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Can video game music be "good"/"listenable" outside of the game?

Is removing the music from a game like stripping an album of the packaging?

What video game music stays with you?

Jonathan Williams (ex machina), Wednesday, 9 October 2002 11:45 (seventeen years ago) link

Can it be good? Redneck Rampage! My brothers and I still listen to this when we BBQ, complete with shouting out "Get Off Ma LAAAAAAAAAN!"

As for staying with you, I have the themes to Super Mario Brothers, Metroid and Zelda's outdoor one on instant memory recall.

Mr Noodles (Mr Noodles), Wednesday, 9 October 2002 11:52 (seventeen years ago) link

GTA 3 has quite possibly the best soundtrack ever.

Chris V. (Chris V), Wednesday, 9 October 2002 11:54 (seventeen years ago) link

The "Goal scoring superstar hero" music from the original Sensible World of Soccer is actually the best house track ever.

Dom Passantino (Dom Passantino), Wednesday, 9 October 2002 12:03 (seventeen years ago) link

8 bit Mega Man music is still with me.

Is there something to be said for the minimalistic music employed here. I should dig up NES sound documentation to show how primitive the facilities employed in these games was.

Jonathan Williams (ex machina), Wednesday, 9 October 2002 12:09 (seventeen years ago) link

Some of the music on the C64 was actually great. Primitive as anything, but there's a certain charm about the music used in, for instance, Microprose Soccer (uber-chirpy military march).

Dom Passantino (Dom Passantino), Wednesday, 9 October 2002 12:10 (seventeen years ago) link

The Diablo music is great.

Keith McD (Keith McD), Wednesday, 9 October 2002 12:19 (seventeen years ago) link

Yeah, the Diablo theme for the town was k-grebt.

Also - Nobuo Uematsu's work for Squaresoft.

Ess Kay (esskay), Wednesday, 9 October 2002 12:27 (seventeen years ago) link

Haha the only music which bring tears to my eyes is "Cid's Theme" & "Interrupted By Fireworks" from the FFVII OST; plus Public Enemy's "By The Time I Get To Arizona". So, er, yeah. It stays with you. Also : the Cannon Fodder theme.

Ess Kay (esskay), Wednesday, 9 October 2002 12:31 (seventeen years ago) link

Tetris music is great.

MarkH (MarkH), Wednesday, 9 October 2002 12:32 (seventeen years ago) link

I occasionally found myself humming the music from Quake II...okay, so humming wasn't exactly the word. Oddly, when you put the CD in your standard home audio CD player, it would play. Were there any other PC games that used mixed-media CDs that would also play the soundtrack on your home stereo?

Sean Carruthers (SeanC), Wednesday, 9 October 2002 13:18 (seventeen years ago) link

isn't there a record on TB6 that compiles gabba made on the sound chip for a commodore or summat?
the music on Manic Miner and Jet Set Willy is fahing acesome. i sampled the Chase HQ spectrum music on a Sean Fah trak i made, swicked.
music on RPGs is often tear jerking; on the SNES Zelda, check out the beatz when you're in da village, well sad.

sf, Wednesday, 9 October 2002 13:23 (seventeen years ago) link

Make sure and check out music by the fantastic ROB HUBBARD!

Rahul Kamath (Rahul Kamath), Wednesday, 9 October 2002 15:03 (seventeen years ago) link

Here's a guide I wrote to the music of Rob Hubbard. Sorry, it's not in HTML yet, but it will give you an idea of where to start in his sizable discography.

http://www.readsatellite.com/temp/robhubbard.doc


http://www.readsatellite.com/temp/comic.jpg

Rahul Kamath (Rahul Kamath), Wednesday, 9 October 2002 15:16 (seventeen years ago) link

surely that kid is too young to be messin' with Ding Dongs?

nutz, deez, Wednesday, 9 October 2002 15:35 (seventeen years ago) link

I picked up this hip hop breaks record in Portland, OR called "Video Game Breaks" which contains a hip hop version of the Super Mario Bros. dungeon level music.

donut bitch (donut), Wednesday, 9 October 2002 15:55 (seventeen years ago) link

Square's Final Fantasy music has always been terrific, and it even has its own particular signatures and qualities, which strikes me as something of an achievement.

