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Title: What are the best video game soundtracks?
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 19:08, 20 July 20
One man's opinion...........


https://shiptoshoremedia.com/blogs/blog/what-are-the-best-video-game-soundtracks
Title: Re: What are the best video game soundtracks?
Post by: Gryzor on 09:46, 21 July 20
There's also a mixtape here:


https://www.mixcloud.com/WSTS_Picaroon_Platters_Radio/level-up-the-best-video-computer-game-soundtracks/ (https://www.mixcloud.com/WSTS_Picaroon_Platters_Radio/level-up-the-best-video-computer-game-soundtracks/)


because they couldn't be arsed to put a vid/link below each title :D
Title: Re: What are the best video game soundtracks?
Post by: mr.freeze on 19:17, 22 July 20
It's not a mixtape but I really like the soundtrack of Chris Sawyer's Transport Tycoon Deluxe (1994) by John Broomhall: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTi6LG8aeK8
Title: Re: What are the best video game soundtracks?
Post by: andycadley on 17:46, 23 July 20
A best soundtrack list without any Castlevania at all? I think that's probably blasphemous.
Title: Re: What are the best video game soundtracks?
Post by: VintageAdvantage on 18:34, 23 July 20
https://youtu.be/kjPXW2yfE1I
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfrvw4f2Z6Q

https://youtu.be/XrCK38adwsA

If somebody wants a SID <-> AY war:
https://youtu.be/mmmEBO2lDVI
https://youtu.be/CzI-eBpUNv0
And the winner is... ?


Title: Re: What are the best video game soundtracks?
Post by: TotO on 19:21, 23 July 20
And the winner is... ?
The SID sounding the less worst is DELTA !
Title: Re: What are the best video game soundtracks?
Post by: mr.freeze on 19:33, 23 July 20
And the winner is... ?
For the last one, I prefer The thing bounces back version : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KApD-X1eXo
Title: Re: What are the best video game soundtracks?
Post by: VintageAdvantage on 21:09, 23 July 20
The SID sounding the less worst is DELTA !


After worst comes wurst! In German!  8) :laugh:
Title: Re: What are the best video game soundtracks?
Post by: arkive on 12:29, 24 July 20
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=La9XUa4iwpE

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Title: Re: What are the best video game soundtracks?
Post by: Gryzor on 13:23, 24 July 20
When did this become "post your fav SID tunes"? :D
Title: Re: What are the best video game soundtracks?
Post by: SuTeKH/Epyteor on 13:27, 24 July 20
They call me Mr Digression.... this isn't even a game SID! ^_^

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kijv4eQiQkc
Title: Re: What are the best video game soundtracks?
Post by: VintageAdvantage on 19:50, 24 July 20
When did this become "post your fav SID tunes"? :D
Well, because "Best Video Game Soundtracks" and "Best SID Soundtracks" are synonymous  ;D
Title: Re: What are the best video game soundtracks?
Post by: TotO on 20:05, 24 July 20
Well, because "Best Video Game Soundtracks" and "Best SID Soundtracks" are synonymous  ;D
I don't like the nasal sound produced by SID music in 80s. I prefer the sound produced by arcade and console systems, where the OST are mostly better. Now, because we are on cpcwiki, may be the question was related to our beloved system?
Title: Re: What are the best video game soundtracks?
Post by: Gryzor on 20:35, 24 July 20
Well, because "Best Video Game Soundtracks" and "Best SID Soundtracks" are synonymous  ;D
That's a bit silly. Sure the SID was the better chip, but if that's the criterion, then we should probably drop everything in favor of cd-based studio soundtracks.
Title: Re: What are the best video game soundtracks?
Post by: VintageAdvantage on 20:41, 24 July 20
I don't like the nasal sound produced by SID music in 80s. I prefer the sound produced by arcade and console systems, where the OST are mostly better. Now, because we are on cpcwiki, may be the question was related to our beloved system?

Well, it can do the slot / fruit machine AY simple square wave sound as well. It's just that it usually sounds much smoother because its a true analog synth.Sure, it's a matter of preference. But the SID can also sound harsh and metallic and squarish-wave-ish. It's just that most SID music programmers don't prefer that sound.

Don't know, but the question OT is in "other retro" and already had non-CPC stuff listed, so...
Title: Re: What are the best video game soundtracks?
Post by: robbarton on 12:28, 25 July 20
Some of the best tracks, in my opinion, are on Hewson games: Exolon, Cybernoid II and Stormlord. But I also have that nostalgic soft spot for the bouncy Dizzy tunes (certainly the first four adventures that I owned, I didn't play any of the later ones until much later).
Title: Re: What are the best video game soundtracks?
Post by: TotO on 12:35, 25 July 20
Well, it can do the slot / fruit machine AY simple square wave sound as well. It's just that it usually sounds much smoother because its a true analog synth.Sure, it's a matter of preference. But the SID can also sound harsh and metallic and squarish-wave-ish. It's just that most SID music programmers don't prefer that sound.
It is why I'm speaking about SID music from 80s (commercial life) and not about the SID soundchip. I like a lot things does on C64 (mainly demo) from 90s and now.


Don't know, but the question OT is in "other retro" and already had non-CPC stuff listed, so...
You are right. I have not seen the section. :-\
Title: Re: What are the best video game soundtracks?
Post by: sigh on 23:51, 25 July 20
Tenchu on the PS1! One of my favs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYSyvZ66p7k (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYSyvZ66p7k)
Title: Re: What are the best video game soundtracks?
Post by: trocoloco on 09:27, 26 July 20
One of the best video games soundtracks has to be Shadow Of The Colossus on PS2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmoYLtObCtY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmoYLtObCtY)

and then this one has to be as well. The Scheme

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9OR_TISYyI&list=PLFA2908C41A3DAC7F (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9OR_TISYyI&list=PLFA2908C41A3DAC7F)


Edit: How could I forget Follin brothers' overqualified for the job sound track?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQlLl2j5THQ




Title: Re: What are the best video game soundtracks?
Post by: Gryzor on 15:08, 27 July 20
Now let me pose the question of what constitutes 'best' when talking about an OST; is it because the tunes are great?

Because I feel that Rez and Child of Eden are two examples of *fantastic* soundtrack. I mean, we all (?) know the dynamism and fluidity and how the sound is laid down in Rez, building up as you play, but also Child of Eden - I remember finishing levels and feeling my heart beat at the tune's beat. That's pretty awesome in my book.
Title: Re: What are the best video game soundtracks?
Post by: mr.freeze on 14:54, 28 July 20
Now let me pose the question of what constitutes 'best' when talking about an OST; is it because the tunes are great?

To me, it's an album of songs that you can listen to in loop for hours without getting tired.

Or just one song, in fact. If I was the mayor of my city, I will order to broadcast in loop the song of Sapiens in the pedestrian area instead of the crappy local radio station (vote for me!) .
Title: Re: What are the best video game soundtracks?
Post by: Gryzor on 15:02, 28 July 20
So, just nice tunes, that could basically exist without the game?
Title: Re: What are the best video game soundtracks?
Post by: mr.freeze on 15:16, 28 July 20
I understand now. I would say yes but it is because It's been 20+ years that I don't play games so I can appreciate a game soundtrack but for the music only.

Now, I remember playing Shadow of the Comet on PC in 93 and the sountrack was excellent and really important to the ambiance.