Video Game Music Anyone?

Mattdotcom

Integral Poster
I don't know why no one, including me, has mentioned the Donkey Kong Country soundtracks. The best is probably DKC 2, because it's the best.
 

Smues

Smuesicide
Staff member
DKC had some great music, but when I think about Donkey Kong music the first thing I think of is that awful DK rap, and it makes me forget about anything else.
 

Kageho

@DSookochoff
Yeah, btw Andrew, here's the Original Red Cap Assault by Ashane

Yes, your welcome.

Well since I'm at this, why not? Let's see how many songs I can post up!

Songs that I've remembered over my 500 or so games I've played
Alundra - Reflecting (Remixed Version - Dreamwalker)
Agarest War - On Your Mind (Game Version)
Arc The Lad II - Elc's Theme (Game Version)
Arc The Lad II - The Last Battle (Game Version)
Ar Tonelico - EXEC_PAJA/.#Misya extracting (Game Version {has Hymmnos lyrics})
Baiten Kaitos: Origins - Le Ali Del Principio (Game Version {has Italian lyrics})
Batman - Stage 1 GOTHAM CITY (Remixed Version - musicoffunk)
Beyond Good and Evil - Main Theme Fight Song (Game Version)
Blaster Master - Area 6 (Remixed Version - Fear My Lowering Coefficient Of Friction
BlazBlue - Gale ~ Bang Shishigami's Theme (Game Version_
BlazBlue - Lust SIN ~ Jin's Theme (Game Version)
BlazBlue - Rebellion ~ Ragna's Theme (Game Version)
Breath of Fire - Alan and Cerl Forever (Game Version)
Bust A Groove - Blue Knife (Remixed Lyrical Version - Bust This Groove '81)
Castlevania - Wicked Child (Remixed Version - Who's That Child?)
Castlevania 3 - Beginning (Remixed Version - Stained Glass Filth
Chaos Legion - A Way To Nowhere (Game Version)
Christmas NIGHTS Into Dreams - Dream Bells (Remixed Version - MerryLittleChristmas) ***
Chrono Cross - At the Dream's Shore ~ Another World (Remixed Version - Another Inspiration)
Chrono Cross - Dead Sea ~ Tower of Ruin (Remixed Version - Song of Ruin)
Chrono Cross - Leaving The Body (Remixed Version - Dubbing The Body)
Chrono Cross - Magical Dreamers ~ The Wind, Stars & Waves (Remixed Version - NikkiLearnsASong)
Chrono Cross - Radical Dreamers ~ Unstolen Gem (Remixed Lyrical Version - Dreaming Still)
Chrono Cross - Time's Scar (Remixed Verison - CrossFire)
Chrono Cross - Voyage ~ Home World (Remixed Version - Dreamer)
Chrono Trigger - Corridor Of Time (Remixed Version - Corrupter Of Time
Chrono Trigger - Chrono Trigger (Remixed Version - Predetermination)
Chrono Trigger - Frog's Theme (Remixed Version - Theme of Frog's
Chrono Trigger - Guardia's Millenial Fair (Remixed Version - Blue Skies Over Guardia)
Chrono Trigger - Magus Confronted (Remixed Version - Atonement)
Chrono Trigger - Outskirts of Time (Remixed Version - Far Away Memories
Chrono Trigger - The Trial (Remixed Version - Calamitous Judgment
Chrono Trigger - Yearnings of the Wind (Remixed Version - 600 A.D. In Piano)
Contra - Stage 1 (Game Version)
Disgaea: Cursed Memories - Sinful Rose (Arranged Version {has Japanese lyrics})
Disgaea: Hour of Darkness - War Comrade (Arranged Version)
Donkey Kong Country 2 - Hot-Head Bop (Hot-Head Hop) (Remixed Version - Lava Dead Beat)
Double Dragon II - Mission 9: Final Confrontation? (Remixed Version - Twin Blood)
Duck Tales - The Moon (Remixed Version - Harden Up The Duck)
Earthbound - Home Sweet Home (Remixed Version - Home Again)
Elder Scrolls IV - Reign of the Septims (Remixed Version - Pirates of Oblivion)
F-Zero - Mute City (Remxied Version - Mute Radiology)
F-Zero - Red Canyon (Remixed Version - Eat Your Own Dust)
