Midway's Sea Rescue is a dual-joystick
flying game similar in layout to Stunt Pilot and sounds similar to
Chopper. You maneuver a ghostly helicopter to the indicated target
to rescue the victims from the "sea". Sea Rescue uses a
stereo 8-track player to play back two specific audio tracks. The
left channel has a steady helicopter engine and rotor sound effect.
The right channel is more interesting. In addition to wind, horn and
other sound effects, there's dramatic background music and occasional
cries for help from the "victims", such as "Head for the
raft" and "I'm down here, dummy!"
The audio file below contains all of the speech
and effects from the
original tape. It's 2:20 long, recorded here as a 44.1
kHz sample rate 128 kbps MP3 file.
You can now purchase newly-recorded
8-track tapes for Sea
Rescue from Pinball Pal.
to Peter Rogers for the Sea Raider pictures