Daytona and Crazy Taxi music… on the Master System!

I jumped onto YouTube to look up some Master System music and came across these three examples of awesomeness from otobeya.

From the description and listening to them, it looks like he’s used the Master System’s PSG audio chipset to play back some amazingly good approximations of “King of Speed” and “Sky High” from Daytona (the tracks from the Beginner and Advanced tracks respectively):

King of Speed

Sky High

It was actually this cover of The Offsrping’s “All I Want” (infamous in nerd circles for being the first track that fires up for Crazy Taxi’s attract mode and the starting track for getting into the game proper) that I first found when hunting for compilations:

All I Want

I absolutely love these instances of retroactively dialing back more modern tracks and running them on old hardware 🙂 If you enjoyed the above, be sure to check out his channel – plenty of good stuff in there 🙂


  • Frank_fjs says:

    Awesome find, thanks for sharing!

    It’s amazing how much love the old Master System hardware still receives, there are coding competitions still running to this day.

    Love the chip tunes, they will never die.

  • Absolutely!

    Just wish there was a crazy SMS to MP3/OGG/FLAC/AAC/etc project for recording all the audio tracks into a format I could play back at my heart’s content, similar to the SOASC= project. That would be all kinds of awesome 🙂

  • Frank_fjs says:

    Why not rip to the VGM format and then rip to WAV?

  • That’s of course an option, but emulated audio isn’t as good as recording the playback off actual hardware. Probably virtually indistinguishable, but I’m a bit odd like that, and after being spoiled be the amazing SOASC= project, that’s kinda my preferred take on recording chiptunes to a standard recorded audio format 😉

  • Thanks for sharing, mate! 🙂 Awesome tunes. Especially the one for Crazy Taxi.

  • Yeah, I love some great chiptunes! Mind I missed out on the Amiga back in the day, so I should really look into the chiptune scene for that since most of my Commodore obsession seems to lie with the C64!