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This might make for an interesting topic. Feel free to discuss music from some of the many titles throughout gaming history.

Mitch Murder does some very good arrangements of classic soundtracks.

I’m not sure whether the posting of YouTube tracks is permitted under fair use, maybe a mod can clarify, but please refrain from posting links to download pirated/copyrighted material.

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Fizza

I've been playing A LOT of the Capcom fighting game collections since grabbing them yesterday and a high point across both of them has got to be the music. There are far too many jams to list here, but if I had to pick a personal favourite out of all the games I've played so far, it'd definitely be Bar Maximum from Super Gem Fighter Mini Mix.

It's both a fantastic earworm to get stuck in your head and perfectly encapsulates the kooky, zany and absolutely bonkers side of SGF, whilst still also showing off the cheerful side at that. I've only played SGF for about half an hour so far but I am in love with what I have played so far and the music and style is a big reason why.

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Jaclo

My girlfriend sent me a text today saying that she watched a meme that featured the Halo Shield sound effect, which immediately made her want to continue playing through the Halo series (She's only played the first two, as part of The Master Chief Collection, in the past two years). It made me think about how fascinating it is that games have so many idiosyncratic sounds and tracks that are able to embed themselves in our minds.

The Super Mario series is obviously one of the most iconic, but even ones that are less well-known can be incredibly memorable. I recently played through Borderlands: Game of the Year edition (Xbox One/Series X) and was instantly transported to 2009 when I first played through it on my own. Every sound, track, and piece of dialogue from that game was instantly familiar, as though I had been playing it non-stop since its release. Definitely a classic.

Jaclo

Guitar_bard

My favorite game soundtracks of all time are from the Sega CD versions of Ecco The Dolphin 1 and 2. I still listen to them all of these years later, and they just put me in an awesome creative space. I would love to one day say thank you to that composer for writing this incredible music.

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MetaCrystal

I have a thing for obscure games with good soundtracks, so
I'll share two here.
First off, Natsuki Crisis Battle. It's a rather slow fighting game based off of the anime OVA of the same name. The music has a very 80's sound to it, and it makes me very happy to hear muted guitar samples in a SFC game. https://www.zophar.net/music/nintendo-snes-spc/natsuki-crisis...

Second, Tetris party Deluxe, both wii and DS ports. This was the version of tetris that introduced me to the game. Henry's Knight (track E) is the highlight track, but it's a fun, quick listen.
https://www.zophar.net/music/nintendo-ds-2sf/tetris-party-deluxe

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The SNES and the Genesis have their strengths. They both do what they do so well. Nothing beats the echoed SNES sound or the Full-Sounding FM synthesis of the Genesis. Did you know that the N64 had built in audio effects, like delay too?

MetaCrystal

@Jaclo if you liked those, check out the Sonic 3D blast Saturn OST.
https://www.zophar.net/music/sega-saturn-ssf/sonic-3d-blast

The SNES and the Genesis have their strengths. They both do what they do so well. Nothing beats the echoed SNES sound or the Full-Sounding FM synthesis of the Genesis. Did you know that the N64 had built in audio effects, like delay too?

MetaCrystal

@Fizza There is something really special about the CPS-2 sound. If you ever get the chance to see one in person, take a good listen. There's something so special about hearing it from the actual system.

If you liked those, You'll love the Neo Geo collections and ACA series on switch. KING OF FIGHTER 98' is cheap (8 bucks) and is so much fun. And the soundtrack will have you wishing that capcom used guitar samples like SNK did. https://downloads.khinsider.com/game-soundtracks/album/king-o...

The SNES and the Genesis have their strengths. They both do what they do so well. Nothing beats the echoed SNES sound or the Full-Sounding FM synthesis of the Genesis. Did you know that the N64 had built in audio effects, like delay too?

Andee

@Fizza I know Capcom didn't technically develop it, but I always did love the EX series' music — Sakura's theme Precious Heart in particular was a banger - had a very '90s anime intro vibe

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RetroGamer5491

Sonic advance 2 and freedom planet.

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DirtyCasual

Guitar_bard wrote:

My favorite game soundtracks of all time are from the Sega CD versions of Ecco The Dolphin 1 and 2. I still listen to them all of these years later, and they just put me in an awesome creative space. I would love to one day say thank you to that composer for writing this incredible music.

Never heard is, so I'll rectify this problem very soon. Didn't know the CD version was different.

Too many favourite OSTs to even pick a top 10. First OST I ever bought was.Vagrant Story, around 2002 time. Started playing that again recent.

Hitoshi Sakimoto, composer of the above, along with Final Fantasy Tactics and many more is hands down my fav composer.

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