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An art form that has been long overlooked: Video game music.

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Well, at least in my opinion it has been overlooked. There are tons of gems that are hidden away in video games that go unrecognized for various reasons. I dont know if site like IGN and Gamespot do this already, but it would be cool to see them do a "Top 25/50/__ video game songs of..." annually. I'm sure I wouldnt be the only person looking and listening. I know YouTube has a few lists, but I think some of these composers need more recognition.

Weather it triggers instant nostalgia and reminds you of a certain time, place, or�moment when you were playing the game, or if you just simply like the way it sounds, video game music is some of the best music around. Since there are no rules or boundaries, there is no one genre to place it. The same can be said for movie scores, but there's definitely a difference in the way it's used and heard by the player/watcher. With games, it's more of an experience than background noise. Think about it.. I bet you can remember the music from a game you played 10 years ago easier than you can remember the music from a movie you used to watch. It's partly due to video games repetitiveness sometimes, but regardless, it's almost always memorable.

If you're looking for a soundtrack to a game, Galbadia Hotel probably has it. They have literally thousands of soundtracks so you can download and reminice all day! lol

Galbadia Hotel

OC Remix is user based site with tons of remixes of tracks from various games. All of the music here is submitted by it's users.

OC Remix

So with that said, drop some gems in here! Post some classics and some tracks that may have been dope, but never heard due to the game not being popular.





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could be looked at as an art considering that some are original


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I'd say RPGs, mostly square enix games like final fantasy, have really good soundtracks to them
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Best 8-Bit NES Intro Themes
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01: Skate or Die 2: The Search for Double Trouble
Rob Hubbard - 1990 Electronic Arts

02: The Legend of Zelda (FDS NES Intro Mix)
Konchan - 1986, 1987 Nintendo

03: Castlevania (Extended Intro)
1987 Konami

04: Mega Man 2 (Extended Intro)
Ogeretsu, Manami, Ietel, YuukiChan - 1988, 1989 Capcom

05: Golgo 13: Top Secret Episode
1988 Vic Tokai/Saito Pro.

06: Super Mario Bros 2
1988 Nintendo

07: R.C. Pro-Am
1987 RARE Ltd.

08: Ghosts'N Goblins (Extended Intro)
1986 Capcom

09: Ninja Gaiden 2: The Dark Sword of Chaos
S. Kajaya, Mayu, Miya - 1989, 1990 Tecmo

10: Metroid (FDS Intro)
Hip Tanaka - 1986 Nintendo

11: Dragon Warrior
Kouichi Sugiyama - 1986, 1989 Enix

12: Wizzards and Warriors
1987 RARE Ltd.

13: Strider
Misses Tarumi - 1989 Capcom

14: Faxanadu
1987 Hudson Soft/Falcom

15: Zelda 2: The Adventures of Link
Tsukasan - 1987, 1989 Nintendo

16: Mega Man 3
Yasuaki Fujita - 1990 Capcom


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and i remember that darius twins joint. i use to just let it play and jam to it.
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I use a lot of Final Fantasy and Metal Gear music as my study songs.� They border on epic for me in terms of composition and emotion.


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gko2408 wrote:
I use a lot of Final Fantasy and Metal Gear music as my study songs.



This is where game music really needs to be recognized. Award winning type stuff! lol
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Undoubtedly the best Celtic-inspired video game song
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I can sleep to this every night


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This joint was epic back in the day.
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That Sagat theme was perfect!
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Nah video game music is definitely not overlooked. There are a lot of people are who actually collectors of video game OST's. Particularly in Japan. With that said, Streets of Rage 2 is one of my favorites.
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I agree, its this game thats crazy hard, but has pimp.gif music
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQZuidKexBQ and pretty much ALL of R4s music was pimp.gif
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The entire Zelda: Ocarina of Time soundtrack is timeless.

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I still know all of the Sonic 2 ones pimp.gif but I can't believe this hasn't been posted yet...

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like I said, the R4 soundtrack is/was eek.gif x pimp.gif, part of the reason I play that game to this day is for the music
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