Music for Zelda Ocarina of Time was k-fantastic, particularly Saria's song -- which, yes, I have listened to outside of the game context and enjoyed possibly more.

The question got complicated as soon as disc-based systems were introduced and "actual" music could be put on them: Wipeout XL, the Japanese dancing game Bust a Move, and Grand Theft Auto all have "imported" stand-alone studio recordings on them that I enjoy.

nabisco (nabisco), Wednesday, 9 October 2002 16:00 (seventeen years ago) link

Mucho props to the Hubbardster. I recently downloaded an electroclash track and it was basically some Japanese girl singing over a recording of his loading theme to Sanxion, which was one of his best.
When talk turns to music made with the SID (the Commodre-64’s music chip), honourable mentions must also go to Ocean’s in-house composer Martin Galway: mmmmmm, Galway chord sound. Although not half as experimental he had possibly the strongest melodies, possibly because he had more time to work on tunes, rather than the bang-them-out-and-make-them-stand-out nature of the freelancer Hubbard. Galway’s best soundtrack by a mile is the Wizball game music where he was encouraged to wierd out by the Sensible Software boys (also see Parallax). He also made a sublime soundtrack for Rambo, and his ‘Ocean Loading Theme’ helped soothe a million hours waiting while whirring cassettes spun.
Other great tunes where made by the Follin Brothers , Chris Hülsbeck and Maniacs of Noise.
Be sure to check out The High Voltage Sid Collection for a pretty exhaustive archive of almost every SID track ever and details of how to play them on your PC.

Chewshabadoo (Chewshabadoo), Wednesday, 9 October 2002 16:01 (seventeen years ago) link

Pixies covered the theme from "Narc"

donut bitch (donut), Wednesday, 9 October 2002 16:01 (seventeen years ago) link

I covered the theme from 'Delta'!

Chewshabadoo (Chewshabadoo), Wednesday, 9 October 2002 16:03 (seventeen years ago) link

megaman!

Jonathan Williams (ex machina), Wednesday, 9 October 2002 16:16 (seventeen years ago) link

uh hello... Ecco the Dolphin.
so hauntingly beautiful.

drags, Wednesday, 9 October 2002 16:21 (seventeen years ago) link

drive like jehu is a video game reference.

three mile pilot's chief assassin to the sinister has a few obscure video game refs, most notably "androsyn guardian".

gygax!, Wednesday, 9 October 2002 16:42 (seventeen years ago) link

I like the music for Chrono Trigger and MUSHA Aleste.

Video game music appreciation site: remix.overclocked.org

Underclocked, Wednesday, 9 October 2002 16:43 (seventeen years ago) link

drive like jehu is a video game reference.


huh? Isn't that a BIBLE reference?

Jonathan Williams (ex machina), Wednesday, 9 October 2002 16:44 (seventeen years ago) link

I really liked the FF7 and Diablo music, but remain somewhat skeptical of it as a whole. (This is largely due to the embarrassing amount of fawning Sega otaku were doing over the theme song to NiGHTS, which sucked so much ass it should have been called "Ass Hoover".)

Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Wednesday, 9 October 2002 16:51 (seventeen years ago) link

!

lucasarts' the dig had great music but i can't remember how much of it was just made of up of wagner excerpts. ("mitch do you like hitler?")

Mitch Lastnamewithheld (mitchlnw), Wednesday, 9 October 2002 16:55 (seventeen years ago) link

Re: drive like jehu = biblical reference

well yes...

but if you've ever played that video game where your driving the Ferrari you may know what i'm talking about...

gygax!, Wednesday, 9 October 2002 16:57 (seventeen years ago) link

Outrun?

