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Old 09-12-2010, 02:52 PM   #1
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Music from Video Games

I find video game music to be, for the most part, largely unappreciated. There are some really interesting compositions and melodies that just go completely and totally ignored by most music enthusiasts. Is this because video games are thought to be nothing more than merely a child's plaything?

Meh, whatever the reasons, just lay down some interesting tunes for those of us who appreciate the quality of superlative video game music. Here are some of my favorites...

Gusty Garden from Mario Galaxy
YouTube - Super Mario Galaxy Music: Gusty Garden Galaxy

Buoy Base from Mario Galaxy
YouTube - Super Mario Galaxy Music: Buoy Base Galaxy

Melty Monster from Mario Galaxy 2
YouTube - Super Mario Galaxy 2 Music - Melty Monster Galaxy

Throwback from Mario Galaxy 2
YouTube - Super Mario Galaxy 2 Music - Throwback Galaxy


Staff Credits - The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
YouTube - Zelda: The Wind Waker Music - Staff Credits

Dragon Roost Island - The Wind Waker
YouTube - Zelda: The Wind Waker Music - Dragon Roost Island

Oath to Order - The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
YouTube - Zelda: Majora's Mask Orchestrations - Oath to Order


Bramble Blast - Super Smash Bros. Brawl
YouTube - Smash Bros Brawl Music - Bramble Blast (DK Country 2)


Court Suite - Ace Attorney
YouTube - 05 - Ace Attorney Court Suite


Love Theme - Mother 3
YouTube - MIDI MOTHER3 - MOTHER3 愛のテーマ


Anybody else care to share some of their favorites?
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Old 09-12-2010, 03:04 PM   #2
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Do The Donkey Kong

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Old 09-12-2010, 03:07 PM   #3
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My favorite video game song evar:

YouTube - Star Fox Adventures Music - Thorntail Hollow (day)

I also owned an import copy of the Final Fantasy IX soundtrack that I would listen to incessantly until one day I lost the disc (oh the depression)
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Old 09-12-2010, 03:43 PM   #4
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I had completely forgotten about this! Wow, this certainly brings back memories. Thanks. Star Fox always has some great music...


YouTube - Star Fox Theme- Orchestrated version
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YouTube - Best VGM 180 - Sonic the Hedgehog 2 - Chemical Plant Zone


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I thought that every Mega Man 2 game was brilliant, but I think this one is my favorite of them all.

YouTube - Best VGM 610 - Mega Man 2 - Flash Man Stage



Also, if I'm ever drunk enough to marry, this song will be played at my wedding:

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I've said this before, but the Donkey Kong Country games for SNES have some of my favorite music ever. I'm not going to post any YouTube clips, because you can go look them up yourselves, or buy the games. And I hate threads that just have a million fucking YouTube clips clogging the page.
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Oh yeah, the Mega Man stuff is golden. Some of my favorites are Solar Man YouTube - Mega Man 9 OST: Galaxy Man Stage
Also, someone managed to create a really spiffy remix of the Mega Man theme... YouTube - Megaman- Techno

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I've said this before, but the Donkey Kong Country games for SNES have some of my favorite music ever. I'm not going to post any YouTube clips, because you can go look them up yourselves, or buy the games. And I hate threads that just have a million fucking YouTube clips clogging the page.
Yeah, the Donkey Kong stuff is About the youtube links cluttering up the page, I feel the same way... is there anyway to just have the links appear?

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I wish you could just post links as a choice, because this is why threads like the Music Video thread can't have any discussion, it takes an hour for the pages to load.
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The DKC2 version of "Bramble Blast" is a lot better than that SSB one.
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The DKC2 version of "Bramble Blast" is a lot better than that SSB one.
It's close. I certainly wouldn't say a lot better, though. I had always been a fan of this song, and when I heard the SSBB remix, I remember doing, like, an aural double-take or something; completely took me by surprise. Regardless, it's still an absolutely gorgeous melody
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It's all about RPGs.

One of the all-time greatest pieces of music ever written for a video game. It was written for one Final Fantasy game, and is so good that it went on to appear in form or another in every FF game thereafter:

 


And the famous FF prelude:

 


Overworld theme from the same game:

 


Overworld theme from FF7:

 


I could post FF music all day...but I'll move on...

An orchestral version of the legendary theme:

 


Anyone ever play a game called Actraiser for the SNES back in the day? It had some amazing music...the guy who composed it also did orchestral arrangements of the game's score, and there was an album released of those arrangements. Here are two pieces from it:

 


 


EDIT: I wrapped all the videos I posted in spoiler tags so the page would load faster. Others may want to do the same.
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Good call on the spoiler tag. Never really had a need to use that function until now... But yes, "Final Fantasy" and the "Zelda" series both have phenomenally epic music. I can't believe I didn't mention any FF music in my original post! You brought up some great stuff, but I don't think those games can get any better than FFVI

Terra's Theme - Final Fantasy VI
 



EDIT: Actraiser is great I'd actually never played it until (somewhat) recently; downloaded it on the Wii a few years ago and was really surprised that the title managed to slip under my radar for so long... never even heard of it until it became available on Nintendo's virtual console. Good game with fantastic music (listening to your clips now... )
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YouTube - Primal Rage: All The Rage 10 - Rage in the City this song rocks so hard
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I liked the music in Beatles Rock Band.
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