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Calypso76

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Hummer Team's Mortal Kombat 3 predates My Heart Will Go On?...
« on: February 11, 2020, 01:33:36 PM »
Okay, this seems really weird, but I noticed how My Heart Will Go On was in Hummer's Mortal Kombat 3. Nothing special, right? Until you take into account that it was reviewed as early as March 1997 in the Great Dragon, while Celine wouldn't even record the song until two months later.

Question is, how did they know about this song when it wasn't even recorded yet? Fair enough, Titanic was a huge project that was probably being reported about in 96/early 97, but I just can't understand how they put the song in there. I thought it was perhaps added in the MK4 hack (which was probably released at the same time the real MK4 and Titanic came out) but MK3 also uses it.

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Re: Hummer Team's Mortal Kombat 3 predates My Heart Will Go On?...
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2020, 05:09:23 PM »
I'm confused, do you mean the track that plays on the story sequences of Harry's Legend? Is that really an adaptation of My Hearth Will go on?

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Re: Hummer Team's Mortal Kombat 3 predates My Heart Will Go On?...
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2020, 09:10:32 AM »
No, the theme was first used in Hummer's MK3 for the Balcony (I think it is) stage, at 4:00 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxTj-f9CfUE

My question was, if this game was reviewed in March 1997, how did they know about Rose's theme from Titanic, which wasn't even recorded until May?

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Re: Hummer Team's Mortal Kombat 3 predates My Heart Will Go On?...
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2020, 01:03:23 PM »
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No, the theme was first used in Hummer's MK3 for the Balcony (I think it is) stage, at 4:00 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxTj-f9CfUE
That's not "My Heart Will Go On"....

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Re: Hummer Team's Mortal Kombat 3 predates My Heart Will Go On?...
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2020, 02:46:04 PM »
I bet Hummer Team just reused the Mortal Kombat 3 track for Titenic & Harry's Legend and it is absolutely unrelated to any of the Titanic soundtracks. It's been proven multiple time that Hummer Cheng reused various instruments channels or sequences of notes in other unrelated track. it's especially blatant with the Sachen games and the later productions (detailed on the associated wiki pages).

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Re: Hummer Team's Mortal Kombat 3 predates My Heart Will Go On?...
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2020, 01:08:21 PM »
Speaking of the music in this game, has anyone tried to identify it? Except for the Superman theme, the player select theme, the song from Garou Densetsu Special and The Bank, all the tracks are unknown, and since five of them are based on real music, it's likely the rest is too.

I swear track 8: https://www.zophar.net/music/nintendo-nes-nsf/mortal-kombat-4 sounds kind of like Andy Asteroids. Maybe this was supposed to go to Earthworm Jim 3 but went unused?
« Last Edit: February 19, 2020, 01:12:25 PM by Calypso76 »

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Re: Hummer Team's Mortal Kombat 3 predates My Heart Will Go On?...
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2020, 03:39:36 PM »
The track that sounds especially weird with some fast pacing (I can't check he number at the moment) use the Jing Ke Xin Zhuan overworld triangle. This track is itself based on an earlier composition that Hummer Cheng made at Sachen for Lucky Bingo 777.

(As a more detailed reply as to what I stated in the previous post).