Kris (aqueduct), Wednesday, 9 October 2002 16:58 (seventeen years ago) link

Actraiser and Secret of Mana = great

chaki (chaki), Wednesday, 9 October 2002 17:01 (seventeen years ago) link

that megaman thing was great

pitchfork!

Jonathan Williams (ex machina), Wednesday, 9 October 2002 17:03 (seventeen years ago) link

the theme from Arkanoid is crying out for some hip hop beats

the Tekken soundtracks are great - i like Yoshimitus's theme from Tekken 3

blueski, Wednesday, 9 October 2002 17:07 (seventeen years ago) link

The Silent Hill stuff is diabolic and good and the closest video games have ever come to the "experimental/noise" section in your local college music shop.

Honda, Wednesday, 9 October 2002 17:20 (seventeen years ago) link

Actraiser and Secret of Mana = great

Yes! The music to Secret of Mana is beautiful, especially the main theme (with the flutes), and there's some really nice orchestral writing in Actraiser too -- very rich, intelligent, creative. The SNES is probably my all-time favorite platform for video game music -- it's poised right between the two eras, with a palette that's rich enough to be totally convincing, but not so broad as to lose the distinctive flavor of the old-school stuff. Other favorites for SNES include the usual Mario/Zelda/Metroid suspects, as well as a couple less-known games like Drakkhen and Spiderman and X-Men: Arcade's Revenge, which has some pretty tremendous disco-funk music laden with wah-wah guitar and horn stabs. Mario Paint had some nice ambient music hidden in various sections on the cart.

Other platforms: I haven't played much in the way of Genesis games, but Ecco the Dolphin is definitely right up there. On the NES, besides the obvious ones (i.e. the original versions of the usual suspects above), I was always quite taken with the music to Xexyz -- it had a remarkably haunting and self-consistent soundworld. The opening theme to Marble Madness bears a pleasing resemblance to a section just before the end of the first movement of Debussy's La Mer. And The Adventures of Dino Riki had a charming little jaunty theme in the opening stage.

Phil (phil), Wednesday, 9 October 2002 17:58 (seventeen years ago) link

i can't believe there's been all this discussion without any mention of the minibosses. they are the best video game band of all time.

check out especially (free mp3s on that site):

-contra (OH MY GOD)
-kraid/metroid (OH MY GOD)
-ghosts n goblins (etc)
-wizards n warriors (etc)
-mike tyson's punchout! (etc)
-megaman 2 and double dragon (if they've been put online yet, i dunno)
-castlevania

um yeah. up up down down left right left right b a select start!! (i'm talkin 2-player)

geeta (geeta), Thursday, 10 October 2002 01:29 (seventeen years ago) link

If it sounds like it should be music from an NES Iron Maiden game - it is good. Megaman and Contra seem to be the kings of this sound. Castlevania and Ninja Gaiden are great too. I saw a whole album of thrashy 80s metal renditions of Castlevania tunes and it no doubt rules.

original bgm, Thursday, 10 October 2002 01:44 (seventeen years ago) link

Lest we forget what horrible things occurred when those twunts (whoever they were) attacked and maimed the mighty "Tetris" theme...

Oh, and I can't believe nobody's touched on Hamburg's wonderful L'Age D'Or label - http://www.lado.de/ - who've long been flying the computer-games-done-weirdly flag:

http://www.enduro-disks.de/images/illu/output64/output64-cd-cover.gif

is the one that you want, yes it is - Add N To (X), Jeans Team, Plundersonics et al twist loads of, uh, old Commodore 64 tunes into wikkid shapes.

Charlie (Charlie), Thursday, 10 October 2002 02:33 (seventeen years ago) link

The end theme to Metal Gear: Solid (a balladic Celtic folk song) ranks as one of the most beautiful pieces I've ever heard.

Leee (Leee), Thursday, 10 October 2002 02:46 (seventeen years ago) link

are there any good covers of the "marble madness" theme music out there? now that was some haunting shit! especially the aerial levels!!

geeta (geeta), Thursday, 10 October 2002 03:10 (seventeen years ago) link

Mega Man 2 music owns, every bit of it. FFVIII has a couple good moments, like the Sepiroth theme and the end music if I remember correctly.

