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Offline sislermi

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Your top 10 favorite video game themes (from any time).
« on: January 07, 2013, 07:34:06 AM »
I'm thinking of doing some more video game covers, but I want to get an idea of what people like. So I thought we could have fun sharing what are favorite themes are.
Soo..
If you could only choose 10 of your favorite video game tracks, what would they be, fyi: they don't have to be in any particular order, just say what they are.

I'll go first:

Mario theme (obiously), Zelda Overworld theme (obviously), Halo theme Mjolnir Mix, One Winged Angel (FFVII), Green Hills Zone (Sonic the Hedgehog), Skyrim Theme, Green Greens from Super Smash Bros., Fighting of the Spirit (from Tales of Symphonia), Any Pokemon Song from the Red/Blue Gameboy Soundtrack (pokemon center etc. they're all good), and To Zanarkand (from FFX).

What do you think?

Sorry I didn't put Kingdom Hearts, I've just never played it.

I'm curious as to what you guys will like.




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Re: Your top 10 favorite video game themes (from any time).
«Reply #1 on: January 07, 2013, 04:28:31 PM »








Not 10 - just some random VGM themes I really like.  :)

Offline rachmaninoff_forever

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Re: Your top 10 favorite video game themes (from any time).
«Reply #2 on: January 07, 2013, 05:09:51 PM »
I think almost all of them are from kingdom hearts and final fantasy.
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Offline zezhyrule

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Re: Your top 10 favorite video game themes (from any time).
«Reply #3 on: January 07, 2013, 05:39:56 PM »
Well... this is extremely difficult. I'll try though  :-X I'll try and keep it down to one piece of music from each series/franchise:

NIER - Snow in Summer
Xenogears - Bonds of Sea and Fire
3D Dot Game Heroes - Forest of No Return
Cave Story - Mischievous Robot
Super Mario Galaxy - Good Egg Galaxy
VVVVVV - Pushing Onwards
Zelda: Spirit Tracks - Realm Overworld
Final Fantasy IX - You're Not Alone
Super Metroid - Brinstar Depths
Metal Gear Solid 3 - Main Theme



Honorable Mentions:

Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey - Battle 1
Chrono Trigger - Yearning of the Wind
Monster Hunter Portable 3rd - Mountain Stream
Phoenix Wright: Trials & Tribulations - Godot's Theme
Currently learning -

- Bach: P&F in F Minor (WTC 2)
- Chopin: Etude, Op. 25, No. 5
- Beethoven: Sonata, Op. 31, No. 3
- Scriabin: Two Poems, Op. 32
- Debussy: Prelude Bk II No. 3

Offline drexo

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Re: Your top 10 favorite video game themes (from any time).
«Reply #4 on: January 07, 2013, 05:46:42 PM »
Well... this is extremely difficult. I'll try though  :-X I'll try and keep it down to one piece of music from each series/franchise:

NIER - Snow in Summer
Xenogears - Bonds of Sea and Fire
3D Dot Game Heroes - Forest of No Return
Cave Story - Mischievous Robot
Super Mario Galaxy - Good Egg Galaxy
VVVVVV - Pushing Onwards
Zelda: Spirit Tracks - Realm Overworld
Final Fantasy IX - You're Not Alone
Super Metroid - Brinstar Depths
Metal Gear Solid 3 - Main Theme



Honorable Mentions:

Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey - Battle 1
Chrono Trigger - Yearning of the Wind
Monster Hunter Portable 3rd - Mountain Stream
Phoenix Wright: Trials & Tribulations - Godot's Theme

Nice..

Anyone remembering Secret of Mana?


Offline 49410enrique

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Re: Your top 10 favorite video game themes (from any time).
«Reply #5 on: January 07, 2013, 06:04:22 PM »
hmm this will be tough.

in no part. order, first 4 of ten on my part :
The Legend of Zelda Main Theme (Medley)
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Vivi's Theme


Castlevania NES Music - HARD ROCK Remix - Stage 1: Vampire Killer



Chocobo Theme (jazz orchestra/big band ver)


will add to my list later.

Offline zezhyrule

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Re: Your top 10 favorite video game themes (from any time).
«Reply #6 on: January 07, 2013, 06:08:19 PM »


Anyone remembering Secret of Mana?

I was going to put a SoM track in my list but I forgot  :o

Currently learning -

- Bach: P&F in F Minor (WTC 2)
- Chopin: Etude, Op. 25, No. 5
- Beethoven: Sonata, Op. 31, No. 3
- Scriabin: Two Poems, Op. 32
- Debussy: Prelude Bk II No. 3

Offline drexo

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Re: Your top 10 favorite video game themes (from any time).
«Reply #7 on: January 07, 2013, 06:25:13 PM »
I was going to put a SoM track in my list but I forgot  :o



 :) !


What about some older stuff?


Offline perfect_pitch

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Re: Your top 10 favorite video game themes (from any time).
«Reply #8 on: January 08, 2013, 12:29:52 AM »
My favourite Video game theme? MAX PAYNE!


Offline nanabush

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Re: Your top 10 favorite video game themes (from any time).
«Reply #9 on: January 08, 2013, 03:23:02 AM »
-Halo Theme
-Elder Scrolls Theme
-Baba Yetu
-Most music from Castlevania (the opening violin theme from the N64 one especially..)
-Bowser's Castle from Mario World
-Ghost House from Mario World
-Zelda Main Theme
-Game Corner from Pokemon (remember sitting at the piano when I was 9, and trying to learn this by ear)
Interested in discussing:

-Prokofiev Toccata
-Scriabin Sonata 2

Offline liug_2012

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Re: Your top 10 favorite video game themes (from any time).
«Reply #10 on: January 11, 2013, 07:17:31 AM »
This is easy.

10. FF 13
9. Minecraft
8. Minecraft
7. Minecraft
6. Minecraft
5. Minecraft
4. Minecraft
3. Minecraft
2. Minecraft
1. Minecraft

Offline unholeee

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Re: Your top 10 favorite video game themes (from any time).
«Reply #11 on: January 11, 2013, 07:45:26 PM »
secret of mana was my favourite game on the snes. didn't realize chrono trigger was also a snes game - goes off to play it at work - some really nice transcriptions for the music though.

i cant remember a lot of game music, deus ex had a good sound track, secret of mana, braid.

silent hill :


secret of mana :


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braid :


deus ex :


gargoyles quest :




minecraft :

Offline zezhyrule

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Re: Your top 10 favorite video game themes (from any time).
«Reply #12 on: January 11, 2013, 11:48:22 PM »
Fool's Idol from Demon's Souls is pretty cool. Here's a piano transcription:

Currently learning -

- Bach: P&F in F Minor (WTC 2)
- Chopin: Etude, Op. 25, No. 5
- Beethoven: Sonata, Op. 31, No. 3
- Scriabin: Two Poems, Op. 32
- Debussy: Prelude Bk II No. 3

Offline unholeee

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Re: Your top 10 favorite video game themes (from any time).
«Reply #13 on: January 22, 2013, 09:07:48 AM »
that chrono trigger game has some fantastic music. and christ at the transcriptions. finished learning that secret of the forest one and now found this.



for the sheet music https://www.box.com/s/8ch5r5nms1/1/67620571/616385865/1