By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. Close

Forums - Music Discussion - Post underappreciated videogame soundtracks.

Tagged games:

The title says it all, post soundtracks and/or tracks you think deserve more attention.

The soundtrack of this game is good, the more I hear it the better it becomes.

You know it deserves the GOTY.

Come join The 2018 Obscure Game Monthly Review Thread.

Around the Network

 "I think people should define the word crap" - Kirby007

Join the Prediction League

Instead of seeking to convince others, we can be open to changing our own minds, and seek out information that contradicts our own steadfast point of view. Maybe it’ll turn out that those who disagree with you actually have a solid grasp of the facts. There’s a slight possibility that, after all, you’re the one who’s wrong.

The Wild 9 OST (1998) from Tommy Tallarico on the PS1 stuck with me. It wasn't the most popular game, ( VGC has it at 240k ) and the music is hq and catchy, so I'd say it fits the bill.

I loved an arcade game called Ninja Warriors (1988). Again, good, and not very well known, thus underappreciated feels like an appropriate distinction. Loved the first level music, but since it was quite difficult, and cost 4 quarters to play, I only played the first 2 levels. Can't vouch for the rest of it.  My favorite part comes at 3:25 when the techno music gets what I can only describe as an Asian infusion. What kind of Asian? I don't know! Let's go with Japanese, because ninjas.

Last edited by COKTOE - on 29 March 2019

- "If you have the heart of a true winner, you can always get more pissed off than some other asshole."

Mischief Makers, an OST I absolutely adore, is not only that most of its tracks have really good and catchy melodies, but the instrumentation is quite unique too, I really haven't listened to another game that sounds like MM.

Around the Network

Terranigma has a load of great songs. This is a Brilliant Cover of the overworld theme-

I have (or have/had in the household): ZX-81, Commidore 64, Amega, Sega Master System, Super Nintendo, Sega Megadrive, Gameboy, Playstation, Nintendo 64, Windows 95, Gameboy Colour, Windows 98, Sega Dreamcast, Gameboy Advance, PS2, Gamecube, Xbox, Windows XP, Nintendo DS, Xbox 360, Wii, PS3, Windows Vista, iPhone, Windows 7, 3DS, Wii U, PS4, Windows 10 & PSVR. Plus, I will be getting the New Nintendo Switch sometime in 2019 :D

and I Don't have: Magnovox Odyssey, Any Atari's, Any Macintosh computers, Nes, Sega Gamegear, Virtual Boy, Sega Saturn, N-gage, Xbox One, PSP, PSVita & Andoid Phone. Plus any non-main-stream consoles/platforms I haven't mentioned.

There are some good ones here, especially Terranigma is underrated. I have some other picks.

Lufia 2 ofcourse. Game isn't talked about much. Great soundtrack.

Romancing SaGa as a whole has a pretty good soundtracks as well

Plok by the genius Tim Follin:

This man could do wonders.

Shantae, especially Shantae and the Pirate's curse.

Here's the entire Soundtrack of Pirate's Curse:

And my favorite, Scuttle Town:

Tell me seriously if that doesn't make you wanna dance.

Also, Kudos for mixing Dubstep, Glitch Hop and Oriental music into one great soundtrack in practically each song.

Outcast, one of the most beautiful orchestrated game soundtracks:

Mirror‘ Edge Catalyst, 5 hours of great electronic music :