Galahad Soundtrack, Matt Furniss, 1992
It probably didn’t sway many customers towards buying a Sega Genesis, but one advantage that the platform had over the SNES was a reasonably steady flow of European computer game ports – particularly from the Amiga. That was undoubtedly due to the Genesis outselling the SNES on the continent, making ports a potentially lucrative undertaking. However, few – if any – of these conversions are particularly well-remembered these days. Mind you, that’s not necessarily due to a lack of quality, which means there are some hidden gems to be unearthed. Enter Galahad, previously released as Leander on the Amiga. While the game – a medieval-themed hack’n’slash platformer – didn’t do anything drastically original to stand out from the crowd, it was a prime example of a rock-solid title that still entertains decades later: substantial content, tight controls, lovely graphics – and one of the platform’s greatest soundtracks.