20.3.11

Theme music in games

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 
                                                                        *Eargasms*

 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.


                                                                           Classic.

                                                                 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!

47 comments:

  1. The MK theme is one of the few songs I have on my iTunes that I renamed so no one else knows I listen to it... great track, heavy nostalgia.

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  2. a lot of RPG soundtracks have really catchy stuff too

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  3. Man, you've got a TON of nostalgia here! Great post! I can't wait to see more of your blog.

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  4. Every game has to have good music, its against the law if it doesn't

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  5. agree with Stephen. And this is a nice list btw.

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  6. I love the Mortal Combat theme (who doesn't?). Duck Tales is a lesser known classic. Great video game! Following.

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  7. This kinda stuff makes my day. ^_^

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  8. Pokemon Heart Gold Soul Silver - Final Battle Vs Red omg so epic!

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  9. HG/SS and the battle with Red... OMG, it's a masterpiece!

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  10. I always had a thing for the composers within the old-school RPG genre.

    Not so much for the epic themes or the eerie / sad moments in games, but rather village and/or town songs, happy and upbeat songs that stick in your mind long after you have left that certain place.
    Oh, and awesome battle-themes, they make me so amped that I focus even more.

    Also, here´s another "fine" rendition of THE MOON. http://bit.ly/aBNW5j

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  11. Nice one!
    Got yourself a new follower! :)

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  12. Christ, these are epic songs! Followed! alphabetalife.blogspot.com

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  13. great post. looking forward to reading your next one

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  14. On the note of pokemon :3

    http://nexxus213mv.blogspot.com/

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  15. Memories! I miss my childhood. Thanks for bringing it all back to me! :D

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  16. Duck Tales and Mortal Kombat in the same post lol. All of these are great, and anytime I see the MK theme song I have to play it. It brings me back to the days of playing CS 1.5 in my computer networking class to this song and a few others. When that came on, shit got real.

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  17. For shure Mortal Kombat theme song is greatest theme song ever! ty ty ty ty tym tym ty dym ty ty ty dym mortal kombat! yea!

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  18. hahahaha if you can watch all those and not dance to any you have no soul, good posts

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  19. Listening to OoT theme songs metalized!

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  20. I much prefer when games have music created for them and not just a bunch of current top 40 chart hits which just date games with them even faster.

    Also I am under obligation to mention "Donkey Kong Country underwater theme"

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  21. Oh man Donkey kong country had phenomenal music! :D

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  22. nostalgiad u loose!

    +1 follow and MC

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  23. I nostalgiad so hard I devided by zero :P
    followed!

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  24. wow pokemon and ducktales brings me a lot of memories. childhood was a fun time, the good ol days long gone sigh~ eh well. thanks for letting me reminisce! keep up the blogging!

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  25. My wife just yelled at me for playing these so loud! Mortal Combat is SO cheesy I love it!

    Man, I want to play that now!!! NOW!!

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  26. so many good songs here, keep it up!

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  27. My ears just simultaneously exploded and imploded. That was an awesome list.

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  28. I still love the mortal kombat theme. Great blog!

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  29. I love the Duck Tales! What a blast from the past!

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  30. You brought back so much nostalgia!

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  31. good post! good music too, retro games, mk1 was classic of my youth! :D

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  32. The Kingdom hearts ones have to be my favorite. KH1 was the absolute best :x

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  33. I love the sonic one! AWESOME post!

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  34. I always found JRPG's have the best soundtracks. Western games are often really fast paced and "Action packed" etc.

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