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Cori

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« on: October 10, 2014, 09:04:36 PM »
Either if they are the tunes from your childhood or a kickin' soundtrack that really grew on you lately, feel free to share! The ones that stick out in my mind(for now) are:

Super Mario world 2: Yoshi's island (SNES)-
The game had very atmospheric music, and it had surprisingly diverse tracks; The overworld songs sounded lighthearted and bouncy, but it was well-balanced out by the gloominess of the castle theme, the fast-pacing boss themes, and even  badass electronic keyboard metal. The ending theme still remains as a tearjerker to this day for me!

Mother (NES/Famicom)- Some of the best NES music I have ever heard hands down. This one is unbelievably obscure when comapared to Mother 2 (Earthbound), but I'll throw in Earthbound because it's another one of my all-time favorites. :thumb:

The Mega Man NES Series- What more can I say? I love all 6 of the games' soundtracks. But more specifically, Mega Man 5 had a very strong soundtrack in my opinion, and Mega Man 3 is my personal fave.

Contra- Crisp, fast-paced, and just plain sweet. And dat bass.

Here's some good ol' Sega Genesis ones I'll put here:
Ristar the Shooting Star
Sonic 3 and Knuckles
Rocket Knight Adventures
Decap Attack

 


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« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2014, 06:08:27 PM »
Put the Megan Man 2 Woodman's music on repeat and I'm done :P

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« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2014, 11:54:37 AM »
Ninja-Kun
Oct 11 2014, 06:08:27 PM
Put the Megan Man 2 Woodman's music on repeat and I'm done :P[/quote]This is EXACTLY what I do when I listen to Mega Man 2's album, but repeat it for several Robot Master themes cool:  

Mega Man 2's entire soundtrack has some of the most catchiest and diverse tracks that ever graced NES/Famicom hardware hands down!

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« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2014, 07:33:22 PM »
I love super mario world sound track 1 and 2 (SNES)

All the Megaman series

I also like the sonic games (Genesis,Dreamcast ETC)

And GTA 2 SoundTrack. (Soul Relaxing,Earth Quick... CHANGE!)

Thats my list.

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« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2014, 10:56:28 AM »
Probably GTA Vice City and Vice City Stories. It's probably cheating because the songs are licenced but whatever.

Not counting that, I'd probably say Streets of Rage 2.

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« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2014, 10:18:03 AM »
Mega Man 2 has some great music. Air Man has to be my favourite there.
Castlevania: Dracula X, Bloodlines.
Dial Q, that bootleg for Megadrive. It never gets old to me.
Magic Bubble for Megadrive.
Classic music from the Amiga, like Crystal Hammer and such.

The list could go on, but that's enough, lmao. ^_^ I'm glad that many game soundtracks live on with YTPMV, remixes, whatever.

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« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2014, 12:47:30 AM »
Gimmick! has a pretty rad soundtrack, as do many other Sunsoft games of the NES era. It's probably my most favorite NES soundtrack. I also quite like the music of the Fantasy Zone series. Less specifically, a few amongst my favorite composers include artists such as Tim/Geoff Follin, Koji Kondo, Jake Kaufman, Manami Matsumae, and Jun Senoue; but there's just too many more to list..
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« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2014, 04:38:47 AM »
i adore video game music, i could probably post 2 pages of my favorite soundtracks, but here's just some of my top personal picks-

Spyro the Dragon - the original, not the evil thing that replaced him recently
Crazy Sue Goes On- so good ~<3
Valis III (PC Engine Version) - doesn't seem to be on youtube so i posted the best song imo, the genesis version has the same music but watered down
Auf Wiedersehen Monty
Last Ninja 2
Money Idol Exchanger- this game is very addictive puzzler, if you haven't heard of it, play the gameboy version!
Tempo- overlooked gem, probably because it was on the 32x
Knuckles' Chaotix- see above lol
Zool 2 - couldn't find a playlist...
Shi Kong Xing Shou - thank you whoever ripped this, pirated game music makes me melt~

like i said, i could go on forever...



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Cori

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« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2014, 12:07:27 AM »
yacopu
Nov 11 2014, 12:47:30 AM
Gimmick! has a pretty rad soundtrack, as do many other Sunsoft games of the NES era. It's probably my most favorite NES soundtrack. I also quite like the music of the Fantasy Zone series. Less specifically, a few amongst my favorite composers include artists such as Tim/Geoff Follin, Koji Kondo, Jake Kaufman, Manami Matsumae, and Jun Senoue; but there's just too many more to list..[/quote]Agreed. There isn't any other NES chip that can rival Sunsoft's bass. Fantasy Zone's soundtrack is pretty rad too! All of those composers you mentioned are all my inspiration to compose 80's and 90's videogame-style music, and like you said, there are too many good composers to list that I have my playlist loaded with!  :pandahappy:

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« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2014, 12:36:14 AM »
Ys book I and II for Turbo Grafx/PC Engine CD
Ernest Evan's for Mega CD
Many of the Valis games
The Touhou series for sure (I have a soft spot for Lotus land story)
The main Time Crisis series has some awesome tracks, especially the 4th one
And recently, Silent Scope: Bone Eater has a kick ass Japanese techno sound track, too bad the only one track on youtube is the attract theme since the game isn't officially released in the west, but I have played through the game in a Dave and Buster's

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« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2014, 07:07:04 PM »
Super C's soundtrack is another amazing one. Lightning and Grenades is one of those 'first level' themes that never get old.

Silver Surfer, despite being a very difficult game, has an absolutely AWESOME soundtrack. Tim Follin composed these amazing things for such a notoriously hard game.

Another 'first level' theme that I have a soft spot for is the Mission 1 theme from Double Dragon. Just listen to that 8-bit guitar solo at 0:55-1:17  cool:

And, since most of us know that we love Mega Man 2's soundtrack, I know that all of you would enjoy Mega Man 9's soundtrack. The whole thing feels like a real NES soundtrack and has many diverse tracks with one of my favorites being We're The Robots. Mega Man 10's soundtrack didn't quite meet up with MM9, but my select songs from the game are Nitro Rider (by the great Manami Matsumae), Polluted Pump, and my favorite one, Solar Inferno.

As for bootleg games, I have been fond of Super Game's music in their Aladdin, Lion King, and Earthworm Jim pirates (in which they sound pretty decent for a Taiwanese pirate), Lion King 5's music, which is MILES better than its predecessor, and like RobGBA said, Dial Q for the Mega Drive. It's kinda hilarious that such great music had to go into a typical, unlicensed  mahjong porno game. (also, I think Hummer Team's AV Kyuukyoku Mahjong is likely a Famicom port of this game.)

Goodness, it feels like all of us are building a gigantic playlist and I just dumped a truckload on the construction site! :D
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