Top 10 Pieces of Music From Video Games

10. Theme A from Tetris
Tetris is my favourite puzzle game. It’s fun to play it all the time. One of the upsides is that it has a very nice and catchy tune which plays as all of the blocks fall into place. Sure, it might be an old 8-bit tune, but I love it!

9. Lavender Town from Pokémon Red, Blue and Yellow
Another 8-bit tune here. I’m sure, if you ever played the original Pokémon games, that you remember that creepy graveyard town; well, this is the theme music from it, a tune I think is excellently eerie. Although, all the versions on YouTube seem weirdly echoic, which I think is an alteration, but still this is mostly the original tune.

8. Banjo Land from Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts
Probably only really here for nostalgic reasons: it’s a big orchestral version of several tunes from the Banjo-Kazooie series! All put together as one lovely medley. Still, it might sound nice to people unfamiliar with them.

7. Stardust Road from Super Mario Galaxy
A lovely little tune which makes you think of the strange, cold emptiness of space. Beautiful and slightly melancholy.

6. Beware the Forest Mushrooms from Super Mario RPG
An immersive little theme from the SNES classic, it’s very fitting that it plays as you wander through a thick forest!

5. E-102 Gamma Theme from Sonic Adventure
Ah, E-102 Gamma, the best character from Sonic Adventure. This song is just the perfect theme for the sad story of this robot!

4. Click Clock Woods from Banjo-Kazooie
A nicely optimistic song played when you visit Click Clock Woods during the spring, an uplifting, catchy song.

3. Sunset Shore from Donkey Kong Country Returns
This song plays in dark levels which only use silhouettes; it really suits it.

2. Final Hours from The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask
Actually, a really depressing piece of music. This tune plays right before the end of the world and you literally hear it everywhere you go, just as a reminder that literally everywhere and everything will be gone if you don’t do something about it. And if you don’t do anything, a particularly depressing cut scene shows you the world ending…

1. Stickerbush Symphony from Donkey Kong Country 2
How could this not be first? Just listen to it, it may be from an old SNES game, but I still think it sounds beautiful and it really captures the feeling of wandering in wilderness.

Note: I just wanted to point out that it’s the 10th of May, one year ago today I wrote my first entry and thought that I’d probably end the blog a few days later! I guess I was wrong.

This entry was posted in All, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *