Retro Radio

Concept and Design: Chris Mason

Electronics: Chris Mason

The time period between around 1980 and 1990 is unique in the history of computer game music.

Before 1980 computers were mostly only capable of making a “Beep”

After 1990 advances in storage meant it was possible to store complete digital soundtracks.

This window between 1980-1990 is the time when computers started getting dedicated audio hardware and programmers began experimenting to see how far they could push it.

This was the soundtrack to my childhood.

Music Credits:

Arcade Classics (C64) - Rob Hubbard

Monty On The Run (C64) - Rob Hubbard

Auf Wiedershen Monty (C64) - Rob Hubbard, Ben Daglish

One Man And His Droid (C64) - Rob Hubbard

Future Knight (C64) - Ben Daglish

Sacred Armour Of Antiriad (C64) - Richard Joseph

Hybris (Amiga) - Paul van der Valk

R-Type (Amiga) - Chris Huelsbeck

Deathstar Demo (Amiga) - Unknown

Klim’s Theme (Amiga) - U4IA

Gyruss (Arcade) - Masahiro Inoue

Outrun (Arcade) - Hiroshi Kawaguchi

Radio kindly donated by Alison Abernethy