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PostSubject: Favorite VG Soundtrack(s)/ Song(s)?   Sun 18 Nov 2007, 4:19 pm

First and foremost, I love the Chrono Trigger soundtrack. The whole damn thing. It's amazing.

The Guilty Gear series also has some bitchin' music.

So does this fighting game Galaxy Fight.

And, I was obsessed with the Samurai Showdown 3 soundtrack when I was 17. Literally. I'd listen to it for hours on end.

Your thoughts/ faves...
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite VG Soundtrack(s)/ Song(s)?   Sun 18 Nov 2007, 5:36 pm

Almost everything by Hitoshi Sakimoto

Absolutely everything by Yoko Kanno

Most everything by Akira Yamaoka

At least half of all the music ever made for those old Amiga games
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite VG Soundtrack(s)/ Song(s)?   Mon 19 Nov 2007, 12:11 am

La Mulana soundtrack. Especially the MP3 version of Aqua Wish (a hidden track that could only be found on the jukebox).

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PostSubject: Re: Favorite VG Soundtrack(s)/ Song(s)?   Mon 19 Nov 2007, 3:16 am

I'm for the music of Ninja Gaiden... Chu
I just love the game... and the music is perfect... happy

I also like the Chrono Trigger soundtrack...
I have the Frog Theme as my cel-phone ring tone... razz

I also love the intro of its sequel... Scars Left By Time

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PostSubject: Re: Favorite VG Soundtrack(s)/ Song(s)?   Mon 19 Nov 2007, 3:46 am

Finally a Thread i can relate too.

Hmm lets see
Duh! Nobuo Uematsu!(final Fantasy)

Michiko Naruke(Valis III,Wild Arms)


N. Kodaka,Noboyuki Hara ("batman return of the joker" nes)

Naoki Kodaka (Blaster Master)

Yuzo Koshiro (Streets Of Rage)

You know what screw this: Anything Capcom (Cps1Cps2) And Konami Music Composers Rule! razz
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite VG Soundtrack(s)/ Song(s)?   Tue 20 Nov 2007, 9:23 pm

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You know what screw this: Anything Capcom (Cps1Cps2) And Konami Music Composers Rule! razz

YES. Capcom's music will forever have a place in my heart as well. If anything, right now, I'm madly searching for the Street Fighter EX Plus Alpha soundtrack. I know, the game wasn't super great, but, I love the soundtrack. Speaking of SF, that was the first game out there that I'd turn on just to listen to the sound test. Ryu's theme always moved me, and will most likely continue to for many years to come.

The Megaman X soundtrack was also another game that had such an amazing soundtrack. I remember hearing Zero's theme and just thinking "Yes (claw gesture with right hand)."

And, yeah, I dunno why, but, Konami's TMNT games always had bitchin' soundtracks. I especially love the TMNT: Tournament Fighters (for the SNES) soundtrack.

If only I can get these in MP3 format... Crying or Very sad
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite VG Soundtrack(s)/ Song(s)?   Tue 20 Nov 2007, 9:53 pm

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And, yeah, I dunno why, but, Konami's TMNT games always had bitchin' soundtracks. I especially love the TMNT: Tournament Fighters (for the SNES) soundtrack.

If only I can get these in MP3 format... Crying or Very sad

Im trying to see of i can find an snes emulator to record music. heh heh
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite VG Soundtrack(s)/ Song(s)?   Wed 21 Nov 2007, 3:14 am

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Speaking of SF, that was the first game out there that I'd turn on just to listen to the sound test. Ryu's theme always moved me, and will most likely continue to for many years to come.
In my case, it was Ken' stage's music the one I always loved... geek

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Im trying to see of i can find an snes emulator to record music. heh heh
that'll be nice... for example, Zelda's game music.... that's also great... happy

BTW, which was the emulator you used to record your gameplay? the one you uploaded in You Tube time ago? chu

