Sometimes SEGA fans go above and beyond simply enjoying a game – and in some cases, they actually go so far that it both scares and impresses you at the same time. But between the two, we were definitely more impressed than anything else when SEGA forum user MrTaco shared his Overkill masterpiece with us – it is, by far, the coolest way to burn an Overkill soundtrack that we’ve ever seen.
Check it out:
“Just because [A soundtrack] doesn’t officially exist doesn’t mean you have to go without. Somewhat inspired by the ice cream truck scene, I decided it would be cool to put some of the music onto a tape, which I could then take and play in my car whenever I was out driving.
I decided wanted something that looked old. A nice black cassette. Which was actually quite hard to find, surprisingly. Somewhere along the line, someone decided that it would be totally rad if all tapes went transparent. I disagree.”
“Next…The case. Screw using the cardboard insert for the tape I found, especially the generic one from a blank tape. I want to make my own cover for it. In fact, I want to go all out. Make the whole thing like an official creation. Why the hell not?”
“Next was collecting the last of the music. Dug around inside the game disc hoping to find the music just floating around on its own, but no such luck. That meant having to do it the dirty way. Turn down the SFX and Movie volume, then play the level. First knife-throwing mutant I get to, just sit there. Shoot his knives. Again. And again. And again. Clip after clip plucking his projectiles from their path. Constantly wondering if I’d caught it all yet. Thinking it would have been a whole lot easier if I’d moved the TV back out of my room already so it was near the computer…
With my ideas collected, it was off to delve into Paint Shop Pro to rig a rough idea of how it should look. Then putting a proper thing together, refining it all. Several days and a bunch of printouts later, and it was done.”
You, sir, get the gold star of the week award. (And a free copy of the Overkill Pre-order Novel.) You can also read his original topic about how he put the tape together here.
Posted by RubyEclipse in House of the Dead: Overkill
on 12:55:38PM Apr 01, 2009