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’ to the sweeping ‘Star Humming’ finale, Ristar’s explosively bright soundtrack feels more like a celebration. That this game eventually got crowned a classic of the era years later is a testament to this music, which already sounded like a victory lap in the first place. Yasunori Mitsuda scored all three of these things, and while his work here may not be his most iconic, it’s his most personal and accomplished.
- Sadly, only the first game will be on the SNES Classic.
- You can’t talk SNES platformers without mentioning the Donkey Kong Country franchise.
- The original Donkey Kong Country took the world by storm, but it was the second installment of the trilogy that we consider to be the best of the series.
Chrono Cross had only two dimensions to work with, and Mitsuda embraced his history from both games , while making some of the most interesting compositions he’s ever made. Lots of people still hate on Chrono Cross, but no one hates the score, and Mitsuda hasn’t matched it since. Chrono Cross is a Frankenstein’s monster of a game, one that doesn’t follow up on Chrono Trigger‘s time-traveling adventures so much as it dogpiles on top of it with thesis papers on string theory. It’s a remake of a Japan-only downloadble novel (for the SNES add-on Satellaview) called Radical Dreamers, which chased Chrono Trigger‘s one loose thread down the rabbit hole.
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Best enjoyed while watching a playthrough of the game for one of the greatest sensory assaults of the 16-bit era. It’s 1999 and the racing game has been co-opted by wankers.
And it was – full 3D, gothic horror setting, massive guns and a Trent Reznor soundtrack. Yep, you read legend of dragoon rom downloads that right – Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor was tapped to provide the ominous musical accompaniment, and it made total sense. This was around the same time as Reznor had assisted David Lynch in putting together the music for Lost Highway and there’s a sense that Reznor was trying to prove himself as someone more than just the guy from Nine Inch Nails.
First timers to Amiga’s classic explore-em-up are going to spend a lot of time getting lost in that damn tree, punching away soliders who come from impossible places and boulders that shouldn’t be there. Good news is that the soundtrack throughout is terrific, establishing a peaceful melancholy while you fight your way out.
It’s hard to state exactly how much of an event Quake was back in 1996. For every kid who’d been obsessed with Doom and Duke Nukem’ 3D, Quake was sold to us as the next step.
Gran Turismo rules the roost, tailored for the dullest kind of petrol heads with its endless modifications, paint jobs and fucking Feeder songs. Techy, dull and hopelessly male, If Gran Turismo was a magazine it would be T3, and like T3 in 1999, you couldn’t move for its bullshit. Then, out of nowhere, comes Ridge Racer Type 4 – a racing game that may have featured 300+ types of car but focused almost solely on gameplay, its ultimate weapon not some wet dream of a gearbox but a car shaped like Pac Man. Namco’s team might have thought it sounded like the future, but pitted against GT et al, RRT4’s soundtrack felt like the best kind of throwback. Shimomura’s a veritable titan in the scene, having not only penned the scores to Streetfighter II and Breath of Fire but also Kingdom Hearts and the Mario & Luigi games.
He manages it too, validating his involvement by putting together a score that enhanced the Lovecraftian visuals with brooding drones, sizzling electronics and gruesome sound effects. His involvement was such a core part of the game that the ammo packs (remember those?) were embellished with the iconic NIN logo. At Treasure’s absolute best (i.e. this and Gunstar Heroes) they had a talent for condensing sidescrollers to their action packed essentials while pushing the Genesis’ hardware to a near breaking point. Alien Solider came with a soundtrack to match its hour long rush of increasingly insane boss fights.