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Best soundtrack?

Posted: Tue Dec 25, 2018 4:22 am
by Henrryparth
I sometimes listen [Deleted unrelated link --MOD] to NES soundtracks while I work. What game has the best music? My personal favorite is probably Bucky O'hare followed by Megaman 2

Re: Best soundtrack?

Posted: Tue Dec 25, 2018 5:07 am
by FrankenGraphics
There are plenty i like a lot. In no particular order: Marble Madness, Solstice, Faxanadu, SMB2(u/e), Castlevania 1/2/3, Bucky O'Hare, Rush n Attack, Blaster Master, Batman, Mr.Gimmick.

Re: Best soundtrack?

Posted: Tue Dec 25, 2018 5:28 am
by nesrocks

Re: Best soundtrack?

Posted: Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:45 am
by Drew Sebastino
Probably Ninja Gaiden for me. It's difficult for me to choose an NES game with the best music because a lot of it starts sounding similar to itself due to how inflexible the sound hardware is, imo.

Re: Best soundtrack?

Posted: Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:43 am
by Fisher
That's great to know I'm not the only one who does that!
I recomend you to use a player that puts each square wave channel on a different stereo channel. That gives a nice stereo effect in my opinion.
As soundtracks, I think most Sunsoft ones are great, my favorites are Journey to Silius and Batman 2.
I also think that Dragon Fighter's sound track are nice, specially the last level's sound.
Konami too do some great soundtracks, I like to hear the music from the Contra, Turtles and Castlevania series, Gradius 2 has some nice music too.
As for Double Dragon, I enjoy specifically that crazy solo on the 1st stage's music of DD1. The last boss' theme of DD2 I find kind of inspirational. I also like the music of the street part and the inside the pyramid themes of DD3.
Oh, and don't forget Silver Surfer's somewhat Techno soundtrack.
Well, I think I'll stop now or I'll have a very large post! :mrgreen:

Re: Best soundtrack?

Posted: Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:19 am
by dougeff
The last time this was asked, I said Crisis Force. But Mega Man 2 is probably the best.

And I think Zelda stands out as excellent.

Re: Best soundtrack?

Posted: Tue Dec 25, 2018 5:05 pm
by Rahsennor
Out of all the games that I actually played back in the day, Faxanadu is still my favourite soundtrack. SMB2/Doki Doki Panic is probably second.

Re: Best soundtrack?

Posted: Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:05 pm
by Memblers
Castlevania 3, The Guardian Legend, and Life Force are some of the favorites I had as a kid.

Lately I've really been enjoying the Power Blade series, by the same lady who wrote half of the Castlevania soundtrack.

Re: Best soundtrack?

Posted: Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:09 pm
by Banshaku
If you like nes music in general, it is hard to say "the" best one. So many that I enjoy that I would have a hard time to list all of them ^^;;

Re: Best soundtrack?

Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:17 pm
by ccovell
Many years ago (like in 1999-2000), I conducted a similar poll to the one above, and the results still match up pretty well:

http://www.chrismcovell.com/poll.html

I think nowadays I'd swap out my choice for MegaMan2 ending with Wily Stage 1, and Hero Quest's soundtrack has to go in there somewhere.

Re: Best soundtrack?

Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:28 pm
by nesrocks
Megaman 2 and 3 are very good, but I prefer Megaman 3's.

I agree with Banshaku though. I can't even say which is MY prefered NES soundtrack, so deciding collectively which is the best is very hard to do.
I think one of the most overall quality and underrated ones is Chip and Dale. Also Yo! Noid. Hi no Tori. Pictionary. M.C. Kids. Rollergames. SF2010. Yeah. I can't decide which is the most underrated one.

Re: Best soundtrack?

Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:39 pm
by Gilbert
If non-NES games are also allowed (I meant, games that were only released in Japan for the Famicom):
Fantasy Zone (the Japanese version): Triumphs the SMS and the PCE versions (in the PCE version this is THE one aspect that went horribly wrong).
Kikikaikai (FDS): Just listen to the opening theme.
Memblers wrote:Life Force
Then, Gradius II: the Salamander/Life Force boss theme is even better here.

Re: Best soundtrack?

Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:17 pm
by ccovell
1st post has been edited to add SPAM link? Mods, please check!

Re: Best soundtrack?

Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:49 pm
by Banshaku
They are becoming clever, even understanding for the first time what this bbs is about :lol:

Re: Best soundtrack?

Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:02 pm
by lidnariq
One should assume that if they were clever enough to post and come back later to edit a spam link in that they will be clever enough to come back again and edit it again.