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PostSubject: Re: Favorite VG Soundtrack(s)/ Song(s)?   Wed 21 Nov 2007, 3:16 am

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BTW, which was the emulator you used to record your gameplay? the one you uploaded in You Tube time ago? chu

It's snes9X Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite VG Soundtrack(s)/ Song(s)?   Thu 22 Nov 2007, 4:39 am

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It's snes9X Wink
Thanks...
I'm looking forward to record my game play... happy

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PostSubject: Re: Favorite VG Soundtrack(s)/ Song(s)?   Thu 22 Nov 2007, 5:40 am

Good Luck! heh heh
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite VG Soundtrack(s)/ Song(s)?   Mon 17 Dec 2007, 2:28 am

http://gh.ffshrine.org/soundtracks.php

Lots of game/anime/J-music here.
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite VG Soundtrack(s)/ Song(s)?   Mon 17 Dec 2007, 6:06 am

The Red Spectra wrote:
http://gh.ffshrine.org/soundtracks.php

Lots of game/anime/J-music here.

Great site for video game music. Especially Marvel Super Heroes (capcom)
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite VG Soundtrack(s)/ Song(s)?   Thu 20 Dec 2007, 2:29 am

The Red Spectra wrote:
http://gh.ffshrine.org/soundtracks.php
Lots of game/anime/J-music here.
eee
thanks for sharing!!!

here, there is music made by fans!!!
VGmusic

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PostSubject: Re: Favorite VG Soundtrack(s)/ Song(s)?   Thu 20 Dec 2007, 3:11 am

Soldier wrote:
The Red Spectra wrote:
http://gh.ffshrine.org/soundtracks.php
Lots of game/anime/J-music here.
eee
thanks for sharing!!!

here, there is music made by fans!!!
VGmusic
ok site,but they only have midi files. I prefer the original.

Obvserve http://bluelaguna.net/ Although it's mostly rpg's soundtrack and Wild arms is sooo good. happy
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite VG Soundtrack(s)/ Song(s)?   Fri 21 Dec 2007, 3:01 am

I love MIDI.
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite VG Soundtrack(s)/ Song(s)?   Mon 05 May 2008, 4:32 am

Smile Favorite Soundtracks...let's see..


1.Wild Arms Series-I just love ALL of the songs for these soundtracks, especiall Wild Arms 5 Vanguard.

Favorite song-WA5-Even the Hermits....on Volume 2 soundtrack.

2.Star OceanSeries- Boy, do Motoi do a good job on his songs...LOVE IT!!! I hoope he does Star Ocean 4 though....

Favorite song- Highbrow and Powerbroker-on SO3

3.Paladin's Quest/Lennus-Kohei Tanaka did great on this soundtrack.

Favorite Song-Theme of Turning Time...the spaceship you ride on.

4.Phantasy Star Series- I own ALL of the soundtracks..wonderful!!

Favorite Song- I love All of them..honestly.

5.Panzer Dragoon Series...great music!!

Favorite Song- Sona Mi Areru Ec Sancitu

6.Xenosaga Series- lovely songs...

Favorite Song- Battle themes from all of Xenosaga games (which were 3 of them)

7. Final Fantasy Series-of course there so MANY songs made, so I love most all of the soundtracks

Favorite Song-Setzer Airship songs from FF6..

8. Breath of Fire Series-cool songs.

Favorite Song- Gobi Transformation from BOF1 Nina's Bird transformation from BOF2

9. Valkyrie Profile Series...beatiful songs for Lenneth and Silmeria.

Favorite Song- Final battle from both Lenneth and Silmeria

10. Sailor Moon Series- great songs...so many of them.

Favorite Song-Searching for the Stones-From Sailor Moon Another Story and mostly Sailor Moon Transformation from all of the series.

