Name a retro game song better than Big Blue from F-Zero https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSb4XQwObIE
Protip: you cant.
Piece of cake.
Uhh song of storms?
Legend of link 2 battle theme?
Lance's battle song from pokemon g/s
Literally any soundtrack from donkey kong country
Super mario world on snes
Green hill zone?
Mega man soundtracks in general?
>no go straight
If we're going to Batman, Adventures of Batman & Robin on the Genesis has an AMAZING soundtrack.
Suffers a lot from Youtube quality though, get the actual soundtrack:
Sure thing bud.
That's much better, thank you. My personal favorite segment from the game:
I've never played the original Batman, I need to pick it up.
The entire soundtrack of Super Castlevania IV
The entire soundtrack of Symphony Of The Night
The entire soundtrack of Oracle of Seasons & Ages
X-Men Mutant Apocalypse Soundtrack (SNES)
Dragon Ball Z Legacy Of Goku II Soundtrack
STEP THE FUCK ASIDE
Came here to post it. It's one of my #1 songs to listen to when coding and drawing.
X680000 version is probably my favorite because of the accompanying melody to the main song.
I played that when I was like 8 years old. Only managed to beat it with my uncle's help.
He later got sent to a mental institution when he set his house on fire because he believed spies were hiding in there
Many SNES OST pales to Genesis soundtrack actually, but there are also many better soundtracks on SNES.
Popful Mail also by Falcom sounded pretty good on both, but i have to give it to the genesis for that bass:
Jim Power had the best soundtrack but nobody played it
I'll definitely acknowledge that the SNES generally had a better variety of games (especially RPGs), and had better graphics processing than the Sega Genesis.
But if there's any element that the Genesis clearly beat out the SNES, it was in the music processing.
Ecco the Dolphin 2 - Crystal Springs
Castlevania Bloodlines - Calling From Heaven
Contra: The Hard Corps - GTR Attack
Ranger X - River Boss
Streets of Rage 2 - Go Straight
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 - Final Boss music
I had both systems
It's not terrible, the generic instruments doesn't help, but yeah there's plenty of better retro songs.
I might as well just knock it out of the park though.
Likewise a lot of the older NES Castlevania songs are better as well.
Brinstar is better.
I'd still toss plenty of shadowrun over it. Far better guitar work too.
The genesis version is more eclectic but does what it's supposed to solidly.
The theme music from Zelda or Mario are classic for a reason even in their simplicity. Bubble Bobbles as well. They're all melodically strong.
>no Mr. Gimmick
You should have posted Pictionary's Theme music. Seriously... Tim Follin manages to make Pictionary seem fucking crazy awesome right up until you realize you're playing Pictionary. No game that deserves so little hype has ever had a theme song absolutely fucking crush shit in that fashion. It's redonkadonk.
These from Gradius 3
It's largely a matter of taste. I had both consoles as well.
I hate how Ecco on SegaCD replaced the alienesque maritime music with fucking dolphins fucking into a microphone while doing a hack job at replicating Vangelis. They also completely tossed out the kick ass theme song that perfectly captured the droning and oddness of calm but impending confusion that fused into peaking interest and adventurish tone. They lose the themeatic songs that straight make you feel the loss of your pod and how alone and the sound of danger and strength and struggle you'll go through to find them. All gone. They should have fired the fuck out of whoever signed off on it and whoever produced it.
Playing this right now, such a great game for a sadly overlooked system. The genesis did have a less capable sound chip but it wasn't about technically superiority, but how the composers utilized the strengths of each chip.
Gaiares Stage 01:
>I'll definitely acknowledge that the SNES generally had a better variety of games (especially RPGs), and had better graphics processing than the Sega Genesis.
You mean had less variety. Genesis was the system with all sorts of unique and variant shit. SNES was way more formulaic and didn't even have shit that did the same thing. Even where it did formula Genesis had shit like motorcycle racing games? Fuck naw, we do it with pipes. Car racing? No we grab the back of fucking cars.
Sports games? No, skeletons ogres and chainsaws.