Jordan (Jordan), Thursday, 10 October 2002 04:37 (seventeen years ago) link

for Amiga lovers, the Turrican in-game music was hard to beat!

blueski, Thursday, 10 October 2002 11:33 (seventeen years ago) link

What about "Everyone".

Jonathan Williams (ex machina), Thursday, 10 October 2002 11:40 (seventeen years ago) link

I will praise and laud anyone who can find me mp3s of the music to Boon-Ga Boon-Ga.

Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Thursday, 10 October 2002 14:15 (seventeen years ago) link

I am actually going to attempt to steer this thread back towards answering the original questions.... GASP!

I have to be honest and admit that had, say, the Super Mario Brothers theme (which I completely adore) been released completely outside the video game or the industry itself, I would have overlooked as muzak. The nostalgia is the main appeal.

HOWEVER...

The limitations placed upon how much resolution the music could contain back in the day was a big part of its charm today.. the further you go back, the more charming the music is (to me), because of the limitations. It's also educational, and for DSP/IDM enthusiasts especially, provides the most clear-cut case study on the development of computerized music...

Nostalgia obviously figures back into this again of course, but I think electronic music today has been very recently been heavily influenced by ancient video game technology and the music thereof, mainly because this has been the most accessible forum for hearing the odd ancient sounds of its time.

Someone on ILM in a past thread mentioned "Well, if those guys could have made the music back then sound like Styx, they would have, but they couldn't... hence..". Sadly, now that the technology is there to pretty much play fully rendered analog rock music, there's going to be less charm and less reason to be excited about the music of video games today.

NOTWITHSTANDING...

...the fact that the catchiness of video game background music is a key element to a video game's success. This is the understated reason I think recent cutesy Japanese video games have captured the hearts of those who would be bored by all the big sounding sports or racing games.

Just clusterfuck of thoughts here... but I'm curious to hear all y'all thoughts.

donut bitch (donut), Thursday, 10 October 2002 17:46 (seventeen years ago) link

why 1 and 2 and not megaman 3?!

mitch lastnamewithheld (mitchlnw), Thursday, 10 October 2002 17:52 (seventeen years ago) link

Sean C: I think it used to be a very popular thing to do before the advent of MP3s and larger games. I have at least Lode Runner: the Legend Returns and Lemmings 3D as games I can put in my CD player, and I'm positive there are many more.

Vinnie (vprabhu), Thursday, 10 October 2002 19:19 (seventeen years ago) link

Now to answer the question! Video game music often stays with me - some of my favorite soundtracks are the Mega Man games, Chrono Trigger, Aero the Acrobat, and Legend of the Mystical Ninja.

Vinnie (vprabhu), Thursday, 10 October 2002 19:20 (seventeen years ago) link

one year passes...
The Advantage CD is really, realy enjoyable. BUBBLE BOBBLE (!!!)

|OBEY|EYE|BO| (deangulberry), Tuesday, 20 April 2004 15:33 (sixteen years ago) link

Just played through Earthbound recently and that has some of the strangest (and greatest) music of any game I've played. Whoever composed it got some pretty wild sounds out of the SNES sound chip. (i.e. the REALLY FAT AND NASTY bass sounds in some of the battle music)

original bgm, Tuesday, 20 April 2004 15:54 (sixteen years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvBla5NUlvk

ciderpress, Friday, 24 August 2018 19:56 (two years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbBCBM2tluc

ciderpress, Friday, 24 August 2018 20:46 (two years ago) link

three weeks pass...

I saw that, it sucks, I hope he gets to relax.

Splatoon 2’s music is infectious

El Tomboto, Friday, 21 September 2018 03:11 (two years ago) link

three weeks pass...

I have not played the game but the Sonic Mania OST is really great, really feels like it was beamed in from Sega's late 90s heyday. Probably even better than the original tracks really. Thank you RYM

frogbs, Tuesday, 16 October 2018 20:28 (one year ago) link

I liked the New Jack Swing track on that.

