Video Game Soundtracks

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Post by BEES » Tue Mar 24, 2015 1:43 am

This thread is to share great video game OSTs you come across. I'm a big fan of the 16 bit era soundtracks, but there are some great modern ones too. I think this is worth sharing because a lot of us like game soundtracks and for me, I actually think of a lot of the fights I write here with game soundtracks playing. It's very much in the same spirit for me.

I've heard many great OSTs, and it's tough to pick an overall favorite, but I have yet to find a game with as bitching and metal a soundtrack as Thunderforce IV.

Sonic's blue testicles become internal with fear. Mega Man X shits metal turds in his robotic trousers in the face of this brutal, erection-waving soundtrack.

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Fuck, I'm fully hard.

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welp, I came.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... 632B2569C8 here's the rest in all its full YM2612-destroying glory

What's everyone else got?

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Post by GF93 » Tue Mar 24, 2015 2:43 am

If individual songs count, here's one I particularly like- from a bit of an obscure system (The TurboGrafx-16) I know, but it's still pretty damn cool.

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Post by NWOWWE » Tue Mar 24, 2015 8:06 am

Top to bottom it's hard for any game soundtrack to top Grim Fandango. It's my all time favorite game (narrowly beating out Sonic 3) and the soundtrack is certainly a bit contributor to that. It does a great job blending music from several different genre's.

You can go from pan-flute style music:

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To blues-y:

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To high energy jazz:

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And even some 50's style rock and roll:

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And one of my favorite tracks is something of an easter egg since you only hear it if you use a certain item on the "wrong" person:

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Post by GF93 » Wed Mar 25, 2015 5:50 am

Another soundtrack from a relatively obscure title that I quite like has to be this- Tempest 2000 on the Atari Jaguar. Quite a kickass Techno soundtrack, and actually ended up getting released on CD, which was quite a rarity for game soundtracks at the time.

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Post by MadBull » Wed Mar 25, 2015 6:42 am

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This will forever haunt me, more so than the Haunters in the tower ahead.

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Post by GF93 » Wed Mar 25, 2015 6:47 am

<blockquote class='quote_blockquote'><dl><dt>MadBull</dt><dd>Mar 25 2015, 06:42 AM</dd></dl><div>This will forever haunt me, more so than the Haunters in the tower ahead.[/quote]Don't worry, that white hand on your shoulder is probably just imagination.

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Post by Mystic2000 » Thu Mar 26, 2015 1:52 pm

for some reason i actually really like the Lavender Town Theme, also, try the reversed version

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Post by BEES » Mon Apr 20, 2015 2:06 pm

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More Thunderforce destruction, now with twice as many bits&#33;

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Post by BEES » Mon Apr 27, 2015 11:29 pm

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More Genesis stuff. Shinobi this time... never played those. Might have to.

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Post by GF93 » Tue Apr 28, 2015 3:59 pm

<blockquote class='quote_blockquote'><dl><dt>Spatula</dt><dd>Apr 27 2015, 11:29 PM</dd></dl><div><iframe type='text/html' width="480" height="270" src='https://www.youtube.com/embed/rjaW4ZYzV ... BC511EB0D3' frameborder='0' allowfullscreen=''></iframe>

More Genesis stuff. Shinobi this time... never played those. Might have to.[/quote]Hell yes. Revenge of Shinobi and Shinobi III on the Mega Drive in particular are brilliant.

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Post by British-Robotics » Tue Apr 28, 2015 4:33 pm

I remember playing a game called Tyrian 2000, it was damn awesome and this tune gave me memories.

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Also I used to play a Mac game called Boom. When I was little my best level was 59

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Post by That Kode Guy » Sun May 31, 2015 4:50 pm

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Never been a fan of the Mario & Luigi series by any means, but this is such epic.
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Post by BEES » Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:12 am

Time for something new.

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FP2 is coming soon. Soundtrack owns.

Also, Tower of Heaven. A very introspective and somber soundtrack, much like the game itself.

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