Very Happy There so much more, but just these top 10 soundtracks will do for now.
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite VG Soundtrack(s)/ Song(s)?   Mon 05 May 2008, 3:20 pm

Valna wrote:
Soldier wrote:
The Red Spectra wrote:
http://gh.ffshrine.org/soundtracks.php
Lots of game/anime/J-music here.
eee
thanks for sharing!!!

here, there is music made by fans!!!
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ok site,but they only have midi files. I prefer the original.

Obvserve http://bluelaguna.net/ Although it's mostly rpg's soundtrack and Wild arms is sooo good. happy

I've been a member of VGM since 2002. Though I don't go there much any more (and not at all to their boards), I still say that some of the MIDI remixes/remasteries are done extremely well. You just have to find that golden nugget artist that's worth digging even MIDIs for.

Suffice to say, my favorite artist there is, by and far, Tsu Ryu. If you can get ahold of any or all of his MIDI work for VGM, do so. I can guarantee you won't be disappointed. I've also commissioned him to do Valis work in MIDI and/or MP3 (he does chiptunes - http://www.myspace.com/tsuryu), but since I don't talk to him very often, I won't know if he's done anything for months at a time.

As for what music I actually like, I pretty much love all game music, but I love music that utilizes vocals with vocoders and/or anything epic (themes like Dr. Wily Stage 1 - MM2 (NES), any Street Fighter theme, etc.). My favorites change all the time, but as of late it's been, oddly, Ragnarok Online BGMs and Electric Six. =P
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite VG Soundtrack(s)/ Song(s)?   Fri 09 May 2008, 12:00 pm

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As for what music I actually like, I pretty much love all game music, but I love music that utilizes vocals with vocoders and/or anything epic (themes like Dr. Wily Stage 1 - MM2 (NES), any Street Fighter theme, etc.). My favorites change all the time, but as of late it's been, oddly, Ragnarok Online BGMs and Electric Six. =P
I also love the addition of Vocals to street fighter songs... geek
I grew up with this game, and even when I have not looked for a translation, all SF II songs sound great... jocolor
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite VG Soundtrack(s)/ Song(s)?   Fri 09 May 2008, 8:05 pm

For me, Final Fantasy, anything 7 and back, some after, but I hate most of those games. I have a ton of video game tracks, it's hard to say a favorite. A lot of good stuff out there.

Btw, in the case of SNES, you can listen to the original formats with spc tracks http://www.zophar.net/zsnes/spc/ all you need is the winamp plugin. And for genesis here is a vgm archive http://project2612.org/

If that's not enough for you, if you want to try your luck at finding some arcade track, some MAME music can be played back with M1 http://rbelmont.mameworld.info/?page_id=223 I have recorded some game tracks this way.
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite VG Soundtrack(s)/ Song(s)?   Fri 09 May 2008, 9:43 pm

Now that was epic, Soldier. Surprised If only all of the vocal adds were as awesome as that one, then I'd totally agree with you. Since it isn't the case, I can only agree with you when they're as good as that Ken Remix.

BTW, isn't it kinda odd that Capcom didn't start naming their themes until Street Fighter III? After all, Konami's almost always named their stage themes ("Vampire Killer" anyone?), so why hasn't Capcom? XP
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite VG Soundtrack(s)/ Song(s)?   Sun 11 May 2008, 3:41 am

I could run an essay worth of music...
Metal Gear Solid (PSX)
Parasite Eve
Legend of Dragoon
La-Mulana
DOOM (PC and PSX. Cyberdemon will always be one of the baddest bosses)
JP versions of Castlevania 2 & 3
Contra
Super Contra
Metal Gear (NES and MSX)
Metal Gear 2 (MSX)
Snake's Revenge
Golden Axe 2 and 3
Rudra no Hihou
Dragon Quest 3 and 4 (NES, SNES, and PSX)
Valis (Turbo)
Valis 2 (Turbo)
Castlevania SOTN
Megaman 1, 2, and 3
Contra Hard Corps
Castlevania Bloodlines
Doomsday Warrior
Sonic 3 + Knuckles
Streets of Rage 2 and 3
Contra Force
Double Dragon 1, 2, and 3 (NES)
TMNT 2 (NES)
Wai Wai World
Gain Ground (Turbo. Last area had quite an epic track)
Dracula X: Chi no Rondo (Turbo)
Toejam and Earl
Kill.Switch

