My Favorite, a creepy OST that can also turn into a disco beat on a dime.
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.
"This game won't just make you shit the bed, it'll make you shit through your bed into the bed of whoever lives below you." - IGN.com— IGN (@igndotcom) March 21, 2009
Final Fantasy 4 (2 US)
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.
A lot of the Tim Follin 8-bit stuff is good.
If you consider C64 8-bit
There's a lot of good Amiga stuff out there as well, but I can't place anything right now, gotta sleep.
@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...
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.