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One on One with The Requiem: the Daytona USA Soundtrack

Welcome to yet another enthralling installment of One on One with yours truly. I am thrilled to have this opportunity to interview a true SEGA legend. With us today, celebrating Daytona USA as our Game of the Month in February, is the Official Soundtrack for Daytona USA, also known as the Daytona OST. How are you today, sir?

One_on_one_with_the_requiem_daytona_arcadeDaytona OST: Feeling gooooooood!

The Requiem: Hah! Nice. Well, let’s get started, shall w-

Daytona OST: Rollllllllllling staaaaaaaaaaaaaaaart!

The Requiem: Right-

Daytona OST: Rollllllllllling staaaaaaaaaaaaaaaart!

The Requiem: Okay! We get it! So, you’re a legendary icon from the Saturn era and SEGA’s arcade heritage. Do you ever fall victim to letting that go to your head?

Daytona OST: Do-da do-da do-do-do-do do-do-do!

Who remembers the code to play as the horse on the Saturn version? Hold up & left on the pad and press A+B+X+Z at the title screen!

The Requiem: …..Is that a yes?

Daytona OST: Yeah, way yeah, le yeah hey! Yeah, way yeah, yeah way hey!

The Requiem: I’m going with “yes.” Anyway, you were composed by long-time SEGA music composer Takenobu Mitsuyoshi, who also performed your vocals. Where do you think Mitsuyoshi-san found his inspiration when composing you?

Daytona OST: Day-tooooooo-naaaaaaaaaaa!

The Requiem: Well, that’s a little obvious, but-

Daytona OST: Let’s go away!

“Day-toooo-naaaaa!” Takenobu Mitsuyoshi also composed music for Virtua Fighter 2 and the Shenmue series.

The Requiem: Go away? To where?

Daytona OST: Day-tooooooo-naaaaaaaaaaa!

The Requiem: Hell yeah! Let’s get the f–k outta here! This gag doesn’t really have much legs, anyway! You driving?

Daytona OST: I wanna fly skyyyyyyyyy hiiiiiiiigh!

The Requiem: Fly? We’re gonna need to put you in some kind of storage, if that’s even possible…

Daytona OST: Let’s go together!

SEGA’s excellent arcade follow-up, Daytona 2, never came to home consoles because EA… (they had an exclusive Nascar license).

The Requiem: I don’t think we’re really going to be able to make that happen… Why don’t we just drive? That’ll be more fun, so long as the weather is good, right?

Daytona OST: Bluuuuuue, bluuuuuuue skiiiiiiiiiiiiies! I see bluuuuue, bluuuuuuue skies!

The Requiem: Oh, so you checked already?

Daytona OST: Weh, hey, hee, weh, hey hee! Weh, hey, hee, weh!

The Requiem: Okay, that doesn’t really make any sense…

Daytona OST: Tu, tu, tu. Tu tu tun! Tu, tu, tu. Tu lu tun!

The Requiem: Uh… huh. I’m just gonna ask… Are you high?

Daytona OST: Yeah, hey, oh! Yeah, flying high! Feeling good!

No, you’re not tripping balls. The Daytona car has made appearances in other SEGA titles such as Sonic All-Star Racing Transformed and Fighters Megamix.

The Requiem: We’re not really going to Daytona together, are we?

Daytona OST: Aaaaaaaaaah-aaaaaah, ah-aaaaaaah, Aaaaaaaaah-aaaaaah!

The Requiem: Dammit! So this was, what, a big joke to screw me over and piss me off? Is that what you were trying to do?

Daytona OST: Get goooooooal!

The Requiem: F–k you, Daytona OST! You can shove this interview up your tail pipe! We’re done!

Daytona OST: G. A. M. E. O. V. E. R. G-A-M-E-O-V-E-R, Game over! Game over! Game over! Game Over!

Want to check out more of my pointless timeless interviews? Click here. Hey! I made it through an entire interview with a race car and didn’t once mention a sex joke or Danica Patrick! That’s called making progress, Doc!

…I’d still totally nail Danica Patrick, though. I mean, who wouldn’t?

The Requiem

Having grown up with a SEGA Master System, The Requiem has been a lifelong SEGA fan. Favorite SEGA games include: Gunstar Heroes, Shinobi III, the House of the Dead: Overkill, Jet Set Radio, & Alex Kidd in Miracle World. Other game favorites include: Super Metroid (SNES), Tempest 2000 (Atari Jaguar), Mortal Kombat (Arcade) and Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery (iOS). The Requiem exists digitally as @UnboundRequiem on Twitter.

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