Final Fantasy IV - Prologue (Game Version)
Final Fantasy IV - Rydia (Piano Version)
Final Fantasy IV - Theme of Love (Piano Version)
Final Fantasy V - Death Battle At The Big Bridge (Game Version)
Final Fantasy VI - Decisive Battle (Game Version)
Final Fantasy VIII - The Extreme (Game Version)
Ico - You Were There (Cover Version)
Grandia - The Theme of Grandia (Game Version)
Grandia II - Fight!! Ver. 3 Midboss Battle (Game Version)
King's Quest V - Opening (Remixed Version - Concerning Daventry)
Legend of Heroes VI - Silver Will (Game Version) ~~~
Live A Live - GO! GO! Buriki King!! (Remixed Version - Giant Robot Bonanza)
Lost Odyssey - Howl of the Departed (Game Version)
Lufia II - Battle 3 (Game Version
Mana Khemia - Nefertiti (Game Version)
Mana Khemia - STIGMATA (Game Version {has Japanese lyrics})
Melty Blood Actress Again - Beat From Melty Blood (Game Version)
Melty Blood Actress Again - End of 1000 Years (Game Version)
Melty Blood Actress Again - Kara no Kyoukai (Game Version)
Melty Blood Actress Again - Nightmare Teller (Game Version)
Melty Blood Actress Again - Severe Person (Game Version)
Melty Blood Actress Again - The Theme of Arcuied (Game Version)
Panzer Dragoon Orta - Ancient Weapon 1 (Remixed Version - More Than A Weapon)
Okami - Reset ~ Thank You Version (Remixed Version - Celestial Winds From The East)
Romancing Saga: Ministrel Song - A Challenge To God (Game Version)
Romancing Saga: Ministrel Song - Decisive Battle! Saurin (Game Version)
Secret of Mana - Angel's Fear (Remixed Version - Return To Elysian Lands)
Shining in the Darkness - Trail of the Gods (Remixed Version - Down In The Dungeon Just Creatures And Me)
Skies of Arcadia - Battle 1 (Game Version)
Soma Bringer - Alethia (Game Version) %%%
Star Ocean: The Second Story - Theme Of Rena (Remixed Version - Rena Langford of Arlia Village)
Sunset Riders - Shoot-out at the Sunset Ranch (Rexmied Version - Mr. Pink Poncho's Western Rock Band)
Super Hang-On - Outride a Crisis (Remixed Version - Burn, Baby, Burn!)
Super Robot Wars Original Generation - Dark Prison (Game Version)
Super Robot Wars Original Generation - The Gate of Magus (Game Version
Super Robot Taisen Original Generation: Endless Frontier - Where Endless "Time' Crosses (Game Version)
Super Smash Bros. Brawl - Big Blue {Melee} (Game Version)
Super Smash Bros. Brawl - Cornia (Game Version)
Super Smash Bros. Brawl - Fire Emblem (Game Version {has Italian lyrics})
Super Smash Bros. Brawl - Golden Sun (Game Version)
Super Smash Bros. Brawl - Fountain of Dreams {Melee} (Game Version)
Super Smash Bros. Brawl - His World (Game Version)
Super Smash Bros. Brawl - King Dedede's Theme (Game Version)
Super Smash Bros. Brawl - The Legend of Zelda (Game Version)
Super Smash Bros. Brawl - White Land (Game Version)
Tales of the Abyss - Meaning Of Birth (Game Version)
Tales of Legendia - Seeking Victory (Game Version)
Tales of Phantasia - Fighting Spirit (Game Verison)
Tales of Vesperia - Scattering Sparks (Game Version)
Touhou Kaeidzuka - Flowering Night (Remixed Version - Night of Nights)
Wild Arms - Courage (Game Version)
Wild Arms - Into The Wilderness (Game Version)
Wild Arms 3 - Gunmetal Action (Game Version)
Wild Arms 5 - Terrible-Monster Attacking Crew! (Game Version)
Valkyrie Profile - Unfinished Battle With God Syndrome (Game Version)
Xenogears - Flight (Game Version)
Xenogears - Shebat: The Wind Is Calling (Game Version)
Xenogears - Wings (Game Version)


- Game Version can mean the actual in game sound or the OST, there is no difference.

