Your Favorite Video Game Soundtracks?

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Sut
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Re: Your Favorite Video Game Soundtracks?

Postby Sut » October 8th, 2016, 8:57 am



Ah yes the Amiga could belt out some great sample based tunes. Bitmap Brothers titles always had strong intro tunes. I think the ST's AY chip has aged better and has more soul but I'm extremely biased ;)

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Re: Your Favorite Video Game Soundtracks?

Postby Stalvern » October 8th, 2016, 12:00 pm

Sut wrote:the ST's AY chip

That's in the Spectrum. The ST has Yamaha's YM-branded version.

Regardless of name, I've never liked the ST's sound; it's so incongruous coming out of a 16-bit system, and even in an 8-bit system like the Spectrum, the chip's tones sound cheap and tacky to me next to those of the SID, the NES's APU, and even the Atari 800's POKEY. That said, a few developers got some amazingly clear samples out of the ST - Lankhor comes to mind.

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Re: Your Favorite Video Game Soundtracks?

Postby jon » October 8th, 2016, 10:19 pm

I think Twisted Metal series had a lot of good soundtracks, especially Twisted Metal 2.

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Re: Your Favorite Video Game Soundtracks?

Postby Arnold » October 22nd, 2016, 12:01 pm

The Best Video Game Soundtracks Of All Time:

14. Bonanza Bros. (Arcade, Mega Drive / Sega Genesis, Master System) - Sega, 1990
13. California Games (Master System) - Sega, 1989
12. Space Harrier 3D (Master System) - Sega, 1988
11. Streets of Rage 2 (Mega Drive / Sega Genesis) - Sega, 1992
10. Shining Force (Mega Drive / Sega Genesis) - Sega, 1992
09. Out Run (Arcade, Mega Drive / Sega Genesis, Master System) - Sega, 1986
08. Castle of Illusion (Mega Drive / Sega Genesis, Master System) - Sega, 1990
07. Toe Jam & Earl (Mega Drive / Sega Genesis) - Sega, 1991
06. Strider (Mega Drive / Sega Genesis) - Sega, 1990 (arcade version: Capcom, 1989)
05. The Revenge of Shinobi (Mega Drive / Sega Genesis) - Sega, 1989
04. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Mega Drive / Sega Genesis) - Sega, 1992
03. Sonic the Hedgehog (Mega Drive / Sega Genesis) - Sega, 1991
02. Streets of Rage (Mega Drive / Sega Genesis, Master System) - Sega, 1991
01. Shining Force II (Mega Drive / Sega Genesis) - Sega, 1993

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Re: Your Favorite Video Game Soundtracks?

Postby Retro STrife » October 22nd, 2016, 12:32 pm

Tons of great game soundtracks, BUT only one was so good that it actually inspired me to track down the soundtrack in order to listen to the music again when I was done playing it:

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.

As far as real songs, Crazy Taxi, Jet Set Radio, and the early Tony Hawk games all got me into certain bands and made me end up buying their music. I also bought a Bang Camaro album due to liking them in the Guitar Hero games.

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Re: Your Favorite Video Game Soundtracks?

Postby velcrozombie » October 22nd, 2016, 1:47 pm

Not the most interesting list - a lot of these are pretty obvious. A baker's dozen seemed like a good place to stop. No particular order, except for the top spot:

Streets of Rage 2 (Megadrive/Genesis) (if you put a gun to my head, this would be my favorite)
Mega Man 2 (NES)
Double Dragon (NES)
Castlevania 2: Simon's Quest (NES)
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (Saturn/PS1)
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Megadrive/Genesis)
Shovel Knight (PC/WiiU/3DS)
Hotline: Miami (PC/PS3)
Final Fantasy Tactics (PS1)
Final Fantasy 7 (PS1)
No More Heroes (Wii)
Super Meat Boy (PC/XBox360)
Silent Hill 2 (PS2)

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Re: Your Favorite Video Game Soundtracks?

Postby matmico399 » October 22nd, 2016, 4:02 pm

Arnold I would say you are a Genesis fan!

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Re: Your Favorite Video Game Soundtracks?

Postby Sut » October 22nd, 2016, 4:54 pm

matmico399 wrote:Arnold I would say you are a Genesis fan!


Yeah I like him already :D

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Re: Your Favorite Video Game Soundtracks?

Postby astrodomekid » October 22nd, 2016, 5:14 pm

Here's some of my favorite soundtracks:

Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped (PS1)
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon (Xbox 360)
F-Zero X (N64)
G-Darius (Arcade/PS1)
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (PS2)
Gran Turismo (PS1) [NTSC-U]
Mario Kart 64 (N64)
N2O: Nitrous Oxide (PS1)
Sonic the Hedgehog trilogy (Genesis)
Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage (PS1)
Super Mario Bros. (NES)
Super Mario 64 (N64)
Super Smash Bros. Melee (GameCube)
Tempest X3 (PS1)
Test Drive 5 (PS1)
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)

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Re: Your Favorite Video Game Soundtracks?

Postby Arnold » October 22nd, 2016, 8:42 pm

Sut wrote:
matmico399 wrote:Arnold I would say you are a Genesis fan!


Yeah I like him already :D


With genial composers like Motoaki Takenouchi, Yuzo Koshiro, Masahiko Yoshimura, Shigenori Kamiya and Masato Nakamura, Genesis/Mega Drive, brought us the best soundtracks ever made. They are in the same level of the soundtracks of John Willians. The are a lot of more genial soundtrack in the console, in games like After Burner 2, Rolling Thunder 2, Road Rash, Comix Zone, Monster World IV, Ethernal Champions, Quackshot and dozens of others. I have a top 95 of the gratest soundtracks in my blog segaclassics (blogger), with the links to the videos.
I have the Sega CD, Saturn, Nintendo 64, Wii and played many games of consoles like NES, snes, neo geo, PS2, PS3 and Xbox360, but I never heard anything like the compositions I heard on my Genesis.


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