What music do you associate with what game?

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Since video game music & sound effects tended to be shite until the mid-late 90's, I always listened to something else. And since the associations get burned in pretty quickly, I can no longer recall the game w/o recalling the tunes.

Here's a quick sampling:

River City Ransom -- Early 1991 -- Aerosmith's "Toys in the Attic" on cassette tape.
Almost all NES games from '89-90 - Faxanadu/Legend of Zelda 1 & 2/Contra/Blaster Master -- the local top 40 station (Technotronic, Paula Abdul, Janet Jackson, etc)
Battle of Olympus -- B-52s - "Cosmic Thing"

What about you? What do you remember? From when?

kingfish superman ice cream (kingfish 2.0), Tuesday, 11 October 2005 16:58 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

River City Ransom -- Technotronic's "Pump Up The Jam" on cassette

TOMBOT, Tuesday, 11 October 2005 17:07 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Quake (1996-7) - Prodigy, "Fat of the Land". I'm not even sure if I listened to that whilst playing Quake, I've just always associated them somehow.

melton mowbray (adr), Tuesday, 11 October 2005 17:09 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I have the same Quake association. Also -- GOD LIVES UNDERWATER!

Jonothong Williamsmang (ex machina), Tuesday, 11 October 2005 17:19 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

FFIII: Soundgarden - Superunknown

Laura H. (laurah), Tuesday, 11 October 2005 18:36 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Oh yeah, and I played Ultima 5 for like an entire year, listening to my dad's little clock radio thing set to the same Top 40 station. For some reason, I can't think of the game without Aerosmith's "Janie's Got a Gun," which got huge during that period.

Actually, i just realized that it wasn't until the advent of talkie games that I ever listened to the game, especially where you needed to hear dialogue to advance the plot.

kingfish superman ice cream (kingfish 2.0), Tuesday, 11 October 2005 18:46 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

street fighter 2 : sonic youth & "nevermind"

cozen (Cozen), Tuesday, 11 October 2005 18:52 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

sneakerpimps becoming x - dave mirra bmx bottom bollox

the specials ghost town - pleiads, galaxians, phoenix

Ste (Fuzzy), Wednesday, 12 October 2005 14:01 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Romance of the Three Kingdoms III: The Chameleons UK 'Swamp Thing' on repeat for hours and hours

Final Fantasy Tactics: Outkast's Stankonia and Goodie Mob's Soul Food

Street Fighter Alpha: Orbital 2

Forksclovetofu (Forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 12 October 2005 19:25 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Sim City: Autechre

polyphonic (polyphonic), Wednesday, 12 October 2005 20:10 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

oddly enough, bjork's vespertine with golden sun. got them the same christmas. oh, and ladytron's light & magic with megaman battle network 2. apparentyl my gf has super mario bros 3 and insane clown posse stuck together because of her brother.

Will M. (Will M.), Thursday, 13 October 2005 05:36 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

oh, and tofu-- you didn't listen to FFTactics with the original music? that game had some of the best music in any square game ever. definitely worth going back and checknig out.

Will M. (Will M.), Thursday, 13 October 2005 05:37 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Will: I did for awhile, but I played the baJESUS outta that game and I eventually reached burnout point.

Forksclovetofu (Forksclovetofu), Thursday, 13 October 2005 05:38 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Mmm, same. I can't even remember waht it's called now, but did you gouge your own eyes out spelunking into that damn super-dungeon?

Will M. (Will M.), Thursday, 13 October 2005 06:07 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Xenogears -- Sunny Day Real Estate's last album.

I don't know if this is appropriate or not.

kingfish superman ice cream (kingfish 2.0), Thursday, 13 October 2005 06:08 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

twelve years pass...

oddly enough, bjork's vespertine with golden sun. got them the same christmas. (snip)

― Will M. (Will M.), Thursday, October 13, 2005 1:36 AM (twelve years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

lol this current music poll is really fucking with me for this reason!

challops trap house (Will M.), Tuesday, 17 April 2018 19:47 (seven months ago) Permalink

Super Mario RPG - Tool Ænima
Shingen the Ruler - Paul & Linda McCartney Ram

cwkiii, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 20:02 (seven months ago) Permalink

Wolfenstein 3D - 2 Unlimited - No Limit, Prodigy - Experience, rave tapes - Slipmatt, Ellis Dee, DJ Sy etc

Colonel Poo, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 20:53 (seven months ago) Permalink

Megadeth - Liar with Ace on the zx spectrum.
Slayer - Angel of Death with using DPaint on the Amiga

In space, pizza sends out for YOU (Ste), Tuesday, 17 April 2018 22:48 (seven months ago) Permalink

massive nostalgia!

bbc micro scramble + meteors etc - born in the usa
turbo pascal - hunkydory + led zep 3
transport tycoon - britpop, most strongly sleeper for some reason
super mario world - pj harvey and the smiths

thomasintrouble, Wednesday, 18 April 2018 12:51 (seven months ago) Permalink

Led Zeppelin - Coda / Ultima IV

calstars, Wednesday, 18 April 2018 12:55 (seven months ago) Permalink

I used to play old-school GTA (like the top-down version) with the Birthday Party's 'Hamlet (Pow Pow Pow)' on repeat.

Also, I have no idea what Reznor's music for Quake even sounds like because I always popped SAWII in the CD tray instead.

Across the You Never Her (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 18 April 2018 12:58 (seven months ago) Permalink

I’m no Reznor fan but the quake 2 soundtrack is some good shit

calstars, Wednesday, 18 April 2018 14:10 (seven months ago) Permalink


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