True Gaming Song of the Week June 29, 2008

Hey everyone its time for another song of the week and its time for me Cornshaq to get another choice. I have chosen a song from one of my all time favorite games Jet Force Gemini. Released on the Nintendo 64 back in 1999 it quickly became one of my favorite after I rented it from a local blockbuster and I just had to get it right away. The controls were pretty unique for the time and many may even say they are bad especially if you go back and play it today but as far as I am concerned this 3rd person action/platform/shooter game is one of the many gems on the N64 and why an N64 is never not hooked up to my TV.  The only thing that gets on my nerves is the collecting fest the game becomes in the second half. While it does make the game longer which is great it just ends up dragging and becomes unfun. Rare the developer has always had a habbit of making games with a lot of collecting something I am not a huge fan of unless done in moderation.

The soundtrack for this great game was composed by the Rare music team. Mainly Robin Beanland and Graeme Norgate. Robin Beanland has worked on many of the best soundtracks Rare has ever produced including Donkey Kong Country, Killer Instinct,  and Star Fox Adventure. Graeme Norgate also worked on Diddy Kong Racing (another personal favorite of mine) and Perfect Dark (wait I love that game to). This great team will be working together again on the upcoming Banjo Kazooie 3 Nuts and Bolts. Rare is one of the greatest developers of all times and the music that goes along with each game they do is always top notch. The song from Jet Force Gemini that I have chosen is Sekhmet. Enjoy!!

For more information on Jet Force Gemini check out the following sites.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jet_Force_Gemini

http://jetforcegemini.3dactionplanet.gamespy.com/

For More Information on the Composers Robin Beanland and Graeme Norgate check out

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robin_Beanland

http://www.graemenorgate.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graeme_Norgate

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