Daniel_Rf, Wednesday, 17 October 2018 09:42 (one year ago) link

I recently replayed Icewind Dale and found the soundtrack to be as integral to the experience as ever.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 17 October 2018 09:57 (one year ago) link

speaking of great Sega music

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWnzfA9AqrA

I have probably watched this video like 30 times. how can you not love it

frogbs, Wednesday, 17 October 2018 14:14 (one year ago) link

speaking of great Sega music

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42pszbJgRGE

ciderpress, Wednesday, 17 October 2018 14:24 (one year ago) link

silent hill soundtracks 1-3 absolutely the best music ive heard in games, aside from castlevania

Ross, Wednesday, 17 October 2018 15:41 (one year ago) link

Agreed on the Silent Hill soundtracks. Wish _Silent Hills_ hadn't been cancelled.

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Wednesday, 17 October 2018 16:38 (one year ago) link

Loved the beach tune from the latest Yakuza.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVWd-8sjLx0

Daniel_Rf, Friday, 19 October 2018 09:54 (one year ago) link

thanks for that daytona vid; it's pretty magical

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Sunday, 21 October 2018 03:53 (one year ago) link

(COME ON!)

mick signals, Sunday, 21 October 2018 18:33 (one year ago) link

six months pass...

listened to some sega tunes from the early 2000s today, particularly a few on the gamecube that apparently all shared a composer, hidenori shoji. the super monkey ball soundtracks certainly had their share of clunky, forgettable filler, but when they hit, they hit. love the bright, airy house tracks that appear here-n-there, and some of the more aggressive, mechanical-sounding stuff is pretty good too. the second game in the series had the better soundtrack imo, certainly with more highlights.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5bUpJ5mGoI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2rP5GFwcaw

f-zero gx's soundtrack, despite having a decent amount of synthesized hard-rock shite, was probably the most noteworthy out of all these. one of the really amazing, immersive features about it was how many tracks would seamlessly leap to a new level of intensity as soon as you reached the final lap of the race. i adore this one in particular: the final-lap transition comes in around the last 50 seconds of the clip.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=De7XH0sVcbg

(yeah i know f-zero is a nintendo property but that particular entry in the series was developed by a division of sega)

dyl, Sunday, 21 April 2019 00:51 (one year ago) link

sorry, you invoked f-zero gx & music so now i have to post this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5M8XeFEHRCI

ciderpress, Sunday, 21 April 2019 01:07 (one year ago) link

f-zeeeero, f-zeeeero

dyl, Sunday, 21 April 2019 04:28 (one year ago) link

RetroThon 2019 runs right now at RetroGamingLiveTV on Twitch.


Retrothon is our 8 day celebration of retro speedruns.

Find out schedule here: http://retrothon.net/schedule/

meisenfek, Friday, 26 April 2019 11:23 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

I just finished replaying Final Fantasy III on the SNES and want to give a shout out to Kefka's theme, possibly the greatest expository piece of video game music ever.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O11KHKlGxmM

big gym sw0les (crüt), Wednesday, 29 May 2019 02:34 (one year ago) link

the practice of running out a character's theme song every time they make an entrance is classic and not enough rpgs have stuck with it

ciderpress, Wednesday, 29 May 2019 21:09 (one year ago) link

i thought this was a really good analysis of "dancing mad" and its relation to kefka's theme

Flood-Resistant Mirror-Drilling Machine (rushomancy), Wednesday, 29 May 2019 23:19 (one year ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRHyH824KIM

oder doch?, Thursday, 30 May 2019 22:11 (one year ago) link

that soundtrack slaps

clouds, Saturday, 1 June 2019 17:45 (one year ago) link

A lot of Final Fantasy soundtracks are now up on streaming services

Duane Barry, Friday, 7 June 2019 00:08 (one year ago) link

thanks for that; though you may have to apologize to my partner when she gets tired of me blaring FF7 all day

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 7 June 2019 20:35 (one year ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrPYGSm2YsM

