Most Memorable Arcade Music

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Most Memorable Arcade Music

Post by zak » May 23rd, 2018, 11:31 am

What are some of the stand out tracks for you folks? Memorable and awesome music from some of your favourite arcade games. I'll start with:

Gun Frontier has an amazing OST by Zuntata. Most memorable and unique track for me is the Stage 2 music. It starts out peaceful and quiet and keeps building up with the action!



Rapid Hero / Arcadia - Stage 2 music - totally over the top and epic - just like the game itself!



J.J. Squawkers - Stage 2 music (again) - Probably the most relaxing arcade track in history :)



Breaking the stage 2 streak with one of my favourite CAVE shooters:

Mushihimesama - Stage 3 music. Almost has a Prog Rock sound to it. Music suits the stage perfectly! Love this track.

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Re: Most Memorable Arcade Music

Post by cools » May 23rd, 2018, 11:41 am

A lot of my preferred games are precisely because I like the soundtrack. In many cases the game itself might not be all that great but if the soundtrack is good, I'll enjoy it.

Pink Sweets Stage 6 is my goto answer for this question.


More Cave. Muchi Muchi Pork boss music sticks in my head


Non Cave, not a great game example: Mitchell's Super-X
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Re: Most Memorable Arcade Music

Post by geotrig » May 23rd, 2018, 11:54 am

most of my playing back when i was a youf was with headphones on ...!

I'll throw in the obvious sf2 , it has it all really as well as the soundbites to make it more memorable, love it and was one of the only game soundtracks I wanted to pick up.
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Post by LEGENOARYNINLIA » May 23rd, 2018, 12:12 pm

Hnnnnggggggg... I'll make an effort and not list any fighting game music. :awe:

I absolutely love the Genpei Toumaden soundtrack.



And the Rastan soundtrack.


(that's a medley)

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Re: Most Memorable Arcade Music

Post by phillv85 » May 23rd, 2018, 12:20 pm

Espgaluda stages 1 and 3 come to mind, especially when it starts the stage one track during the run to the final boss. Deathsmiles Hades Castle is another one that sets the tone for the stage particularly well.

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Post by LEGENOARYNINLIA » May 23rd, 2018, 12:37 pm

Oh, and this is the most epic track in any shmup ever:


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Post by zak » May 23rd, 2018, 12:38 pm

Nice choices so far! I'm ashamed that I missed this one!


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Post by geotrig » May 23rd, 2018, 12:52 pm

Outrun music is something i've never been mad about.it has grown more over the years so I will give it that.
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Re: Most Memorable Arcade Music

Post by DaveyD » May 23rd, 2018, 3:21 pm

For me the best Outrun music is this one from Outrun 2 -




It isnt my favourite SHMUP ever, but i do love the soundtrack from Raiden FIghters. Especially this track:


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Re: Most Memorable Arcade Music

Post by emphatic » May 23rd, 2018, 5:54 pm



Very high quality throughout. The final stage is the best IMHO, at 9:25.



Just great too. Original sound track start at 5:17

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Re: Most Memorable Arcade Music

Post by Layer » May 23rd, 2018, 6:36 pm

DaveyD wrote: It isnt my favourite SHMUP ever, but i do love the soundtrack from Raiden FIghters. Especially this track:

I didn't know the arrange.

The original track :



SNK Chopper 1 OST :


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Post by cthulhu » May 23rd, 2018, 6:47 pm

I always love Konami's sountracks:


Classic Konami greatness:


Cave's best soundtrack ever imho:
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Re: Most Memorable Arcade Music

Post by turntablism » May 23rd, 2018, 7:52 pm

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Post by Sunder » May 23rd, 2018, 11:34 pm

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Re: Most Memorable Arcade Music

Post by zak » May 24th, 2018, 8:29 am

The thread was incomplete without Ninja Warriors and the CarltonGuile theme ;)

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Re: Most Memorable Arcade Music

Post by Layer » May 24th, 2018, 9:17 am

Yup, Guile's theme goes with everything :lol:







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Re: Most Memorable Arcade Music

Post by zak » May 24th, 2018, 11:20 am

Powerstone Wang Tang (Tong An) Stage. Love this game and the whole OST!


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Re: Most Memorable Arcade Music

Post by turntablism » May 24th, 2018, 11:38 am

I like a sample used in death smiles.
Does anybody know the original song of this ?
For example: i found the same sample in a rap song
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