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Posted: Sat Jul 05, 2008 7:44 am
by woody.cool
Best sound track in a shooter? - has to be Rez for me.

Posted: Sat Jul 05, 2008 8:04 am
by The Master
Polybius.

Posted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 6:45 pm
by Steve Halfpenny
Chris Huelsbeck - Turrican I - III and the Super games. Add Apidya (II - sic) to that. That last one seems to be forgotten now. :(

Nearly all Konami games seem to have great music - Gradius and Salamander series; all incredible stuff. But Gradius II and V's soundtracks stand out for me.

Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 12:07 am
by ToxieDogg
Dudley wrote:Coming soon to RG:

Best Driving game (in a shoot em up)
Roadblasters? ;)

Anyway, back on subject.....

My vote for best shoot'em up soundtrack goes to either Viewpoint or the arcade version of Flying Shark :)

Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 6:46 am
by Blue Triangles
For me,

Thunderforce III on the Megadrive, Super Aleste (anyone remember that?) and Paradious on the SNES all stick out in my mind as having great soundtracks.

I've played tons of shmups in the past, but none of their soundtracks spring to mind.

Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 8:22 am
by Tapey297
Can't believe No-one else has said the Music from Xenon 2: Megablast by Bomb the Bass

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 7:44 pm
by ToxieDogg
Incidentally, if you can count any of the Metroid games as shoot 'em ups, I love the soundtrack for Metroid: Zero Mission on the GBA....especially the updated version of the classic intro screen music.....really sets the mood and lets you know you're in for an epic adventure. :D

Posted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 1:27 pm
by Overheat
For me the best soundtrack I've heard in a shoot-em-up is the amazing Bio-Hazard Battle on the Mega Drive - the pumping bass soundtrack on some levels juxtaposed with the simple yet effective melodies on the others - it's a beautiful balancing act and makes the Mega-CD's AV outputs even the more useful!

Brilliant game too - one of the best shmups I've played in a long time :)

Posted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 2:57 pm
by C=Style
Definitely ANYTHING from RAIZING, Souky has an incredible soundtrack as does Battle Garegga, Dimahoo and Kingdom GP. They just the best music for shumps ever and in particular a track entitled Spiral Locus which was featured in Mahou Daisakusen and Armed Police Batrider, nothing else has got my adrenaline pumping so hard in a shmup as that tune has. Stab n Stomp from Battle Garegga is another favourite.

Posted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 8:06 am
by Spacepatrol
Star Force (arcade) has awesome music especially when it channges as you get the power up.

Other great soundtracks: Delta, Nemesis/Gradius, R-Type and slap fight.

Posted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 8:16 am
by Lentini2001
R-Type Delta

Thunderforce III

Agony & Project X and Stardust (Amiga)

Posted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 1:41 pm
by Baki
For me,

Soukyugurentai - Saturn

R-Type Final - PS2

Rez - DC

Chaos Field - DC

The louder the better!

Posted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 4:12 pm
by paranoid marvin
One game that I still whistle to this day is Sky Kid - does that make me a bad person?

Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 5:07 am
by mick_aka
Soldier Blade

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSjoB7OD794

or

Thunderforce IV

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Lkgkf0lS3k


Both stick in my head like crazy, even play the soundtracks in the car.

Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 4:22 pm
by retrogamer48k
doom i love that soundtrack