I'm convinced that some of the best music ever has come from my Super Nintendo.

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This brings up two serious questions:

1) Am I the only person here who enjoys listening to video game music?
2) Am I a geek?

Curtis Stephens, Sunday, 24 November 2002 19:24 (sixteen years ago) link

Die!

man, Sunday, 24 November 2002 19:25 (sixteen years ago) link

Curtis is OTM, the Ninja Gaiden you're-running-out-of-life music (named "Beware the Lurking Animal" by my friend Joel & I) is the best sludge-gabba song EVAH

also, Zelda themes are incredibly emotional, like post-Celine even

J0hn Darn13ll3 (J0hn Darn13ll3), Sunday, 24 November 2002 19:37 (sixteen years ago) link

Haha. I often thought the same thing. Maybe they were so memorable because the sound designers had so little to work with. Forcing them to encapsulate whatever the music was suppose to signify(out of ammo, boss encounter, etc.) into 30 seconds. I wanted to make a record of various videogame music and cut & mix it up. But I never did.

You can't beat: Rygar, Castlevania, Metroid, Zelda, Mario Bros., Vectroman and Lunar. To name a few. There is a cool band called the Minibosses that recreates videogame music...only punk rock. Its very cool & fun. Check it out.

Juan (Juan), Sunday, 24 November 2002 19:45 (sixteen years ago) link

I like the NES better, myself. It seems like, due to the technological constraints they were working under, these musicians had no choice but to pack their songs with as many intensely memorable/catchy melodies as possible or risk their tunes becomming a mere series of bleeps and bloops. Castlevania is my fave and Metroid is notable for actually pulling off an atmosperic soundtrack back then. (most games just opted to sound like Iron Maiden instead)

original bgm, Sunday, 24 November 2002 19:50 (sixteen years ago) link

(this is no bad thing, btw)

original bgm, Sunday, 24 November 2002 19:52 (sixteen years ago) link

i love the music playing while link's trying to sneak past to see princess zelda in ocarina of time. and the music on doki bay in super mario sunshine.

naked as sin (naked as sin), Sunday, 24 November 2002 20:07 (sixteen years ago) link

so much "ocarina of time" music is completely great -- anything waterrelated in there ownz

J0hn Darn13ll3 (J0hn Darn13ll3), Sunday, 24 November 2002 20:33 (sixteen years ago) link

My flatmate recently scored a supercheap copy of 'We Punk Einheit!' by Ninetendo Teenage Robots, which is basically Alec Empire making v. crude + basic tracks from a gameboy plugged straight into a DAT/CD recorder. Some of it sounds a bit like T. Brinkmann's more 'stripped-down' efforts. Quite gd.

Andrew L (Andrew L), Sunday, 24 November 2002 20:38 (sixteen years ago) link

Game music can be good, and can be arse. Just like movies. Soon you'll be able to buy game soundtracks and stuff, and big-name games will have big-name bands doing shitty soundtracks for them that sucka nd are shit.

Callum (Callum), Sunday, 24 November 2002 20:41 (sixteen years ago) link

Donkey Kong Country 2 contains some of the finest electronica ever cheaply recorded, especially the Bramble Blast stage.

And Chrono Trigger's score is excellent in the most excellent way possible under the definition of the word "excellent."

Curtis Stephens, Sunday, 24 November 2002 20:42 (sixteen years ago) link

Soon you'll be able to buy game soundtracks and stuff, and big-name games will have big- name bands doing shitty soundtracks for them that sucka nd are shit.

Here you are, then. Of course, this soundtrack is by no means bad. I also used to resent videogames having actual bands soundtrack them (see: terrible Rob Zombie songs in my lovely Jet Grind Radio. "Dragula"? Get the hell out of here!!) until I played this game. Nothing with "Raining Blood" on it can ever be dud, EVER.

original bgm, Sunday, 24 November 2002 21:35 (sixteen years ago) link

no you are not the only one:

www.minibosses.com/

ddd, Sunday, 24 November 2002 23:06 (sixteen years ago) link

Actually, game soundtracks have been released as records in Japan for years. I remember a feature on this way back in 1993 in Super Play magazine.

Chriddof (Chriddof), Sunday, 24 November 2002 23:10 (sixteen years ago) link

I learned about reggae from Super Mario Bros. III

Adam A. (Keiko), Sunday, 24 November 2002 23:11 (sixteen years ago) link

Actually, game soundtracks have been released as records in Japan for years. I remember a feature on this way back in 1993 in Super Play magazine.

