> > Anyone have it? It has a sound test in which there are 3 version of each
> > "Ver B ORI", "Ver A ORI", "AB".
> > And the legendary "after burner" theme is different between ver A and B. I
> > remember debates around, "hey this is not the exact theme, it misses some
> > instruments!!"; well B is like arcade, and A is the one with extra
> > I still wonder where Ver A appeared, since it was not in arcades...
> OK, lets lay this one to rest.
> Whilst the game was in developement the Afterburner soundtrack was the "extra
> instrument" version with the full YM2151 melody.
> During developement for whatever reason the soundtrack was heard without the YM
> running (just the SegaPCM) and the game designers liked the bass driven sound so
> much they decided to drop the YM2151 melody and use that version instead.
> The reason people recognise the originals is due to the fact that these were the
> basis for most of the arrangements and mix's, and these versions allegedly
> appeared on some magazine cover cassettes,
> System16 - The Arcade Museum