Monday, July 14, 2008

Great Gaming Music #17: Legacy

This is Legacy by the Gone Jackals as featured in the opening to Lucasarts' Full Throttle. The music played an integral part in selling this biker-themed point-'n'-click adventure to a skeptical audience. The hard rock and hillbilly soundtrack helped smooth over the occasional rough patch in the game's pacing and allow players to experience the frequent moments of genius on offer.

The Gone Jackals released three albums between 1990 and 1998; Legacy is featured on their second album, Bone to Pick. Despite attempts in 2000 and 2003, sequel projects to Full Throttle entitled (respectively) Payback and Hell on Wheels have never gotten off the ground and as of today no attempts to continue the franchise are on foot.


Duncan said...

This is still one of my favourite opening sequences ever. That music just sets up the whole game. It's hard to beat something that rocks that much.

Greg Tannahill said...

I loved this soundtrack with a passion; I almost bought the Gone Jackals album until I thankfully came to my senses. Sadly the elision of time means that I now find it harder to see the awesome of setting off landmines with Duracell bunnies, and am more inclined to reflect on how awful the UI for that section is.