Your favourite game music score (16bit and earlier only)

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Your favourite game music score (16bit and earlier only)

Post by n-g-m » Sun Jan 02, 2011 12:29 pm

What's your favourite music from any video game from the 16bit era and before?

Some of my favourites are Super Metroid and Castlevania 4 - some of the most atmospheric music score on the SNES in my opinion. Then there's always the good old "air platform" theme from Super Mario World - I've even been sad enough to try and learn how to play it on piano :)

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Re: Your favourite game music score (16bit and earlier only)

Post by retromax » Sun Jan 02, 2011 12:45 pm

Silkworm on the Amiga 8)
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Re: Your favourite game music score (16bit and earlier only)

Post by Farzlepot » Sun Jan 02, 2011 12:59 pm

Call me crazy, but I loved Ristar's soundtrack. Mega Drive sound processing deficiencies notwithstanding.
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Re: Your favourite game music score (16bit and earlier only)

Post by Nemesis » Sun Jan 02, 2011 1:09 pm

Wow, this will make me think. I have to say you could fit a multitude of Amiga titles in this category. The Lotus Turbo series comes to mind, particulary number 2. Cobra on the Spectrum & Zynaps on the CPC too.
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Re: Your favourite game music score (16bit and earlier only)

Post by rossi46 » Sun Jan 02, 2011 1:26 pm

The Golden Axe music is awesome IMO.

Also, both Amiga Gods and Leander tunes are very fitting whilst playing the titles, in a kind of Medievil-'em-up kind of way. Kind of.
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Re: Your favourite game music score (16bit and earlier only)

Post by Negative Creep » Sun Jan 02, 2011 1:33 pm

Super Probotector - the theme that plays when you fight the penultimate boss is simply awesome. A close second would be Super Metroid, with the Norfair Deathmarch being the highlight
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Re: Your favourite game music score (16bit and earlier only)

Post by FatTrucker » Sun Jan 02, 2011 1:37 pm

Exolon - Amstrad/Speccy/C64 - In fact all Cecco's games had great tunes.
Barbarian (palace) - Amstrad - I actually prefer the Amstrad track to the C64 one.
Infestation - ST
Actraiser - Snes
Rock N Roll Racing - Snes
Shadowrun - Snes - probably my favourite game soundtrack of the 16 bit era.
Super Metroid - Snes
To name a few.
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Re: Your favourite game music score (16bit and earlier only)

Post by gman72 » Sun Jan 02, 2011 2:28 pm

I've got a new best 16 bit game soundtrack. Now making a big impact on my ipod playlist i give you
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Re: Your favourite game music score (16bit and earlier only)

Post by SJ_Sathanas » Sun Jan 02, 2011 3:38 pm

Negative Creep wrote:Super Probotector - the theme that plays when you fight the penultimate boss is simply awesome. A close second would be Super Metroid, with the Norfair Deathmarch being the highlight
Me too, but the 3rd level. I like alot of the Music in Desert Fighter too and was going to link to youtube but there are NO gameplay videos :( :(
TBH Just about any SNES game invokes a whole lot of nostalgia for me.

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Re: Your favourite game music score (16bit and earlier only)

Post by tekaotaku » Sun Jan 02, 2011 5:41 pm

Opening level to THE KILLING GAMESHOW on the megadrive, excellent. Also the intro music to M.U.S.H.A Aleste, megadrive, I have this as my current ring tone. Sad I know
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Re: Your favourite game music score (16bit and earlier only)

Post by ToxieDogg » Sun Jan 02, 2011 5:48 pm

Secret Of Mana had an excellent soundtrack.

And also....the SNES version of Mr Nutz. The game itself didn't set the world alight, but I still think it's one of the best and most atmospheric soundtracks I've ever heard. :)
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Re: Your favourite game music score (16bit and earlier only)

Post by sscott » Sun Jan 02, 2011 5:55 pm

Xenon on the Amiga and Batman the Movie also.
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Re: Your favourite game music score (16bit and earlier only)

Post by Uaithne » Sun Jan 02, 2011 6:04 pm

The music in Gyruss always brings back memories - I love the fact they included it with Game Room.

Also 1942 on the C64 - included a rip off of the music from the movie, 633 Squadron.
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Re: Your favourite game music score (16bit and earlier only)

Post by casiokid » Sun Jan 02, 2011 6:07 pm

Super Mario World is brilliant for me. It's one of the only game scores I'd listen to outside it's original context. So clever.

Megaman 2 has some cracking tunes, too.

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Re: Your favourite game music score (16bit and earlier only)

Post by c0nfu53d » Sun Jan 02, 2011 6:41 pm

Terrinigma - SNES. One of the most memorable soundtracks ever...

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