Well for my first blog post about games I'm going to start off with theme music in games new and old. Music themes in games can range from up beat techno to steady rock right on down to heartrendingly slow orchestral pieces. But theme music in gaming isnt limited to the game itself, for the most part characters and bosses get themes as well. Here are a few of my favorite themes in gaming.
First up is a classic, the Mortal Kombat theme by the Inmortals is well known to all and one of the catchiest beats in existence. It also gives you super kung fu powers of badassness and allows you to shoot nukes out your eyes.
Doesn't it just make you want to go punch babies in the face with a deathclaw gauntlet?
Next is Live and Learn from Sonic Adventure 2 by Crush 40. Live and Learn is actually one of my favorite songs, I love every bit of it to the lyrics to the epic guitar its just 100% pure awesomeness, and its not just me this is regarded as the best song in a Sonic game by the legion of Sonic fans.
Fun fact: Crush 40s vocalist is also the vocalist for the bands Hardline and Axel Rudi Pell.
Next we have two boss themes. The first is the Pokemon Champions/Red's theme from Pokemon Gold,Silver, and Crystal. Now here's a song to get your blood boiling, when I first heard this oh so many years ago this song sucked me into my Gameboy and I felt as if I was really there battling Red.
Here's the original......oh the memories.
And here is a badass remix
Now for the second boss theme, Vector to the Heavens. This theme isn't upbeat, it isn't meant to get your blood pumping, its there to sound epic and depress the hell out of you. This beautiful piece is from Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days and is composed by Yoko Shimomura. Now I love the music from the Kingdom Hearts series with a passion but I don't feel like posting 50+ songs from it right now. Now a little bit about the theme and I'll try not to spoil the story for those who haven't played, and those who haven't should. Right. Now. Later on in the game your forced to kill one of the protagonists and not just kill, but erase them from existence, even memories of them disappear forever. And by this point the main character and the boss have spent a lot of time together forging a strong friendship, with subtle romantic hints. Its just.....so....sad.... :(
All I can say is Epic.
This one is just amazing, one of the best. I'm talking about The Moon Stage theme from Ducktales on the NES. This was by far the best song in the game, it was also the coolest stage. I mean c'mon its the moon. This was also one of my favorite songs to come from a NES game.
And heres an epic remix
This last one is another Kingdom Hearts theme. Its the theme of Roxas The other promise composed by Yoko Shimomura. This theme is a very sad one I won't go into details as it would take a year to explain it all.
:\ Poor Roxas.
Well that about wraps that up. Stick around for more I have killer bunnies, cyborg sharks and plenty of babies to punch on the way!