The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)

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Re: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)

Post by Gingertastic01 » November 25th, 2019, 4:27 pm

Hello

Another fairly recent request.

I have just finished playing through the Outer Worlds (a really good video game btw) and thought I would request the title screen music as it is particularly great. I would often save and exit the game so I could come back and listen to this track. It really sets the stage for you going on your grand sci-fi adventure.

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Post by Mr Ixolite » November 26th, 2019, 3:29 pm

GRANASABER from Grandia 2. Composer: Noriyuki Iwadare
In terms of a main musical theme Grandia 2 has a lot to live up to, and while it may not be as iconic as its predecessor, it manages to evoke a similarly grandiose and adventurous feel. It also has passages invoking romance and looming darkness, which fits with the slight tonal shift of the sequel. Most importantly, hearing the theme conjures up the games "attract mode"-cutscene in my mind, and makes me want to go play it over again!






The Masked King from kirby superstar Ultra. Composers: Jun Ishikawa & Hirokazu Ando, remixed by Jonny Atma
I like King Dedede a lot. Though sparsely defined in the main games he has a loveable design, and gets a ton of charm in ancillary appearances like Smash Bros. Thus, though the main series wheels him out over and over, its always fun to see him. If you’re lucky he might put on a mask, and suddenly a cute scuffle against an obese penguin becomes a brutal fight for survival, and the already iconic Dedede theme gets supercharged. Here I’ve submitted Johnny Atmas version of the Masked Dedede Theme, which kicks up the intensity even further for a glorious tribute to the avian monarch.


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Post by Flabyo » November 28th, 2019, 10:40 pm

Been a while since we had anything from the Amiga on here, so here’s the intro and title theme from Lotus 3. I think I prefer this to the title theme from the previous game, although that one is far better known.



Feel that orchestral hit sound sample, it is the sound of the 90s.

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Post by Suits » November 29th, 2019, 8:17 am

If you told me that was a soundtrack from a deleted level from Alien 3 on the Mega Drive, I’d believe you.

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Post by TheMessenger94 » December 11th, 2019, 1:20 am

I have recently started my own VGM Podcast called The Messenger Presents A VGM Journey. It is more of a bite sized easy listening type of podcast where I would share music from all kinds of games and one of my favorite game soundtracks is from a GBA game called Game & Watch Gallery 4. The soundtrack is filled with cool little catchy songs and I think you guys would like it.


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Post by Flabyo » December 31st, 2019, 10:39 pm

Old time listeners of the show might remember the ‘metal history of video game music’ medley that Jules did (before he got the gig to work on the Necrodancer games)

He’s done a new version of it to finish off the decade:


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Post by KSubzero1000 » January 1st, 2020, 3:56 pm



Here's a nice somber and melancholic track to mix things up a little in-between all the bombastic, fist-pumping anthems of victory we all love so much. 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors left an indelible impression on me when I first played it, and the track that plays during a particular poignant and crucial moment of the game's narrative climax couldn't have been better chosen. Unforgettable in all the right ways.

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Post by Gingertastic01 » January 10th, 2020, 4:18 pm

Happy New Year Sound of Play forum, looking forward to another year of musical treats.

Going to kick the year off with a request from one of my favourite vertical shooters from the SNES. Known in Europe and Japan as Super Aleste, and Space Megaforce in America. I don’t really remember much buzz for this game at the time but was a favorite in our house, my brothers and I would play this a lot back in the day.

The game has a fantastic soundscape with great music, punctuated with massive sampled explosions and speech. The track am picking out today is for the opening level.

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Post by shadowless_kick » January 13th, 2020, 2:34 am

'Stasis Awakening' - Disasterpeace - Hyper Light Drifter

This track plays as you approach the lair of the boss of the western region. When I first encountered this area, I was overwhelmed by the amount of enemies that sprouted up. The deep bass rumbles, low synth tones and slow pace all do a great job of musically representing this oppressive, smothering horde trying to stop your progress. It also foreshadows the impending boss fight — you are in the presence of something big, mean, dangerous, cruel.

Some time later, after gaining more skill, experience and weapons, I returned to this area looking for secrets I may have missed the first time. I'm much stronger. The same track plays, only this time, the dangerous presence is me.


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Re: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)

Post by Richard » January 24th, 2020, 11:38 pm

I have been spending the first part of 2020 trying to tackle my backlog, which includes "AI: The Somnium Files," Kotaro Uchikoshi's bizarre visual novel adventure game. Its slow moving plot and strange gameplay mixed with the most juvenile, prurient jokes possible make it a hard recommendation for a general audience, but I am enjoying it thoroughly and would advise anyone who played and loved the Zero Escape series to give it a try.

Much of the soundtrack is tense and contemplative, which makes this piece, "Invincible Rainbow Arrow," all the more welcome when it makes its appearance. Its ridiculously over-the-top cheeriness and optimism put a huge smile on my face.

Also, kudos to Ryan for including another track from this game in his excellent 2019 medley. Another stunning compilation of music from one of the best years in gaming.


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Re: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)

Post by RetroClarence » January 26th, 2020, 2:27 pm

The music in Cannon Fodder is quite rightly lauded and most gamers of a certain age can instantly recall the intro music. However, the music which plays over the death in service screen at the end of each mission is also pretty wonderful. There is perma-death in Cannon Fodder so when you lost that five star general to a stray roof or flaming barrel, you feel every second of that loss when this music kicks in:


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Re: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)

Post by Stanshall » January 26th, 2020, 3:08 pm

That's a belter, Clarence. Always loved that theme even more than the brilliant intro.

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Re: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)

Post by Simonsloth » January 26th, 2020, 10:20 pm

Stanshall wrote:
January 26th, 2020, 3:08 pm
That's a belter, Clarence. Always loved that theme even more than the brilliant intro.
Couldn’t agree more! That is a fine piece of nostalgia.

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Re: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)

Post by Gingertastic01 » January 28th, 2020, 1:37 pm

Hello,

Would like to request the Wave 64 main title, I don’t believe it has been featured before which is kinda crazy if that is the case. Some classic N64 tuneage right here.

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Re: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)

Post by RetroClarence » January 28th, 2020, 4:37 pm

I thought so SimonSloth and Stanshall!

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