They both are great systems with their share of games but Genesis was all about mixing shit up.
I get rock hard when I watch this.
I rented the game once when I was a little kid, I had a lot of fun with it and rented it multiple times.
Then, one day while I was playing it, my mom came downstairs sobbing, telling me that my grandma had just died. She then went back upstairs and I just kept playing all day long. This song got ingrained in my memory because of that.
Anyway, I wish I still had the copy of it. the video store I rented games from went out of business a decade ago and I kept about 10 games that I forgot to return.
>The genesis did have a less capable sound chip
Not really. The fact that it had a straight out synth made it way more capable. The fact that it was an FM synth made it way harder program on the fly and work with than people who wanted to just pitch shift samples wanted to do. You could do so much more with the Synth on the fly than you could on the SNES. It also didn't hipass filter like the SNES which let it's sound nice and clear.
I suggest doing more research on the SNES's library, it has a metric fuckton of variety, there's pretty much something for everyone. This includes the Japanese games too, look at a list of Super Famicom titles, there's such a wealth of gems.
It's obviously not just one genre, but overall most of the SNES's offerings were generic and formulaic and with little variety. I'm not saying that like I'm some sort of SNES basher. I notice the time clocked in both of them and what's available in the romsets and there's a lack of variation that makes up for it. It has it's share of exceptional games that it has. Hell some of the best games in gaming history are there. It's exceedingly rare to find a game of Super Metroid's caliber for example on any system. If there was going to be a game of all time, it's in the running.
You can generally tell the better SNES music producers by the way you tend not to notice the LPF on the SNES during their music because they manage the ranges well and it doesn't sound like anythings getting muffled. Though depending on the genre it's hard to avoid it on drums on things like Snares and Hi-hats which are generally expected to go into the higher frequencies.
It's mostly a matter of taste. The only objectively shitty consoles are ones like Apple Pippin. I wasn't a fan of the PlayStation 2 either, or PlayStation. Tried to like games such as Suikoden and Rogue Galaxy, but I nearly fell asleep while playing.
reading this whole thread to the theme of big blue, it's kind of surreal, in a "people of new york" kind of way
WE'RE ALL IN THIS SHIT MAN
TOGETHER YET TOTALLY ALONE
>do do dodo dododo
>Well, to each their own I guess. I find the PS2 to be a pretty dull console myself, and I suppose some would find that opinion rather strange too.
I'd agree with that as well. There are a few great games for it but I'd say overall it's library has a shit ton of shovel ware, not just generic shit. There's a lot of mediocre to bad games on the PS2 and I find it way more difficult to find good games for it than the SNES. I've searched through the library but not as good as I could have, but after scanning through pages of titles and still not finding a single decent game to try out it starts to look a bit weak. I'd say in a way it's a spiritual successor to taking the all the pros and cons of the SNES and dialing them both up to eleven, which is one more than ten. At least the PSX seemed like it had more attempts at branching out even if there was some pretty mediocre crap to come from it like blast chamber or grid runner for example.
Nah man, the reason it "sounded" worse was because the SNES was more popular and games on it had a generally higher production value and thus better composers.
Well-composed PCE blows anything on the SNES out of the water.
Case in point:
For some reason whenever I hear this theme it just makes me want to cry
kek, nigga that's CD quality of course it's better.
I love the PCE sound bit it's something like a glorified NES soundchip, still sound awesome. Don't compare the sound between the consoles, just love them all.
Yeah, I only found 8 games that I really liked on PS2. I don't know why but for some reason I found so much more on SNES. They're made in a similar vein but something about PS2's library rubs me the wrong way.
So what's your favorite console of all time? This is kind of refreshing to hear a different point of view like this. Usually everyone's answers are "PS1/PS2/SNES".
FUCK YOU I WAS JUST GOING TO POST THAT
Whatever take these
FFVI The Decisive Battle:
I love Kraid's Lair, everything about it, from the music to the atmosphere.
Going to give a 1-2 punch with two of my favorite games.
Yes BoFIII copied that shit. Like professionals.
