Awesome Music: Pinball
Examples of Awesome Music in Pinball games, whether Physical Pinball Tables or Digital Pinball Tables.
- 1989's Black Knight 2000 was known for having one of the best soundtracks ever for a pinball game, composed by Brian Schmidt, Dan "Toasty!" Forden, and the game's designer, Steve Ritchie. Take a listen here. And then someone took the Black Knight 2000 theme and mashed it up with Kanye West's "Power" (which you may recognize from Saints Row: The Third)...
- Another contender is 1993's The Twilight Zone. It helps that they borrowed the Golden Earring hit song of the same name. Listen for yourself here and also here.
- Dan Forden's mix of ZZ Top's "La Grange" for The Getaway: High Speed II fits in here as well. As does the original High Speed's jackpot theme, by Steve Ritchie and Bill Parod.
- Also worth giving a listen to is the soundtrack to F-14 Tomcat — particularly the main and multiball themes. It features some ridiculously amazing music done by the people who did the music for Black Knight 2000. The main theme, high score, and multiball themes, in particular, are well done.
- For Digital Pinball Tables, Pro Pinball: Timeshock! really stands out with its soundtrack, along with generally being one of the best computer pinball games ever. Here's a great video, if you have over an hour to spare.
- Elvira and the Party Monsters has a surprisingly awesome soundtrack, especially for the multiball jackpot and the three-million-point "Elvira's Theme.". It's even better actually playing the game, as the pinball playfield lights are synchronized to the music.
- TX-Sector, in all its eighties Chiptune glory. Listen to it here.
- White Water has some particularly memorable music, mostly the multiball songs, but the Vacation Jackpot sequence as well. The machine goes crazy.
- Judge Dredd has some awesome hard rock music, especially the main theme. "TRIPLE JACKPOOOOOT!"
- Everything in Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection, particularly the opening theme song. Notable due to the fact that Chris Kilne did the majority of tracks for the game.
- Pretty much all of World Cup Soccer's soundtrack, particularly the main theme.
- Time Machine by Data East has some amazing music as well, even for a late 80s game. Particularly the Jackpot tune, the 70s tune, and the end karaoke ("Time Machine, where you go back in time...")
- The main theme of Indianapolis 500, a swelling, adrenalin-filled tune that captures the speed and excitement of the Real Life race that it's based on. The theme could step into the climax of a Sports Story Film without a single change.
- Last Gladiators is already filled with numerous awesome Rated M for Manly soundtracks, but the topper is the opening title tune, over a minute-and-a-half of white-hot speed rock awesome.
- The main theme for Victory is rather catching, in a late eighties Chiptune way.
- The main theme for Jackbot is a snazzy jazz rendition of the original Pin*Bot theme and boy is it catchy. Likewise, the Casino Run theme is an upbeat, frantic synth piece that perfectly describes the feeling of pressing one's luck.
- The Lightning Racer mode theme in 3D Ultra Pinball: Thrillride is one looping epic guitar solo. Who knew building your own roller coaster would rock so much? Then there's Nighttime Fantasy. Of all the choices of music to get you pumped for a Wizard Mode, what would be more fitting than a freaking ORCHESTRA?