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Game Music

Post by jdanddiet » Thu Sep 11, 2008 4:06 pm

Go easy: my first thread started!

Apologise if this has been discussed before, but I really love game music (also film scores, but that's for another forum...).

Particular faves of mine are Strider, SOR2 and Silpheed (on the Mega Drive/CD), Sanxion and They Stole a Million (C64), Xenophobe and Ping Pong on the Speccy.

Also has anyone got any favourites they could recommend (on any particular format, not fussed)?

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Post by nesmaster » Thu Sep 11, 2008 4:10 pm

Any Mega Man music on the NES. Sonic games have awesome music too.

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Post by Doddsy » Thu Sep 11, 2008 4:34 pm

For me its;
WarHawk & Monty On The Run for the C64
Turrican II Stryx & SupercarsII for the Amiga was standouts for me. Shadow Of The Beast wasn't half bad either!
For the Speccy - Renegade, Stormbringer & Glider Rider.

Interestingly I've just uploaded on MYSPACE my Monty On The Run remix if anyone is interested!

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Post by jimbo_too » Thu Sep 11, 2008 4:41 pm

Super Castlevania had some funky choons...
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Post by liveinabin » Thu Sep 11, 2008 4:43 pm

Oh, Glider Rider. That's a funny one. Almost no point to it and very little real play value but, because of the awesome visuals and wonderful 128k music it somehow doesn't seem to matter :) I've spent many an hour playing it and, for the life of me, I don't know why.

Aaaanyway, back to topic. I love the music from Parallax, the C64 version of Bionic Commando, Sanxion, Thanatos and Hydrofool on the 128k speccy (as well as Glider Rider :) ).
As for later stuff, lots of Saturn and PS1 games (Panzer Dragoon Saga, Burning Rangers, Xenogears, Ridge Racer 4..). Oh lord, Gradius V on PS2 is great as is the music from every Katamari Damacy game.

I LOVE game music.

I also really love the little jingles that play in Ant Attack, Galaga and Frogger.
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Post by 1500graham » Thu Sep 11, 2008 4:45 pm

Rambo II (C64) game and film.

Double awesome.
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Post by DreamcastRIP » Thu Sep 11, 2008 5:56 pm

Buy an OutRun arcade machine already!
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Post by OldSkoolCoolFool » Thu Sep 11, 2008 7:30 pm

Robocop and Spellbound on the Spectrum (128k versions) come to mind, Overlander also had a pretty awesome title tune.

Korobeiniki (Tetris theme tune) should go without saying, its a great piece of music which sounds even better when played with real instruments. Do some youtubing for it if you've not already.
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Post by ShadowMan » Fri Sep 12, 2008 3:11 am

The Nes Megaman stuff is my favourite (1-6), later games in the series were good but didn't have the same impact as the early ones. Megaman 2 and 3 would have to be my favoruites, with Megaman 9 looking to be up there with both of them (early previews sound incredible)
Sonic 2's entire soundtrack was also packed with freat tunes. I absolutely love the Mystic Cave, Oil Ocean, Metropolis, Emerald Hill and Chemical Plant Zones.
Shenmues ambience and atmospherica music still holds a special place for me, as does both Jet Set Radio and JSR Future.
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Post by boyo » Fri Sep 12, 2008 4:33 am

Just bought the Grip extra music for Ridge Racer 6 on the 360. This music appeared originally in Ridger Racer Revolution on the PSone.

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Post by jdanddiet » Fri Sep 12, 2008 4:34 am

Thanks everyone that's plenty to be looking into!

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Post by cruachan » Fri Sep 12, 2008 4:39 am

2 that stand out for me, both Amiga: Project X and The Chaos Engine

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Post by pantal00ns » Fri Sep 12, 2008 4:49 am

1500graham wrote:Rambo II (C64) game and film.

Double awesome.

Totally agree with Rambo II also Master of Magic, and Heroes of Karn on the C64 hold a special place music wise.

A bit newer but Black Lamp my first ST game was pretty Jolly.

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Post by mikeb » Fri Sep 12, 2008 5:55 am

(C64) Crazy Comets, Monty on the Run, Spellbound, Warhawk, Master of Magic, Thrust, The Last V8 (crap game though), Arcade Classics, Parallax, Wizball - I could go on and on...

(Amiga) Turrican II. I'm sure there's more but I must have been drunk at the time. Settlers? Quite pastoral and reassuringly calming.

(SNES) Those Square RPG soundtracks were and still are unsettlingly good - FF6, Chrono Trigger, Secret of Mana. Konami stuff was all good too - Axelay, Pop'n'Twinbee and Castlevania X.

(PS1) Konami and Square ruled again - Castlevania SOTN, Suikoden 1 & 2, Vandal Hearts were all stunningly good as was FF7 of course. R-Type Delta had a fab soundtrack as well.

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Post by boyo » Fri Sep 12, 2008 6:42 am

Shadow of The Beast 2 on the Amiga.

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