SEGA Tunes: Ghostbusters Main Theme and Ending Theme for the SEGA Genesis

Ghostbusters for the SEGA Genesis is a game that holds a very special place in my heart. During Christmas 1991 I received my Model 1 SEGA Genesis with Sonic the Hedgehog bundled in, and from that point forward I was a SEGA fan. Owning a Genesis also meant that a whole world of games opened up to me, and since the console was a little over two years old, I spent much of 1992 buying up games I had missed out on. Buying games in the early ’90’s was tough. Nowadays we have instant access to the internet, so it’s easy to spot a game on the shelf, Google search reviews, and make the decision to purchase. Back in ’92 all I had to go by was the box art and the few screenshots provided on the back. Being a huge fan of both Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Ghostbusters, it only made sense for me to seek out the Genesis titles those franchises provided, and boy did I strike gold.

Unlike NES fans who were stuck with the often derided Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Ghostbusters, SEGA fans were graced with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist and Ghostbusters, by SEGA and Puyo Puyo developer Compile. I picked Ghostbusters up used at a store humorously named “Gamebusters”. Booting the game up for the first time was an aural delight – a near perfect 16-bit rendition of the Ghostbusters theme song! the game that followed was excellent, featuring fun platforming, light RPG elements, and a spooky soundtrack. In honor of one of my fondest SEGA Genesis moments, and in memory of Ghostbusters writer and star Harold Ramis, I present a special Tuesday Tunes highlighting the intro and end credits music for this memorable game.

Want the whole soundtrack? The fine folks at Ghostbusters News have the complete soundtrack to download!


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