Some Of The Best And Unforgettable Video Game Songs
Game titles without their title tracks are just like cereals without whole milk, a television without a remote, a fancy car with no stereo (I am going to stop now). The point is, music in video game titles may not be the tail which wags the dog, but they are most likely as important. They set the tone for the gameplay, get us directly into the action, and as the list below highlights, they are truly among the main things we remember regarding our particular video game experiences.
These are the best, most memorable songs as well as scores from my personal favorite video games. Prepare yourselves, we are about to get nostalgic.
This was during the golden age of handhelds and in which a color Game Boy wasthe result of a paint accident, not an answer to the GameGear. Just hearing this tune gives me the chills. One, as it is very distinct and identifiable. Two, I usually used to have fun with Tetris before going the dentist, which gave me chills for a whole, another reason.
Super Mario Bros.
Here is another music that is going to teleport you directly into your childhood years. As soon as this song came on, it absolutely was as though I was back in my old cellar, with absolutely nothing but a tiny NES controller and a box of dunkaroos. They just don’t make them just like they used to (video game titles that is, dunkaroos I do think are still around). This song has been remixed more times than Cher, but remain true to the original, and you are going to remember exactly why this theme song is one of the all-time greats.
Sonic The Hedgehog
I played this one almost entirely on the GameGear. For sure it was somewhat heavy, but the way that music pumped through those audio speakers similar to lightning through a bottle made me feel like I actually owned the world in my palms. This video game single-handedly got me through summer vacations to Hilton Head and back (it is quite hard on the road in a car full of sisters). Remember going up against Dr.Robotnik? Play the above video game title and it will be difficult to forget.
Here is the video game that broke in my Playstation. The game play was basically amazing, and to this very day helps it be one of, if not the, greatest driving games ever developed. Having said that, I am uncertain if I have ever viewed this intro video from start to finish and as cinematic as well as fantastic as it would be, I often just skipped my way to the video game itself. Try it out above, and make you own an old copy of the game handy because you are going to immediately want to play it.
Metal Gear Solid
Quite possibly my favorite video game of all time, this game had every little thing: storyline, characters, amazing game play (though I disliked going all the way back to the armory to get the PSG-1 and ultimately comprehending just what Diazepam was for).
Although this might be a bit of a stretch as a song, just listening to this alert sends shivers down my back. For those of you who remember fondly the video game, it was used once you had been noticed and were on the enemy’s radar, even though I cannot quite recall it lasting this long (except if you were dead). Nevertheless, it really is one of the most famous scores in video game titles, and was a standard of one of gaming’s most successful franchises.
Perhaps among the most popular video game music of all-time. Incorporate this tune with great game play which was before its time and you’ve got one of the best tandems to ever hit the SNES. It is actually sort of a puzzle that no flying game to this very day was able to counter what Star Fox created (yes, I am looking at you Ace Combat/Top Gun). I previously saw this on the 64 then it was out of my life forever yet Corneria still lives on.
Tony Hawk Pro Skater
You would like to talk about getting mileage out of a video game and I spent an entire summer sucking every single point out of THPS and after that going back and doing it once again. It was among the first video game titles I remember playing that had songs you would in fact hear on the radio.
The first version included performers such as Dead Kennedys and Goldfinger. When the video game reached number 4, it had the likes of AC/DC, System Of A Down, and Run DMC on the playlist.
Right now, it’s quite common to have popular musicians play an important part in the creation of a game title soundtrack, but Tony Hawk was one of the first that put apparently just as much attention into its soundtrack as it did the game itself.
The game which took over university campuses as well as reinvented what the term multiplayer suggested (8-on-8, are you kidding me?). It also made capture the flag, that which was the most common outdoor activity among children, almost solely an indoor game.
The music is very good it actually sounds like something from a movie. Halo basically was its own motion picture if you look back and think about it, so that seems sensible.
This song used to wake me up for school on Mondays. That is how impressive Techno Syndrome was. Needless to say, the Jace Hall music video takes it one step further, opening up the future of Mortal Kombat and taking game title music videos to another dimension.
But that’s the good thing about the song, it is spun new edition after new edition. The aforementioned is my favorite remix and well, until the latest one launches tomorrow.
On a final note, I know that this list is missing most likely 500 other song titles which could easily have made the list. Hence, I suggest to you to add yours below as well as shout profanities at me on how I can possibly leave it out.
In order to cover my bases, and to present a really cool video which a few of you may not have seen, I suggest to you to check out this video below.
The Jace Hall Show is an online reality show that covers video game news and personalities as well as interviews with film/tv/sports celebrities. It also has articles that features video game songs and top songs in video games.
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