Soundtrack composed by: John Broomhall
We once again take a break from the Wing Commander: Privateer soundtrack to feature music from a game that was released around the same era (the early 1990s). It's also apt that we feature some of this music as many of you now know that there's going to be a sequel to XCOM: Enemy Unknown coming out this year! Yay! Can't get enough of that alien busting ("Bustin' makes me feel good!")! Anyway, the music we're featuring here isn't from the more recent reboot of the series but from the 1994 original developed by Mythos Games and published by Microprose. The music's definitely got an 80s/90s action music feel to it and the introduction music is no exception with wailing guitars. I know I could've used the better MT-32 version of the music but there's something about the Adlib/Sound Blaster version that just feels right, I just can't put my finger on it (especially when we eventually listen to Geoscape 2).
For an awesome remix to this intro be sure to check out the track I picked for the letter "X" in my A-Z of PC Game Music Remixes and Covers ;).
Thanks to Fenyo for providing these memorable tracks.