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Good songs in obscure games

Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2015 8:25 am
by dougeff
I ran into this song today, which is from Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Heroes of the Lance, a game I'd never heard of or played...but the end theme is really good.
https://youtu.be/1bdhy_c3Xlo

Also, the title song to Pictionary is pretty good, but again, a game I didn't even know exists.

Can anyone else think of a non-popular NES/Famicom game which has surprisingly good music?

Re: Good songs in obscure games

Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2015 9:08 am
by MrNorbert1994
For example Chaos World.

It is a JRPG, which has similiar music what you can hear in Shatterhand.

Re: Good songs in obscure games

Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2015 10:50 am
by Bregalad
I feel like I have to mention Ferrari Grand Prix Challenge. Obscure and uniniteresting game, but very very awesome soundtrack. Thanks Neil Baldwin !

Re: Good songs in obscure games

Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2015 11:37 am
by rainwarrior
I love Koichi Sugiyama's FDS Backgammon soundtrack: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CP7XRFPWXKs

Re: Good songs in obscure games

Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2015 1:15 pm
by Drew Sebastino
I can't think of any good songs in obscure games, but I can think of several (good) obscure songs in good games. It seems to me that the "iconic" song in a game is often not the best one and maybe instead based on how often or where it's heard in the game. I always wanted to share that because I found it odd, but I wasn't ever going to make a whole topic for it.

Re: Good songs in obscure games

Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2015 6:11 pm
by Memblers
I've been liking the Power Blade 2 soundtrack lately, especially this song:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddkOVXc ... YS&index=4
It's by Kinuyo Yamashita, she also wrote half of the original Castlevania soundtrack.

I like the music to Pinbot, the NES port is pretty good but the original YM2151 version kills it (main theme is awesome too):
https://youtu.be/JNWMJ58aFBw?t=6m1s

Re: Good songs in obscure games

Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2015 7:33 pm
by Gilbert
rainwarrior wrote:I love Koichi Sugiyama's FDS Backgammon soundtrack:
With him being the honourable president of the Japanese Backgammon League made him the obvious choice of this game's composer, otherwise there probably wasn't much chance for a board game that wasn't even heard of by (most?) many people to have such awesome musics.

Re: Good songs in obscure games

Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2015 2:17 pm
by DRW
I can name "Crisis Force", a shoot em up by Konami:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWye7hTVahI&t=37s

Also, in how far is "Journey to Silius" obscure?
www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCNJuxV5EJg&t=1m9s

Re: Good songs in obscure games

Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2015 2:45 am
by mic_
Two japanese-only(?) games that I think have pretty good music are Dark Lord and Choujin Sentai Jetman.