BMD’s top 10 video game tracks
Oh boy, another list! I’d like to apologize that this list was so delayed from Grifflon’s and Pixellll’s, I had some trouble writing it and wanted to make it different/better than my previous. Anyways, I left the gooey intros to the Top 5 soundtracks list so lets just get right into this one!
10. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island – Hop! Hop! Donut Lifts – Koji Kondo
I always thought the donut lifts looked more like onion ring lifts…
Yoshi’s Island is such a happy, fun game to play. Whenever you’re having a bad day, go listen to the Yoshi’s Island soundtrack, it’ll cheer you up. Also, for those of you saying that you didn’t like the game because of baby mario crying, go away. I don’t like you.
9. Final Fantasy VI – Decisive Battle – Nobuo Uematsu
Final Fantasy III…or….VI? or…AH forget it.
Okay, I’m going to be honest here. I’ve never actually played a Final Fantasy game, but I do know that they have some kick ass soundtracks. I really don’t know what to say about the game, so just sit back and enjoy the track.
8. Metroid Prime – Phazon Mines – Kenji Yamamoto
If you’ve never played Metroid Prime then you don’t know what an atmospheric game is. The way Kenji Yamamoto composed the soundtrack immersed you in the game so well. This song plays in the Phazon Mines where the Space Pirates conduct all their experiments and mine for Phazon. All the scores in this game make you feel so tiny and pathetic compared to the huge world that is engulfing you, especially this one. It’s quite eccentric.
7. The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker – Gohdan Theme – Koji Kondo
This is the track that plays when you are fighting Gohdan, the guardian of the Tower of the Gods. (SPOILERS) After you finish climbing the tower, you are greeted by a huge door. You have no idea what lies behind it but you are so anxious after climbing for so long that you barge right in. The first thing you see is a giant face accompanied with two detached hands. It awakens, proceeds to engage battle with you, and this song starts playing. The track seems mellow at first, but once you start to weaken Gohdan and it becomes stronger, the music gets more intense. It perfectly builds the tension and makes the boss fight so immersive and good and perfect and AHHH. I just love this game. MOVING ON.
6. Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest – In a Snow-Bound Land – David Wise
Close your eyes. Just listen. Feel the music, feel it. This is actually making me pretty tired. I think I’ll just take a nap. NO. MUST NOT SLEEP. I HAVE A LIST TO WRITE.
5. F-Zero – Mute City – Yumiko Kanki
Aaand now it’s stuck in your head.
F-Zero’s soundtrack fits the game really well. It’s fast, powerful, and exciting; like a race. Mute City is my favourite because it’s the first thing that comes to mind when I think F-Zero. Also, it’s melody is so damn catchy.
4. Banjo-Kazooie – Freezeezy Peak – Grant Kirkhope
I love you Grant Kirkhope.
This. THIS. It’s like Christmas Mornin! Anyways, this is my favorite score from the game because within the first few seconds of the song, it reminds you of winter. The sleigh bells and strings tie together so well to give off the festive, holiday spirit!
3. The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask – Stone Tower Temple – Koji Kondo
I love Majora’s Mask, enough to even say it’s my favourite Zelda game. The emotions the game emits are just…epic. That’s for a different post though. The soundtrack, like I’ve said with the other games, fits the gameplay perfectly. The story was aimed to be depressing and dark and the music proves that. This has got to be the most depressing song in the whole entire game and that’s why I love it.
2. DuckTales – To the Moon – Hiroshige Tonomura
When I first heard this song I had no idea what it was from. When I found out it was from DuckTales for the NES, I gave it a try and I loved it. It’s really similar to Mega Man but instead you are Scrooge McDuck and are trying to find treasures and make money! I highly recommend anyone who likes classic nintendo platformers to try out this game. It has awesome graphics and one hell of a soundtrack.
1. Mega Man 2 – Opening/Title – Takashi Tateishi
Oh boy! It’sa Mega Man! I really don’t know how to describe this song, it’s just so pleasing to the ear. It’s catchy, powerful, and just plain awesome. Kick back, play some Mega Man, and have a good ol’ time.
There you have it, my top 10 video game tracks! Hope you enjoyed reading and if you have any songs that you think should’ve been on here, post them in the comments!