It's okay, scrubs, that was just a mild flex. Let me show you true despair.
Then I'll do my victory theme over your corpses.
I don't really like to consider one console my favorite. Like I said, I end up playing the Genesis more often than the SNES but shit the games I love the most are on the SNES. I just round up that generation and that's really where consoles hit their stride, that was the top of console gaming more or less. They're mainstream consoles but they handled their respective generations great. The NES also has some decent titles. I kind of get a bit nostalgic for some of the Atari VCS games though - I also miss the paddle games with shit like kaboom or demon attack and warlords. That shit was furious. There were a lot of bad and mediocre games for it too, it was had a lot trying new stuff and a lot of failing and a healthy share of less than good arcade knock offs, of which I don't really consider pacman in. Yeah it's not really an accurate port of the arcade game but it plays the game more or less in the same spirit of the game even if it could have been a far more accurate port.
You're just jealous of my swag.
but seriously the fact that N64 and PSX are considered retro consoles now is appalling
Yeah, was just messing with you earlier. Oh, and I agree, that is appalling. That's why this thread is kind of refreshing, we're not hearing Super Mario 64 and Legend of Mana out the ass.
This one from Shinobi III is one of my favorites:
Also these from Tiberian Dawn and Red Alert 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tb-gI_pFog0 (obviously have to have Hell March)
Nostalgia for Atari VCS, wow. You must be older than me. I played my aunt's Atari briefly when I was just a little boy, but for the most part it all started with NES/Gameboy. I agree with you by the way, 4th generation was the peak. Even as a kid, I knew my N64 wasn't as good as my SNES (Still loved the shit out of it though).
The Gilgamesh moments and the Galuf vs Exdeath fight are some of the best moments in the entire series. They're also the reason V is my favourite.
Seriously SNES F-Zero has the best soundtrack ever. I don't know why, but I love the synthesized music from that much more than the more realistic rock music from the later games.
Port Town is awesome.
Yeah, Port Town and White Land. Nothing beats these babies.
Tim Follin is a GOD. LISTEN to that shit. It's a fucking 8-bit renaissance fair in one track.
That really is a great melody. I wish there was a remake that could capture how absolutely fucking terrifying kraid would really be.
I really hate that he kind of gets pushed to the side for Ridley. Out of both of the bosses, aside from Ridley's aggression, Kraid's shear enormity would fucking be terror personified. Being locked in a room with something of the effect of a really angry Godzilla that shoots fucking 20 foot spikes at you, who could fit you into his mouth and would absolutely crush space soldiers by simply swiping at them nevermind hitting them with his 2 foot claws.
I just can't for the life of me, like this music. It sounds too dreary and hopeless to me. I don't know what it is, but it just doesn't pick me up the way music should imo.
I want to see him in a 3D game. Shame we never got that Meta-Kraid fight like we were supposed to.
>It sounds too dreary and hopeless to me.
Are you aware that music can convey many different moods and still be a valid form of artistic expression? You might as well say no paintings should use blue, dark colors because they don't make you happy the way art should.
> It sounds too dreary and hopeless to me. I don't know what it is, but it just doesn't pick me up the way music should imo.
I don't think you understand what the music is doing. It's not supposed to pick you up. It's supposed to sound dreary. It's supposed to infuse the fact that you're literally inside a world of hurt, underground. The game isn't supposed to give you a fucking acid infused techno egyptian themed irish jig to dance too (http://youtu.be/B_0oKQsW-iE?t=4m29s)
Music is supposed to fit the mood, of which is not dance around.
I wouldn't mind him in a 3D game if they could make a non shitty 3D game first. It'll likely never happen though.
Don't care. Still don't really like the melody at all.
>I wouldn't mind him in a 3D game if they could make a non shitty 3D game first. It'll likely never happen though.
Oh, so you're just a faggot then. Okay.
i have so many memories attached to this game and it makes me so sad that i'll never feel the same way again about it
i remember getting it and running over excitedly to a friends' house down the street, i hooked up my snes and we just kind of were in awe and it was so cool and charming