Your Favorite Game Music (post a link)

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#1 Posted by WitIsWisdom (4775 posts) -

I made this thread to get an idea of what kind of music people enjoy while playing games. I know that in some emulators and modern day games you can import your own playlist, but I dont want to click on a link and hear 50 cent or Weird Al... lets keep it oldschool to a certain extent.

Now even though the topic of this thread is "Your Favorite Game Music," that doesnt mean you need to post your number one favorite song from a video game of all time. Just post something that you really enjoyed.

If you would like, add a description and why you find it so great.

I am in the midst of making a blog post about the best obscure NES music (in my opinion). I am NOT looking for ideas for that, however, it would be nice to see what other gamers find to be great pieces of music.

I will post one that will definately be in my blog post.

1. Faxanadu- World of Mist= http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFcSxw0Wit4 This song has everything that makes music so great in entertainment. SO many great songs in this game captured the environment and gameplay so well. This song (while it may be strange to some) captures the essence of the moment better then anything else on the NES.

Although I have a ton of honorable mentions.

By the way, even though some (or most people) hate Silver Surfer, it has one of the best soundtracks on the NES. <<< That was a just so you know... lol

So what do you all think? Lets try to keep these music samples no later then 5th gen if possible. Thanks all :)

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#2 Posted by Panzer_Zwei (15498 posts) -

AFTER BURNER !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAsqQ94N9MU

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#3 Posted by gameofthering (11115 posts) -

AFTER BURNER !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAsqQ94N9MU

Panzer_Zwei

I've not played an After Burner game for years (Apart from a demo on XBL for a 3D version)

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#4 Posted by Panzer_Zwei (15498 posts) -

[QUOTE="Panzer_Zwei"]

AFTER BURNER !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAsqQ94N9MU

gameofthering

I've not played an After Burner game for years (Apart from a demo on XBL for a 3D version)

If I had Xbox Live I'd definitely play AFTER BURNER CLIMAX.

It's probably the last "TRUE" AFTER BURNER game that there will be for a long time.

I'm still pissed it wasn't given a standard release, whilst rubbish like RAIDEN IV did.

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#5 Posted by Pixel-Perfect (5778 posts) -

Well I have like 600 VGM tracks on my iPod...

But here are some that come to mind. Stickerbrush Symphonyby Dave Wise, Xion's Theme by Yoko Shimomura, and The Dark Messenger by Nobuo Uematsu.

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#6 Posted by WitIsWisdom (4775 posts) -

I like the fact that a couple of people posted some awesome music for games. There have got to be some more of you out there in Legacy Platform land that have a track or two that really sticks out for you, and you would easily be able to identify a game by even if others couldnt. I thought this thread was going to be booming, but I guess people dont care for the hidden gems of video game muic as much as me.... then again, not many people care for hidden gems let alone that....

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#7 Posted by Pixel-Perfect (5778 posts) -

Ahw don't feel bad. Here's some more. :P

Encounter from Riviera the Promised Land, Unavoidable Destiny from FFTA (There's an optional quest I did a hundred times just to hear this), Wily Stage 1 from Mega Man 9.

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#8 Posted by Nismology (649 posts) -
1. Halo 2 Never Forget, Halo Theme - Mjolnir Mix 2. F-Zero GX Mute City 3. Jet Set Radio Future Concept of Love, Fly Like a Butterfly 4. Knytt Stories Confiant, Arrivée Distante, Before Our Eyes 5. Phantasy Star IV Opening Theme - The End of the Millenium 6. Ecco the Dolphin Medusa Bay 7. Super Mario World Athletic 8. WipEout 2097 Firestarter (Instrumental) 9. Daytona USA Let's Go Away, Sky High 10. Pokemon Red Battle Theme (VS Trainer), Pokemon Gym
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#9 Posted by gameofthering (11115 posts) -

[QUOTE="gameofthering"]

[QUOTE="Panzer_Zwei"]

AFTER BURNER !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAsqQ94N9MU

Panzer_Zwei

I've not played an After Burner game for years (Apart from a demo on XBL for a 3D version)

If I had Xbox Live I'd definitely play AFTER BURNER CLIMAX.

It's probably the last "TRUE" AFTER BURNER game that there will be for a long time.

I'm still pissed it wasn't given a standard release, whilst rubbish like RAIDEN IV did.

Last time I played After Burner is when I had a Sega Saturn. I wish I never traded the system, since I was the only person who had one I'm sure :P

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#10 Posted by lazyathew (3748 posts) -

So much great video game music. But for now I'll just name a few highlights.

Tales of Legendia:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bckgyhCo7Lw

Final Fantasy X:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Br-M-5hn-UI

Sonic Adventure 2:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zah19RJJ2EQ

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#11 Posted by almasdeathchild (8922 posts) -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqcPSbkS9TQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSt2ZQSpDz8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoeiQ7Ot4NA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5T5RqkQP7O4

oh the nostalgia

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#12 Posted by Panzer_Zwei (15498 posts) -

[QUOTE="Panzer_Zwei"]

[QUOTE="gameofthering"] I've not played an After Burner game for years (Apart from a demo on XBL for a 3D version)

gameofthering

If I had Xbox Live I'd definitely play AFTER BURNER CLIMAX.

