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Post by Bug Eyes » Fri Sep 12, 2008 7:32 am

Yeah, FFIII (japanese numbering I think). Excellent. Killer Instinct 1 and 2 I think have some of the best game music ever, especially the more gothic tracks.

Western RPGs are usually worth a look too, Ultima VIII has an awesome soundtrack. Morrowind too though in a more traditionally "filmic" way. I like the original music in Frontier.

In game-related music Elite the musical is worth checking out for a laugh.
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Post by ToxieDogg » Fri Sep 12, 2008 7:43 am

The ending theme for Super Mario Bros. 3 on the NES and SNES (Mario All-Stars).

But NOT, I repeat, NOT the GBA version :(
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Post by resident paul » Fri Sep 12, 2008 8:49 am

REZ!

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Post by 1500graham » Fri Sep 12, 2008 4:44 pm

pantal00ns wrote:
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 1500graham » Fri Sep 12, 2008 4:45 pm

resident paul wrote:REZ!
Quality!
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Post by mrbungle » Fri Sep 12, 2008 5:07 pm

For me anything on the Amiga like Agony/SOTB series/Project X/all the Turricans, are what got me into producing music, watching them tracks laid out in front of you when loaded up in OctaMed was wicked (an early education)

Oh Hired Guns had a cool soundtrack kina like a Dust Brothers/Fight Club sound with them wha whas n beats :D

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Post by boggyb68 » Fri Sep 12, 2008 5:21 pm

My favourite game music of all time is the highscore entry music on Parallax on the C64. Absolutely stirring stuff and a Martin Galway classic... in fact I'm going to listen to it in my SID collection right now....

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Post by fordie020376 » Fri Sep 12, 2008 6:20 pm

Gotta be the original Shadow Of The Beast - Amiga for me.

Awesome music!!!!!!
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Post by Cornervizion » Sat Sep 13, 2008 5:19 am

Well too many to mention... Game music is something very underused these days as they tend to favour licsenced music instead (v. Sad)

But my favourite gamemusics are (apart from CsotN and FF7):-

LionHeart & No Second Prize- Matthias Steinwachs
Harlequin - Barry Leitch
Chambers Of Shaolin (ST) - Jochen Hippel
Stardust & Super Stardust - Dunno who?
Pinaball Series (DICE) - Olaf Gustaffason
Axelay & Super Castlevania 4 - Jaro (Name might be incorrect)
Rayforce & Darius Gaiden- Zuntata
Turrican 3 - Chris Huelsbeck
Quake - Trent Reznor & Sonic Mayhem
Last Ninja Remix - Ryen Ouwehand & Anthony Lees
Last Ninja 2 - Matt Gray
Switchblade - Ben Daglish
Warhawk - Rob Hubbard
VIZ & Smash TV (c64) - Jeron Tel (MoN)
Ghouls 'n' Ghosts, Plok, Solstice (Follin Brothers)
Speedball & Wrath Of The Demon (David Whittaker)

Most pf the music files I have are usually in Jam, Sidplay or MP3 so the means to listen to these are quite easy.

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Post by bonerlaw » Sat Sep 13, 2008 5:30 am

boyo wrote:Shadow of The Beast 2 on the Amiga.
Good call! Particularly the game over music (my current text alert, much to the annoyance of my work mates!)

I suppose the obvious ones (outrun, streets of rage etc) are a given, Symphony of the Night has a fantastic soundtrack, as does Final Fight in my opinion!

I used to love the music on Jaguar xj220 and the lotus games for the Amiga! And that really hardcore rave track on Ridge Racer....Rotterdam Nation i believe it was called!

Is it just me, or do racers have the some of the best soundtracks? I suppose its because they have more time (ie the race) to play some more in depth tunes........
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Post by 1500graham » Sat Sep 13, 2008 12:40 pm

boggyb68 wrote:My favourite game music of all time is the highscore entry music on Parallax on the C64. Absolutely stirring stuff and a Martin Galway classic... in fact I'm going to listen to it in my SID collection right now....

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Post by Mr L » Sat Sep 13, 2008 5:56 pm

ShadowMan wrote: 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.
Good call. I loved all of the soundtrack to Sonic 2 too.

I would say that Super Cars 2 has THE best soundtrack though followed by the original F Zero on the SNES.

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Post by woody.cool » Sat Sep 13, 2008 7:31 pm

Fav game music for me:
  • REZ (PS2)
  • Outrun (Arcade)
  • Gauntlet & Gauntlet II (Arcade)
  • Rainbow Islands (Arcade)
  • Street Fighter 2 (Arcade)
  • Head Over Heels (C64) - I know the C64 version was poor, but the music was ace from that SID chip
  • Shadow Of The Beast 2 (Amiga)
  • Lemmings (Amiga)
  • Guitar Hero 2 (360, PS3, Wii)
  • Last Ninha (Acorn Archimedes)
  • Pinball Dreams (Amiga)

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Post by random_dave » Sun Sep 14, 2008 2:56 am

man there's all sorts

Streets of rage II is great, i used to play that just to listen to the music someimes

My mp3 player plays .nsf and .spc (nes and snes) sound files and currently has Castlevania 2, Castlevania 3 (JPN with extra music channels) Kid Icarus [all nes] and F-Zero, Link to the past, F-zero and Street Fighter II Turbo [snes]

Quite often at work me and another giuy will start humming/whislting a tune from Marrio Kart of Street Fighter and the other one will join in without realising.

I would also reccommend www.kohina.net for some retro game radio
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Post by liveinabin » Sun Sep 14, 2008 3:10 am

I always find myself humming the level 2 music from Bionic Commando (the C64 version with the Star Wars riff in it) and 'Shiny World' from Outrun 2.

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