Yes, but soundtracks with "big name bands" on them are a fairly recent phenomenon. Most of these older soundtracks were simply game music in cd format or rearranged versions of this same game music.

original bgm, Sunday, 24 November 2002 23:18 (sixteen years ago) link

Meh, big-name bands are reserved for crappy skateboarding games.

Curtis Stephens, Sunday, 24 November 2002 23:25 (sixteen years ago) link

Did you go to the Game On exhibition earlier this year at the Barbican Centre? There was a big feature on game music and how the interface works. Some of the music was joyous, much was tripe. And a quick search reveals that it's on tour around the UK - http://www.gameonweb.co.uk/tour.htm

Daniel (dancity), Monday, 25 November 2002 00:03 (sixteen years ago) link

Agreed that the VC ODT box set is AWESOME as I believe I may have mentioned about fifteen times in passing. I also have the OST for the Japanese release of Gran Turismo 3. And two CDs of Commodore 64 music (originals and remixes).

Capcom really has it hands down on the greatest original video game music, though. The Mega Man series has killer tunes throughout, esp. on the NES; Bionic Commando songs still get stuck in my head on a regular basis; and more recently their music for the various Street Fighter versions has also made me sit up and take notice.

Sega once released a CD of dance remixes of various Genesis tunes. It was terrible. (I keep admitting the most embarassing shit on this board. I should stop.)

Video game OSTs are about one step away from becoming as significant as those for film. I hereby nominate Capcom's musical staff of the NES era as the Morricones of games. Fucking Bionic Cammando Levels 3 & 5 kill me every time.

Tom Millar (Millar), Monday, 25 November 2002 06:15 (sixteen years ago) link

I'd second this notion, although I'm often tempted to point more towards the lower-fi sounds of the regular NES (and perhaps the in-between fidelity of Gameboy). Super Nintendo's use of big, fake, synthesized strings used to put me off as too cheesy to be good and to polished to be charming, but now in the age of GTA3 and standard studio CD audio soundtracks it's definitely grown on me. "Actraiser" has some amazing fake bombast. And "Super Ghosts & Goblins" is a thrilling goth carnival from beginning to end. I think my current favorite is "Castlevania 4" - one of the level tracks (I believe it's world 3 or 4) starts with a very nice sampled upright bass playing complex scale runs, shifts into a dark organ-drone horror film pastiche and then morphs seemlessly into straight-up improv-avant jazz (keyboard flourishes and all), I kid you not! I could swear Can had written this track!

I think the biggest soundtrack for me was always "Super Mario Bros. 2", not only because the game itself was such an uncompromising bastardization of the Mario series, but because it expresses with infinite clarity and poetry exactly how fragmented and generally f***ed up this game truly was. Here you had a pair of Brooklyn plumbers, a medieval princess, and a strange toad-pygmy sort of creature, running around a tropical/desert/ice/ethereal dream-world, fending off hoards of masqued death midgets and dinosaurs that shoot eggs and giant mice that throw old-fashioned bombed, etc. etc. I could go on forever. The opening theme is ragtime. The character select screen is game show theme music. The overworld theme is dixieland calyspo. The underworld theme (when you enter pipes) is Egyptian boogie-woogie. And boss music is heart-stopping industial death-crush. It's truly the love of my life...

(p.s. sorry to do this, but I kind of feel obliged now to plug Super Madrigal Bros. which is medieval music done with NES samples, so there! our site is down at the moment but we have some info up at Momus's site http://www.demon.co.uk/momus....)

Adam Bruneau, Monday, 25 November 2002 17:00 (sixteen years ago) link

Oh yeah, i just remembered. I was playing "Donkey Kong Country" the other day and when I got to one of the underwater levels. It's insane. The best soft core porn music ever.

Adam Bruneau, Monday, 25 November 2002 17:07 (sixteen years ago) link

super madrigal bros you R00l!!

bob zemko (bob), Sunday, 8 December 2002 21:38 (sixteen years ago) link

The Reaggae on Super Adventure Island!

Game completio theme to Actraiser 1!

The hostel/overnight/beddy-byes music of RPG ever!

A Link to the Past!

Yes! Yes! Yes!

