Fav game music (Lets keep this post going!)

I've seen more than enough posts made on the top ten greatest games and all that. But I think a big part of games are its music and the moods it can create. I've heard a lot of impressive scores over time and I'd like to know what everyones, oh say, top 5 favorite game songs/bits of music are. Describe what part the music is at if it has no name that you know of. My own are:

(In no order)

1.The theme they used for most bosses on the first Parasite eve.

2.Begining video to Panzer dragoon saga!

3.The little tune played on the continue screen on the original Blaster Master for nes.

4. The theme to Metal Gear Solid (They played it on non interactive demos).

5. The main characters theme music from Maniac mansion for the nes. Hey that was good for nintendo music that had limited capabilities.

There are a billion other ones that I favor but these are the only ones I could think of for the moment, whats yours?
i've done this before.......but still a great topic....

In no set order...

Guardian Heroes - (ALL) SATURN

Virtual On (all) SATURN

Cammy's Theme (Street Fighter Alpha 2 Gold/Dash) SATURN

Speed Of Sound & Tube Panic (Chaotix) 32X

Akira's Theme - 'Burning' (Virtua Fighter 2) SATURN

Intro theme from My Merry May (dreamcast)


Episode 3 & 5 from Panzer Dragoon Zwei

Slingshot - Daytona USA2

all 3 intro's of shining force 3

The Holy District - Panzer Dragoon Saga
a doc file? i don't know about that....

My favorites are:

Sonic 3 IceCap Zone

SOR Intro song

Phantasy Star 3 Intro Theme

Phantasy Star 4 Thray

Sonic 2 Sky Chase Zone
Though i'd like to include their orchestral counterparts, something about 'bits of music era' seems to hold me back. So in all their midi magic (and in no particular order):

1) Time's Scar. I Love ANYTHING Mitsuda. Playing in direct contrast to the bulk of the Chrono Cross soundtrack, Times Scar literally oozes passion and energy.

2) Lahan. From Xenogears fame, this piece embodies the simplicity, innocence, and naivete of Fei. Though by no means remarkable, it's got a certain charm and optimism to it that I can't help but smile at.

3) Delita's theme/Ovelia's worries. Though not strictly speaking a song, it's more of a theme development. I heard this before playing FFT and to my misfortune, misguided me unto the villainy of Delita's character. The brooding nature of the prior makes him seem so freackin dark! DARK! We need more dark characters...anyway great theme.

4) I'm getting lazy here, but I'll reccomend anything by Mitsuda (Xenogears and Creid in particular) and most of Nobuo Uematsu's work. Though in my opinion less consistent than Mitsuda, Uematsu's Final Fantasy Concert is a testament to the maturty of video game music.

5) Fisherman's Horizon. I generally go for character themes, but the carefree and laid back nature of this environmental theme brings a smile to my face. Yes, another smile.

There's so much gold to mention, but i have to say, of all the sugar coated drug-induced 'happy' soundtracks i've heard, Nights takes the cake. The children, the chimes, the jazzy jives (Reala), the gameshow magic. And the laughable vocals in the main theme(?) - these kids cant even sing!...but in a good sort of way... : :

Jeez theres still more. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. What more can i say?
- Macross for nes (& macross: do you remember love) soundtrack :

- Guilty Gear series soundtracks

- King of Figther series soundtracks

- Tokio Xtreme Racer soundtrack

- Sonic for Genesis soundtrack
Music is essential for me in games.
Some of my favorites (I can't possibly remember all of them right now):


- all of the Tokyo Xtreme Racer 2 music

- Test Drive Le Mans

- first level in Ikaruga


- some of the tracks from Advanced V.G.

- Radiant Silvergun and Battle Garegga (arranged soundtrack) - I took selections from both games and burned an audio CD with them, thrown in with C64 remixes and remixed mod files

- Super Sonic Racing, from Sonic R

- the music in Formula Karts SE (a PAL game) which is unusually dancey and trancey for a ... kart racer ...

