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What About Genesis Music?

Seekrit

Member
For one reason or another, I'm not actually a huge fan of the Gunstar Heroes soundtrack. I don't really know why, it just doesn't rub me the right way.

You need the nauseatingly rapid gameplay to really enjoy it. Treasure games are a package; separate the graphics and music and they're okay, but put them together and you have something special.

It's all good! I only mentioned it that way because when people think of popular Genesis games/music, Gunstar Heroes usually is in there somewhere. And no worries! I have contradictory-to-the-crowd opinions on stuff too. Like how I think Ocarina of Time is not all it's cracked up to be. xD; *braces self for flak*

Gasp! An opinion :O
 

Runefox

Kitsune of the PC Master Race
I actually tend to agree with you on OoT; LttP FTW. :V Anyway, yeah, I also agree that Gunstar Heroes is best enjoyed on the whole. The graphical achievements of the game were something special, and combining the music with that makes for an awesome experience. By no means am I knocking the game! Just I don't feel the urge to crack open the soundtrack and have a listen like I do some of these others.
 

Project_X

Member
I actually tend to agree with you on OoT; LttP FTW. :V
Oooh! Embrace me! *opens arms for a hug* <3

Anyway, yeah, I also agree that Gunstar Heroes is best enjoyed on the whole. The graphical achievements of the game were something special, and combining the music with that makes for an awesome experience. By no means am I knocking the game! Just I don't feel the urge to crack open the soundtrack and have a listen like I do some of these others.

I can totally understand that. xD
 
As the shooter aficionado of FAF, I have to authority to say that Genesis had the superior Contra even if the style was not as robust as Alien Wars.
[video=youtube;iYNLz8goZdE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYNLz8goZdE[/video]

Forgot how good Phantasy Star could be. Why does no one give those games a chance?

Have an OST.

I wasn't a fan of the old ones. Now I play Phantasy Star Online 2 like a fiend, though!
 
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Fox_720B

Has left FAF, at least for now
[video=youtube;bmFRvpwVSwo]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmFRvpwVSwo[/video]

I'm with Green_Knight...I totally thought the above when I saw the thread title....
 
...I figured it'd be obvious that a Genesis topic in a gaming forum would imply it's about one of the most popular 16 consoles in history. ;-;
 

Fox_720B

Has left FAF, at least for now
...I figured it'd be obvious that a Genesis topic in a gaming forum would imply it's about one of the most popular 16 consoles in history. ;-;

:V
 

Fox_720B

Has left FAF, at least for now

Tybis

Me beautiful barnet!
Nobody posted anything from PSIII?!?
I am disappoint.

Most of it
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8KDsbAFw8s

and the town theme here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUyeW1k8keU
because I like the town theme

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MWAHAHAHA
 

Runefox

Kitsune of the PC Master Race
OH! We canNOT forget Afterburner!!!! Thank you Bayonetta for the remix that made me love this tune.
Cheater, that's the arcade theme. I'd have posted After Burner if not for the fact that the Genesis rendition... Kinda doesn't do it justice. Arcade version's soundtrack is some of my favourite game music ever.

[video=youtube;eaQmOlhaJq8]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaQmOlhaJq8[/video]

Giving it a listen again, it's not BAD, but a lot of the instruments are detuned compared to the arcade, and for some reason they ended up using different samples for the percussion (clearly both versions used PCM percussion, so that's kinda weird...). 32x version, if it counts, sounds almost exactly like the arcade.

On that note, the PC Engine version's soundtrack is almost 100% spot-on with the arcade as far as timing and pitch go. A better rendition than the Genesis, if lower quality. I guess if you want the worst official version, look no further than the Master System's PSG version. Doesn't seem to be an upload of any of the SMS variants (FM or PSG), so maybe I'll do it myself sometime. There's LP's that show off the music though. You may also like this cover version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7--fyU2l8s

Also, check out the version with medley, not used in-game but accessible via sound test: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOR9ejFux2M

Nobody posted anything from PSIII?!?
I am disappoint
I WAS going to post the main theme, but I decided I didn't really like it enough. I was going to post some PSII as well, but I figured it didn't stack up well enough technically.
 
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Distorted

Active Member
I loved playing Outrunners as a kid beacause of the music. This was my favorite song from the game.

[video=youtube;aUMrNI5sAr8]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUMrNI5sAr8[/video]

I also love the Sonic the Hedgehog soundtracks too. And though I haven't played it, Hybrid Front has a good sound too. I like most if not all 16-bit music.
 
