Favourite soundtrack (in a shoot-em-up)

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Post by kelp7 » Thu Jul 24, 2008 2:39 pm

nice topic, dunno how i didn't see this. i like a bit of a good soundscape, the only one that really hits the mark for me is Hubbard's in-game tune for Delta on the C64. Just.... amazing. Astounding piece of work.
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Post by Duddyroar » Wed Jul 30, 2008 3:56 am

Radiant Silvergun and Gradius V are both untouchable in my book (and both by the legendary Hitoshi Sakimoto. I also love the OST to Axelay on the SNES, and the opening track of Psyvariar is pretty great too.

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Post by Devious » Wed Jul 30, 2008 5:37 pm

It is not considered a shmup by some but,

Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold

has some awesome music in it. I had to get the level cheat codes so I could hear the different sound tracks pronto!

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Post by khisanth » Wed Aug 13, 2008 10:41 am

Lightforce definitely !

Rez gets my blood pumping too!

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Post by Wil » Wed Aug 13, 2008 10:54 am

Under Defeat has a great, archetypal, Japanese, jazzy-rock soundtrack to accompany the carnage. Love those sort of soundtracks.

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Post by mikeb » Wed Aug 13, 2008 4:58 pm

Love all the Konami shooter soundtracks - esp Vulcan Venture and Salamander 2*. R-Type Delta has an astoundingly good soundtrack. Lots of old Toaplan shmups have top tunes - Slap Fight, Flying Shark, Truxton et al.

Zuntata (Taito's in-house 'band') did some sterling work on stuff like Raystorm/Layer Section and the magnificent rock-opera cacophany of Darius Gaiden - it's completely mental but I truly love it :)

* Edit, musn't forget Gyruss - first ever stereo sound in an arcade game and they coudn't have picked a better tune to showcase it...

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Post by Mr L » Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:54 am

Bit late to this one but Gynoug - class considering it was the 16bit era.

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Post by liveinabin » Thu Aug 14, 2008 2:31 pm

Gradius V is an astonishing soundtrack. I've got the soundtrack but I've never played the game. Didn't know the composer was so prolific. I'll have to pick up the rest of his stuff. I'm a big game soundtrack fan.

I also love Sanxion's wonderful loading music by Mr Hubbard. Great song. Bloody irritating game.
Bub&Bob wrote:Just have a real nostalgic love for the music on the C64 version of Terra Cresta - dunno why, just do!
Oh hell yeah. Every piece of music in that game is brilliant. I have it on my iPod :)

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