I wish it was the past now :-(

meirion john lewis (mei), Sunday, 8 December 2002 23:57 (sixteen years ago) link

Zeal Island theme from Chrono Trigger.

Dan I., Monday, 9 December 2002 03:25 (sixteen years ago) link

six months pass...
16-BIT, UMMM....

silverfox, Wednesday, 25 June 2003 14:29 (sixteen years ago) link

And Chrono Trigger's score is excellent in the most excellent way possible under the definition of the word "excellent."

OTM. Corridors of Time is the shit.

Sommermute (Wintermute), Wednesday, 25 June 2003 15:21 (sixteen years ago) link

This is great news for anyone not aligned with goodness and decency, but those of us who prefer the sweet smell of a friendly barbeque to the gut-wrenching odor of rotting opressed carrion can't help but feel a certain pressure on the ol' esophagus to hear that a gaggle of bespectacled art fags from deepest darkest Arizona would sully and defile the virginal nightgown that drapes wholesomely on the sweet, pure Lady of Rock as she slumbers in the night.

this is fucking awesome.

Kingfish (Kingfish), Wednesday, 25 June 2003 15:34 (sixteen years ago) link

So, can you download these tracks anywhere? I have such good memories of NES music, but I feel that I would hear them so differently now.

Magic City (ano ano), Wednesday, 25 June 2003 16:22 (sixteen years ago) link

Oh my God, I can't believe nobody has mentioned the "Skate or Die" theme!

"SKATE.... OR.... DIE!! SKATE SKATE SKATE SKATE OR DIE!!! DDDDDDDDDDIE DIE DIE!!"

Mike Ouderkirk (Mike Ouderkirk), Wednesday, 25 June 2003 16:33 (sixteen years ago) link

1)no
2)yes

i was wondering if anyone remembers a somewhat bizarre but completely entrancing SNES RPG called Earthbound. It's greatest fame comes from the fact that its main character, NESS, is in Super Smash Brothers. If you haven't played it, you're missing out, it's awesome. The music from that game is some of my favorite music of all time. it's trippier than an olivia tremor control Vs. comets on fire faceoff.

Felcher (Felcher), Wednesday, 25 June 2003 17:03 (sixteen years ago) link

anybody ever notice that the "dungeon" music for any japanese video game, best exemplified by Legend of Zelda, always sounds the same and is usually the _other_ best piece of music in the game?

Kingfish (Kingfish), Wednesday, 25 June 2003 17:07 (sixteen years ago) link

The Richard D. James Album reminded me of Earthbound when I first bought it!

Curt1s St3ph3ns, Wednesday, 25 June 2003 17:08 (sixteen years ago) link

hahaha very true. They're actually rereleasing Earthbound for gameboy. And maybe making a new one? Whatevah, yes the music is great.

original bgm, Wednesday, 25 June 2003 17:14 (sixteen years ago) link

http://chronotrigger.emuparadise.org/soundtracks/chronotrigger/

Unfortunately these won't download fast for me. Oh, but if only they did...

Curt1s St3ph3ns, Wednesday, 25 June 2003 17:15 (sixteen years ago) link

Search: cover mounted CD on this month's Nintendo magazine - Zelda lore!

Neptunes go gamelan: "The Legend of the Hero: Zelda Wind Waker".

Cozen (Cozen), Wednesday, 25 June 2003 17:20 (sixteen years ago) link

And the ambient Mario Paint music definitely deserves a mention.

original bgm, Wednesday, 25 June 2003 17:21 (sixteen years ago) link

my friend derek made a killer remix of the california games theme song. extra backwards vocals and all.

Felcher (Felcher), Wednesday, 25 June 2003 17:26 (sixteen years ago) link

Some video game music is available as mp3, especially the RPG soundtracks that were released as CDs in Japan.

If you want a certain song but can't find it anywhere, there are utilities for the NES and SNES that can extract the songs from game ROMs, and play them in winamp using a plugin.

fletrejet, Wednesday, 25 June 2003 19:21 (sixteen years ago) link

seven months pass...
The final battle music from Final Fantasy III = BEST PROG ROCK EVAH

Curt1s St3ph3ns, Sunday, 22 February 2004 22:53 (fifteen years ago) link

http://www.vgmusic.com/music/console/nintendo/snes/ff3last.mid

Curt1s St3ph3ns, Sunday, 22 February 2004 22:59 (fifteen years ago) link

Fuck, I wish I could play music like that.

