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Retro VGM that you love.
« on: October 04, 2010, 04:15:24 AM »
A little thread just to name those old great tunes from great games that you have (or not) played.

Space Harrier Main Theme, every version of this track is great.

Let's Go Away from Daytona USA, a guilty pleasure of mine and it's perfect for funerals and birthdays. The piano version is nice too.

Speed King from OutRunners, this track is so catchy.
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Re: Retro VGM that you love.
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2010, 03:56:14 PM »
Even though I never really played it the main them to Phantasy Star: generations of doom.

The Dark World theme from A Link to the Past.

I'll sing the praises of  Star Control II until I die, esp the 3DO and the recently release Ur Quan Master build. Some guys also remixed a lot of the tracks too.

http://www.medievalfuture.com/precursors/

The theme's for the Chmmr and Hyperspace are awesome.

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« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2010, 04:05:31 PM »
http://www.medievalfuture.com/precursors/remix.php?remix=45


And the Secret of Mana theme always gives me chills.

and lol this thread reminded me of this. I always thought this george harrison track would make great RPG town music. Like when you go back to a certain town and it's all destroyed or empty and haunted.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3AX-k8WUco

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Re: Retro VGM that you love.
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2010, 05:51:29 PM »
If it counts as retro, I think my overall  favorite piece of VGM is "Moon Beach" from the first Streets of Rage game.  That's stage 3. 

For RPGs, "Rise or Fall" from Phantasy Star 2.  That's the battle theme.  Despite hearing it every 3 seconds for 92+ hours, I never got tired of it.
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Re: Retro VGM that you love.
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2010, 05:57:19 PM »
I like to think of Sega Genesis music as the "speed metal" of the vg music scene

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yhi_bK1bH4U





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Re: Retro VGM that you love.
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2010, 07:37:50 PM »
Ahhh ThunderForce.  That series as a whole had great tunes.
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Re: Retro VGM that you love.
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2010, 09:46:55 PM »
Everything made by Technosoft ruled hard.

herzog zwei? That's a soundtrack you could set your watch to

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Re: Retro VGM that you love.
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2010, 10:53:43 PM »
Sonic R - Can You Feel the Sunshine?

Another guilty pleasure.
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Re: Retro VGM that you love.
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2010, 07:20:35 PM »
ZX Spectrum 48k. The menu music to my all time favourite game.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2rR_qSHMh8

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Re: Retro VGM that you love.
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Re: Retro VGM that you love.
« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2010, 11:16:19 PM »
The oldschool chiptune nes music ftw.
megaman 2 and 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J73r_zDlXaA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAwZS6Ksw0Q
Little Nemo: the Dream Master
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWZcjHNJhog
Chip and Dale : Rescue Rangers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMTFD5DS0FM
double dragon
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3c2xbYWKY0
almost anything composed by David Wise.
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Re: Retro VGM that you love.
« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2010, 12:56:49 AM »
The Main Theme from Phantasy Star III, is one of the best tracks from that game and the Sega Rock version is even better.

Here's another version of the same track by the S.S.T. Band live.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyLKAOzwtYM

SaGa 2 on the GameBoy has an amazing soundtrack. I still can't believe how disappointing the soundtrack of the remake is. SaGa 3 for the DS seems to have better music, we'll see.

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Re: Retro VGM that you love.
« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2010, 09:32:10 AM »
Every single track from the first sonic game. The 16 bit era is filled with great stuff though.
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Re: Retro VGM that you love.
« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2010, 09:57:12 AM »
This is such a wide open topic. How do we define "retro"? Anything from the Gen/SNES era or before? earlier than that?
Personally, I think NES/GB/old computer games, etc. = retro. Old school chip tunes.
Regardless, I agree on the greatness of The Genesis stuff posted. Moon Beach is also one of my favs. The PS games had great music. Thunderforce III & IVs(the ones I played) synthesized rock was amazing.

As for my contributions:
Shadowgate for the NES:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94Tsezcm8yA
I agree with Chronix about Chip and Dale. That game had some great tunes!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMPSKuRKSec&feature=related
Gameboy Castlevania Adventure:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLyg6wG4CWY
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