View Full Version : Similar themes in Lec games

08-31-2003, 01:47 PM
The most similar themes that i've noticed are Limbo Talk in Grim Fandango and the Scabb Island beach theme in MI2. Comparison mp3 here (http://www.gorman.btinternet.co.uk/Scabb-LimboCompare.mp3).

I know Lucastones thinks there's similarities between the underground tunnels from MI2 and some other theme, likewise with Remi and the Pegnose theme from MI4 compared to Scrimshaw from Grim.

What similar themes have you noticed between lec games or lec games and other media?

08-31-2003, 02:37 PM
Well there's a piece that is both in Full Throttle (http://www.pcgamescore.de/stuff/Full%20Throttle%20-%20Track%2020.mp3) and Grim Fandango (http://www.pcgamescore.de/stuff/Grim%20Fandango%20-%20Sanspoof.mp3). In Grim it plays in Rubacava at the cat races. At Sanspoof's memorial to be exact. In Full Throttle it plays near the end of the game.

08-31-2003, 06:52 PM
Yeah Benny, the one I noticed was that parts of the Orchestral Tunnels Remix are very very similar to Danny Elfmans Edward Scissorhands Theme music.

08-31-2003, 07:33 PM
Wow Alien, that's class. I always liked that tune in Grim Fandango too.

08-31-2003, 11:18 PM
Wow! Benny: Even side-by-side I can't hear any similarities! I never would have made that connection, I guess we all hear things differently... Same goes for the Danny Elfman connection!

Wow, well spotted Alien too!

09-01-2003, 09:10 AM
You're deaf! They are hugely similar!

C Shutt
09-01-2003, 10:36 AM
They are entirely dissimilar. Stop posting nonsense.

09-01-2003, 11:03 AM
I have also noticed the similarity between the two. If you do not recognize it yourself then yes, you are deaf

09-01-2003, 11:04 AM
Nah, they aren't deaf. Just tone deaf :D

09-01-2003, 11:41 AM
LucasTones' thread (http://www.lucasforums.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=96732) and, yes, they are similar!


Bobo Donkey™
09-01-2003, 02:55 PM
I noticed the similarities between the two quite a while ago.
Anyone who doesnt notice the similarities are StuPiD.

09-01-2003, 11:49 PM
I can hear that they SOUND similar... meaning a single tone instrument over background, the as for the NOTES themselves...????

~ John

09-02-2003, 09:18 AM
Anything you can do I can do better, I can do anything better than you.

No you can't
Yes I can
No you can't
Yes I can
No you can't Yes I can
No you can't Yes I can
No you can't Yes I can

Sorry, I just suddenly got reminded of that song. Wonder why?

Bobo Donkey™
09-04-2003, 02:37 PM
Heres something strange. In "A Link to the Past" when you are wandering around the castle a bit of the music ALMOST sounds like the LeChuck theme. Only a bit slower and with less notes. Its something that I seem to have noticed.

09-04-2003, 03:26 PM
As telarium pointed out months ago, the song "Grim Grinning Ghosts," which plays in the Haunted Mansion ride at Disneyland, sounds remarkably like the LeChuck theme. That's why there was that wacky rumor a few years back that Disneyland Paris was using the LeChuck theme in their advertising. Hee.

Here are some MP3's from telarium and elsewhere.

Grim Grinning Ghosts (http://www.mixnmojo.com/jake/grimgrinningghosts.mp3) - The regular song with singing ghosts and everything.

Grim Grinning Ghosts - Instrumental (http://www.mixnmojo.com/jake/grimgrinningghosts-instrumental.mp3) - A snip from an audio track stolen from the ride by a bitter employee.

Grim Grinning Ghosts - Club 33 Version (http://www.mixnmojo.com/jake/grimgrinningghosts-club33.mp3) - This one sounds the most LeChuckish. It's from Club 33 (http://www.snopes.com/disney/parks/club33.htm), which is a neat piece of Disneyland scariness. Apparently they don't play this in there anymore though :(

That has absolutely nothing to do with similar themes between LucasArts games, but if people are bringing up Edward Scissorhands etc I might as well bust out this classic. I asked Peter McConnell about the similarity between Grim Grinning Ghosts and the LeChuck theme and he said it was either an accident or coincidence by the way. I guess that makes sense, though, as Michael Land has cited Disneyland music recordings as inspiration for the Monkey Island score.

09-05-2003, 12:24 AM
Of course considered MI's influences you have to consider which came FIRST! :)

~ John

10-01-2003, 06:22 AM
The LeChuck theme is hidden on the soundtrack of Pirates of the Carribbean.. I can upload that snip if you want.

10-01-2003, 04:31 PM
Go fer it!

10-01-2003, 09:41 PM
It isn't man. I have listened to that soundtrack LOADS of times, its not there! I need proof please.

10-05-2003, 09:41 AM
Jake, I really loved the Haunted House musics you posted... do you have any idea of the way to get these musics for a poor french man ?