Jon Williams (ex machina), Sunday, 22 February 2004 23:33 (fifteen years ago) link

>Oh yeah, i just remembered. I was playing "Donkey Kong Country" the
>other day and when I got to one of the underwater levels. It's
>insane. The best soft core porn music ever.

100% agree

eleki-san (eleki-san), Sunday, 22 February 2004 23:45 (fifteen years ago) link

I still got real affection for the music from Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters on the SNES. Perfectly early 90s and you could use some of it as backing for Busted tracks with no one noticing.

Barima (Barima), Monday, 23 February 2004 13:52 (fifteen years ago) link

Ural 13 Diktators to thread!

Siegbran (eofor), Monday, 23 February 2004 14:05 (fifteen years ago) link

Is the final battle theme on the FF6 / FF3 OST? I can't seem to find it.

ghdfg, Tuesday, 24 February 2004 14:53 (fifteen years ago) link

Ah. It's called Dancing Mad 4.2.

dsfsdf, Tuesday, 24 February 2004 15:47 (fifteen years ago) link

I just saw the Minibosses a couple weeks ago. There were lots of nerds there yelling out game requests.

Blood and sparkles (bloodandsparkles), Wednesday, 25 February 2004 00:44 (fifteen years ago) link

I downloaded some likeable Mario shizzo by the Minibosses last year.

Barima (Barima), Wednesday, 25 February 2004 12:32 (fifteen years ago) link

three months pass...
Billboard magazine's Hot 100 singles chart includes 'Game Over (Flip),' a song by the rapper Lil' Flip that contains a beat built from the sounds of Pac-Man.

http://www.sonymusic.com/artists/LilFlip/

HAMBURGER NEURON GROUP (ex machina), Thursday, 3 June 2004 17:03 (fifteen years ago) link

a friend of mine's somehow involved in a project called "Manchild" that's basically just samples of nintendo songs reworked to make some really good video game-sounding songs. it's got live drums too.

Felonious Drunk (Felcher), Thursday, 3 June 2004 17:07 (fifteen years ago) link

I just got a promo of The Advantage's new s/t CD...it's one of the guys from Hella's side project where they do full band arrangments of a buncha NES era classiks! It's super awsome, prob. my favorite record of the year!

It's amazing how some of these melodies and compositions really hold up...

http://www.theadvantageband.com/

M@tt He1geson (Matt Helgeson), Thursday, 3 June 2004 17:18 (fifteen years ago) link

also song samples at:

www.5rc.com

(I'm sure the minibosses are pissed someone stole their schtick but these guys are just a flat out better band...way better drummer and a little more inventive in the arrangement dept)

M@tt He1geson (Matt Helgeson), Thursday, 3 June 2004 17:19 (fifteen years ago) link

Oh man, does anyone else remember the Battletoads pause music?

Mike Ouderkirk (Mike Ouderkirk), Friday, 4 June 2004 04:26 (fifteen years ago) link

Dude at the Overclocked website they have the ENTIRE ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACKS to SNES games available for download. I didn't know that before.

Curt1s St3ph3ns, Saturday, 5 June 2004 22:58 (fifteen years ago) link

And each soundtrack is like 300 KB. I am in heaven.

Curt1s St3ph3ns, Saturday, 5 June 2004 23:00 (fifteen years ago) link

http://www.ocremix.org/songs/original/Earthbound.rsn IDM at its finest

Curt1s St3ph3ns, Saturday, 5 June 2004 23:17 (fifteen years ago) link

what is .rsn? fuck!

HAMBURGER NEURON GROUP (ex machina), Saturday, 5 June 2004 23:18 (fifteen years ago) link

http://www.ocremix.org/list.php?type=soundplayers

^ Plugins for winamp that allow you to play rsn files

Curt1s St3ph3ns, Sunday, 6 June 2004 01:30 (fifteen years ago) link

Only Earthbound could effectively use a jazzy faux-acoustic bass solo as fight music.

Curt1s St3ph3ns, Sunday, 6 June 2004 17:23 (fifteen years ago) link

two weeks pass...
http://www.theadvantageband.com

HELLA + VIDEO GAMES

Jon Williams!!!!! (ROFFLE!@!@!@) (ex machina), Monday, 21 June 2004 12:09 (fifteen years ago) link

three months pass...
omg matt gray is the god of the sid chip. go listen to his sondtrakcs for system 3 games: dominator, tusker, vendetta and most of all last ninja 2.

