Video Game Music Discoveries

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Jeff Kent, Mar 4, 2016.

  1. profholt82

    profholt82 Resident Blowhard

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    The 'Streets of Rage' and 'Outrun' soundtracks are probably my favorites. The Castlevania games pump out some good ones as well, I'm particularly partial to 'Symphony of thr Night.'
     
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  2. The Streets of Rage series (or Bare Knuckle, as it is known in its native Japan) is synonymous with composer Yuzo Koshiro, who also contributed to two of my favourite videogame soundtracks, Shenmue and Slap Fight MD. In fact, his work from these was recently picked up by a small independent label Data for long overdue audiophile quality vinyl release from transfers of his original electronic files:

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  3. Runicen

    Runicen Forum Resident

    Oh, can I give a shout out to Frank Klepacki, who hasn't put out a single stinker in a fairly long career?

    He really grabbed my attention via his soundtrack for Command & Conquer: Red Alert. It had a number of rockers, but a great selection of more ambient, funky/jazzy tracks too.

     
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  4. Halfwit

    Halfwit Forum Resident

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    My all time favourite:

     
  5. npc210

    npc210 Forum Resident

    The Mega Man 2 soundtrack and the theme song from this NES classic are my favorites:

     
  6. sons of nothing

    sons of nothing Forum Resident

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    Go here and listen to the music while you play games. This is likely the largest arcade in the states. Close to 500 games and still expanding. 15 bucks all day, with in/out privileges. It is just outside of Chicago.
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  7. UnionGeneral

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  8. BringMeTheHorizon

    BringMeTheHorizon Member

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    "You're Not Here" by Akira Yamaoka (from Silent Hill 3) !



    There is a lot of great alternative rock music in this iconic horror game, but this song stands out and is the most popular one from the series
     
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  9. ladycat

    ladycat Forum Resident

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    My favorite video game music series ,Final Fantasy:love:

     
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  10. Runicen

    Runicen Forum Resident

    Akira Yamaoka's soundtracks for Silent Hill 3 and 4 deserve to be regarded as classic albums in their own right. Great composition and vibe between them. It's also not for nothing that Steven Wilson even gave him a shout out a number of years ago for his sound design on those games.
     
  11. Halfwit

    Halfwit Forum Resident

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    Taito's in-house band, Zuntata, created some classics:

     
  12. Grow Fins

    Grow Fins Well-Known Member

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    Great thread that brings back a lot of memories!

    Some of the most memorable soundtracks for me were Dune II, Frank Klepacki's original Command and Conquer score, and the jazzy soundtrack to Transport Tycoon. Also, Trent Reznor's soundtrack for Quake still manages to get me slightly queasy recalling the early-3d induced motion sickness, and the generally mildly unpleasant atmosphere of that particular game. I'm sure that every single one of them has planted something that's reflected in my present tastes in music...
     
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  13. Grunge Master

    Grunge Master Forum Resident

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    The first game soundtrack that I ever bought was the one to FFVII. It was four cd's of music, and it was incredible!

    There's a band called The Minibosses that do NES tunes. They're really good, you should check them out on Youtube!
     
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  14. AidanB

    AidanB Well-Known Member

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    My favorite video game soundtracks of all time, courtesy of Nobuo Uematsu and Yasunori Mitsuda respectively:
     
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  15. AidanB

    AidanB Well-Known Member

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  16. AidanB

    AidanB Well-Known Member

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    Another favorite by Michiru Yamane:
     
  17. drivingfrog

    drivingfrog Forum Resident

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    Excellent soundtrack to a more recent RPG. Varied styles of music throughout. The game's creator and score composer, Toby Fox, did virtually all the work on this game save for a few character designs.
     
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  18. drivingfrog

    drivingfrog Forum Resident

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    Beautiful rendition of an old favorite.
     
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  19. AidanB

    AidanB Well-Known Member

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    Love the soundtrack for Gen 2, especially with the remakes.
     
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  20. Faders Up

    Faders Up Forum Resident

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    I often wish Mary Elizabeth McGlynn would quit voice acting and just start a band. In an alternate timeline she could've easily become one of the greatest female vocalists in rock.
     
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  21. AidanB

    AidanB Well-Known Member

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    Nah, then we wouldn't have the greatest dub in all of anime, Cowboy Bebop!
     
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  22. gabbleratchet7

    gabbleratchet7 Well-Known Member

    My sons play a lot of sports games on PS4, particularly MLB and NHL, and the songs those franchises license have introduced them to some good old, non-top-40 rock and pop music. But the most out of left field song my 11 year-old has latched on to came from NBA 2K:

     
  23. warewolf95

    warewolf95 Forum Resident

    Oh man, when I was like 8 years old, Sonic Adventure 2 came out and for some reason my dumb child brain became obsessed with the music in it. Fantastic soundtrack/songs, imo!!! Especially the Rouge The Bat levels. So hummable. :)
     
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  24. Runicen

    Runicen Forum Resident

    Had a lot of fun with Undertale and its soundtrack. Still smile when tracks from it come up on shuffle. "Temmie Village" is probably one of my favorites. I just wonder how Fox came up with that one.

    I've been indulging my inner child lately more than is healthy and listening to a lot of limited release Zelda and Kirby soundtracks. While both franchises involve a lot of retreads of older musical themes, they always get interesting new arrangements. Shame is, quite a few of these games never get official soundtrack releases. This is a prime example of "Would you put this out on CD so I can give you money?!"

    Kirby's Epic Yarn

     
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  25. iwokeinrelief

    iwokeinrelief Well-Known Member

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    TX
    The little indie game "Thomas was Alone" had an absolutely incredible soundtrack. I played through the game in a single sitting, in large part just to hear more of the soundtrack.

     

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