I sure hope I didn't forget anything >_>...
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite VG Soundtrack(s)/ Song(s)?   Tue 13 May 2008, 12:21 am

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I could run an essay worth of music...
Metal Gear Solid (PSX)
Parasite Eve
Legend of Dragoon
La-Mulana
DOOM (PC and PSX. Cyberdemon will always be one of the baddest bosses)
JP versions of Castlevania 2 & 3
Contra
Super Contra
Metal Gear (NES and MSX)
Metal Gear 2 (MSX)
Snake's Revenge
Golden Axe 2 and 3
Rudra no Hihou
Dragon Quest 3 and 4 (NES, SNES, and PSX)
Valis (Turbo)
Valis 2 (Turbo)
Castlevania SOTN
Megaman 1, 2, and 3
Contra Hard Corps
Castlevania Bloodlines
Doomsday Warrior
Sonic 3 + Knuckles
Streets of Rage 2 and 3
Contra Force
Double Dragon 1, 2, and 3 (NES)
TMNT 2 (NES)
Wai Wai World
Gain Ground (Turbo. Last area had quite an epic track)
Dracula X: Chi no Rondo (Turbo)
Toejam and Earl
Kill.Switch

I sure hope I didn't forget anything >_>...

The only song I can listen to from the Doomsday Warrior OST is Shadow - Left Hand Of Evil.
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite VG Soundtrack(s)/ Song(s)?   Tue 13 May 2008, 12:47 am

My fav from that is Main "Magical Lord". Definitely fitting for a boss Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite VG Soundtrack(s)/ Song(s)?   Thu 15 May 2008, 4:19 pm

My favorite games for music are Ys books I & II, and Ys III. on PC Engine. I like a lot of Squaresoft's music from the 16 bit era, namely FF II & III (SNES) and Secret of Mana. But NES music is my favorite overall, I still listen to the sounds of Ninja Gaiden, Castlevania II, Life Force and lots of others today.

I don't know if it's just me, but I think the compositions for old game music were much better than what we have today. The tunes written for the blips and single tones of an NES were melodic and catchy, just good music. The game soundtracks we have nowadays are all generic metal or that overused orchestra/chanting BS. Oh, and heavy tomtom drums during action parts, just like movies.

I mean, it's been a long time since I've played a new game and even remembered the music.
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite VG Soundtrack(s)/ Song(s)?   Thu 15 May 2008, 6:33 pm

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My favorite games for music are Ys books I & II, and Ys III. on PC Engine. I like a lot of Squaresoft's music from the 16 bit era, namely FF II & III (SNES) and Secret of Mana. But NES music is my favorite overall, I still listen to the sounds of Ninja Gaiden, Castlevania II, Life Force and lots of others today.

I don't know if it's just me, but I think the compositions for old game music were much better than what we have today. The tunes written for the blips and single tones of an NES were melodic and catchy, just good music. The game soundtracks we have nowadays are all generic metal or that overused orchestra/chanting BS. Oh, and heavy tomtom drums during action parts, just like movies.

I mean, it's been a long time since I've played a new game and even remembered the music.

I'll give you cookie points if you can tell me who originally composed the music for Ys Book I & II. ^_^

But looking subjectively at your post, I have to say that the music isn't necessarily better now than it was then or vice versa. What you have to look at is that they're two completely different styles of music.