It's probably the last "TRUE" AFTER BURNER game that there will be for a long time.

I'm still pissed it wasn't given a standard release, whilst rubbish like RAIDEN IV did.

Last time I played After Burner is when I had a Sega Saturn. I wish I never traded the system, since I was the only person who had one I'm sure :P

You can play it on SHENMUE II.

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#13 Posted by gameofthering (11115 posts) -

As much as I love the Dreamcast I've never had the desire or interest in the Shenmue series. The setting and theme just don't seem interesting to me. I may try the series some point in the future, for all I know I may enjoy it.

If I ever find them cheap I'll buy them or if Sega release a HD port soon. Whichever happens first.

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#14 Posted by deactivated-57ad0e5285d73 (21398 posts) -
Port of Adia from Turok 2 rarely gets mentioned, so I'll bring it up.
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#16 Posted by GreySeal9 (28247 posts) -

My personal favorite is the Besaid Island theme from Final Fantasy X. So gorgeous.

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#17 Posted by Pixel-Perfect (5778 posts) -

Port of Adia from Turok 2 rarely gets mentioned, so I'll bring it up.Heirren

That was cool.

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#18 Posted by Jag85 (10988 posts) -

I've got so many favourites, I don't even know where to begin. I think I'll just start with some old-school 80s arcade music...

Super Locomotive (1982)

The Tower of Druaga (1984)

Space Harrier - "Main Theme" (1985)

Gradius (1985)

Out Run - "Splash Wave" (1986)

Super Hang-On - "Outride a Crisis" (1987)

Shinobi - "Mission 1" (1987)

Gradius II (1988)

Final Fight (1989)

Zero Wing - "Hit Man" (1989)

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#19 Posted by KBFloYd (18916 posts) -

Metroid NES

kraid levelhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UGKCvIrF_o

title screenhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-U3sVX2G3w

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#20 Posted by Emerald_Warrior (6581 posts) -

Skyrim Meets Metal

So incredibly epic it'll melt your face off! \m/

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#21 Posted by bad_fur_day (1988 posts) -

Metal Gear Solid 3: CQC

Coolest song in a videogame, ever.

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#22 Posted by bowserjr123 (2465 posts) -

Ahw don't feel bad. Here's some more. :P

Encounter from Riviera the Promised Land, Unavoidable Destiny from FFTA (There's an optional quest I did a hundred times just to hear this), Wily Stage 1 from Mega Man 9.

Pixel-Perfect

I loved the Mega Man 9 soundtrack, definitely some of my favorite songs in the series are in that game, like We're the Robotsand Wily Battle.

Some other tracks that come to mind are Tubba Blubba Battle, Crocodile Cacophony, andDr. Stewart's Theme.

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#23 Posted by Cristronica (25 posts) -

From Diablo II

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XheJnmLAwhk

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#24 Posted by chocolate1325 (33009 posts) -

These are some of my favorites

Shadow of the Colossushttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqVIJFvUraw&feature=related

Sonic the Hedgehoghttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mqmN6mw4R8

Paper Mario http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrL3Hmpdvrg

The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Timehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hy0aEj85ifY

Street Fighter 2http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-14W5XTqL5U&feature=related

Metroid Primehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLLjibR_c4Q

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#25 Posted by nameless12345 (15125 posts) -

Some cool NES music:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45aH9r6cGy8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-d1pPzACR0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbrW71_Ohxg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMz3w3hWNLE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3h68ZwW2xVQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xpGIZff6G0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A072hRVxKzA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZDmyuSWKKw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6epUdf4Kg0

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#26 Posted by AsadMahdi59 (6835 posts) -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JnOlg6zrr4&http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkHbAoz45F0

both from Ratchet series. The 4 games on PS2 have fantastic soundtracks yet nobody ever mentions this when discussing the series. It's a shame

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#27 Posted by Jag85 (10988 posts) -

I've got so many favourites, I don't even know where to begin. I think I'll just start with some old-school 80s arcade music...

Super Locomotive (1982)

The Tower of Druaga (1984)

Space Harrier - "Main Theme" (1985)

Gradius (1985)

Out Run - "Splash Wave" (1986)

Super Hang-On - "Outride a Crisis" (1987)

Shinobi - "Mission 1" (1987)

Gradius II (1988)

Final Fight (1989)

Zero Wing - "Hit Man" (1989)

Jag85

Now onto my favourite 80s computer game music...

Lazy Jones (1984)

International Karate (1985)

Xanadu Scenario II (1986)

Dragon Slayer Jr: Romancia (1986)

Dragon Slayer IV: Drasle Family - "Maia's Theme" (1987)

Sorcerian (1987)

Jet Set Willy (1987)

Ys I: Ancient Ys Vanished (1987)

Ys II: The Final Chapter (1988)

The Scheme (1988)

Skate of Die - "Intro" (1988)

Star Cruiser (1988/1989)

Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes (1989)

Ys III: Wanderers From Ys (1989)

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#28 Posted by noize_suppress (101 posts) -

Powerblade NES Sector 1 tune http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rb9QZCzb-QM

Powerblade NES Sector 2 tune http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpQ0pqnGMic&feature=relmfu

Not played Powerblade in 18 years but still remember these tunes clear as day.

