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Favourite gaming soundtracks

Post by yethboth » Mon May 14, 2007 12:11 pm

What is everyone's favourite gaming soundtracks?

Mine are:

1. Sega Rally (Sega Saturn)
2. Sonic R (Sega Saturn)
3. Robocop (Spectrum 128K)
4. Platoon (Spectrum 128K)
5. Rastan (Spectrum 128K)
6. Sega Touring Car Championships (Sega Saturn)
7. Golden Axe II (Megadrive)
8. Bio Hazard Battle (Megadrive)
9. Gynoug (Megadrive)
10. Rolling Thunder 2 (Megadrive)
11. Battle Valley (Spectrum 128K)
12. Wipeout (Sega Saturn)
13. Loaded (Sega Saturn)
14. Defenders Of The Earth (Spectrum 128K)
15. Streets Of Rage 2 (Megadrive)

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Post by woody.cool » Mon May 14, 2007 1:02 pm

This has been done before here

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 Elgin_McQueen » Mon May 14, 2007 2:50 pm

Ricky Carmichael Motocross (PS1),
Agressive Inline (PS2).
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Post by stvd » Mon May 14, 2007 3:08 pm

Shenmue, Rez & Jet Set Radio - Dreamcast
Chrono Trigger, Zelda - SNES
Pitfall 2 - Atari VCS

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Post by bonerlaw » Mon May 14, 2007 5:00 pm

Hmm.......now, I love music, so this could take a while!
In no particular order

Axelay - SNES
Robocop - C64
Zelda - SNES
Wipeout 2097 - PS1
Burnout 3 - PS2 (Purely for Helicopter by Bloc Party!)
Fei Longs stage - SSF2 Turbo
Lotus Esprit Turbo 3 - Amiga

Ill post another reply when I can think of more!!!!

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Post by RocketRanger » Mon May 14, 2007 5:42 pm

Outrun & Outrun 2 (Arcade/Xbox)

Zoids (C64)

Wizball (C64)

New Zealand Story (Arcade/Amiga)

Puzzle Bobble...or Bust-a-move or whatever..you know? The Neo-Geo one where something goes 'ner ne ner ner ne ner'

Oooh Flying Shark (Arcade)

Turbo Boat Simulator (Amstrad CPC) Seriously, one of those ones you'd just load for the music on the title screen.

Nights into Dreams (Saturn) I thought was great...

..and..um oh yeah MSR on the Dreamcast, I don't know why...I just like it, reminds me of the Summer of 2001 or something. Oh and by the same guy, the soundtrack to Headhunter on the Dreamcast.

I'm just greedy.

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Post by RocketRanger » Mon May 14, 2007 5:43 pm

woody.cool wrote: Roland in Time (Amstrad CPC) - inspired by my favourite TV program.
That is the finest answer ever!

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Post by ZX Beccy » Fri May 18, 2007 7:52 am

The score to the original Tomb Raider game was a work of genius.

nuff said :D
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Post by Mootown » Fri May 18, 2007 8:00 am

Any Tecnosoft game ever.

And Jet Set Radio Future's intro track which was the best statement about gaming ever even if it was by accident.

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Post by dr_bob » Fri May 18, 2007 10:47 am

Last Ninja II
Final fantasy IIV

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Post by Smurph » Fri May 18, 2007 11:06 am

Mootown wrote:Any Tecnosoft game ever.
Yep. Thunderforce IV in particular.

I would like to also present to the jury any Katamari game, Auf Wiedersehen Monty on the 128K, Rez, Zelda: Link to the Past, Fable, SoR2, and the Daddy of them all, Final Fantasy 7. Oh, and Ico and Shadow of the Colossus were pretty damn fine too.
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Post by paranoid marvin » Fri May 18, 2007 5:19 pm

I can quite happily listen to virtually any Sid tune , Combat School and Mikie being particular favourites

Warhawk on 800xl was good (better even than C64 sid!) , liked the tunes from Pirates! on Amiga and Foundations Waste on ST

One of the worst has to be Burger Time - I could happily never hear that.'tune' again , am I right fellow retro-leaguers?
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Post by will2097 » Fri May 18, 2007 5:20 pm

There was a lot pretty cool soundtracks on the 3DO, obviously thanks to its new-fangled CD-thing.

Novastorm (scavenger 4) was a pretty special sound track. Very 'techno' sound track.

Lost Eden. A game by Cryo, the people who also made the original Dune game - both of which feature music by Stephane Picq. Some people say they feature the same music - they don't. Very french I would say. Very good as well.

Return Fire, also for the 3DO, had classic tracks. They were sort of fitting for the vehicle you were using. So the Jeep, if I remember rightly, used the William Tell overture, aka the Lone Ranger tune. The Helicopter used Ride of the Valkyries which I believe was the same as the helicopter sequence in Apocalypse now.

I'd also like to vote for Robocop on the speccy.

The 3DO Doom soundtrack was considered the best by some.

Wipeout had a soundtrack that was pretty good. :)

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Post by Xesh » Fri May 18, 2007 7:31 pm

dr_bob wrote:Last Ninja II
Final fantasy IIV
Don't you mean Final Fantasy VII? :D Some of the music in that is brilliant. I especially like the music in the caves after you've crossed the Midgar Marshes (don't bump into the Zolom! :shock: ). 8)

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Post by bolda » Sat May 19, 2007 5:26 pm

I absolutely "dig" the soundtrack to Virtua Fighter 2... I often put the Saturn disc in my CD player just to listen to the soundtrack! :D

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