Iprobablysuck's Favorite 100 Video Game Music Tracks

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Post Post #0  (ISO)  » Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:50 pm

Video Games are good. Video Game Music is good. Top 100 lists are good. Being a complete loser is also good. Let's throw them all together!

Here's how this works:

Only songs from video games are allowed. Not picky about what, any console, indie or AAA is allowed.

This is not a straight top 100 list, as I have compiled 100 songs and will be posting them randomly, with my thoughts on each one.

This will be, hopefully, daily.

And don't yell at me, there is a slight bias towards what I am familiar with.

Song 1 will be posted tomorrow!
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Post Post #1  (ISO)  » Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:31 am

Song Number 1: Battle! Lance/Red (Pokemon Gold, Silver, Crystal)



We begin our romp through the world of VG music with a classic. This song does everything it sets out to do. It's epic, it has an air of finality to it, and it definitely gets you think there's more going on than the old turn based RPG. All very important to the battles it plays in, the Champion, Lance, the final battle with your rival, and of course, Red. The three most important battles in the game. There's not a dull moment in a single one, as this song gets you pumped up even for toxic stalling tactics. This is easily one of the best songs for the GBC.
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Post Post #2  (ISO)  » Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:32 am

HYPE

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Post Post #3  (ISO)  » Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:04 pm

Song Number 2: Battle Scene (Final Fantasy I, Final Fantasy I & II, Dawn of Souls version)



The good randomizer has given us another RPG song! This is a remix of the original battle theme from Final Fantasy I, and a big improvement on it. This adds a lot of intensity to the very simple gameplay of the first Final Fantasy, and makes the GBA remake a lot more interesting to play than the NES version, imo. This remix does everything a remix should do, improving on the original and improving the remake overall.
Not the best battle theme or song from Final Fantasy, not by a long shot, but far from the only one on our list, either.
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Post Post #4  (ISO)  » Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:04 am

Song Number 3: Escape From The City (Sonic Adventure 2)



At first glance (hearing?), this song seems stupidly cheesy. ''Rolling around at the speed of sound!'' but I find this this absurdly catchy. It's also a perfect song for the first level of a big time Sonic The Hedgehog game, fast paced and free spirited. I've never even played this game and this song wants to be play as a blue hedgehog running around. This is a just a very good hype song.
I sure do hope my reputation isn't ruined for posting Sonic music!
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Post Post #5  (ISO)  » Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:19 pm

YESS YES YESS I LOVE ESCAPE FROM THE CITY

I HAVE IT ON MY WORK PLAYLIST YES YES
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Post Post #6  (ISO)  » Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:23 am

Song Number 4: Ground Theme (Super Mario Bros.)



This might as well be the national anthem of video games. It doesn't matter who you are, there's a high chance you can recognize this as the ''Mario Music''. The song itself might not be epic, or heart-wrenching, but it establishes everything the series was going to be. It's this foundation many more great Mario tunes would be built.
Also, the sped up version when time is low is pretty good too.
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Post Post #7  (ISO)  » Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:49 am

Song Number 5: Vampire Killer (Castlevania)



Another classic first level song. This one really captures the classical Halloween, monster movie feel of Castlevania, while still fitting the action going on in the game. The song is also really catchy and ear-wormy, at least in my experience...This is just a really great first level song and really gets you in the mood for Castlevania.
Which is saying something, considering Castlevania is teeth gnashingly hard.
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Post Post #8  (ISO)  » Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:50 am

Song Number 6: Training (Mike Tyson's Punch Out!!)



I swear all this NES is a coincidence of the randomizer. Anyway, this is a nice, intense theme with the feel of giving it your all to get better. It really makes you feel like Little Mac is putting in heavy effort to prepare for the next circuit. Just a perfect song for a boxing game like Punch Out.
Also, the N WORD stole my bike meme from way back in the day was racist as hell.
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Post Post #9  (ISO)  » Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:29 pm

Song Number 7: Mach Rider (Super Smash Bros. Melee)



Here's a tad bit of an oddball pick, I suppose. Super Smash Bros. is a celebration of Nintendo games, and that extends to some of their older games as well, like Mach Rider. The problem is, since he (or she depedning on who you ask..) wasn't chosen to fight or have a stage based off of him, how do you pay tribute to the game? The answer: This. Basically, a medley of the sound effects and main music from the game, put together to make a catchy tune that's also much better than the actual music from the game.
Won't be the last we see of Black Box tributes, on this list...
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Post Post #10  (ISO)  » Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:35 pm

Song Number 8: In The Final (Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story)



This is some really awesome final battle music. It's got a high-stakes, important battle feel to it, everything a final boss theme oughta be. It's also one of those songs that worms it's way into my head all the time no matter how long it's been since I last heard it. This one feels less like a Mario final boss theme and more like Final Fantasy, which is just really cool in my opinion.
And this is from a game about two plumbers stowing away inside a giant ass turtle dragon. Why the hell not?
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Post Post #11  (ISO)  » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:58 am

Song Number 9: Godot~The Fragrance Of Dark Colored Coffee (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Trials And Tribulations)



About time we draw from Capcom's seemingly infinite pocket of great games with great music. This might be the only jazz music ever used in a courtroom simulation game, but it sure as hell is the best. It somehow manages to fit the character's personality, tragedy and acceptance all into this one tune. Also, Godot is so cool he gets this as his theme, that's just awesome.
I don't make jokes about Godot's theme song, that's one of my rules.
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Post Post #12  (ISO)  » Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:00 pm

Song Number 10: Guile Stage (Street Fighter 2, various versions)



Two Capcom songs in a row! This song doubles as an awesome fighting theme, you can just imagine people brawling to this song, but it also has a very American, patriotic feel to it, very fitting for the character of Guile. I know it's a bit of a meme, but I really like this one.
Also, Guile's Theme really goes with writing about Guile's Theme, just saying.

