Your Favorite Video Game Music

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by FreaqyFrequency, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. Any game tunes you guys like to slap, tap or groove out?

    A couple of mine:

    Song of Storms - LoZ OoT
    Overworld Theme - LoZ
    Kakariko Village - LoZ OoT

    Doesn't have to be Mario or Zelda or any other "usual suspects", anything modern or old school is completely cool.
  2. Was it Gate of Thunder for the old TurboGrafix TurboDuo?

    That had some killer rock riffage.
  3. phxlbrmpf


    Dec 27, 2002
    I'm currently kind of addicted to the soundtrack of the original System Shock, it has some awesome and unusual-sounding compositions. Lots of it is really evil-sounding and it's interesting to figure out how the guy who wrote/programmed the music achieved that effect. There are some great, groovy bass lines in it too! I've always loved this soundtrack and I guess it has sort of influenced how I write rock music.
  4. Most of Nobue Ueamatsu's stuff by far (most know for his work on the Final Fantasy series).

    Anyone who also like the music from the Final Fantasy games should check out The Black Mages -- Ueamatsu progressive metal band :p
    Their rhythem section ROCKS too!
  5. Martin Galway is the king of true video game music (i.e., music contained in the software itself, not music recorded in a studio for use in a modern CD-ROM or DVD video game)
  6. +1 to Nobue Ueamatsu's music. His compositions, imo, transcend the games they're in (and I love the Final Fantasy series, and the other work he's done).

    I also truly love Yasunori Mitsuda, particularly for his work on both the Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross soundtracks. Brilliant soundtracks.

    I'm not sure who did the soundtrack for Earthbound, but I think it's pretty kickin'. Very funky at times, and very atmospheric at others.

    All of the Donkey Kong Country games for the SNES also had really good music, too. Pretty much all of the Zelda games from Ocarina of Time and up have good soundtracks, too, particularly Twilight Princess.

    But mostly, I've yet to find many games after the SNES-era that really has captivating, engrossing soundtracks. It seems like the music is just too supplementary these days instead of being truly memorable. But I don't play a lot of modern games, either, and usually not by myself, so I'm making a gross generalization here, I'm sure.

    Oh, and thank you for that link SirCanealot. That's an awesome performance and I see that he's got others from that concert up, too. :D
  7. Yasunori Mitsuda, as mentioned (Chrono Cross has a terrific soundtrack).

    As for more conventional "chiptune" composers, David Wise!

    Brief resumé:

    NES: Wizard and Warriors, Marble Madness, Cobra Triangle, Battletoads... the list goes on. Pretty much every Rare game on that system.
    SNES: Donkey Kong Country 1, 2 (especially), and 3.
  8. all time favorite video game song....

    Legend Of The Dragoon's main theme - "If You Still Believe"

    "Do you still remember, all the time that has gone by
    Do you still believe that, love can fall out from the sky
    If from where you're standing, you can see the sky above
    I'll be waiting for you, if you still believe in love"
  9. uethanian


    Mar 11, 2007
    yea i'm a big uematsu fan, but he's already been mentioned

    the music from panzer dragoon: orta (xbox) is awesome. its a lesser known game, but really worth playing

    jet set radio future

    most of the music from the various mario's


    maybe i'll think of more later...
  10. Any of the Silent Hill soundtracks. The music is one of my favourite things about that series, especially since it fits the mood of the games so well. They wouldn't be nearly as scary/creepy if it weren't for Akira's scores.
  11. sarcastro83


    Jul 27, 2007
    Toronto, ON
    Contra, Life Force, pretty well any Megaman game...
  12. Arsenal_Fierce


    May 28, 2008
    I love the Mario 2 theme. My friends have a video game cover band called The Spoony Bards, and the guitarist taught me how to play it. I think it's the very first song I learned how to play on bass.
  13. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Marble Madness:
  14. Super Metroid.
    Diablo II.
    Half-Life I & II.

    Random stuff from these.
  15. 3506string


    Nov 18, 2004
    Lawton, OK
    GT4 has some great basslines on its soundtrack
  16. Valerus


    Aug 4, 2005
    Austin, Texas
    Maybe Final Fantasy
  17. CapnSev


    Aug 19, 2006
    Coeur d'Alene
    The original DOOM.
  18. RedemptionBass


    Dec 12, 2007
    Crystal Lake, IL
    Head (and only) Honcho at Redemption Bass
    I have no idea of what my favorite would be but this is just rad to the max.

  19. Everything from Chrono Cross.