One Song That Defines SEGA

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Re: One Song That Defines SEGA

Post by Stevearcade » Mon Dec 30, 2013 11:16 am

Cheers guys. From across various forums and social media it seems that Magical Sound Shower and Green Hill Zone are out front with Daytona in a close third. This has been a good help, partly in confirming our thoughts (this is what we had in mind). But there are some interesting alternative suggestions too which I think we'll look into.

Nice one, this should help with putting things together for RadioSEGA. Much appreciated.

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Re: One Song That Defines SEGA

Post by DPrinny » Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:03 pm

Surely its the "Sega" tune at the start of a lot of Sega games

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Re: One Song That Defines SEGA

Post by paranoid marvin » Mon Dec 30, 2013 2:23 pm

Splash Wave is definately the most iconic music track

'Welcome to the Fantasy Zone, get ready!' is the most memorable speech track though.
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Re: One Song That Defines SEGA

Post by Megamixer » Mon Dec 30, 2013 4:32 pm

Ones that spring to mind immediately (though most have been nominated already):

Green Hill Zone - Sonic
Go Straight - Streets of Rage 2
Main theme/Beginner circuit theme - Daytona

Personal additions that scream 'Sega' to me:

Marble Maze Zone - Sonic
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Re: One Song That Defines SEGA

Post by Antiriad2097 » Mon Dec 30, 2013 6:10 pm

Daytona always makes me think of Namco, as I'd rather be playing Ridge Racer.
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Re: One Song That Defines SEGA

Post by retroman83 » Tue Dec 31, 2013 4:51 am

I've always been a Nintendo boy, but whenever I think of playing on any mate's Segas as a child the first song that comes into my head is the first level on Sonic. Green Hill Zone!

Listening on youtube again now and yep it's great still :D

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Re: One Song That Defines SEGA

Post by outdated_gamer » Tue Dec 31, 2013 2:29 pm

The one and only. :wink:

Dunno why they started changing it.

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Re: One Song That Defines SEGA

Post by gunbladelad » Tue Dec 31, 2013 10:14 pm

For me it's gotta be the old "Sega" logo voice - but if that's not an option then Sonic's Green Hill Zone tune is a close second(despite me wanting to pick any number of tracks from the "Phantasy Star" series...)
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Re: One Song That Defines SEGA

Post by Stevearcade » Wed Jan 01, 2014 5:14 am

Oh, the "Saaaay-Gaaah" sample from the Mega Drive will most definitely be going in :wink: .

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Re: One Song That Defines SEGA

Post by Hiro » Wed Jan 01, 2014 7:57 pm

Game music doesn't get any better than Magical Sound Shower. But I'd mention the main Afterburner theme and Wilderness from Golden Axe too.
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Re: One Song That Defines SEGA

Post by SpockIOM » Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:00 am

I think Sega, particularly the Mega Drive, can be defined with any of the music from the Sonic series. Everyone recognises Green Hill Zone theme - it's up there with the Ground Theme from SMB1, although my faves are Starlight Zone and Chemical Plant Zone.

As far as the Master System and Game Gear go - I'll pitch Bridge Zone from Sonic 1 (didn't that one get lifted by Janet Jackson?) and The Last Dungeon from Wonder Boy 3: The Dragon's Trap.
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Re: One Song That Defines SEGA

Post by imaxeroker85 » Sun Jan 12, 2014 1:12 am

I just bought the 3DS version of Streets of Rage and that first level song just flooded back nostalgia of the Mega Drive more than anything from Sonic has done in years. Don't know the name of it though.
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Re: One Song That Defines SEGA

Post by Brooksy96 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 1:09 pm

Stevearcade wrote:Hey guys,

My group (http://www.facebook.com/opusscience) has been asked by RadioSEGA to make a couple of tracks to use as theme tunes on their shows. The idea is it will be an original piece of music, but have nods/salutes/key musical phrases from two or three tracks that are unmistakably SEGA tunes.

We have some ideas, but are canvassing opinion from the retro gaming forums for further ideas.

So what are your thoughts? If you had to pick one song from a SEGA game that is truly iconic and sums SEGA up, what song would it be.

Your thoughts and opinions are greatly appreciated.

Cheers.

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