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« Reply #20 on: May 27, 2015, 09:35:41 pm »
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Re: Those Catchy, Catchy Tunes...
« Reply #21 on: May 27, 2015, 10:21:12 pm »
Speaking of amazing SNES compositions, I'm surprised nobody's mentioned SoM yet...
Or was that one too obvious?
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« Reply #22 on: May 27, 2015, 10:34:38 pm »
I love the battle theme, last dungeon theme, and final battle theme in Mystic Quest. The game is kind of meh, but far from "terrible".

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« Reply #23 on: May 27, 2015, 10:59:30 pm »
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That game's soundtrack is not only totally amazing, but is also the only redeeming part of that otherwise terrible, terrible game.

I wouldn't call it terrible but I see what you mean. It's a little generic and a bit (perhaps very) on the grindy side. Other redeeming qualities I can see are that it doesn't have random encounters, some of the graphics are pretty and as Spooniest mentioned it's got that cool claw that functions like the hookshot in Zelda.

The part about not having random encounters is great too because then you can have levels like the volcano where it's very easy to get lost, but it doesn't become a huge bore and pain in the ass like most RPGs with maze like levels. (I never finished Madou Monogatari because of that) You fight the enemies once and then you don't have to deal with them again until you leave and come back. Gives a sense of accomplishment. Also allows for some dungeons/levels to have invisible enemies that only become visible after obtaining certain items which would not be possible with random encounters.

EDIT: I liked how tough the boss battles were too.
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Re: Those Catchy, Catchy Tunes...
« Reply #24 on: May 28, 2015, 07:34:23 am »
I basically hum about every video game tunes I like, some with better result than others.
Sonic 3 final boss battle doesn't sound as great as some others and Grandia boss battle theme is a tough contender.
On the other hand, I can do Septette for a Dead Princess rather well. ^^

As I was reading the topic, I was huming the Bad Apple Remix. ^^

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« Reply #25 on: May 28, 2015, 07:37:00 am »
Thanks to the mystic quest thread, now I have those songs running through my head
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« Reply #26 on: May 28, 2015, 02:58:44 pm »
Thanks to the Mystic Quest thread and Slick being up again, I have an extreme urge to pour over Chillyfeez's music info and port the Tower and Battle themes to FF4 after I finish some graphics work.  >:D

The mention of Grandia has the second normal battle theme in my head, lol.

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« Reply #27 on: May 31, 2015, 03:35:44 pm »
I never wanted to work in a pet shop, you know. I wanted to be...a lumberjack.

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Re: Those Catchy, Catchy Tunes...
« Reply #28 on: May 31, 2015, 03:53:55 pm »
Speaking of amazing SNES compositions, I'm surprised nobody's mentioned SoM yet...
Or was that one too obvious?

Perhaps, so let's narrow it down to the Top 3: Ceremony, Meridian Dance & A Dark Star.

Capcom always scores an insta-kill with Ducktales' Moon Theme. I'd also nominate both Boss Themes from Little Nemo (penguin/stingray & final).

On the dark horse ticket, I'ma plug Song #3 from NES Tetris, along with Song #3 from Mario Paint.
Finally, two nods from GameBoy (the original Dark Horse system): World 2-1 & Ending Theme, both from Super Mario Land.

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Re: Those Catchy, Catchy Tunes...
« Reply #29 on: June 10, 2015, 11:29:11 am »
The overworld theme from Neutopia has been running through my head lately.

:( Make it stop
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« Reply #30 on: June 10, 2015, 12:58:44 pm »
The overworld theme from Neutopia has been running through my head lately.

:( Make it stop

I've been meaning to get ahold of that game for awhile, being it looks a lot like a Zelda title. Is it fun?


As for me, Actraiser's SimEarth music is stuck in my head.
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« Reply #31 on: June 10, 2015, 01:55:00 pm »
I've been meaning to get ahold of that game for awhile, being it looks a lot like a Zelda title. Is it fun?

It's fun, but it's kind of frumpy. You're not getting a big story from the in game text, that's for sure. "Save the princess," nothing more, nothing less.

Yipee. One of the first 16 bit games, I suppose. I'd say play Ys instead, it's more of an original take on the adventure game genre.
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Re: Those Catchy, Catchy Tunes...
« Reply #32 on: June 11, 2015, 12:53:23 pm »
The overworld theme from Neutopia has been running through my head lately.

:( Make it stop

That overworld theme is EXTREMELY catchy...

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« Reply #33 on: June 11, 2015, 01:39:42 pm »
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Re: Those Catchy, Catchy Tunes...
« Reply #34 on: June 11, 2015, 03:09:00 pm »
Playing Phantasy Star IV twice in the span on less than a month, this is somehow the song that got stuck in my head:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVVMNvagmcI

This is the one that give me earworm the most when I play Streets of Rage 2:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wP-i6jzjIwQ

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« Reply #35 on: June 11, 2015, 06:23:54 pm »
I always loved the music in Wario Land 4:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUozK4yYwOY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrVFG9lqzX4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFarSD5ah4I

That's only part of it, the whole song has catchy music.  All 18 levels have a song that fits perfectly and is fantastically composed.  And that's not even getting into the non level songs like the boss music or title music.  Or the two different ending songs based on region or the weird bad ending remix of the first level music:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLZt8C9o39Q

Outside of that, the other Wario games have great music too.  Wario Land 3 has this memorable song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AH70CwY__Ms

Wario World has the first area themes especially:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxA33Jw61Kg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRDg17a5fQg

Wario Master of Disguise's music was great and awesomely catchy(despite the game being rather terrible):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAvLQnwZgTU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1TX5i7M6iY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rneBa8dgl5A

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nrC-9F6-tQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9NHre6G4V8

And Wario Land Shake It had a surprisingly nice soundtrack, even by Wario Land standards:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_R-MFak2bs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leCapwU826I

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4MAOdTwV5c

I know it's a lot of examples, but damn, it's one series whose music I pretty much cannot ever forget.  And arguably a series criminally underrated for its soundtrack in general.



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Re: Those Catchy, Catchy Tunes...
« Reply #36 on: June 12, 2015, 01:47:52 pm »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IptYofh4KnE

The second boss theme from Cave Story, Eyes of Flame.
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Re: Those Catchy, Catchy Tunes...
« Reply #37 on: June 29, 2015, 07:36:14 pm »
https://www.dropbox.com/s/eiddxmy25ufgp3x/My%20Home%20Sweet%20Home.mp3?dl=0

Little something I did a few years back.

My Home Sweet Home is the catchiest catch of them all. won't get out of my head for, like, twenty years now.

so here's a most worthy contender, as I'm certain you'll agree:
behold the Decision Bell!

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Re: Those Catchy, Catchy Tunes...
« Reply #38 on: July 17, 2015, 07:13:06 am »
http://youtu.be/VDCdOOP0x7A

I have woken up with this in my head for the last 5 days. The intervals here are just insane. It's like Nobuo Uematsu had something to prove with the tools he was given or something. It's one of those pieces of music that I could never in my life hope to play on any instrument, so I find it bewildering and beautiful.

I really wish I would stop waking up with it chugging along in my head, though.

Catchy indeed.
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« Reply #39 on: July 17, 2015, 03:20:21 pm »
Ever since setting up Fallout 3 on PC to Play Batman: Arkham City's main theme at the title screen, it's become perma-stuck in my head.

Arkham City in general has some incredibly epic, moody tunes. It's also one of the most enjoyable games I've played on the PS3 (well, back when the stupid thing would read my discs, that is).
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