Vape Store (crüt), Sunday, 9 June 2019 03:55 (one year ago) link

before i make this putt, let me first listen to "birdie try"

*2:02 passes*

he sinks it!

i will never make a typo ever again (Karl Malone), Sunday, 9 June 2019 04:51 (one year ago) link

I was thinking about Kefka's theme just the other day and I love how it starts off a little cheeky, a little scampery and mischievous before taking a darker turn. You're right Crut.

frame casual (dog latin), Tuesday, 11 June 2019 11:12 (one year ago) link

Think I posted this on another thread, but this is a playlist of SNES and Ghibli-ish soundtrack music I use as concentration music quite a lot https://open.spotify.com/user/1153731601/playlist/1LArAWIwZLQmH7tnhS0ZnO?si=UKft3l8PTZiBacpn6UZA5A

frame casual (dog latin), Tuesday, 11 June 2019 11:17 (one year ago) link

age of mythology had a v legendary soundtrack. tenchu another classic

ogmor, Tuesday, 11 June 2019 11:20 (one year ago) link

five months pass...

Almost every song from Mystical Ninja/Goemon [N64 again] is a dead set classic.
― Autumn Almanac (Autumn Almanac), Tuesday, April 20, 2004 5:45 PM (fifteen years ago)

this game is insane in all the best possible ways! and the music is incredible

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4kjYyI5b_o

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-t9y0Hcp5U

diamonddave85​​ (diamonddave85), Friday, 22 November 2019 02:15 (ten months ago) link

i came across summer carnival '92 a couple weeks ago and was pretty blown away. it's late in the famicom lifecycle but this shit is still being done on a famicom. i mean, i've heard the VRC6 Akumajou Densetsu and even the VRC7 used on Lagrange Point (such a good sound chip it sounds as good as the Sega Master System's built-in sound chip!), but this song is on a completely different level. the whole game is basically a crazy technical masterpiece. hats off to you, noboyuki shioda.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJZ0QCKqhRA

Agnes Motörhead (rushomancy), Friday, 22 November 2019 02:24 (ten months ago) link

that is awesome, thanks!

diamonddave85​​ (diamonddave85), Friday, 22 November 2019 15:52 (ten months ago) link

one month passes...

A detailed old article about C64 music and composing, put together by Karen Collins:

"Loops and bloops": Music of the Commodore 64 games (2006)
- http://www.icce.rug.nl/~soundscapes/VOLUME08/Loops_and_bloops.shtml

"Some composers were adventurous with the coding, and included random number generators into the code which would select from a group of loop options, something not seen on the NES. For instance, Times of Lore (Martin Galway, Microprose 1988) used a selection of guitar solos that were randomly selected for the eleven-minute duration of the song. In this way, the game's ten songs — over thirty minutes of music — could fit into just 923 bytes, and sound a lot more varied than it was. [16] A similar random generation was used in California Games (Epyx, 1987), and in Rock Star Ate My Hamster (CodeMasters, 1988), a rock management game which has the band practicing, with a tune which picks from a random combination of sixteen sequences, intentionally out of tune but improving as the band practices (Figure 5)." - (Soundscapes.info)
http://www.icce.rug.nl/~soundscapes/VOLUME08/IMAGES/Loops_and_bloops06.JPG

Something that would also have fitted in 'chip music' : the new punk. / Music made from computer game sounds - a nice track by Linus Åkesson that was first posted by Camaraderie:

Lunus Sakesson's 256 byte(!) Commodore 64 demo "A Mind Is Born"
Explanation: https://linusakesson.net/scene/a-mind-is-born/
― Camaraderie at Arms Length, Tuesday, April 25, 2017 10:52 PM bookmarkflaglink

[From the video description]
"A tiny demo for the Commodore 64. 1st place in the Oldskool 4K Intro compo at Revision 2017.
(Yep, what you hear and see is generated by a program that is no larger than 256 bytes.)
Kudos to Lemming for the video capture!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWblpsLZ-O8

sbahnhof, Sunday, 29 December 2019 09:50 (eight months ago) link

that was one of my favorite songs from that year!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Sunday, 29 December 2019 15:57 (eight months ago) link

that's really great

dyl, Sunday, 29 December 2019 19:28 (eight months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Seems like Mega Man 2 - Wiley Stage 4 is considered the worst music of the game because it just cycles four notes through all twelve keys (which I guess is lazy composition?), but it was one of my favorites as a kid. Creepy and tense, relentlessly cycling upward.

