Music ISLAND vol.2: The Nutcracker (チャイコフスキー くるみわり人形) is a CD-ROM-based music entertainment title for the Pippin Atmark console. It features the musical suite from The Nutcracker by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, presented with animation.
Three different editions of Music ISLAND vol.2 were produced: The Original edition includes bilingual English and Japanese support. It also supports General MIDI playback, either with built-in MIDI software or an external sequencer like Cubase, allowing the user to isolate instruments. The Lite edition omits English support and MIDI capabilities. The "Oke Pit" Orchestra & Piano Trainer edition includes the orchestral score sheets and a picture book with musical arrangements for piano solos.
Music ISLAND vol.2 was developed by Oracion (オラシオン) with Macromedia Director and was originally released in 1993 as a set of separate discs (not hybrid) for Windows and Macintosh in Japan. Though it is compatible with older Macintosh computers with 68040 processors and older PCs running Windows 3.1, MIDI support requires a Power Macintosh with a PowerPC processor or a PC running Windows 95.
The forthcoming Pippin port was among early titles promoted by Bandai and Oracion at Macworld Expo Tokyo in February 1995 and the Tokyo Toy Show in June 1995. A hybrid version for Pippin and Power Macintosh was released in Japan on June 7, 1996.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 くるみわり人形 (Japanese), Third Stage. Archived 1999-09-21.
- ↑ パソコンで楽しめる音楽ソフト 「Music ISLANDシリーズ」。 (Japanese), Oracion. Archived 1997-07-12.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 The Nutcracker, Oracion. Archived 1997-07-12.
- ↑ The Pippin and MIDI (French) by Pierre Dandumont, Journal du Lapin. 2018-01-24.
- ↑ 音楽は親から子、子から孫へ引き継ぐべき教養である (Japanese), Shoichiro's pc 9821 diary. 2013-09-30.
- ↑ Macworld TV Tokyo 1995 by KandaNewsNetwork,Inc., YouTube. 2013-08-29.
- ↑ 1995年東京おもちゃショー オーレンジャー ビーファイター by kbigstone, YouTube. 2013-01-19.
- ↑ PIPPIN@MARK software release list (Japanese), Retrogeme.
- ↑ Working Mother (p.118), Lang Communications, New York City. 1995-12.
- ↑ The Best of Technology Past, Present by Eugenia C. Daniels, Chicago Tribune. 1995-12-15.
- Music ISLAND vol.1: Peter and the Wolf
- Music ISLAND vol.3: The Four Seasons
- Music ISLAND vol.4: Carnival of the Animals
- Music ISLAND vol.5: The Blue Danube
- Music ISLAND vol.2 The Nutcracker at RF Generation
- Music ISLAND vol.2 Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker at Video Games Museum
- Music ISLAND Orchestra & Piano チャイコフスキー (Japanese) at VCDS
- くるみわり人形の音楽ソフト Oke Pit edition on PowerBook G3 Wallstreet (Japanese) by ふみえ さん at So-net ブログ (2017-08-03)