:|, Friday, 15 October 2004 16:44 (fourteen years ago) link

sid players here.

:|, Friday, 15 October 2004 16:44 (fourteen years ago) link

"Donkey Kong Country 2 contains some of the finest electronica ever cheaply recorded, especially the Bramble Blast stage."

Whoa I came in this thread to mentionn that song. Kudos.

Sansai, Friday, 15 October 2004 23:36 (fourteen years ago) link

Rob Hubbard to thread!

Geir Hongro (GeirHong), Saturday, 16 October 2004 00:20 (fourteen years ago) link

hi!

:|, Saturday, 16 October 2004 00:24 (fourteen years ago) link

also curt1s and sansai otm about brabmle blast.

:|, Saturday, 16 October 2004 00:28 (fourteen years ago) link

DKC3 had some cool music too, though it was nearly nullified by the horrible horribleness of the music for the factory stages.

Sansai, Saturday, 16 October 2004 00:34 (fourteen years ago) link

I downloaded Audio Overload to play game music months ago and totally forgot about it. Thanks to this thread revival, I'm listening to Chrono Trigger's "Wind Scene" RIGHT NOW.

A Million Talking Hot Dogs (AaronHz), Saturday, 16 October 2004 01:37 (fourteen years ago) link

Zophar's Domain has a much larger Original Game Music archive:
http://www.zophar.net/music.html

A Million Talking Hot Dogs (AaronHz), Saturday, 16 October 2004 20:07 (fourteen years ago) link

two years pass...
nes not snes, but

<a href="http://www.zshare.net/audio/whatisthis-mp3-m48.html">WHERES THIS FROM</a>

i know i know it.

r|t|c, Saturday, 28 April 2007 14:27 (twelve years ago) link

eep

r|t|c, Saturday, 28 April 2007 14:27 (twelve years ago) link

magnetman stage, mega man 3

JW, Saturday, 28 April 2007 15:08 (twelve years ago) link

Worth taking a look at http://www.micromusic.net/. Malcolm Mclaren also wrote about this in Wired a few years back - http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/11.11/mclaren.html.

almcd, Saturday, 28 April 2007 15:09 (twelve years ago) link

http://www.futurekomp.net/

negotiable, Saturday, 28 April 2007 15:37 (twelve years ago) link

twelve years pass...

Even over two years after finishing it, I listen to the Chrono Trigger soundtrack regularly as concentration/chill out music. There are some seriously lovely things on there, especially Corridors of Time and Wind Theme.

If anyone's a fan, I've made a Spotify playlist of Chrono Trigger music, with some Earthbound and Final Fantasy VI stuff thrown in: https://open.spotify.com/user/1153731601/playlist/1LArAWIwZLQmH7tnhS0ZnO?si=Fs0hDblDTICIuRMlo391ig

frame casual (dog latin), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 08:21 (three months ago) link

great revive

michael keaton IS jim thirlwell IN ‘foetaljuice’ (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 08:22 (three months ago) link

(I mean it this time, thanks for this!)

michael keaton IS jim thirlwell IN ‘foetaljuice’ (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 08:22 (three months ago) link

Cool, glad to be of service. The only rubbish thing about this is that Spotify now thinks 'TPR' is my all time favourite artist and 'Wind Theme' is my all time favourite song (which it is, I mean)

frame casual (dog latin), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 09:16 (three months ago) link

'Wind Scene' I should say. It's perfect. Those pizzicatos get me every time. It's a SNES game.

frame casual (dog latin), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 09:18 (three months ago) link

Corridors of Time is all-time for sure

ufo, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 10:29 (three months ago) link

Subscribed! This is A+ fan service DL, thanks much!