Back in the NES days, they didn't have quite the power to work with in sound. Four channels were all they had (crack your 4chan jokes now. Very Happy), so they didn't have much to work with. The greatness of such music is that composers were still able to compose entire symphonies' worth of music with just those four channels of sound. "Bloody Tears", "Wily Stage 1 (MM2)", and "Overworld (LoZ)" are all testaments to the power of composers in that period. Powerful composers today wouldn't exist at all if it weren't for the efforts of such people as Nobuo Uematsu, Yuzo Koshiro, and Motoi Sakuraba. Because of that, the music in the games we have today are much higher in quality and have a far more diverse style. We could have the Epic Symphony as heard in Ys VI to the trance and house tracks of Midnight Club, all because Uematsu could create a symphonic sound with just four sound channels and Koshiro could make chiptunes sound like club music on an 8-bit cartridge.

Of course, with such limited power, composers HAD to do something to make it worthwhile. Otherwise it would turn a player from an otherwise good game. So they had to make catchy melodies and rhythms. The other thing is that the market was over a hundred times smaller in the US for the NES than it is for the PS3, Wii, and 360. They couldn't put out something with music like GTA or Madden has because it's too generic, as you say. So of course, the actual quality of music as a whole is better in the NES era since there was so much riding on it.

However, to say that the music in today's gaming industry is generic is a rather ludicrous. The music in many of today's games is now of better sound quality, and with the old composers joined by the new, we now have the ability to create a much larger variety of music today. Instead of trying to tailor to a small niche of players, the audience is now a very large percentage of the world and not just niche groups of people scattered about a few select countries and regions. That said, composers have to cater to all the different tastes in music in their games. Such as it is, we have rap, rock, and hip-hop in GTA games and techno, rave, and trance music in Midnight Club. We have games like DDR and ParaPara because of the wide variety of music that can be programmed into a game these days. Overall, the music of the gaming industry hasn't seen finer days. From blips and bleeps on the NES to real symphonic sounds on a PS2, the music industry has progressed a lot. While I do agree that a lot of modern gaming music isn't as recognizable or memorable, the fact is that the vast majority of it is overlooked or underrated because there are so many other games with great music that it's hard to just take one aside and say it stands out. While the themes to Zelda and Mario are unforgettable and highly recognizable, be they 8-bit or 128-bit in style, themes to games such as Skies of Arcadia, Halo, and others are pretty difficult to miss too. In fact, during my tenure as an employee of Gamers, Inc. in Omaha, all I heard about the first couple weeks after Orange Box was released was how good the music in Portal was. Not nearly as much about Half-Life 2 or the other games in the Box, but about Portal and how good it was with special reference to its soundtrack. That speaks volumes in how memorable game music can be even today.

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PostSubject: Re: Favorite VG Soundtrack(s)/ Song(s)?   Mon 19 May 2008, 6:49 pm

Favorite VG Soundtracks? Hmm...

Valis series
-Chrono Trigger
-Final Fantasy IV
-Final Fantasy VI
-Valkyrie Profile Lenneth
-Ys series (
-Gain Ground (especially first stage theme)
-Space Harrier (especially first stage theme)
-REZ
-Shin Megami Tensei Nocturne
-Digital Devil Saga 1 & 2
-Persona series (Especially the Persona 2: Eternal Punishment)
-Phantasy Star Series (Especially the openings to 2, 3, and 4, plus the final boss battle in 2)
-The Guardian Legend
-Hiryu no Ken series
-Astyanax (NES version)

That's all I can think of (for now).
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite VG Soundtrack(s)/ Song(s)?   Mon 19 May 2008, 8:07 pm

iannafei wrote:
Favorite VG Soundtracks? Hmm...

Valis series
-Chrono Trigger
-Final Fantasy IV
-Final Fantasy VI (+5 Internets)
-Valkyrie Profile Lenneth
-Ys series (+100 Internets)
-Gain Ground (especially first stage theme) (+25 Internets)
-Space Harrier (especially first stage theme)
-REZ
-Shin Megami Tensei Nocturne (+5 Internets, mostly because it's ShinMegaTen, but the SFC ones had really good OSTs)
-Digital Devil Saga 1 & 2 (+10 Internets)
-Persona series (Especially the Persona 2: Eternal Punishment)
-Phantasy Star Series (Especially the openings to 2, 3, and 4, plus the final boss battle in 2) (+500 Internets)
-The Guardian Legend (+100 Internets)
-Hiryu no Ken series (+9000 Internets)
-Astyanax (NES version)

That's all I can think of (for now).