And lots more I'll start remembering once I hit that submit button.
Double Dragon Stage 1 theme

Castlevania II, Nighttime town theme, mansion theme

Phantasy Star II, opening theme

Sword of Vermillion opening theme

Sonic the hedgehog 2, Top Hill Zone theme, metropolis zone

Outrun, Musical Sound Shower

Nights, Mystic Forest

Final Fantasy VI, Tina's Theme

The Goonies II, synthesized "good enough"

Phantasy Star IV, her last breath

Metroid, Kraid's Lair

Golvelius, Main theme

Hmm, that's all i can think of right now.
Sonic 2, Hilltop Zone + Icecap Zone

Jet Set Radio - ALL music!

Phantasy Star Online - ALL music!

Sonic Adventure 2 - Chao World Theme

Metal Gear Solid - ALL music!

Final Fantasy VII - Aerith's Theme, Jenova's Theme, Prelude, etc! *Everything is awesome on here!*

Final Fantasy VIII - Eyes on Me

Gasp! I just remembered Thunder Force V, too... awesome rock music... and I like the soundtrack to Dead Or Alive a lot as well, and many of the Virtua Fighter/Fighters Megamix tracks...
Ones I can think of off the top of my head:

Jet Grind Radio -- yeah

Space Channel 5 is pretty groovy

Some of the stuff from Samba De Amigo is good

Ikaruga -- at least for the levels I've gotton to

Those "underground" levels from the NES Super Mario Bros. games

Some of the ones from Sonic 2

The Robotnik music from Sonic CD -- love that evil laugh
Nights Into Dreams OST

Burning Rangers-Burning Hearts

Space Channel 5-Introducing Ulala

Phantasy Star Online-TrickTrack (Battle Mode Theme)
of course!

Sonic the Hedgehog - green hill Zone (if only because I've heard it so much)

Sonic 2 - Metropolis Zone (but all the music is good)

Dungeons and Dragons: Warriors of the Eternal Sun Fire Bridge music.

Super Metroid - main Brinstar theme (Overgrown in Vegetation)

The Legend of Zelda: a Link to the Past - Dark World theme.

FF VII - Still More Fighting (boss theme) and the chocobo theme music.
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night - Young Nobleman of Sadness

(Clock Tower BG)

Castlevania series - Vampire Killer

(Stage 1 BG in Castlevania; shows up reprogrammed and/or remixed throughout the series)

Gradius - Stage 1

Gradius - Stage 4

(otherwise known as the "Thank God I don't have to deal with the Moai anymore" theme)

(WARNING: link may cause repressed traumatic memories to surface in sensitive individuals)

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past - Ending theme

A bunch of others that don't come to mind at the moment.

The guy who did the genesis shinobi games is the best ever !

That's Yuzo Koshiro. I think he also did the soundtrack for the Story of Thor / Beyond Oasis games, as well as a couple other Saturn games.
All the Final Fantasy Games (especially 4, 6, 7, & Tactics)


Lunar 1 & 2

Chrono Trigger

Dragon Force

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night/Dracula X

Super CastleVania 4

Shining Force 1, 2, CD & of course 3

Phantasy Star 4

Zelda Games (especially 3)


Street Fighter Games (all of them)

Fighters Megamix

Tekken Games

Sonic Games

Mario Games


I know i forgot some, oh well
My favorite game musics:

Gaiares (LOVE THIS GAME) - Stage 3 (I can listen to the beginning of it forever)

Phantasy Star 2 - The bosses/ending music

Street of Rage - All the songs are awesome!!! (specially the title)

Sol Deace (Sega CD) A few tracks are just awesome. Heh, I have taken the CD to work just to listen to it all day.

Panzel Dragoon 1 & 2 - Some good musics

Final Fantasy 2 (The intro is cool)

These are my most memorable ones

Did I mention that I love Gaiares???