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Favorite retro/classic video game soundtrack?

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Post by Artemis008 » Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:30 pm

A lot of people don't agree with me, but I really like the Mega Man Wily Wars OST. The nes ones aren't bad, but the remake stands out for me.
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I just don't see where all the hate is coming from. It sounds fine.

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Post by DarkZero » Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:39 pm

^Wily Wars actually has one of my favorite Mega Man songs with Buster Rod-G's theme

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the melody from 0:05 to 0:34 is just really good, it has a very magical quality to it
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Post by Marilink » Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:38 pm

^That has a very Mega Man 7 vibe to me.

[QUOTE="Artemis008, post: 1633733, member: 40449"]A lot of people don't agree with me, but I really like the Mega Man Wily Wars OST. The nes ones aren't bad, but the remake stands out for me.
Listen to this

I just don't see where all the hate is coming from. It sounds fine.[/QUOTE]It's the instrumentation that gets me. Mega Drive and Genesis had such crunchy, unsubtle sound fonts that just really grate on my ears when abused (which is often). Given the choice between that Wily Wars and NES versions of music, I'd take NES 10 times out of 10.

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The Snake Man music in Wily Wars has so many unnecessary overtones and backing channels, almost as if to just prove a point. The NES version is just...cleaner. I feel like that's a common theme when comparing the two soundtracks.
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Post by Tombay » Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:01 am

I like Terry Scott Taylor album, that was a soundtrack to Skullmonkeys (The neverhood)

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Post by SmoothOperator » Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:17 pm

The Neverhood's OST is a grand experience, and one of my favorite albums to listen to in the late spring/early summer.

One of the greatest parts of that game was the soundtrack.

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Post by е и ժ е я » Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:46 am

If you don't appreciate Sunsoft's soundfonts, you're wrong and need to reform, probably in prison

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Post by Marilink » Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:03 am

^Sunsoft music quality is so good. My personal favorite of theirs:

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Post by е и ժ е я » Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:06 am

Mr Gimmick is one of the unsung masterpieces of the time.
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Post by Marilink » Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:03 am

I still haven't played it, but I've watched enough speedruns of it to recognize how great it is. One of the most entertaining retro speedgames out there.
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Post by Artemis008 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:13 am

Knuckles chaotix has a really good ost. Door into summer, midnight green house, and evening star are my favorites.

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Post by Artemis008 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:47 pm

Does Perfect Selection Dracula Battle count?

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Post by ScottyMcGee » Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:40 pm

I torrented every Final Fantasy soundtrack a long time ago. I recently realized that I keep returning to hear Final Fantasy V.

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Post by Dux is not you » Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:27 pm

Sixthing (or such) Donkey Kong Country 2. Mega Man 7 and Mega Man X also have some of the best music on the system.

I'll add Pokémon Red/Blue. That soundtrack is absolutely delightful. It's musically diverse and emotionally powerful. The Gym theme manages to make you feel both like a challenger when you step into the building, and like a champion when the fight is over. It's become the background music to whenever something big is happening in my life.

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Post by Jingle Jangle Kat » Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:26 pm

The dungeon theme from FFV is one of my favorite tracks in the game, and my second-favorite FF dungeon theme in the series (top vote goes to FFI's dungeon).
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Post by Artemis008 » Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:36 pm

I can't get enough of Megaman X3's sound track holy ****. Between Blast Hornet, Volt Catfish, Toxic Seahorse, Gravity Beetle, the intro stage, Zero's theme, and Doppler stage 1 I can't tell which one I like the most. Tunnel Rhino, Neon Tiger, and Crush Crawfish are good too but a little too repetitive for my tastes. And the Dr light capsule theme is..... strange to say the least..... but overall I like this soundtrack more than I did X1 and X2.

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Post by DarkZero » Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:55 pm

ok so i've always loved the maniac mansion soundtrack and anyone who knows me well enough isn't surprised, but i always considered it to be marred somewhat by it's loud and strange instrumentation, which REALLY doesn't fit a game about exploring and solving puzzles.

but i think recently i've gained a whole new respect for it as to how it reflects the characters and overall tone of the game. the game itself is a quirky pastiche of b-movie horror films, and all the main characters are teenagers with eclectic musical tastes. loud and strange actually works perfectly in the context of that universe.

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Post by е и ժ е я » Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:15 pm

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SoM really has one of the best damn OSTs and as a game it is not nearly as celebrated as it should be
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Post by Marilink » Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:46 am

^It's really fantastic. Some of the best on the SNES. Unfortunately though

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Re: Favorite retro/classic video game soundtrack?

Post by DarkZero » Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:50 am

i've always liked that song actually but i haven't played the game so does it have something to do with the in-game context for why people don't like it?

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