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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 10:33 am 
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In Dr. Mario, after you clear a stage, it prompts the player to press START to advance to the next level ("STAGE CLEAR | TRY NEXT"). On that screen, it plays music that cuts out with a strange chirp after about about 10 seconds. Is that a bug in Dr. Mario? And, if so, is there any way to listen to the full song?


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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 10:39 am 
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The NSF displays the same behavior - perhaps it's a bug in the music engine?

Also, it's 22 seconds, not 10.

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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 10:43 am 
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I wouldn't presume that's a bug. It sounds perfectly intentional to me. Several of the tracks have funny little musical "chirp" noises.


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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 11:43 am 
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Perhaps the viruses infected not only the patient, but also the music engine...

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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 12:37 pm 
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It appears to be a stylistic choice by Mr.Tanaka, since the same weirdness shows up in the SNES version, Tetris & Dr.Mario. If you'd like though, the prototype version of the game, named Virus, contains versions of the jingles that don't end abruptly.

Edit: Corrected link. I knew it was one of the protos. :P


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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 12:40 pm 
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The early prototype versions of Dr. Mario (Virus) plays the song longer, and eventually loops.

Audio: wik page - ogg file

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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 2:29 pm 
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Drag wrote:
It appears to be a stylistic choice by Mr.Tanaka, since the same weirdness shows up in the SNES version, Tetris & Dr.Mario. If you'd like though, the prototype version of the game, named Virus, contains versions of the jingles that don't end abruptly.

Edit: Corrected link. I knew it was one of the protos. :P

That link behaves oddly. Cut and paste works, but clicking yields "Dr._Mario_NES_/" rather than parentheses…


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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 8:33 pm 
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That and the fact that the bleep at the end of the stage clear music used for "Fever" and "Off" sounds like the sound effect for pressing Start in Tetris.


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