Throughout Shenmue, Ryo can pick up Music Tapes that allow you to listen to various pieces from the game soundtrack, either the original versions or re-arrangements. Tapes can be bought in the Tomato stores for ¥300, some are found for free in various places, and other must be won in the Lucky Dip.
The tapes can be played in a number of ways:
- Cassette player
Found in the top drawer of Ryo's desk. Requires 2xAA batteries to operate (included). Accessible from the inventory once picked up.
- Boom box
The first-place prize in the Dobuita Tomato Store Lucky Dip. This stays on the desk in Ryo's room once you've won it.
- Tom's Hotdog Stand
Tom's truck has a boom box sitting on it that you can use to play any tapes you've collected.
Below is a list of all the tapes you can get in the game, sorted by where you can find them.
- Sha Hua (Ryo's desk - bottom drawer)
- Shenmue (Ryo's desk)
When you win third place in the Dobuita Tomato Lucky Dip, you can choose one of the following tapes as your prize.
- Final Take Off
- Magical Sound Shower
- Space Harrier
The tapes in each Tomato store will change from time to time, depending on which you've already bought.
- Antiquity Tree
- Boz Nov
- Dandy Old Man
- Feel Tired Song
- Flower Girl
- Harbor Bar
- Harbor Beats
- Heart Beats
- Hip de Hop
- Like a Feeling
- Yokosuka Blues