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The SWEET GAME MUSIC Thread.

Postby kenzo » Sep 10th, 2010 @ 3:38pm

I decided this needed to be a thread of it's own, so here it is.

As the only rule - let's keep all our examples of awesome game music locked behind spoiler tags so we aren't scrolling past a billion youtube videos. Here's some examples lemon-fresh randomly threw out in a different thread:

lemon-fresh wrote:Fuck it! Time to post random chiptune sweetness! Everybody join in with their favorites!
Mega Man 3:
Spoiler: show


Mega Man 9:
Spoiler: show

Startropics:
Spoiler: show

Not many know bout this one.
Top Gear 2:
Spoiler: show


Edit: Changing the name of this thread because people keep posting not-video game music in here. Game music only, please!
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Re: Chiptunes and Synthesized Blues - GAME MUSIC BITCHES!

Postby bayfield » Sep 11th, 2010 @ 6:17am

im glad theres a thread on this, since i'm rather into chiptunes. i'm however curious if this thread is purely for video game related soundtrack/chiptunes or if this is going to expand into the chiptunes genre outside of video game releases.
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Re: Chiptunes and Synthesized Blues - GAME MUSIC BITCHES!

Postby LiQuid » Sep 11th, 2010 @ 9:20am

Chiptunes really, really fucking suck. They all sound the same. Just some dumb catchy beat of bleeps and boops. It's the equivalent of pop country music for nerds. Completely shallow and worthless, but it's easy to nod your head along to.
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Re: Chiptunes and Synthesized Blues - GAME MUSIC BITCHES!

Postby flufflogic » Sep 11th, 2010 @ 10:45am

Anamanaguchi's OST for the Scott Pilgrim game is well worth sourcing.
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Re: Chiptunes and Synthesized Blues - GAME MUSIC BITCHES!

Postby kenzo » Sep 11th, 2010 @ 12:51pm

flufflogic wrote:Anamanaguchi's OST for the Scott Pilgrim game is well worth sourcing.

Oh man, I've had that game's soundtrack stuck in my head for weeks. I posted it in another tread, but I'll repost it here:

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game
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So fucking good.
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Re: Chiptunes and Synthesized Blues - GAME MUSIC BITCHES!

Postby lemon-fresh » Sep 13th, 2010 @ 7:48am

LiQuid wrote:Chiptunes really, really fucking suck. They all sound the same. Just some dumb catchy beat of bleeps and boops. It's the equivalent of pop country music for nerds. Completely shallow and worthless, but it's easy to nod your head along to.


Joking right? Although I do think we should keep chiptune covers out of the thread, lets just stick with the classics.
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Re: Chiptunes and Synthesized Blues - GAME MUSIC BITCHES!

Postby bayfield » Sep 13th, 2010 @ 8:36am

lemon-fresh wrote:Joking right? Although I do think we should keep chiptune covers out of the thread, lets just stick with the classics.

perhaps he doesn't understand that everything made for consoles/portables that had their own sound chips embedded, rather than doing redbook audio or pcm/mp3/etc, is technically a chiptune.

it's composing music for certain instruments, while in this case the instrument is the sounds the chip can make, as opposed to an actual piano, oboe, guitar, saxophone, etc.

chiptunes, mostly through accessibility of trackers/programs to compose with, commonly are associated with NES/gameboy chip(tunes), while in reality there is a great amount of chips out there that would also fall into the category.

silly enough, all these chips are technically synthesizers, thus synthpop and other synthesizer generated music are related to chiptunes. chiptunes commonly are associated with the nostalgia of the nintendo generation, while newer synthesizers are emulating analog instruments.

however even DS games, GBA games, etc (newer generations) are considered "chiptune" by most people.
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Re: Chiptunes and Synthesized Blues - GAME MUSIC BITCHES!

Postby LiQuid » Sep 13th, 2010 @ 9:12am

I have nothing against music in video games. When hipster nerds plug their gameboys into speakers and jump around to it, that's when the beef starts.
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Re: Chiptunes and Synthesized Blues - GAME MUSIC BITCHES!

Postby flufflogic » Sep 13th, 2010 @ 10:29am

kenzo wrote:
flufflogic wrote:Anamanaguchi's OST for the Scott Pilgrim game is well worth sourcing.

