8 Videogame Tunes You’ll Remember For The Rest Of Your Life
Whatever the people who write soundtracks for videogames get paid, it’s not enough. No amount of money could ever repay the guy who wrote the Super Mario Bros theme song for creating the sound of a generation. Ask anyone who’s ever owned a GameBoy to sing Super Mario Bros and not only will they sing it, they will do it with a huge smile on their face. Dudu-dum, dudu-DUM.
Let’s have a look at some of the most iconic videogame soundtracks of all time.
Tetris is probably the most known game worldwide with the most known soundtrack. It’s everywhere – not only can you still play it at almost any arcade, it’s also freely available on a billion websites – and the game never comes without the theme song. Still, the only way to ever play it was on a grey GameBoy with purple buttons.
2. Super Mario Bros.
Sure, kids today are enjoying Mario Kart all the live long day, but let’s take it back to GameBoy. Let’s take it back to when the world’s favorite plumber jumped through pipes and ate mushrooms to grow and had to go and save Princess Peach from that castle. Over and over and over again. You’ve never known anxiety like when the Super Mario Bros song would speed up and you were running out of time.
3. Sonic The Hedgehog.
Everyone who owned a SEGA owned the Sonic The Hedgehog game. Ask anyone who used to own a SEGA. Sonic The Hedgehog and The Lion King game were the ultimate must haves. The song that played on the Sonic The Hedgehog start screen still lingers in the memories of 80s and 90s kids.
4. Gran Turismo.
There was just nothing like sliding your Dodge Viper into the pixellated sand to the exhilarating beats of the Gran Turismo soundtrack.
OutRun was a classic in the 80s and 90s and dominated arcades everywhere. The soundtrack played a huge role in the popularity of this game because everyone knows the best way to race is with 80s synth music on the background.
6. Final Fantasy VII.
Final Fantasy VII is deemed “the best Final Fantasy” by RPG fans, and the game’s beautiful orchestral scores probably play a huge part in that. Yes, there’s an entire orchestra behind this game. Head Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Uematsu now tours the world playing sell-out concerts of the game’s music.
7. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.
Some of the greatest features of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (apart from the Scarface based story line and great variety in gameplay) are still the radio stations. There’s nothing like cruising through Miami with some of the best 80s and 90s tracks. Fever FM was definitely the best radio station.
8. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2.
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 quite simply featured every self-respecting early 2000s skater kid’s favorite songs such as tracks by Rage Against The Machine, Papa Roach and Bad Religion.