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 11:20 (three months ago) link

corridors of time is an all time classic even if logic did rap over it

like, I’m eating an elephant head (katherine), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 13:59 (three months ago) link

i'm absolutely worse off for having heard that

ufo, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 14:06 (three months ago) link

if I had to hear it so does everyone else

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnPY4BD8IzI

like, I’m eating an elephant head (katherine), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 14:16 (three months ago) link

there's also this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKWFvbgkWls

like, I’m eating an elephant head (katherine), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 14:17 (three months ago) link

I have logged way more hours with the Xenogears soundtrack than the game itself:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFbVhFlqt3k

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 15:09 (three months ago) link

(that song is one of a couple that Mitsuda says came to him in a dream)

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 15:14 (three months ago) link

i have never played xenogears or even listened to the soundtrack but i guess i really should give it a listen

ufo, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 15:17 (three months ago) link

in a better world there would be dozens of remixes of this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmI93WqFLXQ

like, I’m eating an elephant head (katherine), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 15:27 (three months ago) link

wow, I've never heard a video game theme that sounded more like Jethro Tull than that it's awesome

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 15:44 (three months ago) link

I have a lot of love for the SNES era of VGM but Mitsuda was on such another level than everyone else. I love the Xenogears soundtrack despite never having played the game

Vinnie, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 15:47 (three months ago) link

hahaha, Mitsuda's wikipedia page is kinda unintentionally hilarious, it is super-Japanese in tone:

He took piano lessons beginning at the age of five, but was more interested in sports at the time and did not take music seriously, quitting by the age of six.

but it did confirm for me that he was a big time Vangelis fan

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 15:50 (three months ago) link

i quite like the secret of mana soundtrack. not as much as my brother, who has the opening theme played by a flautist at his wedding

https://youtu.be/T6YAiLHXw_c

findom haddie (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 18:37 (three months ago) link

man, I need another snes jrpg to get hooked on. sadly I've completed what I believe to be the best ones: Chrono, Earthbound and Ff6. Not sure I really got on with Mana,the text was hard to read and I didn't like the handling, plus the storyline felt a bit arbitrary but maybe I shod give it another shot

frame casual (dog latin), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 23:13 (three months ago) link

i quite like the secret of mana soundtrack. not as much as my brother, who has the opening theme played by a flautist at his wedding

https://youtu.be/T6YAiLHXw_c

― findom haddie (jim in vancouver)

i got super into the seiken densetsu iii soundtrack, hiroki kikuta just got completely _into it_, like you can tell listening to it that this is music made by somebody who has given up on sleep

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lX6W_6pqUDA&list=PL4649F0DBF0FC09E3&index=29&t=0s

Flood-Resistant Mirror-Drilling Machine (rushomancy), Thursday, 16 May 2019 00:45 (three months ago) link

ah fuck i forgot ilx doesn't do playlists

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lX6W_6pqUDA

Flood-Resistant Mirror-Drilling Machine (rushomancy), Thursday, 16 May 2019 00:45 (three months ago) link

secret of mana is frustrating because it has an excellent soundtrack but kind of sucks as a game (partly because it apparently got gutted significantly during development, but still)

like, I’m eating an elephant head (katherine), Thursday, 16 May 2019 05:06 (three months ago) link

I really enjoyed it. I was about 9 and played the thing through on coop with my brother-he was main dude,I was the sprite

findom haddie (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 16 May 2019 05:09 (three months ago) link

even Earthbound is really frustrating to me - fantastic music, writing, general atmosphere etc. but the gameplay itself is pretty mediocre and frustrating with weird difficulty spikes even by the standards of SNES RPGs

ufo, Thursday, 16 May 2019 05:38 (three months ago) link

I love Chrono Trigger et al but all JRPGs are unbearable slogs to me nowadays

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Thursday, 16 May 2019 05:51 (three months ago) link

At one point when I was thinking about making a dark Super Mario World hack I made a youtube playlist of creepy, atmospheric, Super Nintendo tracks with a little bit of high-BPM boss music and "the journey will be tough but tonight we rest" songs.

SMW Music - Dark And Demented With Moments Of Respite

ilm jive mind (FlopsyDuck), Thursday, 16 May 2019 13:24 (three months ago) link

(not snes, but mother 3 fixes a lot of the gameplay/tonal consistency issues)

like, I’m eating an elephant head (katherine), Thursday, 16 May 2019 13:40 (three months ago) link

Romhacking.net has a lot of Secret of Mana tweaks like equipment progression balance. If I ever attempt a play-through again I will probably use a few that are compatible. I have often started (on an emulator) and given up because I died a lot and I don't have time for that.

ilm jive mind (FlopsyDuck), Thursday, 16 May 2019 13:54 (three months ago) link


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