The Bitmap Brothers: The music of Amiga pioneers

If you ever owned a Commodore Amiga computer you must have heard of The Bitmap Brothers. In the 80s and early 90s, the game company released great 16 bit games, all distinguished by high quality graphics, great gameplay, lurid box art, and mostly banging soundtracks. With titles including all time classics such as Xenon series, Speedball seies , Gods and the Chaos Engine series, they burned themselves into the consciousness of a generation of Amiga users. The Bitmap Brothers released several games on the Amiga and Atari ST, and were one of the most successful companies on those platforms. They became known in particular for releasing games from a variety of different genres that usually came to be regarded as leaders in their respective fields. Their PC games have never matched the sales of their previous Amiga titles, despite garnering positive critical reviews in the press. They publicized themselves as rock stars, and were featured in the press posing in dark glasses standing next to the helicopter of Robert Maxwell, the owner of Mirrorsoft, the publisher of a number of their games. They were also one of the first companies to use licensed music in their games. Here are some great legendary soundtracks made by the Bitmap Brothers.

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