Oh man, I've had that game's soundtrack stuck in my head for weeks. I posted it in another tread, but I'll repost it here:

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game
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So fucking good.


I've got 2 of their other songs as part of a chiptune compilation I found online, and they're just as good.
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Re: Chiptunes and Synthesized Blues - GAME MUSIC BITCHES!

Postby bayfield » Sep 13th, 2010 @ 11:10am

LiQuid wrote:I have nothing against music in video games. When hipster nerds plug their gameboys into speakers and jump around to it, that's when the beef starts.

you and i wouldn't get along in real life. this fake life we know eachother in however, we're cool.
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Re: Chiptunes and Synthesized Blues - GAME MUSIC BITCHES!

Postby kenzo » Sep 13th, 2010 @ 12:32pm

bayfield wrote:
LiQuid wrote:I have nothing against music in video games. When hipster nerds plug their gameboys into speakers and jump around to it, that's when the beef starts.
you and i wouldn't get along in real life. this fake life we know eachother in however, we're cool.
Normally, I'm all for threadjacking, but fuck this noise. This thread has barely gotten off the ground! Let's get back to some fuckin' game music, assholes!
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Re: Chiptunes and Synthesized Blues - GAME MUSIC BITCHES!

Postby bayfield » Sep 13th, 2010 @ 1:10pm

some of my most memorable chiptune soundtracks come from the SNES, ex: super castlevania VI, stage 4/8 really brings me back. many times i'd turn on a game and load a save just to listen to the music in the background.

super castlevania iv
http://www.vgmuseum.com/music/blog/snes ... c.htm#scv4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DnOYFy1OUs
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Re: Chiptunes and Synthesized Blues - GAME MUSIC BITCHES!

Postby flufflogic » Sep 13th, 2010 @ 2:31pm

PARTAYYYYYYY

Sorry, couldn't resist.

Game songs that still produce that shiver (not all chiptunes, sadly):
FFVIII - Eyes on Me
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MGS - The Best Is Yet To Come
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FFVI - Terra's Theme
Spoiler: show


And one for fun:
Spoiler: show
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Re: Chiptunes and Synthesized Blues - GAME MUSIC BITCHES!

Postby lemon-fresh » Sep 13th, 2010 @ 2:43pm

y0000 lets stick to chip tunes, quit sneaking in non chip stuff.
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Re: Chiptunes and Synthesized Blues - GAME MUSIC BITCHES!

Postby kenzo » Sep 13th, 2010 @ 2:55pm

I've been on a huge Ace Attorney kick lately, and one of the big things that I love about the game is the music. The first three DS games are essentially gussied up ports of GBA games, so the soundtrack has a very forgettable, generic, chiptunes sound to it if you're listening out of context:

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
Spoiler: show

Ace Attorney - Phoenix Wright: Justice for All
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Ace Attorney - Phoenix Wright: Trial and Tribulations
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But it's the perfect definition of 'mood-music'. When in the midst of playing, the timing, the accents they provide, every little beep and boop heighten the mood and lend real weight to what's going on. It helps to provide an additional level of depth to the characters and story that other games simply aren't as good at doing. After playing the game, each song embodies so perfectly what happens in the game that you can't help but feel a wash of nostalgia wash over just listening to the music. The music is just intrinsically good, though it's just not immediately evident.

But if you listen to the orchestrated versions, which take the same music and sub in real instruments, the soundtrack's greatness just... pops. It's basically the way the songs are meant to be heard, and it's AWESOME:

Gyakuten Saiban Orchestra Album
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Gyakuten Saiban Jazz Album
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Re: Chiptunes and Synthesized Blues - GAME MUSIC BITCHES!

Postby kenzo » Sep 13th, 2010 @ 3:01pm

flufflogic wrote:
Spoiler: show
lemon-fresh wrote:y0000 lets stick to chip tunes, quit sneaking in non chip stuff.
I agree. This is the games section of the forums. At the very least, let's keep it constrained to music from games.
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Re: Chiptunes and Synthesized Blues - GAME MUSIC BITCHES!

Postby lemon-fresh » Sep 13th, 2010 @ 3:02pm

Since it appears that some of you guys are having trouble with this, ill inject another booster of awesome.






no kenzo im not hiding the links because it's way easier to simply skip over the inane ramblings and get right to the music this way. Works fine in every other thread.
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Re: Chiptunes and Synthesized Blues - GAME MUSIC BITCHES!

