Buggy Game Music

Listed are music tracks that have been tested on hardware and verified to sound wrong or odd, either due to a bad rip or because they just sound that way. Refer to this if you're developing an emulator and find a music track that sounds wrong, before you look for a problem in your emulator.

Sega Genesis Music

I've encountered many GYM soundtracks that contain bad/undocumented commands. The following have bad commands in almost every track (but are playable if the bytes are simply skipped): Crack Down, Gaiares, Darius 2, King's Bounty, Shining in the Dark, The Steel Empire, YS3 - Wanderers from Ys, Jewel Master.

NES Music

NSF tracks have been compared to in-game music on a NES playing the game cartridge.

Battletoads Title NSF rip lacks DMC samples
Blaster Master Ending Slight click around 0:03 and 0:13
Castlevania, Castlevania 2,
Castlevania 3, Deadly Towers,
Flying Warriors, Goonies II,
Metal Gear, Snake's Revenge,
Wizards & Warriors, probably others
all tracks Notes don't play long enough, envelopes fade too quickly. NSF rips don't properly write $80 to $4017
Fester's Quest Game Over Double drum-like sound at 0:03 incorrectly plays as tone in NSF rip due to it rewriting low bits of period before sweep has a chance to alter upper bits
Megaman Fire Man Stage Triangle bass line stutters at beginning

Super NES Music

SPC tracks have been verified by loading them into the SPC-700 unit on a SNES using a custom development cartridge.

A Ressha de Ikou 3 Super Version Bankrupcy Glitch sound at beginning
Ace o Nerae! Change Court Bass guitar pops excessively
Actraiser North Wall Click in echo at beginning
Aero the Acro-Bat 2 Fort Redstar: Act 2, Title Main instrument is slightly scratchy
Albert Odyssey 2 Sorceress of Glacier Bass sample has slight click (especially on left channel)
Arcana (Cardmaster) Journey, others Clicks at beginning
Barbarossa Ending Click at beginning
Donkey Kong Country Fear Factory Click at 0:41 on right side and same place when song repeats
Donkey Kong Country Cave Dweller Concert Click at 1:11 on right side
Earthworm Jim What the Heck? After a minute or so some bass notes seem to cut off early
F-Zero Mute City Chorus comes into song about 2 seconds after beginning
Ganbare Goemon 2 Stage Clear Weird sound at beginning, like bad sample data
Kaizou Tyoujin Shubibinman Zero Aquarium Samples have slight clicks
Metal Marines Engine Sound Engine sound that changes pitch then ends
Romancing SaGa 3 Trade For Defeat Echoing sound at beginning
Shin Megami Tensei Demo Cuts off abruptly at 0:15
Shin Megami Tensei Dream, Ending, others Lots of clicks when notes start
Shodai Nekketsu Kouha Kuniomost tracks Echoing click one second in
SimCity Menu First bass note sounds interrupted
Super Turrican Level 4-2 Click-like sound on voice 5 mixed with bass line
Super Turrican most tracks Some samples have slight clicks
Tengai Makyo Zero Let's Play! Glitch tone at beginning

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