Most Memorable Arcade Music

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The whole soundtrack of Street Fighter 2 for me. Every sound is iconic and recognizable
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landisama wrote:The whole soundtrack of Street Fighter 2 for me. Every sound is iconic and recognizable
Agreed. I imagine it's part of everyone's childhood/teen memories on here.
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Fire Barrel has a pretty nice OST. Every track suits the level you're playing.

Stage 4 has you destroying a fleet of ships and a massive air craft carrier at the end. Epic destruction and scrolling! Here is the accompanying track.

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The whole Mercs soundtrack is amazing. I especially love the opening from 1:39 in the video, the way the beat slows down as the helicopter takes off and them BOOM, into that absolutely kick **** level 1 track. Gives me goosebumps.

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I'll echo the sentiments of many, for me it's Street Fighter II and its variants. That's what I remember most from my time in the arcades as a kid. A little more recently, Cave did indeed bash out some games with beautiful soundtracks.

So to post something not already mentioned by others, I'd say this, which happens to be a game I don't actually own, but I love the music with its rolling baseline: Sorcer Striker / Mahou Daisakusen, Level 1.

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Great choice idc! I also like this one:

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Metamorphic Force, Konami, PCB, 1993

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30 years on this is still stuck in my head.
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OH GAWWWWDD!!!


Edit: Also this.
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That Mystic Warriors music sounds like it could have been in one of the old breakdance films! (Please tell me I'm not the only one here who watched those a LOT when I was a kid :P )

For me it was always SFII like a lot of others here. Although I did buy Rodland purely for the catchy jingly music that I remember so fondly from playing it on the Amiga when I was younger :shifty:

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Can't get enough of the "Tragedy Flame" track (Raiden 2 + DX). :)


Not a bad remix version (Raiden IV).
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Wurstkopp wrote:Can't get enough of the "Tragedy Flame" track (Raiden 2 + DX). :)


Not a bad remix version (Raiden IV).
Nice! Just hearing these tracks alone makes me want to buy these games.

I can understand what cools was saying earlier ;) music is so important!
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A few of my faves. :)

OutRun2 OST - Passing Breeze



Viewpoint - Not There At All (Stage 1)



Virtua Fighter OST - Theme of Jacky



Killer Instinct - Theme of Orchid



R-Type Leo OST - Paradise Planet (Area 1)



Shinobi - Round One

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I don’t own this pcb but played it loads on my last visit to Japan :)

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Street Fighter II and Shinobi for me. Shinobi was the best sounding game on the planet in 87.
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-Outrun
-Golden Axe
-Fire Shark
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