#1 Posted by EXECSMOUGH (15 posts) -

My Favorite, a creepy OST that can also turn into a disco beat on a dime.

#2 Posted by believer258 (12176 posts) -

Mega Man X, Super Metroid, Chrono Trigger, Donkey Kong Country 2, and tons more.

#3 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

I've been listening to quite a bit of Terranigma recently, and Sonic 3......what the fuck's that Tweet button?

#4 Posted by Apparatus_Unearth (3239 posts) -

Castlevania is an easy choice, you pulled a good example for that one.

#5 Edited by EvilNiGHTS (1093 posts) -

@video_game_king said:

I've been listening to quite a bit of Terranigma recently, and Sonic 3......what the fuck's that Tweet button?

A way to embed tweets, if I were to guess.

People generally make a big deal of Yuzo Koshiro's SoR soundtracks, but I prefer the Revenge of Shinobi one for some reason. Also, I really like the SNES version of the SFII opening despite the Mega Drive one being more accurate. I'm weird like that.

Huh.

#6 Posted by Hengst (47 posts) -

Seiken Densetsu 3

#7 Posted by falserelic (5407 posts) -

#8 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

Also, I really like the SNES version of the SFII opening despite the Mega Drive one being more accurate. I'm weird like that.

To be fair, it's hard to deny how hard this rules.

#9 Edited by EvilNiGHTS (1093 posts) -
#10 Edited by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@evilnights:

I was referring more to the SNES version. For some reason, the arcade version's used more in memes and stuff.

#11 Posted by falserelic (5407 posts) -
#12 Edited by csl316 (9412 posts) -

Streets of Rage, Sonic, Revenge of Shinobi, and a bunch of Nintendo games.

#13 Posted by Zelyre (1275 posts) -

Chrono Trigger

Final Fantasy 6

Secret of Mana

Blaster Master

Super Mario 3

Super Mario World

#14 Posted by TyCobb (1978 posts) -

#15 Posted by EVO (3940 posts) -

Fez.

#16 Posted by ArbitraryWater (12102 posts) -

#17 Edited by sqrabbit (117 posts) -

Super Adventure Island

Final Fantasy 4 (2 US)

Silver Surfer (NES)

Phantasy Star 2

Actraiser 1 & 2 If you like Classical Stuff

Gradius 3 (SNES)

Axelay (SNES) and Thunder Force 3 (GEN) are only good if you listen to it while playing the game. Some tracks you can enjoy w/o playing, but not all.

Equinox (SNES)

A lot of the Tim Follin 8-bit stuff is good.

Plok (SNES) Beach Theme

Magic Johnson's Fast Break (NES)

Solstice Theme (NES)

If you consider C64 8-bit

Last Ninja 2 (C64)

There's a lot of good Amiga stuff out there as well, but I can't place anything right now, gotta sleep.

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#18 Posted by ShaggE (6690 posts) -

Neither of these are 8-16 bit, but close enough. And dammit, I share these soundtracks whenever I can, for that is my duty as a lover of MIDI soundtracks.

#19 Edited by ZolRoyce (830 posts) -

@sqrabbit said:

Actraiser 1 & 2 If you like Classical Stuff

Oh god yes, I love Actrasiers music it's so great.

Filmore and Bloodpool take the top spot for me.

I have to give a nod to Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold theme song, so damn good.



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#20 Posted by Veektarius (5008 posts) -


I'm not the biggest FFVI fan, but it has great music. Secret of Mana is another one that, while I can't name an individual song I like from it, I tend to really enjoy when I'm playing the game.

#21 Posted by Slurpelve (618 posts) -

Thunder Force 4

#22 Posted by Rebel_Scum (774 posts) -

@falserelic Yeah Streets of Rage 2!

@zolroyce Yeah BlakeStone! Although Wolfenstein 3D & Doom's music was just as good.

This is a good song from Sonic 3 remixed by a fan.

Other notable OST of the era:

Sonic 1 on Master System 2

Landstalker on Megadrive

uh but to name a few...

#23 Posted by Ravenlight (8011 posts) -

X-Kaliber 2097

Megaman 2

#24 Edited by Castro (951 posts) -

For me, Mega Man 2 has the best soundtrack of all time. Actraiser was great as well. That was my first experience with Yuzo Koshiro. I think that Contra has great music. I particularly like the Snow Field level. Can't really think of anything else that particularly sticks out. Castlevania is great. I really liked Duck Tales' music. There is probably better music, but it probably came from a game that I never played. All of Mega Man 2's music is great though, so that gets my vote.

EDIT: I also really liked the elevator-musicy vibe of Pilotwings' music. F-Zero had great music as well. I should also mention that I had a Super Nintendo back in the day so I don't know too much about the Genesis games' music. It is likely that there was better music on that platform than what I mentioned above.

#25 Posted by ChrisLoserkiD (9 posts) -

Not a very good game but its tunes is awesome!