The Megadrive Sound Challenge!

Skirmish Frogs!

I’m currently writing a pretty long article, and to illustrate one of the points I thought i’d make a short video.

I wanted to quickly illustrate the fact that the Megadrive games tended to use both the Megadrive’s FM synthesiser chip and the Master System’s Programmable Sound Generator to create their soundtracks. However, when I was putting my material together I had a brain wave: What better way to illustrate the point then to turn it into a game? Everyone loves a bit of edutainment (ahem.)

So, without further ado, here it is. Can you guess which instrument sounds are being generated by the Megadrive’s FM chip and which were made using the Master System’s PSG?


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Hello! How do you do? I'm Fatnick, a chiptune-making ZX Spectrum-loving frog from South London. When not skirmishing, you can find me over at or @Mechafatnick and listen to me on Spotify

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