We grew up with games, and we have gotten to see the music in them progress (or regress) over time. There are too many to choose from, but here are our favorites:
5. Wild Arms
A kind of obscure choice, but who can deny they love the whistling of the theme song? Reminds me of the Littlest Hobo for some reason…
4. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
This game had music as a core component to the gameplay, and many of the ocarina songs have been noted as video game classics. But the coolest part is probably the backing soundtrack in places like Kokiri Village or Gerudo Valley.
3. Tony Hawk Pro Skater
So many awesome cuts on this: Suicidal Tendencies, Dead Kennedy’s, The Suicide Machines. I’m pretty sure Jello was really mad a East Bay Ray for allowing this to happen (but I’m glad it did, teehee!).
2. Super Mario Bros.
The theme song is classic, the underwater song is classic, the underground song is classic. No game’s music is more universally recognized and loved than this one. I really wish my life sounded like this.
1. Megaman 2
8 Robot Masters to defeat, 8 awesome level songs. Quick Man and Wood Man are particularly good. The game also has a beautiful intro theme song and some cool music near the end when Megaman invades Dr. Willy’s Castle. This game has the highest number of awesome songs.
So nerds, what did we miss? Be sure to have your hissy fit in the comments below the so the rest of the world can see.