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Favorite Video Game Music
« on: June 12, 2018, 03:21:41 pm »
What knocked your socks off/you really liked from video games?

Here's mine in no particular order:

Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals -The Earth
Super Mario 64 - Bob-omb Battlefield, Cool Cool Mountain, Slider, Ultimate Koopa, Jolly Roger Bay, Lethal Lava Land, Credits theme
Legend of Zelda: A link to the past - Dark World, Ganon's message, Ganon Battle
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night - Dracula's Castle, Dance of Pales, Lost Painting
Sonic Advance 3 - Route 99, Chaos Angel
Final Fantasy 7 -Whole OST was great but Bombing Mission, Those who fight further, Cid's theme, Highwind, A one winged angel are awesome
Super Mario 2 - Overworld
Golden Axe - Sutakorra Sassa! (Ending theme)
Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow - Castle Corridor, Heart of Fire, Top Floor, and the good ending theme
F-Zero series: Big blue, Mute City, White land, death wind, Climb up and get the last chance!
Star Fox 64 - Star Wolf theme
Chrono Trigger - Chrono Trigger, Battle with Magus, Corridors of Time, Wings that Cross Time
Trauma Center: Second Opinion - Hope Hospital, Judgement Day, Final operation theme, briefing theme
Devil May Cry - Theme of Sparda, Phantom theme, battle themes in general
Sonic and the Secret Rings - 7 rings in hand
Sonic Series - Green Hill Zone, Angel Island
Sonic Rush - Right there right on!
Super Smash Bros Melee - Battlefield, Multi-Man melee 1&2, Final Destination, Dreamland, Menu 2
Zelda Series - Gerudo Valley, Great fairy fountain, Ganon themes
Castlevania Series - Vampire Killer, Illusionary Dance/Dance of Illusions etc., Bloody tears
Castlevania Dawn of Sorrow - Silenced Ruins, Piercing Battle Fury
Castlevania Portrait of Ruin - Divine Bloodlines, Gaze up at the Darkness, Invitation of a crazed moon,
Castlevania Order of Ecclesia - Sorrow's Distortion, The Tower of Dolls, The Colossus, Rhapsody of the Forsaken
Megaman ZX: Advent - Hunter's Camp, Ouroboros theme
Legendary Starfy - Mashtooth final boss theme (phase 2), pretty much the whole OST

« Last Edit: June 12, 2018, 03:28:57 pm by kypherion »


Re: Favorite Video Game Music
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2018, 05:57:44 pm »
Too many to list, but Okami and Bayonetta are very high up there.


Re: Favorite Video Game Music
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2018, 09:42:53 pm »
1. Theme of Grandia [Grandia]
2. I Just Want You to Know [Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo]
3. The Boy's Got Wings [Ys III]
4. Overworld Theme 2 [Super Mario Bros. 3]
5. Theme of Laura [Silent Hill II]
6. Manjimaru's Theme [Tengai Makyo II]
7. Paternal Horn [Nights into dreams...]
8. I Just Smile [Burning Rangers]
9. Gourmet Race [Kirby Super Star]
10. Main Stage Theme [Devil's Crush]

11. Main Theme [Space Harrier]
12. Emerald Coast [Sonic Adventure]
13. Opening Stage [Mega Man X]
14. The Cat Attached to the Rust [Guilty Gear Isuka]
15. Lonely Rolling Star [Katamari Damacy]
16. Main Theme [Dig Dug]
17. Sonic Blaster - Operation 1 [Solider Blade]
18. Kiss Me Sunlights [Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner]
19. Ryu's Theme [Street Fighter II]
20. Opening Theme [Galerians: Ash]

21. Gate of Your Dream [Nights into dreams...]
22. Dr. Wily Stage 1 [Mega Man 2]
23. Dedede's Theme [Kirby]
24. Area 1 [Blaster Master]
25. Vega's Theme [Street Fighter II]
26. The Legendary Theme [Gitarooman]
27. Esaka [The King of Fighters '94]
28. For the love of [MUSHA]
29. Main Theme [ChuChu Rocket!]
30. Main Medley [Gradius III]


Re: Favorite Video Game Music
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2018, 11:24:05 pm »
While there's lot of catchy stuff in many games, my favorite tends to be rock and metal tunes. 

-Guilty Gear soundtracks are usually top tier.
-Brutal Legend had both a great OST and also over 100 of basically the best metal has to offer.
-Hyrule Warriors I use to think had a better soundtrack, but the more I play nowadays, the more I find that they overdid the snare hits like god damn crazy.  Still can get pretty good.
-The new Killer Instinct stuff is great.


Re: Favorite Video Game Music
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2018, 12:49:53 am »
These come to mind off the top of my head:

Super Mario World - Athletic Theme, Credits Roll
Super Mario 64 - Koopa's Road
Donkey Kong Country 2 - Stickerbush Symphony, Forest Interlude, Mining Melancholy
Zelda: Link to the Past - Dark World, Death Mountain / Skull Woods
Zelda: Ocarina of Time - Hyrule Field, Fire Temple (original w/ chanting)
Metroid Prime - Magmoor Caverns, Phendrana Drifts Depths
Mario Party - Mario's Rainbow Castle
Mega Man 2 - Heat Man, Dr. Wily Stage 1 and 2
Mega Man 3 - Stage Select, Snake Man
Mega Man X - Spark Mandrill
Castlevania 2: Simon's Quest - Bloody Tears
Metal Gear Solid 2 - Yell Dead Cell
Ultimate Doom - Hell Keep
Doom 2 - Shawn's Got the Shotgun
Half-Life 2 - You're Not Supposed to Be Here

^Also, love the new reworking of the Killer Instinct theme.

I find that good soundtracks are an impetus for good games. If the soundtrack is good then the game is usually good, too, and games with forgettable soundtracks are usually not as good either. Not always though...
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Re: Favorite Video Game Music
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2018, 12:56:11 pm »
Best, hands-down, is Brutal Legend. So much fantastic metal!

As for original soundtracks, #1 goes to Lords of Thunder on TG-CD and Sega-CD, in my book. Amazing good, guitar-driven hard rock themes that fit the style of this atmospheric fantasy shoot-em up perfectly. Go to YouTube and check it out if you're a fan of hard rock at all, you won't be disappointed. Better yet, play the game, it's easily one of my favorite shoot-em ups. It was on Wii Shop (but that's no more), don't know if it was ever brought to Wii U, 3DS, or Switch.

Re: Favorite Video Game Music
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2018, 01:07:01 pm »
Any of the Fallout or GTA games