While Fallout fans are adventuring through New Vegas this weekend, some of them might be wondering why Bethesda didn’t release a soundtrack album for Inon Zur’s fantastic music from the game. Perhaps we’ve thrown back too many bottles of Nuka-Cola Quantum, but it seems like it would have been a no-brainer to include an OST in the collector’s edition that many of us purchased (this writer included). However, Tunnel Snakes and vault dwellers looking to satisfy their cravings for even more adventure through a post-apocalyptic wasteland can not only play a free homebrew game inspired by Fallout and created by chiptunes artist, 8 Bit Weapon, but enjoy its music as well. The Feed has some sample sounds and a link to Silo 64, available by clicking below. No secret vault access codes required!
Silo 64 is a game developed by 8 Bit Weapon’s Seth Sternberger, based on the Commodore 64/128 platform. This post-nuclear action-shooter features a top notch original soundtrack from 8 Bit Weapon. Up first is “Rocktronic Plague”, which blends chiptune sounds and guitar to excellent effect.
Up next is “Safety Comes First”. With techno sounds in a decidedly early 90’s mode, this fun piece utilizes vintage civil defense film sound bites, warning the listener about the dangers of nuclear attack and fallout.
“Fallout in the Wasteland (8580 Remix)" is a big-beat electronic jam that, like the rest of the music on the album (and the game for which it was written) reveals the level of fandom 8 Bit Weapon has for all things Fallout.
The album also contains a punky 8 bit jam called “Mutation” featuring Los Angeles indie band NU-TRA. Fans of early era Devo will absolutely love this spud-inflected song. The Silo 64 soundtrack is available from 8 Bit Weapon’s website and comes in the group’s retrotastically cool 5.25” floppy diskette packaging, which is worth the purchase price alone. Frankly, some of the music sounds even better than what the venerable C64 could produce, so props to 8 Bit Weapon for upping the sonic palette on this one.
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