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What's your favourite retro chip-tune/game music?

Post by woody.cool » Wed Dec 27, 2006 1:41 pm

I'll star off with a few:

Tetris (Gameboy) - this happens to be a big favourite of mine!
Roland in Time (Amstrad CPC) - inspired by my favourite TV program.
Street Fighter II (Arcade) - I love the Ken stage and Chun-Li stage music!
Mortal Kombat II (Arcade) - the main theme is superb and pretty dark!
Rainbow Islands (Arcade) - funnily enough, this is a cover of an old song "Somewhere Over The Rainbow!" but it doesn't sound like it initially - you have to really listen to it.
Rez (PS2) - work of genius

& finally

Need For Speed - Road Challenge (PS2 & PC) - brilliant, varied and complements the game no end!

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Wed Dec 27, 2006 2:11 pm

It may be oft quoted, but Sanxion's loader music is fantastic stuff on the C64. On the same platform, I'd also pick The Sacred Armour of Antiriad main theme (natch), Max Headroom (nice mix of tunes throughout) and the Armageddon Man main theme. The latter has a particularly good classical cello remix at RKO
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Post by The Last Ginja » Wed Dec 27, 2006 2:36 pm

Zoids-C64
Commando-C64
Ocean Loader-C64

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Post by thl » Wed Dec 27, 2006 5:09 pm

woody.cool wrote:I'll star off with a few:

Tetris (Gameboy) - this happens to be a big favourite of mine!
Street Fighter II (Arcade) - I love the Ken stage and Chun-Li stage music!
The Street Fighter II theme tunes are brilliant. Favourite ones are:

Guile Stage
Zangief Stage
Ken Stage
Sagat Stage

I like the tunes that Yuzo Koshiro composed for The Revenge of Shinobi. Tunes that I like from that game are:

Terrible Beat
Like The Wind
China Town

Also during this year, Yuzo went on and composed/arranged nearly all the theme tunes from that game. This time it took place at the Symphonic Game Concert in Leipzig, Germany.

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Post by will2097 » Wed Dec 27, 2006 5:11 pm

thl wrote:
woody.cool wrote:I'll star off with a few:

Tetris (Gameboy) - this happens to be a big favourite of mine!
Street Fighter II (Arcade) - I love the Ken stage and Chun-Li stage music!
The Street Fighter II theme tunes are brilliant. Favourite ones are:

Guile Stage
Zangief Stage
Ken Stage
Sagat Stage

I like the tunes that Yuzo Koshiro composed for The Revenge of Shinobi. Tunes that I like from that game are:

Terrible Beat
Like The Wind
China Town

Also during this year, Yuzo went on and composed/arranged nearly all the theme tunes from that game. This time it took place at the Symphonic Game Concert in Leipzig, Germany.
I'm not much of an audio person. I.e. I never notice the music unless it's pointed out to me but I do remember Robocop on the Speccy had a really haunting tune - really very good.

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Post by Frank Chickens » Wed Dec 27, 2006 6:24 pm

Chronos - ZX Spectrum
Anything by the S.S.T. Band
Grapevine disc mag music - Amiga
Storm Warrior - C64
Task III - C64

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Post by paranoid marvin » Wed Dec 27, 2006 8:19 pm

Combat School (C64)
Smurf (2600)
Ocean & US Goldloading music (C64)
Warhawk (800xl)
Foundations Waste (ST)
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Post by GetDexter » Thu Dec 28, 2006 12:59 am

Sorcery - Amstrad CPC (version of 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice. Great little tune!)


Monty On The Run
- Amstrad (great Ron Hubbard Tune)

The 5th Axis - Amstrad

Ghostbusters - Amstrad

Chiller - Amstrad
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Post by survival23 » Thu Dec 28, 2006 5:39 am

woody.cool wrote: Rez (PS2) - work of genius
Always makes me laugh to hear people say that. Most gamer types are usually against "dance" music yet the hint of it in a classy game like Rez and it's suddenly amazing.

To be honest the music isnt much special. Typical house/techno stuff that comes out of japan, just structured so nicely in the game which makes it stand out.

Stick on a 12" vinyl and play it in the clubs and it just wouldn't stand up particularly well.

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Post by kiniki » Thu Dec 28, 2006 8:19 am

Risky Woods on the Mega Drive..

Im not sure if its a good tune or not, but it was the first time I ever really noticed the music in a computer game..

Plus I was humming it for months

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Post by FatTrucker » Thu Dec 28, 2006 8:28 am

Shadowrun on the Snes. Excellent throughout and the first time I really noticed a context sensitive soundtrack that actually had an effect on the atmosphere of a game.
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Post by felgekarp » Thu Dec 28, 2006 8:42 am

Thing On A Spring and Rock 'N Wrestle on the C64 are 2 games whose music always stood out to me.
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Post by thl » Thu Dec 28, 2006 10:24 am

The game music from the original Out Run was absolutely superb. I can't believe how catchy it was when I first played it. Hiroshi "Hiro" Kawaguchi done such a marvellous job with the composition of the instruments. It indeed fit in very well with the gameplay. :D

Also I like the idea of having the screen with the tracklist. Changing the tracks by tuning the radio control in the Ferrari was very memorable. I usually select then randomly as I'm still familar with it:

-Splash Wave (Makes me felt that the journey had just begin.)
-Magical Sound Shower (Very melodic, probably my favourite track.)
-Passing Breeze (Quite mellow at the beginning, then brighten up later on.)
-Last Wave (Mood felt very soft. Also a good way to end the game.)

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Post by necronom » Thu Dec 28, 2006 12:49 pm

C64:

Monty on the Run
Sanxion
Rambo
Delta
F.G.T.Hollywood
Crazy Comets
The Last V8
Thing on a Spring
Thrust
Giana Sisters
Max Headroom
The Last Ninja series
Comic Bakery
Ocean Loader v2
Enigma Force
Suicide Express
Parallax
Spy Vs Spy
Glider Rider
Arkanoid
Yie Ar Kung Fu
Green Beret
Commando
and probably several others I've forgot about.

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