Toaplan was one of the most well-loved developers in the shooter genre with a number of releases including Tiger-Heli, Twin Cobra, Hellfire, Truxton, and Zero Wing. In 1990, they released a different style of shooter called Out Zone which and is one of the most significant departures from the company’s catalog but still retains all the excitement, difficulty, and attention to detail. Join us as we dive into the soundtrack and have a chat with the composer of Out Zone (as well as many others) Tatsuya Uemura.
0:00:06 Operation (Start) + To the Earth (Ch. 1) – Out Zone (ARC)
0:07:00 Pump Them with Bullets (Ch. 2)
0:12:58 Look Out – Tiger Heli (ARC)
0:20:08 Hired Gun in O,Z (Ch. 3)
0:35:41 Soldier a GoGo (Ch. 4)
0:39:07 Secret of Ogiwara (Ch. 5)
0:46:51 Close to Finish (Ch. 6)
1:07:23 Get the Last Laugh (Ch. 7)
1:32:26 Flower of Victory (Ending)
1:39:03 Eternal Life (Name Entry)
Out Zone アウトゾーン (Arc) Toaplan, 1990 composed by Tatsuya Uemura
Purchase the soundtrack on Amazon Japan here.
Out Zone • Snow Bros. G.S.M. 1500 SERIES アウトゾーン / スノーブラザーズ
Special thanks to ctr for providing the hardware recording.
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You should link to the physical release so we can purchase it.
yep, its posted. thanks for the reminder! If i can find an alternate source, i’ll add it too.
What an insightful and interesting episode. It was fascinating to hear the details of his compositions.
Awesome, glad you enjoyed it!