I'll contribute a lot to this, but for now, I'll start with a Body Harvest tune.
The entire Body Harvest soundtrack is melancholy, but this one particular piano piece has always stood out as a fabulously eerie song. It captures a tenseness that the hero must feel, despite the temporary respite of being indoors. The alien menace that is surrounding him may not be able to attack Adam (the protagonist) inside, but the music reminds the player that they still are out there, waiting for him to return to their battlegrounds.
I haven't played many R-Type games (pretty much just the first one and R-Type III), so I don't know how memorable and good the other tracks are, but that track is great. Its melody is the first thing to come to my mind whenever I think about R-Type.
Oh, Battle of the Holy is such an underrated gem. Speaking of that particular hack... here's an original tune that I really really like. At first I thought it sounded a bit too happy for Castlevania, but now it feels like a superb successor to Silence of Daylight from Simon's Quest.
Here's another track from the same game which is equally awesome.
Post by lanceboyle94 on Dec 7, 2010 22:34:03 GMT -5
Cannon Fodder, Pictionary and the Bio-Hazard Battle first stage music (best track in the entire game, IMO). Awesome.
Anyway, here are some tunes I think are kick-ass
Guile's theme from SSF2/SSF2 Turbo. Definitely the best version of the theme I've heard, alongside the Special Championship Edition and SSF2 Turbo PC versions.
SSBB's rendition of Mute City. It's excellent, and gets you in the mood to Falcon Punch some guys (although the F-Zero X vehicle selection music can get you in the mood too). Alongside the F-Zero Climax rendition of it, this rules
True Love Makin' (or "Tuna With Bacon" as certain YouTubbers call it) from Capcom vs SNK 2. I first heard this song when I played it at a friend's house about two years ago, and from then on I tried to find the name of the song, until some months ago. Honestly miles better than the jazzy music from Marvel vs Capcom 2
"THEY SAY IT'S TUNA WITH BACON TRUE LOVE WE MAKIN' (x3) ALL THE TIME!"
One of the minigame tunes from Pictionary. Okay, it sounds more like Another One Bites The Dust, but it's still awesome for the NES. Tim Follin is a genius
The main theme from Karnaaj Rally. Composed by none other than Jake Kaufman, aka virt. Yes, before working on games like Contra 4 he did the music on this game, which, honestly, isn't that bad, in fact it's quite good, it's the character design and the cover art that suck. For a GBA music lover like me, this is just awesome
I love the battle themes Kenji ito did for all the SaGa games I've played so far and Magical Tank Battle from Romancing SaGa 3 is no exception. Cool song to go along with a cool boss battle. There are possibly a few minor spoilers in the video, skip to 0:08. I love video game music like this. I even love the title despite the fact that it sounds kind of inappropriate for the song.
Post by lanceboyle94 on Mar 28, 2011 20:52:02 GMT -5
Been recently listening to some really sweet SNES music. Mostly from Super Off Road and Plok!
The title music from Super Off Road. Definitely gets you in the mood for some sweet racing action.
The set up/pre-race music from Super Off Road. Definitely the best track in the game. FUN FACT: Apparently part of the song is based on a Toyota commercial jingle from those days.
Redoubt-about from the same game. Oddly enough, the guitars in the beginning are the same as those from R-Type 3's The Forces. Maybe the Follins and Irem used the same samples?
The boxing glove powerup music from Plok! I'll use Ste Pickford's own words about it:
What really made it work was the excellent, manic pastiche of the Rocky theme that the musicians Tim Follin and Geoff Follin composed to play in the background. You couldn't help but smile when it happened in the game.
The rocket launcher powerup music from Plok! I'm not sure which song I like the most: this or the boxing glove music. That still doesn't mean it's not awesome.