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Favourite piece(s) of game music?

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  1. Joe Pineapples

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    With the popular subject of 'favourite tv music' in the films section at the minute, i thought it would interesting to hear the same for games. The music should be an original piece wirtten for the game, and not a film score adaptation.

    To start the ball rolling, i am sitting here listening to the soundtrack from baldurs gate 2 (PC). My other favourites are (in no partcular order)

    Beyond Good And Evil
    Icewind Dale
    Morrowind
    Mafia
    The Dig
    Monkey Island series
    Final Fantasy VII
    GT4 (PS2 -opening title) - was this wirtten for the game?
    Syberia 1 & 2
     
  2. CrispyXUK

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    Anything from Koji Kondo including; Zelda, Mario etc. but also;

    Secret of Mana
    Tekken Series
    Soul Edge (Khan Super Session is excellent!)
    Donkey Kong Country

    there are others but I cant remeber of the top of my head
     
  3. CAS FAN

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    Check out this thread where this topic was discussed in detail. :smashin:

    It's interesting to see what CrispyXUK's faves were in 2004 -
    Streets of Rage
    Super Mario 64
    Alien Trilogy
    WipeOut 2097
    Doom
    Tekken 2

    Compared to now -
    Secret of Mana
    Tekken Series
    Soul Edge (Khan Super Session is excellent!)
    Donkey Kong Country

    Not one the same :eek: but I guess these were the gems that you were trying to think of. :thumbsup:
     
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    As I said, off the top of my head, forgot about those beauties (not that wipeout 2097 counts really), Ill also add Quake II to that list
     
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    Indeed Wipeout is obviously a selection of top techno, house tracks but the others are all pretty tasty original scores.

    I'm also a big fan of the Sega arcade tracks like from Outrun & Afterburner. :smashin:
     
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    ooh, good choice sir, might as well add Rez, Streets of Rage, Shining Force, Blazing Star, Street Fighter, Resident Evil 4, Curse of Monkey Island, Reveng of shinobi, er I really could go on all night :)
     
  7. Joe Pineapples

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    doh!!! - oh well, there might some additions since then :)
     
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    Nights...the game disk also doubled up as a CD! Used to have it in the car!

    The christmas version was cool....
     
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    Is this in a PC game or general?

    Generally I turn the music off or way low but thing the music in World of Warcraft complements the feel of the game perfectly.

    Of other formats use to like Vectorball although very repetitive it was soothing and hypnotic.
    I also use to like the music form the arcade game Supertrain which I think was a proper track from something, (no pun intended) and would like to find what it was.

    Icewind Dale I love the music from that and believe in some special editions there was a cd with it on. Ohhhhhhh how I would have loved one of them.
     
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    :oops: Forgot although I do not like that type of music I liked the intro to the Thief The Dark Project.
     
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    I loved the music from Battlefield Vietnam - and really wanted the soundtrack but could never find it ..
     
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    Streets of Rage.
    Tie Fighter - reacted to what was going in the game.
    Nights - evolved as you played the game more
    Some of of the Panzer Dragoon music was great.
    Original Unreal had some good ambient music.
    Also, the command and conquer series has some great rock tracks, in perticular the original C&C game and the more recent 'Generals' game.
     
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    I don't think I have a favourite game music as such but years ago I was virtually addicted to a game called digger and I couldn't get Popcorn out of my head for months !
    Edit - the tune I mean not the snack :D
     
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    Back in the olden days I used to enjoy:

    Xenon 2 - some of the best music on the Amiga
    The Killing Game Show - again brilliant music
    The Secret of Monkry Island I & II - used the brilliant but buggy Scumm music system.

    Basically anything by Psygnosis or the Bitmap Brothers had great music back in them days.
     
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    All three Mechwarrior 2 games had very good music that you could pop in your cd player once you've completed the games for the nth time.
    Jedi Knight the origional (dark forces 2) had all the star wars tracks on the CDs so that was good (and an amazing game too).
    There are plenty of others too, not forgetting GTA-SA, can't beat a bit of 80's pop :).

    Also alot of what peopl have already said. Although some game music just sits in the background and tries to highten the experiece were other jump out and say listen to me, so those more background oriented ones probably get noticed less (well that is there purpose I suppose).

    There are so many others that i know but just can't think what they are.
     
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    Street Fighter 2 has superb music through out that really fits the game and draws you into it.

    The Zelda games always have great music, especially the OOT. There must be millions of gamers out there who will take "doo di dooo dooo di dooo dooo di dooooo di dooo di dooooo" (and all of the other classic scores that appear in that game) to their graves!

    Sonic the Hedgehog had great music that fitted the high speed feel of the game and again drew you in!

    I also liked the music from Crackdown (Arcade/Megadrive) as well. It had quite an upbeat score that again fitted the game really well.
     
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    Ok, gotta reply to this thread and go seriously OldSkool here.

    Pretty much *anything* by Rob Hubbard on the C64.
    Anyone remember "thing on a Spring" ? If this was released today with a pumped up techno background beat it would go straight to No1! :clap:
     
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    Renegade & Target Renegade on the Speccy had class music.

    Also Gauntlet is another Gem - who can forget the music for that along with all the speech phrases that went with it!
     
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    Ahhhh my memory just remembered the music to the Diablo games 1 and II were very good and atmospheric. The one in the first came when you got in to the 3 area with the closed rooms and the broken walls set your heart pounding.
     
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    The intro music for Battlefield 1942 does it for me.
     

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