A total of 9745 Internets. I *FREAKING* love you.

FTR, my friend from vgmusic.com has some uber-awesome Hiryuu no Ken MIDIs on there (it's known in the US as Flying Dragon). I highly recommend you check out Tsu Ryu's work if you're a fan of the Hiryuu no Ken music. He also did some extremely good TGL music. :3
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite VG Soundtrack(s)/ Song(s)?   Mon 19 May 2008, 11:56 pm

Oh man WAY too many favorite games music to list but here goes.

NES
The Guardian Legend (every song in this game kicks ass)
Space Hunter (even those it only has one song)
Layla
Mega Man 1
Mega Man 2 (Especially Dr. Wilys castle 1)
Mega Man 3 (Shadow Mans stage please)
Super Mario Bros.
Super Mario Bros. 3
Metroid (if only for Kraids area)
The Wing of Madoola (epic win for its main theme)
Ninja Jajamaru - Ginga Dai Sakusen
Rollergames
Rush 'n Attack
Legacy of the Wizard
...the list is nearly endless for my favorite NES tracks. Cool

SNES
Kirby Super Star
Super Metroid
Actraiser
Kirbys Dream Land 3
Panel de Pon
Mega Man X (everything in this game wins)
Mega Man X2
Mega Man X3
Super Mario Kart (Rainbow Road comes to mind here and should have been in SSBB)
Lady Stalker
Magicial Pop'n
Cacoma Knight in Bizyland
Kendo Rage
Super Valis 4
Super Mario RPG (mega winner here)
Pocky & Rocky
Popful Mail
Tiny Toon Adventures - Buster Busts Loose
Wild Guns
Yoshis Cookie
F-Zero
...I could be here for a while so lets end here. XP

Sega Genesis
Phantasy Star 2
Phantasy Star 3
Phantasy Star 4
Sonic 1
Sonic 2
Sonic 3
Valis 3
Madou Monogatari I
Rolling Thunder 2
Columns
Doom (32X)
Trouble Shooter (I love the weapon select screen theme)
Arrow Flash
Burning Force
El Viento
Streets of Rage 2
Um thats all I can think of off the top of my head for the Genesis.

Game Boy/Game Boy Color/Game Boy Advance/DS
Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow
Pokemon Gold/Silver/Crystal
Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald
Pokemon Fire Red/Leaf Green
Pokemon Diamond/Peral
Summon Night Swordcraft Story (excellent songs here)
Summon Night Swordcraft Story 2
Metroid Fusion
Metroid Zero Mission
Shantae (very underrated game with excellent music)
Izuna: Legend of the Unemployed Ninja
....too many more to think of atm.

N64
Super Smash Bros.
Goldeneye (every song in this game ROCKS)
Perfect Dark (ditto)
Banjo-Kazooie (see Goldeneye)
Jet Force Gemini (Rare really makes great soundtracks)
Super Mario 64
Star Fox 64 (incredible soundtrack here)
...a few others too.

Gamecube/Wii
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Phantasy Star Online (excellent soundtrack)
Lost Kingdoms
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
(dont have that many GC/Wii games lol)

Needless to say I'm a sucker for VG music. XP
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite VG Soundtrack(s)/ Song(s)?   Wed 28 May 2008, 11:46 am

Very Happy Here's a couple of websites for video game music.


www.rpgfan.com

http://www.vgmusic.com/music/console/nintendo/nes/index-af.html


Razz These sites have some old and new game music since we were babies...Enjoy!!!
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