What is the best NES soundtrack?

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#1 Posted by StarFoxA (5261 posts) -
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#2 Edited by StarFoxA (5261 posts) -

Stemming from an argument between Video_Game_King and myself, after I posted a status claiming that Mega Man music is the epitome of 8-bit and he refuted with Duck Tales and Cocoron (an obscure platformer which he is decidedly obsessed with). Anyway, I'm wondering what the Giant Bomb community considers to be the BEST NES soundtracks. Attached are a couple videos of my favorites, and a few videos of this strange Cocoron game because Video_Game_King asked me to: 
Also, when I say Super Mario Bros. or Mega Man or Castlevania, it means the franchise as a whole, not just the first game.





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#3 Posted by Crono11 (1678 posts) -

 Video_Game_King has great taste. I gotta go with Duck Tales.

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#4 Posted by EternalInfinity0 (170 posts) -

Is Final Fantasy III a legitimate answer? It's technically Famicom, but...

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#5 Posted by StarFoxA (5261 posts) -
@EternalInfinity0 said:
" Is Final Fantasy III a legitimate answer? It's technically Famicom, but... "
Yeah, I said Final Fantasy but that encompasses Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy II, and Final Fantasy III. I meant the poll choices in a franchise sense, so Super Mario Bros. would include 2 and 3.
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#6 Posted by SpiralStairs (1020 posts) -

Cheetahmen 2 

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#7 Posted by Redbullet685 (6484 posts) -

I say that Castlevania has the best soundtrack.

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#8 Posted by SuperfluousMoniker (2929 posts) -

If we were talking about single games you could make a strong argument for Ninja Gaiden having the best soundtrack, but as series Mega Man and Castlevania have tons of great tracks.

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#9 Posted by benpack (3767 posts) -


  One of my absolute favorite gaming tunes of all time.
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#10 Posted by Rockanomics (1187 posts) -

I'll go with MegaMan, but it's a little unfair considering just how much music it's got going for it.

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#11 Posted by Druminator (1808 posts) -

Mega Man has great music.

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#12 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6651 posts) -

Oh shit looks what i dun. 

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#13 Posted by MikkaQ (10296 posts) -

This is my personal favorite NES soundtrack, Golgo 13 Top Secret Episode. If you ask me, the game's kinda crap, but the theme is pretty damn awesome for a NES era soundtrack.  

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#14 Posted by Redbullet685 (6484 posts) -

Im surprised by the no votes for Super Mario Bros.

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#15 Posted by Scrawnto (2558 posts) -

I have to give it to Mega Man, specifically Mega Man II. However, 'The Moon' From Duck Tales is a great track. 

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#16 Posted by JamesBoyce (299 posts) -

It's funny cause I don't see a 'River City Ransom is as far as the NES ever took gaming' option.

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#17 Posted by mylifeforAiur (3571 posts) -

Easily Mega Man!

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#18 Posted by Video_Game_King (36564 posts) -

I promised that I'd fuck this up for you:


Also doesn't hurt to remember that the Game Boy was 8-bit, meaning everything Pokemon is 8-bit:

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