Good songs in obscure games

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Good songs in obscure games

Post by dougeff » Tue Dec 01, 2015 8:25 am

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.

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? -- blog/tutorial on programming for the NES

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Re: Good songs in obscure games

Post by MrNorbert1994 » Tue Dec 01, 2015 9:08 am

For example Chaos World.

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

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Post by Bregalad » Tue Dec 01, 2015 10:50 am

I feel like I have to mention Ferrari Grand Prix Challenge. Obscure and uniniteresting game, but very very awesome soundtrack. Thanks Neil Baldwin !

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Re: Good songs in obscure games

Post by rainwarrior » Tue Dec 01, 2015 11:37 am

I love Koichi Sugiyama's FDS Backgammon soundtrack:

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Re: Good songs in obscure games

Post by Drew Sebastino » Tue Dec 01, 2015 1:15 pm

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.

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Re: Good songs in obscure games

Post by Memblers » Tue Dec 01, 2015 6:11 pm

I've been liking the Power Blade 2 soundtrack lately, especially this song: ... 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):

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Re: Good songs in obscure games

Post by Gilbert » Tue Dec 01, 2015 7:33 pm

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.

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Re: Good songs in obscure games

Post by DRW » Wed Dec 02, 2015 2:17 pm

I can name "Crisis Force", a shoot em up by Konami:

Also, in how far is "Journey to Silius" obscure?
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Re: Good songs in obscure games

Post by mic_ » Thu Dec 03, 2015 2:45 am

Two japanese-only(?) games that I think have pretty good music are Dark Lord and Choujin Sentai Jetman.

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