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Muda Kingdom (Super Mario Land)


I think this is pretty catchy and fun to listen to, but there's better Mario songs out there that deserve to be on the list more.


Honorable Mentions are gonna be revealed every 10 songs, think of them as the 101-110 of the list.
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Post Post #13  (ISO)  » Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:52 pm

Song Number 11: Duck Hunt Medley (Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)



Now this is everything Mach Rider was and 20 times better. It's everything Duck Hunt crammed into one tiny song, that's also fucking awesome to listen to. I particularly like how it begins and ends with the title screen music, like the beginning and end of a game of Duck Hunt. Awesome homage to an awesome game, I really, really love Smash Bros, guys.
Nothing quite like stage morphing Mushroom Kingdom and Duck Hunt and really getting that Mario Bros./Duck Hunt feel.
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Post Post #14  (ISO)  » Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:17 pm

Song Number 12: Bowser's Pinball Machine (Mario Party DS)



There might be some nostalgic bias in this one, but I don't care, I do whatever I want!! This is a perfect track for the board it's played in, it sounds like a sinister, evil arcade/carnival. And you're in an evil pinball machine! It's also got a testing your luck/gambling feel to it, which is a huge part of the stage. Underrated board, with good music.
Seriously guys, Mario Party DS isn't bad ;-;
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Post Post #15  (ISO)  » Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:41 pm

Ooh that Duck Hunt medley is a BOP
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Post Post #16  (ISO)  » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:48 pm

Song Number 13: Dr. Wily Stage 1 & 2 (Mega Man 2)



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Post Post #17  (ISO)  » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:49 pm

In post 15, Chevre wrote:Ooh that Duck Hunt medley is a BOP


You could say it's one of the ''ultimate'' bop ;)
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Post Post #18  (ISO)  » Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:17 am

Song Number 14: Battle Theme (Final Fantasy VI)



Final Fantasy 6 is the peak of video game storytelling, 2D graphics, RPG battle mechanics, characters, and well, music. This in particular is probably my favorite random encounter battle music in the series (though NOT the last one on the list) it makes even a battle between your level 99 party and some random plant awesome. Amazing battle theme.
Doesn't stop the annoyance of random encounters, though. Glad it's awesome cause it plays a LOT
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Post Post #19  (ISO)  » Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:57 pm

ooohhh the proles pray for some FFIV tunez!
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Post Post #20  (ISO)  » Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:20 am

Song Number 15: Gangplank Galleon (Donkey Kong Country)



This is one of the best final boss songs in any game I've ever played. It has both a piratey-sea shanty feel to it (it takes place on a pirate ship), while still have the epicness of a final battle. It's the perfect song for fighting an overweight crocodile who stole your banana hoard, and yes, this is a goofy game, why do you ask? I just love everything about DKC and this an amazing cap to the game.
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Post Post #21  (ISO)  » Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:06 am

Song Number 16: Underwater Theme (Super Mario Bros.)



Not as iconic as the ground theme, but it';s still pretty well known. I like this one mostly because it's catchy, upbeat, and feels really underwatery. There may be better unerwater themes, but we'll get to those. This though, I just think is a solid early attempt at one. Also, it's super fun to swim in-tune with this music.
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Post Post #22  (ISO)  » Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:13 am

Song Number 17: Fight On! (Final Fantasy VII)



Now just hearing this could make anybody envision the...er, good for the time 3D battles of Final Fantasy VII. This, like many Final Fantasy battle themes/boss themes makes every little thing you do bad ass and cool. It's also, out of all the boss themes, the one that seems to weasel into my head the most for some reason. Just a really good boss theme, one of the better ones from the PS era imo.
Just don't listen to Cloud, he's a bit confused on what direction the tail should be....
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Post Post #23  (ISO)  » Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:09 pm

Song Number 18: Wicked Child (Castlevania)



This song comes on right when Castelvania really starts turning the heat up, and it shows. It's very fast paced and intense, fitting for all the shit you gotta do to survive. On top of that, it also retains the Halloween, monster movie feel, which does wonders for the atmosphere. It's also way too damn rocking for a random stage in an NES game.
The music in this series almost makes the frustration worth it. Almost.
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Post Post #24  (ISO)  » Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:34 am

Song Number 19: Vega Stage (Street Fighter 2, various versions, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate remix)



Now this, this is a remix. Not only does this improve on the original song (having the same composer, at that! Yoko Shimomura created both this and the SF2 version) it turns it into the most awesome violin ever played by humans. It doubles as both a great fighting song and also has this air of Spanish pride, because well, it's still Vega after all. Awesome remix, one of the best Smash has to offer.
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