This is my first post on The Raven! Been watching some walkthroughs for the Wii version of Staff of Kings, and it has occurred to me that the soundtrack is littered with unreleased Young Indy music, not previously featured in the Lego games or the DVD extra content. So, I took it upon myself to create this list below, which features exactly 20 pieces of music, which, to the best of my knowledge, are all previously unreleased tracks, or are at least, extensions of existing ones. Of this number, I have managed to identify only 9 of them. You will notice I have posted links to the walkthrough videos, with little footnotes of where exactly the music begins and stops [also, those which have been identified, have the DVD duration period listed for comparison(s)]. For those of you Young Indy music enthusiasts, I need your good ears to help identify which episodes these tracks are from as well as the scene(s)!
I've been working with InexorableTash to put together this list, in order to help further complete his database at youngindianajonesmusic.com. I'm told that it is possible to legally rip audio files from Wii Discs and save them to your desktop in mp3 format (like in the Lego Indy games), but alas, we still have yet to test this (I don't own a Wii). Does anybody have a copy of the game they would be willing to experiment with, so we can find out for sure?
Even if this is not possible, at least we know that the music is out there in one form or another!
I would like to apologize in advance for the quality of the walkthrough videos. Though all are available in HD 1080p, the game itself, is not very polished. At times, it can be quite difficult to listen to the music because the sound design is rather jarring. The soundtrack will sometimes get completely swallowed by some background SFX, dialogue and other actions on the screen. All you can, do is turn up your volume (but no too high), listen hard and listen carefully! I appreciate your understanding and patience ... (special thanks go to WishingTikal and JDGamerWalkthroughs on YouTube, for uploading these awesome videos)!
Just to avoid confusion, because I modeled this list after InexorableTash's Episode Cue List, some "identified" tracks have the words "unnamed track" listed next to them. This just means that they are not featured on his list, but are still used in the episode. The titles I provided are just short descriptions to add context, and are not, by any means, legitimate or "finalized" titles (but, it doesn't hurt to make suggestions, eh Tash?).
Thanks so much for taking the time to read this already bloated post, and I invite all who read this to, please, preview these videos whenever you get the chance (we need all the help we can get)! Feel free to take your time and to do it gradually, because there is enough to get through ...
1) Starting Menu - Unnamed Track ["Archduke's Palace" (background/source music)] from Perils of Cupid/Vienna, 1908.
Video Duration: 0:16 - 0:48
DVD Duration: 0:29:22 - 0:31:08
2) Sudan mission (Combat Tutorial) - "Connecting the Cable" (Incomplete) from Espionage Escapades/Prague, 1917.
Video Duration: 9:26 - 14:03
DVD Duration: 1:24:49 - 1:25:40, 1:26:23 - 1:27:42, & 1:29:15 - 1:29:37
3) Sudan mission (Combat Tutorial) - "Dogfight with the Red Baron" (Possible Extension) from Attack of the Hawkmen.
Video Duration: 14:03 - 16:12
DVD Duration: 0:33:57 - 0:34:45
4) Chinatown mission (Secret Basement Under "Tan's Exotic Imports") - Unknown Track (Very quiet, listen carefully).
Video Duration: 1:55 - 2:12
5) Chinatown mission [The Star of the Orient (in-game cut-scene)] - Unnamed Track ("The Great Wall Scene") from Journey of Radiance/Peking, 1910.
Video Duration: 4:47 - 5:05
DVD Duration: 0:57:05 - 0:57:22
6) Panama mission ("Recovery" from the Shoot-out in the Mayan Ruin) - Unnamed Track ("Plan ... has ... failed") from Daredevils of the Desert.
Video Duration: 11:29 - 11:40
DVD Duration: 0:59:10 - 0:59:18
7) Panama mission [In-game Cut-scene (Indy Overlooking the Camp at the Lagoon)] - Unnamed Track ("The Lighthorsemen Behold Beersheba") from Daredevils of the Desert .
Video Duration: 12:30 - 12:46
DVD Duration: 0:58:20 - 0:58:36
8) Panama mission (Shootout at the Falls/Temple of the Three Rivers) - "Assault on Gaza" (Extended) from Daredevils of the Desert.
Video Duration: 3:11 - 4:45
Episode Duration: 0:00:28 - 0:02:59
9) Panama mission (Entering the Sacred Tree Room) - Unnamed Track ["It's Beersheba!" (Hard to hear due to SFX)].
Video Duration: 8:28 - 8:50
DVD Duration: 0:49:18 - 0:49:33
10) Panama mission (Knocking the Three Stone Heads) - Unknown Track (Again, hard to hear, listen carefully).
Video Duration: 17:09 - 17:22
11) Panama mission (Mayan Astronomy Puzzle) - Possible Extended Track (Fragments from previous Lego Indy Games).
Video Duration: 13:20 - 15:43
12) Istanbul mission (Trapped with the Nazi Agents) - Unknown Track.
Video Duration: 3:56 - 5:03
13) Istanbul mission (Third Descent into the Catacombs) - Unknown Track.
Video Duration: 21:01 - 22:08
14) Istanbul mission (Activating the Final Statue) - Unknown Cue.
Video Duration: 30:32 - 30:50
15) Istanbul mission (Floor Puzzle solved/Final Battle with the Nazi Agents) - Unnamed Track ("First Battle with the Pirates") from Treasure of the Peacock's Eye.
Video Duration: 31:32 - 33:00
DVD Duration: 0:46:08 - 0:48:16
16) Istanbul Mission (Turkish Spider Tunnel) - Unknown Track.
Video Duration: 0:20 - 0:51
17) Nepal Mission (The Chasm) - Unknown Cue.
Video Duration: 5:42 - 5:48
18) Nepal Mission (Demolishing the Boulder) - Unknown Cue.
Video Duration: 15:27 - 15:35
19) Nepal Mission (Entering the Nepalese Temple) - Unknown Cue.
Video Duration: 0:11 - 0:22
20) Nepal Mission (Solving the Reed Basket Riddle) - Unknown Track.
Video Duration: 6:57 - 7:33