Video Game Music Thread


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And we mustn’t forget upbeat pop songs about playing fighting games with the boys, or overclocking your PC. Matrimelee has the best stage themes & related animations.


#112

Is Matrimelee fun?



#113

@8128 Here’s that Homeworld soundtrack by Yes I was talking about. One of my favorite games, just based on atmosphere alone.

Here’s the story stuff in a movie, since RTS’ aren’t your thing:


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It has come to my attention that Vandal Hearts and its sequel have two of the best game soundtracks ever and I kinda can’t believe I’ve never heard/seen anyone mention them before

First game’s score might not impress as immediately as the sequel’s, whose ensembles tend to be fuller, but I think it is fairly remarkable as an orchestral score that’s predominantly wind-based. And synth brass usually are tied with solo violins for being the worst-sounding instrument in synthetic orchestras, but the horns here have a warm timbral quality like those used in the Capcom D&D titles, a good complement to the often thick chords

Both scores also have a penchant for ambitious rhythmic dynamics, enlivening some of the sparser tracks which would probably have less flavor were they in a conventional meter, and complex, exciting polyphony


#116

Look all I am saying is if listening to this doesn’t make you want to do a goofy dance in your chair that maybe you should have your doctor check and see if you’re a serial killer


#117

these are incredibly good


#118

Back when it was possible for Koei’s videogames to have good music, and one by Yoko Kanno to boot. These are mostly live arrangements, but the in-game originals for at least the Sega Saturn release are pretty nice too. ‘The Chase ~ Ver. #1’ almost sounds like an F-Zero theme that didn’t make it.


#119

Ripped, converted, and uploaded this to YouTube because it’s so rad. From Busin 0.


#120

if you want the entire OST’s right here

also, unrelatedly

i didn’t realize how much gun hazard’s OST sounded like FF7’s until someone pointed it out, but just skipping it around you can really hear the Shinra styled themes all over


#121

Or you can download it. I ripped it off the disc, should sound better than YouTube.

You can also get the OST on iTunes.


#122

Someone found a way to reproduce the Mother 3 soundtrack without the crappy sound quality of the GBA and it sounds amazing. It’s not 100% perfect all the time due to minor emulation issues (I think the pitch bending is absent), but it’s still way better than standard rips of the soundtrack.


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#124

The first song from a post-2 Persona game I’ve liked. I’m using it as my alarm now (Battle for Survival has gotten too jarring to wake up to).


#125

The Mega Man X password screen is the first time I remember starting a game just to listen to the music.


#126

The Fantasy Zone shopping theme has been intermittently running through my head for as long as I can remember. Specifically, the Sega Master System version.

I remember being surprised to hear the same song in another game in the arcade. It was a cocktail table game that for years I thought was Destruction Derby but must have actually been Hot Rod.


#127

They got some mileage out of it, all right.


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