The Video Game Music Arena

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The Video Game Music Arena

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Post by Marilink » Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:14 pm

Hey friends! A while ago I hosted this thread in which I asked people if they preferred Dark World or Light World music from LttP. It was kinda fun, and I liked the idea, but the scope was too narrow. So let's broaden it, shall we?

I'm going to post a category of some game songs, then ask you guys to tell me which one is your favorite, and why. My goal is to pick unique categories--not just like "hey guys what's ur favorite song from Ocarina of Time," but thinking more outside the box. For instance...

What's your favorite Major-Key, Happy-sounding theme from NES Mega Man?

Bomb Man



Elec Man



Crash Man



Magnet Man



Gyro Man



Charge Man



Wind Man



Or a write-in?

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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:31 pm

Of those I like Charge Man's the most. I can't really describe why, it just sound cooler than the others. I'm probably not going to be contributing much commentary-wise lol.

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Post by DarkZero » Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:35 pm

wind man because ive always loved the part at 0:52, and im a fan of mm6's composer in general
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Post by I am nobody » Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:36 pm

Elec Man is secretly Journey's "Faithfully", so kind of a shoo-in.

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Post by Marilink » Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:55 pm

DarkZero wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:35 pm
wind man because ive always loved the part at 0:52, and im a fan of mm6's composer in general
6 is underrated across the board.

My personal favorite is Charge Man, of these. In fact, I think that 5 might just have the best soundtrack across the whole NES MM games >.>

The Charge Man music has just that perfect running 8th note pattern going through it, and the melody is infectious. I also like the fact that Charge Man totally sucks, but his music is so good that it makes you forget how much he sucks

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Post by X-3 » Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:09 pm

Out of those I'll have to say Wind Man.

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Post by Booyakasha » Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:24 am

Wind Man's stage music has a distinct '"Runaway" by Del Shannon'-vibe to it that I can't help but find appealing. Although I must admit I like Charge Man's galloping 'The Trooper'-style beat.

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Post by Valigarmander » Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:33 am

Gotta go with Elec Man... it's a timeless classic.

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Post by Calamity Panfan » Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:03 am

Elec Man > Wind Man > Charge Man > Crash Man > Magnet Man > Bomb Man > Gyro Man

The "Faithfully" ripoff kills it; it's so triumphant.The top four here all bang in general. The bottom three are solid too but don't hold up to the competition.

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Post by Marilink » Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:40 am

btw, there is a special place in my heart for Magnet Man, but mostly because of this remix:



I’ve had this remix for like 15 years now and I still listen to it regularly.

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Post by Marilink » Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:38 pm

Congrats to Wind Man and Elec Man for taking Round 1! Time for a new category:

Warm-weather Seasons Music from Stardew Valley

Spring 1 - It's a Big World Outside


Summer 1 - Nature's Crescendo


Spring 2 - The Valley Comes Alive


Summer 2 - The Sun Can Bend an Orange Sky


Spring 3 - Wild Horseradish Jam


Summer 3 - Tropicala


Bonus question - Spring or Summer overall?

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Post by I am nobody » Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:43 pm

"Tropicala" is probably my favorite in isolation, but "It's a Big World Outside" is the theme and inevitably the one I associate most with the game, so it kind of wins by default. Having the main theme in there kind of feels like cheating, though.

Summer wins overall.

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Post by Valigarmander » Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:05 pm

"Nature's Crescendo" might be my favorite, followed by "Tropicala". I prefer summer overall.

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Post by smol Kat » Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:13 pm

1: "It's a Big World Outside"
2: toss-up
3: "Tropicala"

So, while 2 is a toss-up for me I very slightly prefer "The Valley Comes Alive." I think what does it for me in favor of spring overall is the melodies. Very catchy, very easy to remember, and they definitely evoke that feeling of starting fresh with loads of opportunities.
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Post by New! Tazy Ten » Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:06 am

I like "The Sun Can Bend An Orange Sky". It just has this crystal sound in it that I've always had a soft spot for.

Out of these I like Summer more. Those songs just seem more upbeat to me.

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Post by Marilink » Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:21 am

New arena coming soon!

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Post by Marilink » Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:12 am

y'all wanna spam this page a little bit so I can put the next one on page 2 so as to not have 40 videos on one page pls

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Post by DarkZero » Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:25 am

hell yeah free spam pass

i would have weighed in on stardew valley but the soundtrack is something i tend to have on in the background so i havent payed as much attention to it as i should
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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:08 am

I dislike Stardew Valley, so if spamming will get get the next game posted, so be it.

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Post by DarkZero » Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:13 am

and i'll take the bottom
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