Gotham gone Cyber-goth.
It was weird because…
This 1994 game was originally conceived as a license of the then-popular Batman: The Animated Series (AKA The Adventures Of Batman And Robin). The SNES version was faithful to its animated parent, translating the show’s gothic soundtrack.
The makers of the Mega Drive version though, decided that thumping EBM and hard techno were the way to go.
But it worked because…
The music was just so damn well written. Blistering, abrasive, but complex and atmospheric, the driving beats complimented the faster-paced, demonically-hard Mega Drive version beautifully. In fact you could drop them on any neon-and-eyeliner-tinged dancefloor today and easily get away with it.
Composed by Danish ex-demoscene composer Jesper Kyd (who has since gone on to score the likes of Hitman and Assassin's Creed), the Mega Drive soundtrack has a large online following - check out this shrine for details, original MP3s and remixes.