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Greatest soundtracks from old school games

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I recently procured the Donkey Kong Country 2 soundtrack and I'm still amazed by how awesome the music in this game was. And of course, everyone knows my love for the Sonic 3 & Knuckles OST.

What games' soundtracks do you still love to this day despite them being perhaps 15 or more years old?

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You've at least played a video game before, right?

RIGHT?

Anyways.

I'd put Yasunori Matsuda's work on Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross up against any game soundtrack in existence, and most movie scores for that matter. There's not a bad track in the bunch, and the way he was able to make such subtle cues to the previous game in Cross (sometimes with only a few notes) was a work of goddamn brilliance. That man is physically incapable of making bad music.

Mega Man 2 is probably the best of the 8 bit era. Every stage theme has been remixed to death and never gets old.

Always had a soft spot for the original Sonic. The ambiance of the Myst series was always really well done.

In terms of music games, Bust a Groove and Guitaroo Man are excellent.

A lot of the Nintendo stuff is pretty iconic, but I'm frankly tired of hearing most of it.

I could go on forever, really.

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You've at least played a video game before, right?

RIGHT?

I've played WII sports at a friends house a few times, and I have played (Well ran around in the virtual world of) Lego Starwars at the denist office, for about five minutes.

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Soul Blazer has by far my favorite soundtrack from the classic era of gaming. It's funky and exciting, and while it can't compete against games like Final Fantasy VI or Chrono Trigger in terms of production values and orchestration, it's a marvelously under appreciated jewel.

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It would be cheating to say Final Fantasy or any Zelda because both are givens in the awesome soundtrack category. For that matter, there are few RPGs that I would not put in the awesome soundtrack column.(Magus's Theme from Chrono Trigger was my ringtone for like a year) So, outside of RPGs, I would definitely say that Kirby Superstar had some great tunes in it. I am in love with the Gourmet Race tunes in particular.

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I think saying any Yasunori Mitsuda soundtrack should be a cop-out answer at this point, too. :angel:

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Well, Uh... I've never owned a video game system, or handheld. So I dont really know.

Were you Amish or something?!!

Not everyone wants to shell out the couple of hundred dollars for a system and not everyone's parents felt the need to. Who knows? Some people liked going outside. I personally haven't bought a current system generation since the 64. Nothing wrong with any of that. Besides, a couple of rulebooks and some dice and you can play something a million times better than most video games.

On topic, listening to the Castlevania Symphony of the Night Soundtrack. Great music for a pronominal game.

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Been on a real Sonic CD kick lately.As much as I like Sonic Boom, it's almost criminal that the American soundtrack is completely different than the nearly flawless original. The two that I've really been jamming to on repeat the last two days:

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Been watching Let's Plays of the entire Megaman Franchise the last few weeks. Some of the most flawless music comes from the franchise. Favorites include the Woodman stage music and the Megaman 4 stage select. Really loving the remixes I've been sigging up

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It would be cheating to say Final Fantasy or any Zelda because both are givens in the awesome soundtrack category. For that matter, there are few RPGs that I would not put in the awesome soundtrack column.(Magus's Theme from Chrono Trigger was my ringtone for like a year) So, outside of RPGs, I would definitely say that Kirby Superstar had some great tunes in it. I am in love with the Gourmet Race tunes in particular.

i Showed "Distant Worlds" to my parents, a few years ago, and they were surprised. They could not believe that video game creators were capable of composing and scoring such a beautiful piece of music.

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