City Connection digital soundtrack revs engine on Apple Music

Jerry on 2020-10-03
Retro game soundtrack label Clarice Disc has published the 18-minute digital soundtrack to City Connection (1985) available for streaming on Spotify and Apple Music.

Jaleco's driving platformer stars protagonist Clarice, who literally paints the town green by emptying cans of paint from the rear of her Honda City hatchback. While trailed by police patrol cars and swerving to avoid errant stray cats, Clarice travels across Japan, India, Egypt, London, Holland, China, Paris and Easter Island, with each stage featuring variations on the same theme.

Much of the game is set to arrangements of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's "Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso" from Piano Concerto No.1. Clarice colliding with a flag-waving feline triggers the “Flohwalzer,” or German "Flea Waltz." (The simple piano melody is known in Japan as “I Stepped on a Cat.")

Hamster Corporation's Arcade Archives edition of City Connection is on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. The NES port, which ditches Clarice for an unnamed blonde male protagonist, is among the titles offered in the Nintendo Switch Online's NES app. Spotify users in Japan can stream the full soundtrack on the streaming platform.

From the product page:
"City CONNECTION" is an action game that was released from JALECO in 1985. Girl Clarice drives "Clarice car", and runs around the world in search of the ideal of man. The "Arcade Archives" series has faithfully reproduced many classic Arcade masterpieces.
Apple Music - City Connection Soundtrack

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