Your Favorite Video Game Soundtracks?

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Retrology
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Your Favorite Video Game Soundtracks?

Postby Retrology » October 1st, 2016, 4:32 pm

By far one of, if not the most, remembered aspects of a game is the music. Video game music can impact us in our childhoods by setting the themes, moods, pumping up the adrenaline, setting tension, or just being whimsical.

So with that in mind, what are YOUR favorite video game soundtracks?

Here's mine:

Donkey Kong Country SNES Trilogy
Paper Mario (N64)
Sonic 3D Blast (Genesis)
Super Mario 64
Jet Force Gemini (N64)
Super Mario Galaxy
Castlevania Symphony of the Night
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Fire Emblem Awakening
Sonic 3 & Knuckles
Chrono Trigger
Sonic Adventure

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Re: Your Favorite Video Game Soundtracks?

Postby Voor » October 1st, 2016, 8:18 pm

Well, Mega Man 2 and Ninja Gaiden (NES) are automatic entries, but Super Metroid may be my favorite for the just effectiveness it has on the atmosphere.

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Re: Your Favorite Video Game Soundtracks?

Postby eneuman96 » October 2nd, 2016, 12:31 am

All of the main Genesis Sonic games and Mega Man 2 have solid gold soundtracks. There are tunes I love from other games, but these ones in particular maintain a very high level of quality. Undertale is also no slouch.

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Re: Your Favorite Video Game Soundtracks?

Postby CaptainCruch » October 2nd, 2016, 4:55 am

Streets of Rage 2!

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Re: Your Favorite Video Game Soundtracks?

Postby DaHeckIzDat » October 2nd, 2016, 8:58 am

I have a ton of favorites. Instead of just listing my favorite games, I think I'll post my favorite tracks from my favorite games.

Stickerbrush Symphony, Donkey Kong Country 2:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ir0d7bjMIk&list=PL334A457011BC5467&index=20

Miner's Melancholy, Donkey Kong Country 2:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Qp0_NE8M1c

Hollow Bastion Theme, Kingdom Hearts:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nlCNVewMjA

Midna's Lament, Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Nq-gEG-E04

Song of the Ancients: Fate, Nier:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5xZbJDZZo4

The Wretched Automatons, Nier:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wmc3yji0G84&index=8&list=PL8DDD2D047A076DC8

Imminent Triumph, Dragon's Dogma:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtilBmwDUNQ

Gaur Plains, Xenoblade Chronicles:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cx0r4_btOQc&list=PLvNp0Boas722S8F_-p4qiR7XDZZbHRzkV&index=49

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Re: Your Favorite Video Game Soundtracks?

Postby Sut » October 2nd, 2016, 9:28 am

Ohh so many but a couple if my favourites:

Ice Cap Zone - Sonic 3
Chemical Plant Zone - Sonic 2
Streets of Rage 1&2 (Not a fan of 3)
Guile Stage - Street Fighter 2

Metal Gear Solid 2 Theme

Street Fighter 4 second theme (not the Nsync style one, the second part which is a remix of SF2).

Ride the Tiger - Virtua Fighter 2

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Re: Your Favorite Video Game Soundtracks?

Postby Retrology » October 4th, 2016, 2:49 am

I totally forgot to mention Earthbound. Good lord the music to that game is unreal. Every gamer needs to listen to that soundtrack (as well as play the game).

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Re: Your Favorite Video Game Soundtracks?

Postby rahimtx » October 4th, 2016, 5:19 pm

I always liked the Rygar (Nes) and Double Dragon soundtracks.

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Re: Your Favorite Video Game Soundtracks?

Postby VideoGameCritic » October 7th, 2016, 9:26 pm

Let's not forget Zombies Ate My Neighbors. I think way back in the day I was able to record a bunch of those songs into a mix tape!

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Re: Your Favorite Video Game Soundtracks?

Postby Stalvern » October 8th, 2016, 1:46 am

My favorite game, The Neverhood, also happens to have my favorite soundtrack. Three examples, for your listening pleasure. I have it on CD, and you should too.

Amiga games have a ton of awesome music.

The original PlayStation Wipeout games have fantastic original songs, mixed with equally good licensed music in the second and third ones. (One of the licensed tracks even had a Wipeout-themed music video!) There's also Wipeout 64, but the sampled cartridge music sounds crappy and plastic, unfortunately.

There are tons and tons more that I should mention, but I'm tired of putting together these links, so I'll just end with a page where you can get all of the music from Cave Story.


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