have updated original post with the track listings!

 
 Posted:   Aug 4, 2023 - 12:36 PM   
 By:   losher22   (Member)


For those of you in Europe, it looks like Black Screen Records will have these too: https://blackscreenrecords.com/products/teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-nes-cd?variant=44642789654794


One thing I do like about Black Screen Records is they at least have more information on the release than Limited Run Games has. I have updated original post with the track listings!


Good eye, Jeyl! Didn't notice BSR had track lists. Well, I knew we weren't looking at a long disc here, but it's indeed like 15 minutes. Not sure if I would have rather been disappointed now or disappointed later. Really sneering at LRG now - though I'm elated they're releasing these TMNT scores on disc...dude, just combine at least 2-3 per disc. C'mon, man.

 
 Posted:   Aug 4, 2023 - 2:52 PM   
 By:   orion_mk3   (Member)

Good eye, Jeyl! Didn't notice BSR had track lists. Well, I knew we weren't looking at a long disc here, but it's indeed like 15 minutes. Not sure if I would have rather been disappointed now or disappointed later. Really sneering at LRG now - though I'm elated they're releasing these TMNT scores on disc...dude, just combine at least 2-3 per disc. C'mon, man.

Comparing BSR's list to the gamerip, it would come out to about 11-12 minutes if they follow the industry standard of two loops plus a fade out. Adding extra loops could pad the time out a bit, of course.

Looking forward to the subsequent releases, assuming LRG is accurate in promising both home and arcade versions, and using the standard two loops, we get the following rough durations for each:

Turtles II/The Arcade Game - 49 tracks, 51 mins. (home and arcade versions)
Fall of the Foot Clan - 25 tracks, 18 mins.
Turtles III The Manhattan Project - 31 tracks, 27 mins.
Back from the Sewers - 38 tracks, 27 mins.
Turtles IV/Turtles in Time - 68 tracks, 55 mins.* (home and arcade versions)
Radical Rescue - 24 tracks, 15 mins.
Hyperstone Heist - 28 tracks, 27 mins.**
Tournament Fighters - 86(!) tracks, 97 mins.(!!)***

* I don't think they'll include music from the 2009 "re-shelled" remake, but there are 12 tracks and 43 mins of that
** Most of these are remixes/downsamples of Turtles in Time, with only 2 unique tracks
*** I don't know HOW this one is going to work out, since the preview shows all three versions on three different consoles. I guess they're either going to pick two, not loop the music, or make it a 2-CD set?

 
 Posted:   Aug 17, 2023 - 7:32 AM   
 By:   orion_mk3   (Member)

If you're sleeping on the first disc, pre-orders close Sunday 8/20/2023: https://limitedrungames.com/collections/all/products/teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-nes-cd-soundtrack Not sure if Black Screen Records in Europe will continue their preorder period after that or not.

Limited Run has updated with a placeholder for the TMNT II soundtrack (https://limitedrungames.com/products/teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-ii-the-arcade-game-cd-soundtrack) and a tracklist:

NES Soundtrack:
Let's Start
Cutscene 1
Fire!
Fight!
Game Over
Cutscene 2
Down Town
Clear One
Underground
Clear Two
Cutscene 3
Snowy Central Park
Spring is Here
Vinnie's Valet Parking Garage
It's a Party
Highway Chaser
House of Shogun
Technodrome
Battle of T.M.N.T.
Krang
Shredder
Epilogue
Credits


Arcade Soundtrack:
TMNT Theme Song (With Vocals)
Title
Let's Start
Fire!
April's Room
Danger
Down Town
Fight!
Underground
Clear Two
Theme of T.M.N.T.
It's a Party
Clear One
Highway Chaser
Technodrome
Battle of T.M.N.T.
Krang
Shredder
Continue
Game Over
Profile
Ranking
Epilogue
Turtle Boogie

47 tracks total, with a runtime of almost exactly 50 minutes assuming they loop everything the industry standard of two times--just enough to cram onto one LP if they crossfade a bit.

 
 Posted:   Aug 17, 2023 - 10:32 PM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

Count me in!

 
 Posted:   Aug 18, 2023 - 7:03 AM   
 By:   losher22   (Member)

I'm all over this too. Very happy it'll be longer than the first game's release!

 
 Posted:   Aug 18, 2023 - 7:16 AM   
 By:   Jeyl   (Member)

Also happy to see that Limited Run's website now features the track listing!

 
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