Deus Ex PC Main menu music http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yUvMuple5I

Deus Ex PC Hong kong music http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHQZNNajxOk&feature=related

Deus Ex PC Unatco music http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_wsxDFRbEk&feature=related

The Deus Ex music is nice and gritty and sets the tone for the game.

Just realised that JC denton looks like the guy in powerblade lol.

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#29 Posted by noize_suppress (101 posts) -

Never expected that music in games in the early 80s to be so advanced.

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#30 Posted by Jag85 (10988 posts) -

Never expected that music in games in the early 80s to be so advanced.

noize_suppress

That was mainly in the arcades, which were always way ahead of the curve back then, in terms of both graphics and audio. By the early 80s, arcade machines were already using FM-synthesis sound chips, which wouldn't be used in consoles (or non-Japanese computers) until the late 80s (with the Sega Mark III, Famicom Disk System, TurboGrafx-16, and Sega Mega Drive).

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#31 Posted by Jag85 (10988 posts) -

[QUOTE="Jag85"]

I've got so many favourites, I don't even know where to begin. I think I'll just start with some old-school 80s arcade music...

Super Locomotive (1982)

The Tower of Druaga (1984)

Space Harrier - "Main Theme" (1985)

Gradius (1985)

Out Run - "Splash Wave" (1986)

Super Hang-On - "Outride a Crisis" (1987)

Shinobi - "Mission 1" (1987)

Gradius II (1988)

Final Fight (1989)

Zero Wing - "Hit Man" (1989)

Jag85

Now onto my favourite 80s computer game music...

Lazy Jones (1984)

International Karate (1985)

Xanadu Scenario II (1986)

Dragon Slayer Jr: Romancia (1986)

Dragon Slayer IV: Drasle Family - "Maia's Theme" (1987)

Sorcerian (1987)

Jet Set Willy (1987)

Ys I: Ancient Ys Vanished (1987)

Ys II: The Final Chapter (1988)

The Scheme (1988)

Skate of Die - "Intro" (1988)

Star Cruiser (1988/1989)

Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes (1989)

Ys III: Wanderers From Ys (1989)

And now for some of my favourite 80s console game music:

Z Gundam: Hot Scramble - "Game Over" (1986)

Hokkaido Chain Murders (1987)

Wonder Boy in Monster Land (1988)

Final Fantasy II - "Main Theme" (1988)

Ninja Gaiden - "Basilisk Mine" (1988)

Skate or Die - "Main Theme" (1988)

Ys: The Vanished Omens - "Fountain of Love" (1988)

Ys I & II (1989)

Phantasy Star II - "Pleasure" (1988)

The Revenge of Shinobi (1989)

Tengai Makyou: Ziria - "Opening" (1989)

Along with a few more 80s arcade game soundtracks I missed out before:

Bega's Battle - "Intro" (1983)

Road Avenger (1985)

Time Gal (1985)

Psychic 5 (1987)

Winning Run (1988)

As well as a few more 80s computer game soundtracks I missed out before:

Valis: Phantasm Soldier - "Miss Blue" (1986)

Dragon Slayer II: Xanadu (1987)

Metal Gear - "Return of Fox Hounder" (1987)

Psycho World - "Intro" (1988)

Final Fantasy - "Prelude" (1989)

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#32 Posted by deactivated-57ad0e5285d73 (21398 posts) -

Metal Gear Solid 3: CQC

Coolest song in a videogame, ever.

bad_fur_day
Good stuff, I agree. They've got excellent sound designers and musicians.
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#33 Posted by Subtle_Ninja_X (36 posts) -
Mega Man: Any of the songs in any Mega Man game. Most notably to me though is the Mega Man 3 Intro song
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#34 Posted by mariokart64fan (20581 posts) -

level 4 chainsaw hedgemaze mayhem , zombies ate my nieghbors i think im gonna blast that this halloween ,

dkc bramble symphony

topgear track 2

goldeneye elevator --right for those moments in a hotel or hospital elevator!

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#35 Posted by Emerald_Warrior (6581 posts) -

Mega Man: Any of the songs in any Mega Man game. Most notably to me though is the Mega Man 3 Intro songSubtle_Ninja_X

Yep. The opening theme to Mega Man 3 is especially awesome. Here's a fan-freaking-tastic metal take on it by one of my favorite obscure bands, Year 200X:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLeErT1UM4s

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#36 Posted by darkengy (171 posts) -
Fear Not this Night ft. Asja - Jeremy Soule http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dM6qYdZEqxY
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#37 Posted by BigBen11111 (1529 posts) -
It has many video game musical classics, but my favorites are the Zelda 64 musics. http://www.videogameconnection.com/jukebox/jukebox.htm