Postby flufflogic » Sep 13th, 2010 @ 3:27pm

kenzo wrote:
flufflogic wrote:
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lemon-fresh wrote:y0000 lets stick to chip tunes, quit sneaking in non chip stuff.
I agree. This is the games section of the forums. At the very least, let's keep it constrained to music from games.


It's a guilty games-related pleasure! Like every chocobo theme from every FF ever...
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Re: Chiptunes and Synthesized Blues - GAME MUSIC BITCHES!

Postby kenzo » Sep 13th, 2010 @ 3:40pm

But at its heart, it's an anime song, and is distracting away from good games music. Come on, you know this. We can make an anime-song thread later in the Other Geekery forums.

@lemon-fresh: I approve of your selections, but disapprove of your methods. My methods make it just as easy to 'skip over the inane ramblings', but keep things neat and easy to scroll through. Or would you have rather scrolled past the twelve Ace Attorney songs I put up in one post just to get to your TMNT tunes?
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Re: Chiptunes and Synthesized Blues - GAME MUSIC BITCHES!

Postby bayfield » Sep 14th, 2010 @ 7:19am

i like the spolier tags since the browser won't load the youtube link and waste memory unless you click on it. at least that's what it appears to do (correctly) in chrome.
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Re: Chiptunes and Synthesized Blues - GAME MUSIC BITCHES!

Postby KindGalaxy » Sep 14th, 2010 @ 8:42am

Trololo was a game, right?

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Re: Chiptunes and Synthesized Blues - GAME MUSIC BITCHES!

Postby lemon-fresh » Sep 14th, 2010 @ 11:20am

^
Fuuuuuuuuuck! You're ruining it!
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Re: Chiptunes and Synthesized Blues - GAME MUSIC BITCHES!

Postby lemon-fresh » Sep 14th, 2010 @ 11:26am

sf3 ken theme:
Spoiler: show

duck tales space level:
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and since you guys insist on ruining the thread.....
Spoiler: show


fuucking spoiler tags are way more work
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Re: Chiptunes and Synthesized Blues - GAME MUSIC BITCHES!

Postby kenzo » Sep 14th, 2010 @ 11:32am

KindGalaxy wrote:Trololo was a game, right?
<retarded video>

lemon-fresh wrote:and since you guys insist on ruining the thread.....
<even more retarded video>

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Re: Chiptunes and Synthesized Blues - GAME MUSIC BITCHES!

Postby lemon-fresh » Sep 14th, 2010 @ 11:39am

fight fire with fire.
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Re: Chiptunes and Synthesized Blues - GAME MUSIC BITCHES!

Postby lemon-fresh » Sep 16th, 2010 @ 12:42pm

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Re: Chiptunes and Synthesized Blues - GAME MUSIC BITCHES!

Postby kenzo » Sep 16th, 2010 @ 1:11pm

Phantasy Star Online 2 anouncement got me super nostalgic for some classic PSO:

Phantasy Star Online
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Re: Chiptunes and Synthesized Blues - GAME MUSIC BITCHES!

Postby Kenshiro28 » Sep 16th, 2010 @ 1:45pm

flufflogic wrote:
kenzo wrote:
flufflogic wrote:Anamanaguchi's OST for the Scott Pilgrim game is well worth sourcing.

Oh man, I've had that game's soundtrack stuck in my head for weeks. I posted it in another tread, but I'll repost it here:

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game
Spoiler: show
So fucking good.


I've got 2 of their other songs as part of a chiptune compilation I found online, and they're just as good.


I was surprised by how...I don't think "powerful" is the right word but there's really something to Leave the Past Behind.
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Re: Chiptunes and Synthesized Blues - GAME MUSIC BITCHES!

Postby kenzo » Sep 16th, 2010 @ 2:39pm

Kenshiro28 wrote:I was surprised by how...I don't think "powerful" is the right word but there's really something to Leave the Past Behind.
The whole soundtrack is imbibed with a kind of pronounced and palpable emotion is uncommon in game music. And it's more than often fits the mood of the scene (and in particular, the part of the comic the game is based on).
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Re: Chiptunes and Synthesized Blues - GAME MUSIC BITCHES!

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