share the old game soundtracks you LOVE LIKE NO OTHER

Tommygun.

Undisputed Metascore Guessing Champion
Sep 11, 2013
1,709
332
1,180
or just the ones you like well enough.

For the past decade your AAA game soundtracks have gone heavy on the epic sweeping orchestra sound, though in recent years with the retro/indie boom, such genres have had tracks to match, often mimicking an 80s synth heavy sound. Compare asscreeds recent foray to something like undertales soundtrack (that has some incredibly dedicated (and weird) fans).

but specifically I'd like to hear any older game soundtracks, before devs figured out you can just ape hans zimmers style (or just straight up hire hans zimmer). I'd prefer before the xbox/ps2/gamecube, anything from before the 360/ps3/wii generation. Old enough for any younger heads who didn't get to witness the glory of the virtual boy.

I have probably over 100 in mind but to start here's 2, both from the old fat gameboy


A lot of misses on that platform. Some games just do single notes up and down like a 5 year old (or me) on a piano. I feel like these two did a lot with what they had.
 

Videodrome

Truckinator
Sep 12, 2013
6,882
2,110
2,730
Michigan
banhammer.us
Nostalgia Feels: MYST (1993)

This game is special to me because I think it was ground breaking at the time and was my first real PC Game after pestering my parents on why the family computer needed a Sound Blaster card lol.



Without intro monologue:

 
  • Like
Reactions: wshowers

Frozpot

Well-Known Member
Sep 13, 2013
10,905
2,687
3,629
I won't cheap out and say the soundtrack from Sonic the hedgehog (Green Hill Zone and Starlight zone, specifically). I'll also leave out any Halo as that's too easy.

My strongest memories are from the Saturn Era with games like Virtua fighter, Sega Rally, and of course, Panzer Dragoon. I actually bought those OSTs, which says a lot given how little money I had. Ilol, I just remembered that you could put some saturn games in a CD player and skip the first track and listen to the music.







Lots of soundtracks have no distinctive identity. Man, listening to these songs fills me energy and nostalgia. It was as important as the track or stage. Way too many 'epic' soundtracks today.
 
  • Like
Reactions: wshowers

wshowers

Certified Classic
Super Mod
Sep 11, 2013
2,797
736
1,730
I could go on ALL day about Chrono Trigger's soundtrack. Truly a dream team game.


I just love the NES ducktale's moon theme.

 
  • Like
Reactions: Frozpot

Tommygun.

Undisputed Metascore Guessing Champion
Sep 11, 2013
1,709
332
1,180
I won't cheap out and say the soundtrack from Sonic the hedgehog (Green Hill Zone and Starlight zone, specifically). I'll also leave out any Halo as that's too easy.
a lot of good ones in the thread but these are ruling the day for me.

I could go on ALL day about Chrono Trigger's soundtrack. Truly a dream team game.

I just love the NES ducktale's moon theme.
The chrono trigger one is right up my alley. The moon themes legacy lives on. I saw they converted the song into a sort of lullaby in some ducktales based cartoon. the duck mom or someone sings with some added lyrics,

Anything by David Wise really.
funky
 
Last edited:
  • Like
Reactions: Viktor and Frozpot

Frozpot

Well-Known Member
Sep 13, 2013
10,905
2,687
3,629
Anything by David Wise really.


These are great. I never had a snes of my own. Played it a bit at my friend's house

Ooh, I remember Tommy talarico always did some good, atmospheric stuff.

OH yeah, this little bonus level in skull monkeys, lol.. I don't know why but it makes me think of deadpool,...

 
Last edited:
  • Like
Reactions: Viktor

Tommygun.

Undisputed Metascore Guessing Champion
Sep 11, 2013
1,709
332
1,180
Ooh, I remember Tommy talarico always did some good, atmospheric stuff.

OH yeah, this little bonus level in skull monkeys, lol.. I don't know why but it makes me think of deadpool,...
well that was the scariest f***ing thing I've ever heard
 
  • Haha
Reactions: Frozpot

Almighty_bob

Well-Known Member
Sep 12, 2013
932
217
900
Dark wizard. Sega CD.

Seriously, you need to listen to it. There was nothing like it in 1993 and is better than most sound tracks now.

 

wshowers

Certified Classic
Super Mod
Sep 11, 2013
2,797
736
1,730
who doesn't love a heroic medley
would not be shocked to find this was inspired by yours

Talk about a throw back. I remember playing that game on the original xbox. Being a big Robotech/Macross fan, I loved it despite its many flaws.