Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Greatest sounds of our generations. Now with 16 BITS!

Hello, and thank you for joining me once again, as I provide my list of the best Genesis soundtracks! 

The Sega Genesis provides some of the very best and worst in gaming music. The (OMG) 16 bit sound can sound very amazing, which you will hear soon. Now, let's get down to the list!




Number 10.
Outrun.


Now this is the life. You're a sweet dude with a hot babe and a slammin' Convertible. All you need it some sweet tunes and your life is complete!


Now that's the life!


Number 9.
Tinhead


Quite possibly my favorite mega man ripoff. Actually, it's probably the only mega man ripoff I've ever played. Sounds to me like they got the music right!



Not the best boss music ever, but hey, we're only on number 9!

Number 8.
Rocket Knight Adventure

Such a good game. Difficult, but great! It also features some of the greatest music on the Genesis! For example: 



Makes me want to slaughter piggies mercilessly.

Number 7.
Ristar

Remember when it was the 90's and anything could happen? "I think we should make a game where you're a star, and you put your dirty hands all over everything!" and thus, Ristar was born. Manhandling everything in sight, with some great beats!



You'll be manhandling things in sight all day long. Guaranteed.

Number 6.
World of Illusions

Man, what a game this is! It has three totally different games, really. You can play though this game as Mickey, Donald,  or two player with Mickey and Donald. Each features a completely different set of levels, and completely awesome music!



Pretty spooky music, honestly. Really sets the mood, especially when the raising water happens. SPOILERS!

Number 5.
Streets of Rage

Getting down to the best of the best, guys! Streets of Rage is pretty  sweet. Beatin' up baddies with some equally sweet msuic playing! Take a listen!


Funky stuff! By the way, the girl is clearly the best.

Number 4.
Ecco the Dolphin

Ah, the game where you play as a FUCKING TIME TRAVELING DOLPHIN! How awesome is that? The answer to that question will melt your brain.



This music seriously scared me as a child.

Number 3.
Aladdin


Luchalma's FAVORITE game for the Sega Genesis, and with good reason! This is a fantastic game. The music is from the movie, but provides that Sega charm!



Tommy Tallarico's finest.

Number 2.
Ecco the Dolphin: The Tides of Time

Holy shit, the dolphin's back! More time traveling awaits! This game provides some outstanding music, and really shows off what the Genesis can do! Such a beautiful game.



If your mind wasn't melted at this point. It is now.


Before we head to number 1, I'd like to take a moment to provide the music for my favorite mainstream game.

Best of the popular.
Sonic

Starlight zone. It's amazing.


I could listen to this on loop for hours.


Next up, a new segment. The worst of the worst. As I said, the Sega Genesis can provide some truly awful stuff. Let's take a listen to the...

                   Worst of the worst
                    Awesome possum

I invite..no...dare you to take a listen to this.



I'm so sorry.

Number 1.
Crusader of Centy

The absolute pinnacle of Sega Genesis music. It's seriously so good. This game ranks as one of my all time favorites. If you'd like a full review, please check out the review I wrote a long time ago here. If you have one day left to live, and you decide to play a video game instead of visit family, or whatever... PLEASE play this game. It's phenomenal!



Remember when I said there was good boss music in this list? Here it is!


Thank you very much for joining me on this nostalgic trip... even if it was mostly just for me. I sincerely hope you enjoy this music list, and I can't wait to see you back here when we check out the SNES!


Your dearest buddy, Jamirus.

8 comments:

  1. Aladdin should be NUMBER 1!!

    Good list though. That reminds me that I STILL need to beat CoC, as per our agreement.

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  2. Yeah, you do. I beat Knight of the Old Republic YEARS ago.

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  3. Sonic The Hedgehog has some awesome beats. In particular, I REALLY want somebody to do a Metal cover of Sonic The Hedgehog 2: Dr Robotnik Theme. Love it.

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  4. I was just about to pay you out for your music choices, because I listened to them and they sounded TERRIBLE... until I realised that my headphone jack was slightly askew, causing only some of the channels to come through...

    Ah, I get it now.

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  5. Lmao im glad you got to take a listen! These songs and games are a big part of my childhood!

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  6. Great list with some jammin' tunes but you should list the composer for each one.

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    1. That's a good idea! If I can find it, I'll start doing that for the SNES list!

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  7. Steak-Sauce McgooJuly 13, 2012 at 4:40 PM

    Awesome possums music sounds like a robot puking white noise into a garbage disposal. It made my computer speakers sad.

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