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Re: Favorite Snes Track

by Jmustang1968 Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:08 am

Hands down FFVI for me. First game that got me into gaming OSTs
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Re: Favorite Snes Track

by MrPopo Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:47 am

If I'm doing a top five, it looks like (in no particular order):

Final Fantasy VI - I consider this to be Uematsu's best soundtrack. As a kid I used to just let the game idle at various points when a favorite track would come up.

Chrono Trigger - So much amazing stuff in this one. It instantly gets you in the right mood for every situation.

Mega Man X - I love how this one just went all in on the SNES electric guitar instrument. You can do a cover of this with almost no interpretation; it all translates naturally to a standard metal band.

Seiken Densetsu 3 - This is a really hard choice between this one and Secret of Mana, but I think this one ends up being a bit stronger. But ask me tomorrow and I might swap the two.

Street Fighter II Turbo - This might be cheating because it's originally an arcade game, but nearly every tune is utterly iconic.
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Re: Favorite Snes Track

by marurun Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:51 am

Actraiser has, hands down, the best soundtrack on the SNES. The lack of Actraiser mentions prior to this post has me concerned about your collective ears.
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Re: Favorite Snes Track

by Exhuminator Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:04 pm

The SNES' library is home to many of the greatest OSTs of all time, so just picking one is almost impossible even for my hyper-judgemental ass.

A few absolute favorites that spring to mind:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aabdixr ... 5d&index=6

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zN2gFd ... 9C&index=2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ON445ua ... EF&index=5

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PO4zd_N ... 5&index=15

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sk-4McIXq4&index=4

Overall, Brain Lord has my all time favorite SNES OST. But picking just one track is brutal.
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Re: Favorite Snes Track

by Sarge Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:44 pm

marurun wrote:Actraiser has, hands down, the best soundtrack on the SNES. The lack of Actraiser mentions prior to this post has me concerned about your collective ears.

I love that game's soundtrack. I've listened to the arrange album for years now. It's just really hard for me to displace the others in my top 5. I mean, really, the SNES has so many fantastic soundtracks that you could ask me on a different day, and three of my answers will probably change. (FFVI and Chrono Trigger are locks.)

Exhum, I wanted to put F-Zero in my list sooooo badly. I still have the F-Zero X arrange album on my USB stick for vehicle listening. :)

Two other racing games that have awesome soundtracks are Top Gear and Top Gear 2.

Top Gear - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45xpqOP ... 4A77347C1B
Top Gear 2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leeU3UL ... bP&index=1

Oh, right, and Rock 'N' Roll Racing. Talk about some cool-sounding guitars.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ae1GGe_ ... DA57D0790F
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Re: Favorite Snes Track

by marurun Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:48 pm

In no particular order, my 8 favorite SNES tracks.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwNBvadi7jsNjuJcgDKCM7eVgiwghn7TP


Actraiser Soundtrack - Fillmore
Actraiser Soundtrack - Sacrifices
Super R-Type - Solo Sortie
Chrono Trigger - Undersea Palace
Final Fantasy IV - The Big Whale
Super Castlevania 4 - The Submerged City
Super Castlevania 4 - Pillared Corridor
Joe and Mac - Stone Age Skirmish
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Re: Favorite Snes Track

by Tanooki Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:50 pm

marurun wrote:Actraiser has, hands down, the best soundtrack on the SNES. The lack of Actraiser mentions prior to this post has me concerned about your collective ears.


I mentioned it, I just didn't top5 it because while all of the music is great, only a couple of the tunes are stand out epic above the rest.
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Re: Favorite Snes Track

by Xeogred Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:57 pm

Actraiser is an interesting one. It's a case of almost sounding too advanced and like a legit orchestra and not so much tracker tunes, haha. I love it though. I think for the Enix/Quintet stuff though from what I've played, Terranigma takes the cake.

See for some reason I had almost purely JRPG's on my mind with my first post. Now that I had more time to think about this and see some other posts so many games hit me, how could I forget them? Which is just a testament to the SNES's monster levels. So some other top favorites:

Super Metroid
Link to the Past
Mega Man X1
F-Zero
Star Fox
Super Castlevania IV
Super Ghouls n' Ghosts - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HS8iO3xPGPA


And a potential underdog, the absolutely god tier Super Turrican 1-2.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xirx0FDa-Rs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hodk3Bosmug
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfJl7kODq-s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ff1FBD2Cwj0

Just listen to the entire soundtrack, please! It's too good. Also for you DKC Aquatic Ambiance fans, this track from Super Turrican 2 is just as magical:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiroDExGV7c

I could kind of picture the Super Turrican style fitting Metroid very well. I mostly picked out the ambient/ballad tracks here, but they have tons of dark moody tracks that are incredible as well. I mean, Space Pirates... Pirate Station?

Also I have to give a big shoutout to Alcahest. When the Kirby guy gets super serious it's mindblowing stuff to me. This was one of those OST's I stumbled into a few years ago and immediately had to play the game, which was a bit weird... like an arcadey short action JRPG. But man, this music has stuck with me for years now. It has such a cool sound and intensity to it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btUyme-BIkw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yCUzjdZQCg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vb1oN0e6k

Absolutely wish this guy did more non-Kirby. There's Hyperzone, Arcana, and maybe one other I'm forgetting, but Alcahest was on another level.

Also, the best version of Tactics Ogre Let Us Cling Together that Exhum and others here should have played. :P

Hitoshi Sakimoto on the SNES, match made in heaven.
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Re: Favorite Snes Track

by CFFJR Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:53 pm

Here's one I love from Sparkster.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMCqN-e5_Cs

The snes and genesis versions of the game share some tracks (with unique arrangements) and have a few of their own as well. This one in particular is only on the snes version.
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Re: Favorite Snes Track

by Sarge Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:20 pm

Oh, if y'all want some funk, go listen to Super Adventure Island. Yuzo Koshiro droppin' the beats.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Eu6LyV ... C&index=16
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