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Ed Hunter
Ed Hunter cover
Compilation album & video game by Iron Maiden & Synthetic Dimensions respectively
Released July 1999
Recorded 1980 - 1998
Genre Heavy Metal
Length 1:43:34
Label EMI (UK)
Portrait/Columbia (US)
Iron Maiden & Synthetic Dimensions respectively chronology
Virtual XI
(1998)
Ed Hunter
(1999)
Brave New World
(2000)

Ed Hunter, a first-person shooter video game, was released in 1999, and is based on and accompanied by Iron Maiden's music. The game objective consists of rescuing the mascot of Iron Maiden, Eddie, from a prison while passing through game settings evocative of the albums. Music from the band completes the game's customizable soundtrack. Image File history File links Ironmaidenedhunter. ... A compilation album is an album (music or spoken-word) featuring tracks from one or multiple recording artists, often culled from a variety of sources (such as studio albums, live albums, singles, demos and outtakes. ... Namcos Pac-Man was a hit, and became a universal phenomenon. ... Iron Maiden are a British heavy metal band from east London. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Heavy metal (sometimes referred to simply as metal) is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The EMI Group (LSE: EMI) is a British music company comprising of the major record company EMI Music which operates several labels, based in Kensington in London, England, and EMI Music Publishing, based in New York. ... Portrait Records is a sister label of Epic Records. ... Iron Maiden are a British heavy metal band from east London. ... Virtual XI is the British heavy metal band Iron Maidens 11th studio album, released March 23, 1998. ... Brave New World is the twelfth studio album by Iron Maiden released on the 30th of May, 2000 (see 2000 in music). ... Maze War, one of the two candidates for the first FPS. This article is about the video game genre. ... Namcos Pac-Man was a hit, and became a universal phenomenon. ... Iron Maiden are a British heavy metal band from east London. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... Eddie, the iconic mascot of Iron Maiden, has been featured on the artwork of almost every Maiden album and single Eddie, whose full name is Eddie the Ead or Edward the Head also known as Edward the Great (see below), is the British heavy metal band Iron Maidens mascot. ... In film formats, the soundtrack is the physical area of the film which records the synchronized sound. ...


The game passes through various levels, starting in a street, then to a mental institution, then into hell itself, and then into other various locations. The locations are from the covers of previous Iron Maiden records. A psychiatric hospital (also called, at various places and times, mental hospital or mental ward), is a hospital specialising in the treatment of persons with mental illness. ... “The Inferno” redirects here. ...


The gameplay itself consists of shooting the appearing enemies with the mouse cursor. The game travels on "a track" and the player has no control over movement apart from occasionally choosing the route he will take through the levels. The player can select which tracks play in the background of which levels. Operating a mechanical 1: Pulling the mouse turns the ball. ...


The package includes 3 CDs. The first CD contains 14 songs, the second CD contains 6 songs and the installation program for the game, and the third CD contains the game data. The soundtrack allegedly consists of the top 20 songs voted for by Iron Maiden fans on Maiden's official website.


The US version has a hidden bonus track of a new recording of "Wrathchild" with Bruce Dickinson on lead vocals. This was also released as a limited edition single at the same time as 'Wrathchild with Bruce Dickinson'.


A sticker on the compilation album The Best of the Beast originally announced the upcoming release of this game as "Melt, Eddie's own state-of-the-art 3D game". Best of the Beast was Iron Maidens first best of album, released in 1996 in three formats: a 34 track vinyl, a 27 track CD and a 16 track CD. The vinyl edition is nowadays quite rare and has become a collectors item. ...

Contents

Levels (background music listed in brackets)

  1. London's East End (Phantom of the Opera)
  2. The Shady Pines Asylum (Wrathchild)
  3. The Pits Of Hell (Hallowed Be Thy Name)
  4. The Graveyard (Fear of the Dark)
  5. The Pharaoh's Tomb (Powerslave)
  6. Blade Runner (Futureal)
  7. Futureal (The Evil that Men Do)
  8. Finale (The Evil That Men Do)

Track listing

Disc one

  1. "Iron Maiden (live)"
  2. "The Trooper"
  3. "The Number of the Beast"
  4. "Wrathchild"
  5. "Futureal"
  6. "Fear of the Dark"
  7. "Be Quick or Be Dead"
  8. "2 Minutes to Midnight"
  9. "Man on the Edge"
  10. "Aces High"
  11. "The Evil That Men Do"
  12. "Wasted Years"
  13. "Powerslave"
  14. "Hallowed Be Thy Name"

Iron Maiden is a song by Iron Maiden on their debut album Iron Maiden. ... The Trooper is a song written by Iron Maiden bass player Steve Harris. ... The Number of the Beast is Iron Maidens seventh single and the second single from Iron Maidens 1982 album of the same name. ... Futureal is a single from the Iron Maiden album Virtual XI, released in 1998. ... Fear of the Dark is a song written by Steve Harris, bass player and main songwriter for Iron Maiden, as the title track to Iron Maidens 1992 album Fear of the Dark. ... Be Quick or Be Dead is the first single from the Iron Maiden album Fear of the Dark, released in 1992. ... 2 Minutes to Midnight is the eleventh single released by Iron Maiden and the first from their Powerslave album. ... Man on the Edge is a single from the Iron Maiden album The X Factor. ... Aces High is a song written by Steve Harris. ... The Evil That Men Do was released in 1988 by Iron Maiden. ... Wasted Years was the fifteenth single released by Iron Maiden and the first from their Somewhere in Time album. ... Powerslave is the title track on fifth album by heavy metal band Iron Maiden. ... Hallowed Be Thy Name is a song written by Steve Harris for the 1982 Iron Maiden album The Number of The Beast. ...

Disc two

  1. "Run to the Hills"
  2. "The Clansman"
  3. "Phantom of the Opera"
  4. "Killers"
  5. "Stranger in a Strange Land"
  6. "Tailgunner"

Run to the Hills is Iron Maidens sixth single and first single from Iron Maidens 1982 album The Number of the Beast. ... Killers is the title-track for the second album by Iron Maiden. ... Stranger in a Strange Land is the sixteenth single released by Iron Maiden, written by guitarist Adrian Smith for the 1986 Iron Maiden album Somewhere in Time. ...

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