*** This was a demo given away by SEGA, so technically its not an actual game, yet kinda is, so I'm including it.

%%% Like the videos say, Soma Bringer is one of the biggest crimes of not being localized even though it would be a huge hit.

~~~ All 3 games that make up the entire Legend of Heroes VI will soon be released so I'm including this song. Unless the PSP can't handle it, this will be what the game version sounds like.

And yes, everything that is up here, I have in fact played. Unless otherwise stated or indicated its not over here. Also, yes, there is an actual language called Hymmnos. It was created specifically for Ar Tonelico, though I don't think it officially became a real language until the second game. For more information on Hymmnos, please visit here.

I think spending 3 hours on this wasn't so bad. Could've been worse if I didn't decide to give up on trying to recall more.
 

Star Ocean 2

Star Ocean 2
Soma Bringer was alright, I guess. The story is way out there, but I got kinda tired of the gameplay by the end. No motivation for the extra dungeons.
 

ericmm

Integral Poster
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ericmm

Integral Poster
They're not? I thought I was posting songs...I have no audio at work, and I thought the names were right, and I forgot how to link to youtube vids, but I still wanted to contribute :)
 

Smues

Smuesicide
Staff member
ericmm said:
They're not? I thought I was posting songs...I have no audio at work, and I thought the names were right, and I forgot how to link to youtube vids, but I still wanted to contribute :)

You did post songs, and you posted them correctly there is just a limit on embedded links per page. I'm sure SO2 means that they're music but not songs or some demented logic that he'll explain.
 

tekcop

TSM's Finest
Staff member
Main Entry: song
Pronunciation: \ˈsȯŋ\
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Old English sang; akin to Old English singan to sing
Date: before 12th century

1 : the act or art of singing
2 : poetical composition
3 a : a short musical composition of words and music b : a collection of such compositions
4 : a distinctive or characteristic sound or series of sounds (as of a bird, insect, or whale)
5 a : a melody for a lyric poem or ballad b : a poem easily set to music
6 a : a habitual or characteristic manner b : a violent, abusive, or noisy reaction <put up quite a song>
7 : a small amount <sold for a song>

— song·like \-ˌlīk\ adjective


Technically not songs, but words change meaning all the time anyways. If you want to call video game compositions songs, you're close enough to right.
 

Star Ocean 2

Star Ocean 2
Yeah, a dictionary definition sure is demented. "Suteki da ne" from FFX is a song. The boss battle music is not. It's a piece. Or you can say composition, or even theme.
 

Kageho

@DSookochoff
You know I totally forgot about Legend of Legaia. That was actually a pretty good game back in the day. Hasn't aged well, however.

I find it interesting that most of the themes (don't wanna get SO mad by saying song) we're picking seem to be from the RPG genres. That begs a question: is it because we invest so much time into RPGs that we remember those themes better or is it that other genres just suck with making good music?
 

SFH

Integral Poster
I have like 3 different collections of Final Fantasy VI music over 5 CDs. One is completely in Japanese.
 

Kageho

@DSookochoff
You know, I've been listening to a lot of cover/remix bands lately and they are all pretty damn good. Its a shame that video game companies don't ask one or two of them to come over and help them with a sound track to make it sound much better or to give it a slightly different rendition.
 

Kageho

@DSookochoff
Oh well that's cool. Didn't know that.

I just wish some guys like The Megas and Crow's Claw got offered to help with a soundtrack. I know a few guys from OCRemix have been asked, but it would be kinda cool if these guys got a chance to do it. I'm not talking about a whole soundtrack though, perhaps just like a different rendition of a song (Crow's Claw) or singing like a title song or a song in game (The Megas).
 

daileyxplanet

daileyxplanet
Look up the credits for Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Videogame. That's the biggest game I know has had a community chiptuner. Pretty sure the did the entire soundtrack. Also check out the video game music blog on 1up.com.
 

Smues

Smuesicide
Staff member
Brental Floss is apparently going to do a show up here. I don't know why he is since he tends to stay near New York and we're about as far from New York as you can get in the states, but I'm excited. Crazy Duck in Space or we riot!
 

Sex Machine Gun

Kotzenjunge
BATTLETOADS, MOTHERFUCKERS

Also, the opening music from the SNES version of SimCity. Hell, all the music from SimCity, but that opening rules.
 

Star Ocean 2

Star Ocean 2
Injured Reserve said:
空の銀の意志でコースは2008年春日本ファルコムのJDKバンドによって実行される。


私はちょうど私が可能性があるため、日本語で書いている。

whut
 

Kageho

@DSookochoff
A translation said:
Silver Will performed by Falcom JDK, Spring 2008.

I wrote this in Japanese because I wanted to.

That's what I was trying to say at least. I probably didn't get it quite right, as my Japanese isn't great. Just did it for the hell of it.
 
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