Space Invader IG: Exceptional Music Levels

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  1. le'deuche123

    le'deuche123 Well-Known Member

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    #1 le'deuche123, Aug 6, 2009
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    Okay I searched and found nothing and have wanted to see a thread like this so blamo here it is.

    List some of the best music levels you've found so far. Ones that are as good or better than the main level tree of the game.

    Edit: Listed tracks- (will try and update as new songs added)

    Naked Intruder-We've lost engine No. 2
    Iron Maiden- Invaders
    Prodigy- Invaders must die (generated level has not been tryed)
    Underworld- Born Slippy
    Motorhead-Ace of Spades
    Strokes- Whatever happened (Rocketman has deemed this impossible)
    Requiem for a dream theme song
    Godspeed You! Black Emperor- Storm
    Social Distortion- Story of My Life
    Sonic Youth- Dirty Boots
    Pixies- Debaser
    Tom Jones- What's New Pussycat
    Bloc Party - Eating Glass
    Kavinsky - Wayfarer (perfect 80's sound that fits the game nicely)
    LCD Soundsystem - All My Friends
    M83 - Don't Save us From the Flames (Good variety)
    Philip Glass - Einstein on the Beach Knee 1 and Train 1 (tripped out)
    Sparks - #1 song in heaven
    Dropkick Murphey's- Fighting 69th
    Daft Punk- Aerodynamic- (Personal favorite as the level is intense)
     
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    Can't go wrong with Dropkick Murphys. Fighting 69th and Rocky Road to Dublin were nice.
     
  3. le'deuche123

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    Ahhh..the murphey's. I'll have to give "the gangs all here" a go as well:)
     
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    #4 stutz, Aug 6, 2009
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    Love this feature. My favorite music levels so far have been:

    Bloc Party - Eating Glass
    Kavinsky - Wayfarer (perfect 80's sound that fits the game nicely)
    LCD Soundsystem - All My Friends
    M83 - Don't Save us From the Flames (Good variety)
    Philip Glass - Einstein on the Beach Knee 1 and Train 1 (tripped out)
    Sparks - #1 song in heaven
     
  5. le'deuche123

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    Nice!! I give those a shot. Thanks. I should mention that I played to beethoven's Ave Maria, and that was pretty much just the game throwing everything at you. Not my favorite but hits all the shooter itchs and really adds a haunting feel to it.

    But seriously I've played quite a bit with my library on a variety of songs. And so far nothing touchs Aerodynamic.
     
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    Indiana, USA
    Social Distortion- Story of My Life
    Sonic Youth- Dirty Boots
    Pixies- Debaser
    Tom Jones- What's New Pussycat
     
  7. Coral

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    I tried playing Storm by Godspeed You! Black Emperor just for kicks. It is a 22 minute epic song.
    The first thing that comes at you is a corridor down the middle and three or four of those things that block the whole screen (circle with the lines that go across) on one of the sides. With significantly underpowered weapons I have yet to get past that point without loosing a life. I haven't finished the whole song, but I plan on trying with more than three lives when I have more time to spare.
     
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    WHO KNOWS
    You have a good taste in music
     
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    Clint Mansell

    I que'd up the 'requiem for a dream' main score. The level is as intense as the song.
     
  10. le'deuche123

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    Wow, that's the first song I'm gonna try, thanks for reminding me about that. I watched the tsunami footage on youtube on mute and it was pretty intense. My girl and I watched the one with requiems song and was white knuckle gripping the fricking chair. The song made that much difference.
     
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    dont even try "What Ever Happened" by The Strokes, its unbeatable. These giant things swing by the bottom and are unavoidable.
     
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    I didn't expect there to be any other Godspeed fans on TA.

    Does anyone have any ideas on what affects the level creation? It would be really cool to find out if dynamics, tempo, etc. correspond similarly even with different songs.
     
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    The Ace of Spades by Motorhead is a good one
     
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    Underworld - Born Slippy is pretty nice
     
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    I'm sure that developers cant use the iPhone SDK to read the actual music data from your iPod library. The API can only output simple music info such as artist, track ect to the application as far as I know.
    Please let me know If I'm wrong. I think It would be awesome If space invaders actually mapped the coarse using "dynamics, tempo, etc. "
     
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    #16 Owl, Aug 11, 2009
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    Moved in from another thread...

    So have we found a most fitting song yet? Because I think I have one, if it hasn't already been mentioned.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTw2YvutJRA

    I don't know how it could possibly get any better than that.

    ...I'm not sure how hard it is, but the music certainly fits.
     
  17. le'deuche123

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    That sounds awesome and you can't beat the reference to killing invaders. Have you generated the level yet?? I personally love the levels with lots of physical obstacles; Tunnels, walls, overlapping objects..
     
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    the next whiskey bar
    get rid of zombieville
     
  19. le'deuche123

    le'deuche123 Well-Known Member

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    Uhmmm....wrong thread man!
     
  20. drelbs

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    My favorite so far (and it generates a great level to play on)

    We've Lost Engine No. 2 by Naked Intruder, album: The Bad Method

    And an obvious one: ;)

    Invaders by Iron Maiden, album: Number of the Beast
     

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