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 22 January 2020 17:33 (eight months ago) link

this beat samples shinobi 3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkFojwKDp9k

Bstep, Wednesday, 22 January 2020 19:17 (eight months ago) link

lol my bad i meant this one
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nry2KXKr1OI&feature=emb_title

Bstep, Wednesday, 22 January 2020 19:20 (eight months ago) link

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

Bstep, Wednesday, 22 January 2020 19:21 (eight months ago) link

six months pass...

Hirosato Noda - prelude (Final Fantasy X OST)
reworked dance/hip-wiggling version that has been already mentioned in this thread, i'm sure

resent rendition of the FF Prelude Theme by three (?) presumably japanese girls on a huge Xylophon(?)

Yū Miyake - kitsch (Tekken 4 OST)
jazzy fun loop; vocal parts sound like an electrified version of Manhattan Transfer

Yasunori Mitsuda - 風が呼ぶ、蒼穹のシェバト
Xenogears OST Revival Disc - the first and the last', Track 31.
Arranged version that oozes with influence from those big 70's TV score composers like Bill Goldenberg. But maybe it's just me.

Chill & Zelda - dark world (Mikel Lofi Remix)
Ian Taylor - sea shanty 2, Runescape OST
OSRSBeatz - sea shanty 2 (Trap Remix), Soundcloud still & again popular banger on twitch.tv gamer streams; helps rng in different games

meisenfek, Monday, 27 July 2020 18:17 (one month ago) link

that last one reminds me of this banger https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPxSO9jbYF0

diamonddave85​​ (diamonddave85), Tuesday, 28 July 2020 00:13 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

Final Fantasy XIV - Exponential Entropy (Alexander: Cruise Chaser's Theme) by Masayoshi Soken

Forward and back and then forward and back
And then go forward and back, then put one foot forward (x2)

Transcendental minds unleashed
Exponential entropy

Forward and back and then forward and back
And then go forward and back, then put one foot forward (x8)

(crossposted to hoover tunes: what are the essentials )

meisenfek, Wednesday, 9 September 2020 13:34 (one week ago) link

Terraria - underground (by Scott Lloyd Shelly)

Description: It's a fast and whimsical track, with an almost robotic tone.

(Terraria Gamepedia)

meisenfek, Wednesday, 9 September 2020 13:44 (one week ago) link

Runescape 07 - Book of Spells (Trap Remix)

RING THE BELLS @ 1:50.

meisenfek, Wednesday, 9 September 2020 13:50 (one week ago) link

yuzo koshiro's ys soundtrack is one of my alltime favorites. my partner said this one sounded like the pet shop boys

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yELuvkU32Lg

diamonddave85​​ (diamonddave85), Wednesday, 9 September 2020 14:53 (one week ago) link

the ff14 soundtrack is astonishing. i played a lot of hours of that game and there's still a zillion tunes i've never heard, including that one.

adam, Wednesday, 9 September 2020 16:17 (one week ago) link

https://grahamdunning.com/portfolio/panopticon/

"‘Half-Life’, all in-game sounds replaced with samples from 90s rave tracks and sample CDs."

adam, Wednesday, 9 September 2020 18:40 (one week ago) link

Not sure if anyone has mentioned Quest Master yet but found it on bandcamp recently and am kind of blown away. It's a Dungeon Synth "love letter to the RPG's of the 1990's". All 3 albums have been pretty fun. This is the latest: https://questmaster.bandcamp.com/album/the-twelve-castles-3

gman59, Friday, 11 September 2020 00:14 (one week ago) link


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