Total Eclipse Soundtrack, Burke Trieschmann, 1994
The 3DO wasn’t around for long enough to produce many classic, outstanding soundtracks that were exclusive to the system, or at least germinated there first. However, do some digging and you’ll come across a few hidden 3DO music gems. One of those pleasant surprises is Total Eclipse. While not a system exclusive like Zhadnost: The People’s Party, Total Eclipse first saw the light of day on the 3DO, before being ported to the PlayStation a year later – with markedly less full sound, making the 3DO soundtrack far superior. The game itself wasn’t much to write home about, seemingly only turning heads in 1994 because of its (back then) spectacular 3D graphics. The dull, repetitive space shooter gameplay found few fans, and by the time the largely unchanged PlayStation port appeared in 1995, the once shiny coat of painting had definitely faded.