I'm not sure if Kirby's Adventure can be considered 8bit since it was so advance. But Kirby's Adventure is my favourite 8bit soundtrack. Other good soundtracks are Duck Tales and Chip & Dale Rescue Rangers. I'm not sure if Gameboy was 8bit, but if it was, Pokemon Red, Looney Tunes, and Super Mario Land have awesome soundtracks. Video Game music was better with the grainy, scratchy sound. It just had a certain charm that "new music" doesn't.
Last Edit: Mar 26, 2008 16:40:18 GMT -5 by Ratbert
Post by Infinity-Mk.II on Mar 28, 2008 13:03:47 GMT -5
Solstice. Ok, only the title theme. But it's enough to make this game worth mentioning.
Kirby's Adventure had a great soundtrack. I like Jun Ishikawa's style.
Little Samson had some bright and nice tunes. And cool "dark" ones too.
Blaster Master music is pretty good and memorable too. Anyone who has played it can recognize themes like the overworld or the castle. Though some can be a bit tiring if you try to listen to them (the sewers or the "organic")
Gradius' soundtracks are legendary. But they are not really 8bit but ported from arcade... Antartic adventure series also had good music. Anything from Konami actually.
I might forget a few other games... but I can't list them all. Also Doujin games don't count I guess.
While I love the Kirby's Adventure soundtrack, I think that Chip & Dale Rescue Rangers for NES has the best 8bit soundtrack. It's all catchy, and the music during the final level is just so epic. It really gives off a last level feeling.