What are some good Genesis soundtracks?

#1 Posted by Bane122 (828 posts) -

I'm pretty heavily into game music but recently came up short when trying to think of Genesis games with good music. In fact, outside of the Sonic series, the only two I came up with was Moonwalker and Alladin. Altered Beast was okay but I'm not sure if nostalgia drives that one some.

I can come up with a ton of great nes and snes tracks but this one's stumping me. Doesn't help that I think the Genesis' sound is pretty terrible.

So, anyone have some suggestions I should seek out?

#2 Posted by falserelic (5407 posts) -

Streets of Rage 2....

#3 Posted by ShaggE (6816 posts) -

Crack Down.

#4 Posted by Jrinswand (1713 posts) -
#5 Posted by Sayishere (1841 posts) -

I enjoyed he revenge of shinobi and shinobi 3 soundtrack.

#6 Posted by Bane122 (828 posts) -

@Sayishere said:

shinobi 3

Oohh, I'd forgotten about that one. That was pretty good.

I'll check out those others.

#7 Posted by ZagZagovich (775 posts) -

Contra Hard Corps. Best contra game and one of the best 16bit soundtracks. Also check out Comix Zone, it's very grungy but sounds really cool with that sound chip.

#8 Posted by GunstarRed (5542 posts) -

Streets of Rage 2.

#9 Posted by flashx_454 (49 posts) -

I would Have to say Mega Turrican had some awesome music but that might be because I owned it Here is a playlist someone did of the game soundtrack

Also here is one of the best tracks from it

#10 Edited by JJOR64 (19096 posts) -
#11 Edited by BBAlpert (1617 posts) -

Ecco 1 and 2 have pretty great music.

Edit: I don't really know much about the differences between sound chips and synthesizers and all that for various consoles, but I'm pretty sure the Ecco 2 song Tube of Medusa is about as pure an example of Genesis-ass Genesis music as you can find. I just adore that shitty sounding drums.

#12 Posted by Pilgrimm1981 (50 posts) -


Elemental Master

Biohazard Battle

Just a couple. Genesis has a lot of great music I think but tastes differ.

#13 Posted by Mirado (1069 posts) -

I love games that embraced how limited the soundchip was and went for a totally unique sound with it. Case in point: Road Rash

Highest fidelity? Largest dynamic range? Nah. But in 1992 it sounded so different from anything my SNES was putting out. Not better, just...unique.

#14 Posted by Video_Game_King (36271 posts) -

Dynamite Headdy, bitches.

#15 Posted by bobafettjm (1487 posts) -
#16 Posted by huntad (1970 posts) -

Streets of Rage 2 all the way. I know a song is already in there, but this song has to be heard all of the time.

#17 Posted by Bane122 (828 posts) -

Hot damn, I'd hoped making this thread would spark some ideas for me. I'd also forgotten how good the soundtracks for Strider and Batman '89 were.

Especially these from Batman:

#18 Posted by Silvergun (297 posts) -

Phantasy Star 4 had a great soundtrack.

#19 Posted by Maajin (1098 posts) -

Sega CD counts, right?

#20 Posted by HairyMike87 (1016 posts) -

Street Fighter II has some good themes.

#21 Edited by KaneRobot (1932 posts) -

The Genesis sound is not "pretty terrible," it's fucking awesome. And when it comes to Genesis stuff, Thunder Force III is pretty untouchable. Thunder Force IV was really good as well.

On a related note, here's a pretty incredible cover version of a medley of TF3 songs. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAzDqKlOaGU

#22 Posted by two_socks (237 posts) -

Revenge of Shinobi was DOPE.

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