Yeah, they worked the hell out of the PC speaker.Modern video game music has no soul, you have sweeping orchestral soundtracks every way you look.
True video game music was made with the PC Speaker.
Just brings a tear to my eye. That little speaker is trying so hard!
Don't get me wrong, the MIDI and eventual orchstrated themes sound great too but it's amazing what the PC Speaker was able to pull off.
On a similar note, I have a soft spot for the Zelda theme on the NES. That 8 bit theme sounds really good.