I’ve never purchased a video game sound track before but I did not hesitate when it came to the Pier Solar Original Sound track (OST).
About a year ago when I discovered that an entirely new game had been created for the Mega Drive/Genesis on December 24, 2008 I was completly shocked and excited. I was too late to buy Pier Solar directly from the WaterMelon Team but I worked hard (a.k.a. threw $100 at the problem) and bought my postarity edition of Pier Solar on ebay.
Had this game came out when the Genesis was current it would have been one of it’s tripple A titles. It’s that good. And when the WaterMelon Team released the less pretty reprint editin I bought the game again. It’s that good 🙂
Even now the Pier Solar hype has not died down for me. So much so that I wanted the OST to compliment my Peir Solor collection.
See how pretty it looks and sounds:
The Pier Solar OST is still available for sale from the WaterMelon Team and for anyone who has only the reprint edition of Pier Solar this OST will have extra value for you. It includes the enhanced sound track which when used in the Sega CD and in conjunction with the cart augments the games sound and music. I’ve read that this feature is a first for a Genesis/Mega Drive cartridge.
Yes, you can download the enhanced sound track and burn it to CD yourself but I’m really enjoying this very nicely polished version.
Here are a few additional details about the Pier Solar OST:
Nice! I need to get Pier Solar one of these days. I’d been meaning to when I came into some money from a freelance job, but Watermelon wasn’t taking PayPal at that time, so there went that. I guess I can hit up eBay and pay a bit more one of these days, but I’m not too worried about getting the game at this point. It’ll be out there when I go looking for it…
It’s always been listed at a pretty high price on ebay. But with any luck Watermelon will sell another batch of them. Do keep an eye peeled cause it is a worth while game. The only problem is, if you do end up getting it you’ll be temped to buy a Sega CD too!
Oh, no worries there – I have a Sega CD and a Mega CD here, so if I happen to grab that soundtrack at some point, i can hear how well the music and sound effects are synched up with the game. I think that’s the only game that does this because Sega really didn’t max out the SCD’s capabilities when it was around.
A few third-party developers (Core Design, mostly) did some outstanding things with visuals in terms of scaling effects and such, but there were no disc/cart combo games made (unless someone was working on something that got canceled)…