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#1 dada

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 11:22 PM

Figured I'd start a topic to collect some of these.

Transport Tycoon Deluxe (General MIDI)
http://www.youtube.c...0C4CF334E53E241

Transport Tycoon Deluxe (JV-1080)
http://www.youtube.c...8057A13B20B10A1

Tyrian 2000
http://www.youtube.c...BE0619A3F2315CB

Normality
http://www.youtube.c...1A3D54B0BF96A96

Cave Story (Extended Version)
http://www.youtube.c...940E1B6F853F98D

Animal Crossing
http://www.youtube.c...C8433343393C6D2

Curse of Monkey Island
http://www.youtube.c...3536210EC01A50C

Ridge Racer Type 4
http://www.youtube.c...B7C8C4E511B951A

Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness
http://www.youtube.c...5CCA7372AA97E2F

The Sims
http://www.youtube.c...38B8AD43F078BFA

Final Fantasy VIII
http://www.youtube.c...94020FE0E62D993

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Tons of other stuff here: http://www.youtube.c...r/VGMusicCenter


#2 Guana

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 09:09 AM

Ristar is really great, this is one of my favourites


Flink


reminder that all the Sonic games have great funky VG music




music in C64 video games is just incredible sometimes





Youtube has a bit crappy quality, but http://www.6581-8580.com/ has pretty much every C64 video game tune ever made in high quality MP3 format. Or just use the SID archive if you want to keep it real


Also DUCKTALES for the NES

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6_fzLLt3W0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPkhhLC1tf8


As a bonus this is something I just found a few weeks ago, Solstice for the NES. Prog rock..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypNPxwnppU0


Edit: I don't know if I missed the point of the topic by not posting entire soundtracks

#3 dada

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 02:08 PM

Edit: I don't know if I missed the point of the topic by not posting entire soundtracks

Nah no problem, I personally mean for this to be a collection of soundtracks but single tracks are fine too.


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Posted 05 August 2011 - 03:21 PM

As a bonus this is something I just found a few weeks ago, Solstice for the NES. Prog rock..


holy shit! the rambo one is real good too.

Here are some ridiculous ZX Spectrum actiongame electro soundtracks. all the title screens are like amazing OTT violently colourful 8bit versions of dire VHS b-movies and the smae goes for this music

Captain Fizz

Cobra by the same dude who did those c64 tunes i guess! really good when it kicks in. guana might have posted this somewhere already.

Techno Cop gets real good around 0:30

Comando Quatro

Chronos Spectrum jesus christ what is this

Agent X whoooop!

Netherworld more of a spacey scifi feel but still completely OTT

BraveStarr motherfuckerrrr!! same dude who did Captain Fizz it looks like


also should go without saying that all spectrum games have completely mindblowing title screen graphics but Rainbow Islands deserves a special highlight because maaaan

edit: agent x and chronos spectrum are both by tim follin who's the same guy who did that prog nes track! what a guy

#5 Sludgelord

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 05:28 PM

I got hired to work on a shmup kind of recently and I don't really know much about shmup music so I began digging around. I discovered this one company called Toaplan that released like 10 games, but every single game they released had a super good soundtrack - the one you're most likely to be familiar with is Zero Wing. Toaplan split up, but most of the people went on to work for Cave, which is pretty much the biggest name in shmups. The one soundtrack that really blew me away was for a game called Vimana, a shmup that's apparently based off of Hinduism or something? ??? ?? It was done by Toshiaki Tomizawa, one of the founders of Cave, and it's nuts!!

Space High

This is my favorite song in the game, although all the songs are pretty similar to this; this sort of Hi-NRG/Italo disco/game music hybrid. Here's another one:

The Power of Darkness

Here's the whole album. The album comes with the music from another game, Teki Paki, but it's pretty terrible so just stick with Vimana. Check it out, it's pretty wild. Actually, search for Toaplan on Youtube because everything they did is super good.

Also I don't know if it's actually from a game or not, but this Atari ST song I found recently is nuts. Actually I can't remember, maybe Ragnar posted this song.

#6 dada

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 08:56 PM

I love that you're using the word shmup unironically.

edit: that stuff is really great btw


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Posted 05 August 2011 - 11:58 PM

I have more to post later but let me just put this out there:


The Sims



I love this soundtrack a lot.

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 02:20 AM

i am going to be a gay babby and post something really obvious but i think dada will agree with this choice:
http://www.youtube.c...94020FE0E62D993

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 10:45 AM

I love Twisted Metal 2's soundtrack. Completely unique to the game. I recommend you look some of them up. Maybe I'll get around to posting them here though.

