Best Theme Song in a game.

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    16bit happiness

    Why is it that soundtracks these days don't seem to supercharge me like the old 8-16bit games did?
    Here are some from my 4 favorite games ever.

    First there was Rocket Knight Adventure

    YouTube - Rocket Knight Adventures: Stage 6

    YouTube - Rocket Knight Adventures Music - Stage 5-1

    YouTube - Rocket Knight Adventures stage 7

    And of course Megaman 3

    YouTube - Mega Man 3 OST, T10: Top Man Stage (Spinning Greenhouse)

    YouTube - Mega Man 3 Complete Works: Dr Wily´s Stages 2

    Special props go to Symphony of the night which was the first track i remember listening to that changed when it cycled round the 2nd and third time.

    YouTube - Castlevania - The Clock Tower

    and last but not least my favorite of all time, which i catch myself humming when bored and always reminds me of epic. Wild Arms 3

    YouTube - Wild Arms 3 Crossfire Sequence(Janus Theme)

    hope that's not going overboard

    Also i'm still not used to posting so when i can figure out how to paste videos directly in here i'll do tht instead... and not as many
     
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    There is cool music and there are cool remixes. This one is both.

     
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    Little Big Planet has some pretty funky ones too

     
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    I have to go with a classic:



    For something more recent I'd go with Kingdom Hearts:

     
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    I liked the Fallout games - music worked in very well with the game for me.
     
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    The Quake 2 soundtrack was pretty rockin', lots of chunky guitars :D



    Most of the DOOM and DOOM 2 soundtrack, but always loved this one, still find myself singing it:



    And this one:



    And finally, of course:

     
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    That initial preview frame for McDonald Land looked a bit dodgy to me. Let me say it didn't look like a tent at first glance lol.
     
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    haha - now that you've said that, I can see 3 rather rude possibilities!
     
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    My favorite would have to be the theme song from Monkey Island. I actually still get a eargasim when I hear that song. Also the theme songs for the diffrent aliens in Star Control 2 are just fantastic they really give you an impression of each one.
     
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    The intro theme to Turrican II. Chris Hulsbeck was pumping out an incredible amount of good tunes during the Turrican series. I just bought his latest album on iTunes, though, and was so disappointed by how generic it was.
     
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    For me, the video game with the best theme song has got to be Spy Hunter (they used the theme from Peter Gunn). There is just something about a Henry Mancini tune.
     
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    Dragonhammer has posted up some pure spun gold. All of Paul Ruskay's stuff for Homeworld was gold and Frank Klepacki's C&C tunes (someone else posted Hell March) were awesome, too. It's tempting to post up some old Daglish/Hubbard/Galway C64 stuff but instead I'm going to go with an overlooked classic that had amazing music throughout:

     
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    Thanks:)

    In a couple of days skyrim will hit the stores the daggerfall series had some great music here is a couple to commemorate them.







    these have nothing to do with bethesda but are just here to get you into the rpg mood :)





     
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    I loved this game in the 90's. It did borrow heavily from a group of movies that might be familiar.....

     
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    I love the theme to Portal. :D

     

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