Take Cover

Take Cover

Running time: 3 hours, 46 minutes
Format: MP3 (128-320 kbps)
Number of tracks: 94
Filesize: 326.2 MB

Have you ever been playing a retro game and thought, "Whoa, this song sounds suspiciously familiar?" Or maybe you've heard a radical 8 or 16 bit version of a real song in one and thought it was awesome? Well, you're not alone!

Whether officially licensed or recreated without permission, it was always cool to hear a popular song pop up now and then.

Some of them were inserted with permission, like the tracks on Rock n' Roll Racing, the digitally patched-together Guns n' Roses and The Who pinball tables, or the little-known Journey arcade game. Some were completely unauthorized, like some of the tracks in Rock 'n Rage, Cosmo's Cosmic Adventure, and Duke Nukem II. There's even a collection of Bobby Prince's original drafts for the Doom soundtrack, which are blatant and awesome metal and alternative ripoffs that were later changed up to avoid lawsuits.