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[color="#696969"][font="Tahoma"]The Skyward Sword thread's current discussion on the music has got me realizing how much I listen to video game music outside of the games themselves. About a year ago I started getting into this a lot, looking up music from old games for nostalgic purposes.

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JA_VeKxyfiU&list=FL9drqggjLa7G-d-7iP3aDRQ&index=391&feature=plpp_video[/media]

After a while of playing old games (ones I'd played before and ones I'd not) I started becoming much more aware of music in not only video games but movies and television. And this is what really started my... "soundtrack" binge. While I did get into a little bit of movie and television show music, I've mostly been interested in video game music. I find it to be much more interesting and compelling to listen to. Not to mention there is so much more of it out there.

I thought it'd be fun to have a thread where we can share and listen to songs from games we all love. To start off here's a classic nostalgic song for me from Super Mario Land 2. It's the Star Maze theme.

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmD9WnLYR5I&feature=BFa&list=FL9drqggjLa7G-d-7iP3aDRQ&lf=plpp_video[/media]

I played this game a lot as a kid on the road, when I stumbled upon this song during one of my many video game music binges I got instant nostalgia goosebumps. If you played this game before you'll probably feel the same way and if not you may still find it good.

Bonus song: :)
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cp7-0x6vZjw[/media]

Little Big Planet has a fantastic soundtrack, this song is only one of many great tracks.

So what about you guys? Any favourite video game songs? How important do you think music is for a video game? What are your thoughts on the ones I've posted? ^^[/font][/color]

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[color=#4B0082][media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmwSfUqnDvA[/media]

For some reason, this is the video game theme I find myself humming or tapping out the beat to most often. It's not my favorite piece of game music, my favorite in the FF series, or even my favorite in FFVI specifically, but it's stuck with me ever since I first heard it back in 1995.[/color]

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[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyE0UabtLn0[/media]

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EaRHlo4B0Y[/media]

These 2 themes are the ones that stick out the most at the moment.

[quote]So what about you guys? Any favourite video game songs? How important do you think music is for a video game? What are your thoughts on the ones I've posted? ^^[/quote]

While I don't think much about music in games, but they are very important since they feed on any type of emotion or just the overall feel of the game (I think that's what I'm trying to say). It's ironic though. There have been quite a few times where I could never pay attention to the music but at the same time I don't think I'd be able to play any games without music.

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I regret, that I can not participate in discussion now. It is not enough information. But this theme me very much interests.

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There are so many songs to choose from.

Going into an arcade I always heard this one:
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8_X3i9O8os&feature=related[/media]

8bit stuff is always awesome, and the scott pilgrim game took that to another level.
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRDufaj77K8&feature=bf_next&list=PL67407FE7CDD9F05F&lf=results_main[/media]

Lastly I am gonna have to give the epic award to Halo.
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylLAsTNDWU8&feature=fvst[/media]

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I love absolutely nothing more than the .hack franchise game music. They have some really beautiful stuff, and then they can turn it right around and give you the chills.

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This might be my favorite of all time.

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Always gives me the chills.

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