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 12:41 PM

I would have preferred links to single tracks. I mean for someone who hasn't played the game, I'd want to knwo which tracks rise above the rest than listening to the whole album. Anyway here's some favorite tracks and I think some will like too.

Greendog (a not popular but very awesome sega game)


Wild Arms 2 - Town to the Western Winds (actually the whole ost of Wild arms 2 and wild arms 1 are very great)

(would have wanted to post an entire ost but can't find a playlist of it on youtube)

Wild Arms - Zed's theme (a random track from an overall awesome ost. seriously you gotta hear all the tracks in it)


Brave Fencer Musashi


Jace Cocoon Sirus Village


Also Sims soundtrack was absolutely wonderful. I think it's a little bit underrated though.

#11 Guana

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Posted 07 August 2011 - 04:33 PM

Cobra by the same dude who did those c64 tunes i guess! really good when it kicks in. guana might have posted this somewhere already.

ahahah, this is great. I never saw this one before, this is the exact same tune he (Martin Galway) did for C64 Arkanoid which I posted earlier:


by the way bravestarr rules

#12 Brown

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 09:26 PM

60 VG soundtracks >>>
http://www.youtube.c...eyserConley#g/p

I got him subscribed and fav'd

#13 Puppet Master

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 05:16 AM

I absolutely loved Arcanum's soundtrack. It's pretty different from most game soundtracks and it's string quartet use appealed to the orchestra kid in me.

I had this pinball game for Super Nintendo that was totally unremarkable, but this song was awesome and just about the only thing memorable about it.

I also think that Grim Fandango's soundtrack is largely responsible for getting me into Jazz.


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Posted 11 August 2011 - 02:54 AM

The 7th Guest

The second disc of The 7th Guest, if you put it in a CD player and went to track 2, had all of the game's music.  Of course it was all on one track so it was like listening to a cassette.  I remember listening to it a lot though at around age 12 and fast forwarding to the end because that's my favorite song.  There are two lyrical songs in The 7th Guest and the rest is MIDI.  If you want just the lyrical songs here they are by themselves:
The Game

Skeletons in My Closet (this is the one that rules)


Also while I didn't like the soundtrack as much on the whole, here's a lyrical song from the sequel The 11th Hour
Mr. Death


A few individual songs:

Super Mario RPG - Forest Maze

I forgot how cool this song was until today.  Holy shit it's so good.

Ghosts n Goblins (NES)


Rhapsody - Dream Traveller

Aaaa please spare me your jokes at least I didn't link to a Rhapsody song with lyrics but this is honestly one of my favorite video game instrumentals of all time and nobody has it on youtube so I uploaded an mp3 please someone listen to it I want to kiss this song a little


edit: Aaaaa how I did forget this until now???  If you want a soundtrack that's fun to listen to here ya go:


Tropico



This is one of my favorite video game soundtracks of all time.  One of the first things I ordered off the internet as a kiddo was this soundtrack.  I still listen to it in my car sometimes.  It's great.  Huepa Hupea is my favorite.


e: secret bonus song

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 02:55 PM

I can find solace in knowing that im not the only person who sits around and listens from everything to 8 bit tunes from obscure Commodore 64 titles to the new age tracks in Braid, and everything in between. I know that the Halo series has a bad reputation from a lot of gamers that arent diehard teen fanboys, but I did legitimately enjoy some of the songs on the soundtrack - especially of the second iteration in the series. Heres one of my favs:

Halo 2 - Peril


Ghosts n Goblins (NES)

I dont remember a lot about this tough-as-nails games audio presentation but one thing that distinctly sticks out is the shrieking sounds of the ghosts on level one as they lunge towards you in a lofty and devious manner as your adrenaline kicks up and you frantically go to mash the buttons to elude the sneaky little hellions. It still sorta gives me nightmares to this very day.

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 04:39 PM

Ghosts n Goblins (NES)

yessssss so good. it was nice that they did a lil shoutout in megaman 7:


#17 swordofkings128

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 02:24 AM

halo always has good music... and imo pretty good games overall.

has anyone posted chrono cross? it's..... very good.
some of my favs:

http://www.youtube.c.../60/MV-FvxoR1PQ

also Opoona(imo best thing on the wii)
some of my favs:




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Posted 13 August 2011 - 06:41 AM

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 03:07 AM

I don't know if this counts as a VG soundtrack but a friend from school sold me on this Distant Worlds, which is the Royal Stockholm Philiharmonic Orchestra doing covers of various Final fantasy songs.

This is one of my favorites:

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 12:19 PM

Drakengard's soundtrack is messed up and disjointed but if you're in the mood for it then I reckon it's one of the best going around.





Too bad the game was terrible (bar the spastic story).




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