Oh my crap, Runefox you were right. And I completely didn't notice that I posted the arcade version. =w=

But here's Final Take Off.

[video=youtube;mDWNS-jMqDY]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDWNS-jMqDY[/video]

Which reminds me. Anyone play Afterburner Climax? Aside from STUPID barrel roll controls, great game. I'm glad to see Sega still caring about their arcade scene as well as actually porting new arcade titles to consoles. Now if only I can get an L.A. Machineguns cabinet. o3o
 
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Runefox

Kitsune of the PC Master Race
Yup, I don't have an After Burner Climax arcade cabinet anywhere here, but I've got the X-Box Live version, set it up with my Hori ACE-EDGE and had lots of fun. Easy to get all the achievements, difficult to actually get a high score. And WAY too easy to barrel roll, which locks your controls and generally just makes it easier for missiles to hit you / to slam into the turf. Still, good soundtrack, campy voice acting, awesome graphics and sense of speed, what more can you ask from an arcade game?

Also has a great remix of Afterburner:

[video=youtube;oLJHAzJ7A3c]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLJHAzJ7A3c[/video]
 
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I love that game to pieces still. When I got it, I played the game for 3 hours straight...it's only what? 12 minutes? FIENDIN!
I find it funny how many ignorant dumbasses said that AfterBurner was an Ace Combat rip off after only seeing Climax not knowing that AfterBurner predates Ace Combat by 5 years and is a completely different game.
 

Runefox

Kitsune of the PC Master Race
They're completely different games, honestly. I play After Burner for the fast-paced action, while I play Ace Combat for the story, music, presentation, etc. In a way, I almost see Ace Combat (at least, the later installments) in a similar light as an RPG in that regard. That's grossly oversimplifying it, but yeah. They're super different. The first home console Ace Combat (Air Combat in North America) did feature After Burner style gameplay, though the arcade version billed itself closer to being a simulation. I haven't been able to play Air Combat's arcade release due to MAME not emulating it properly and having never seen / had a cabinet around here, but from what I understand, it's very different from the home release, with the latter being far more arcade-action in presentation.

Actually, the most common thing I see commented on After Burner is that it's a Star Fox rip-off, especially on the music. At least one comment said something like "This wishes it was corneria", another "It's like mini Star Fox!". Hurr durr.
 
This is why I made a thread about genres vs copycats. People like that.
Speaking of MAME, I just tried AfterBurner 2... Either I suck or missiles are invisible because I never see what hits me.

EDIT: UGH!!!! Sega RUINED the AfterBurner theme with that vocaloid weeaboo garbage! DX
 
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Runefox

Kitsune of the PC Master Race
This is why I made a thread about genres vs copycats. People like that.
Speaking of MAME, I just tried AfterBurner 2... Either I suck or missiles are invisible because I never see what hits me.
It's designed to be a quarter-sucker, so it's not terribly surprising. That said, check the DIP switch config (tab should get you to the menu) and see if you don't have it set on hard.

EDIT: UGH!!!! Sega RUINED the AfterBurner theme with that vocaloid weeaboo garbage! DX
Ehh, it's not for everyone. I take what I can get as far as After Burner mixes because there are so few of them, and fewer worth listening to. The FM Towns soundtrack kind of mixed in some brass instruments, for example...

[video=youtube;OEq5Nn_dl2Q]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEq5Nn_dl2Q#4m58s[/video]

Though not bad either. I kind of like it. Early 90's guitar.
 

Tybis

Me beautiful barnet!
Ecco the flippin' Dolphin

[video=youtube;Kk72RMv9d0s]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kk72RMv9d0s ecco toft[/video]

The most energetic song in the series, actually.
 

Nikolinni

Niko Linni
This is what I miss about older consoles. Each kinda just had their own "Sound". Nowadays each console is so similar to the other the only difference are hardware specs and the controller. Well, there is that Wii and WiiU thing, but it's only a matter of time before Sony and Microsoft play follow the leader.

Anyways, I love genesis music. It's just got that tough and cool sound to it sometimes. Anyone mention Splatterhouse 3? That one had some neat music to it. I mean, come on, The Mask is such an awesome final battle, and the music goes great with it, IMO anyways.

Originally I had The Mask theme up from SH3, but I watched a video of Splatterhouse 2's intro and...that's a pretty awesome theme. This is specifically the japanese version of the game.

[video=youtube;reQMiNFzgvs]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reQMiNFzgvs[/video]
 
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