Hottest NES Music Track

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Hottest NES Music Ro40

Poll ended at Wed Nov 04, 2015 7:11 am

18. Rygar - Cave
2
17%
39. Fester's Quest - Mothership Battle
1
8%
24. Mike Tyson's Punch-Out: Fight Theme
5
42%
31. Solstice - Title
4
33%
 
Total votes: 12
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Re: Hottest NES Music Track

Postby Mothra » Mon Oct 12, 2015 4:07 pm

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Re: Hottest NES Music Track

Postby Sharkey » Sat Oct 17, 2015 7:24 pm

So, would Castlevania III music have even more votes if we weren't voting on best NES music? Or is that too pedantic?
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Re: Hottest NES Music Track

Postby Friday » Wed Oct 21, 2015 4:09 am

21. Ninja Gaiden 2 - Stage 3-2 [ 8 ]
62. Metal Gear - Jungle [ 5 ]
69. Castlevania III - Stream [ 5 ]
12. Wizards and Warriors - Title [ 4 ]
26. Sweet Home - Battle Theme [ 3 ]
8. Zelda 2 - Palace [ 8 ]
43. River City Ransom - Password Screen [ 4 ]
73. Balloon Fight 12% [ 5 ]

With NG2 and Zelda 2 getting 1st/2nd, it's a 3 way tie for 3rd and 4th between Balloon Fight, Metal GEAR?! and CV3, with me having to eliminate one of them.

So long, Balloon Fight.

But seriously Ironsword title made it through and WandW Title didn't?

Next up:

4. Megaman 2 - Metalman
63. Solstice - Title
61. Crystalis - Floating Tower
13. Mega Man 3 - Snake Man
45. Blaster Master - Area 1
76. Battle of Olympus - Caves of Argolis
75. TMNT - Opening
14. Final Fantasy - Matoya's Cave

Some tough choices. I don't dislike a single track here. Hmmm. I almost feel like the MM2 and MM3 entries aren't as strong, but that's probably just because I've heard them both so damn much. If I had to pick two more, I'd probably go with TMNT and Matoya, as much as it hurts me to kill off Argolis in the first pass.
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Re: Hottest NES Music Track

Postby LaserBeing » Wed Oct 21, 2015 5:15 am

it fucking kills me having to choose between my favourite robros Metal Man and Snake Man, but it has to come down to it sooner or later... might as well settle it now
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Re: Hottest NES Music Track

Postby Caithness » Thu Oct 22, 2015 6:18 pm

Matoya's Cavern reminds me of a Little Nemo song.

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Re: Hottest NES Music Track

Postby Mazian » Thu Oct 22, 2015 10:21 pm

Strong set. But I can't listen to the TMNT music without getting terrifying PTSD flashbacks to the dam level, even if it's not that stage's music.

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Re: Hottest NES Music Track

Postby Friday » Thu Oct 22, 2015 11:37 pm

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Re: Hottest NES Music Track

Postby Esperath » Fri Oct 23, 2015 12:12 am

I know it's a strong round, but Blaster Master going out round 1 would be brutal.
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Re: Hottest NES Music Track

Postby Friday » Fri Oct 23, 2015 7:38 pm

I still can't get over Pictionary going out with only 1 vote for it.
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Re: Hottest NES Music Track

Postby Friday » Sat Oct 24, 2015 8:05 pm

4. Megaman 2 - Metalman [ 4 ]
63. Solstice - Title [ 4 ]
61. Crystalis - Floating Tower [ 2 ]
13. Mega Man 3 - Snake Man [ 3 ]
45. Blaster Master - Area 1 [ 3 ]
76. Battle of Olympus - Caves of Argolis [ 1 ]
75. TMNT - Opening [ 5 ]
14. Final Fantasy - Matoya's Cave [ 6 ]

Advancing: Metalman, Solstice, TMNT, Matoya
Eliminated: Crystalis, Snake Man, Who Runs Barter Town, Zelda 2 Clone

Next up:

15. Dragon Warrior/Quest - Overworld
31. Shadow of the Ninja - Stage 1
39. Battletoads - Pause
49. Mike Tyson's Punch-Out: Fight Theme
51. Tetris - Music 3
54. Might & Magic - Cave
58. Dragon Warrior IV - Aktemto/Game Over
70. Mega Man III - Magnet Man
74. That which will drive the soul straight out of your body
77. Battle of Olympus - Peloponnesus
78. Radia Senki - Overworld
83. Bayou Billy - Stage 1
84. Stinger - Main Theme

huh... 13 entries? That's not right? I must have forgotten to cross/bold one of these off.

on further inspection, it turns out I ran the TMNT opening twice. And nobody noticed, including me.

It won both times.

LOL

Well, looks like the final round is 13, then. Whatevs.

Vote for up to 6.
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Re: Hottest NES Music Track

Postby Friday » Sat Oct 24, 2015 8:28 pm

Well, I was gonna post with "can I just vote for Bayou Billy 6 times?" but after giving all the tracks a fresh full listen, I discovered another new favorite in Might and Magic: Cave.

Shadow of the Ninja remains an old favorite from my childhood, Dragon Quest's lonely, haunting overworld still conveys how isolated you are in the wide wilderness to this day, Punch Out's fight theme is a study in how a relatively simple, low key track can be incredibly brilliant and engaging, Peloponnesus is rad to the max, Aktemto is super sad the max, and Tetris 3 is super echoing nes goodness to the max.

People love the Battletoads Pause music a lot, and while it's pretty rad they made such a fist pumping beat just for their pause menu, it loops too fast for me to really get into it. Magnet Man is great, but not as great as Snake, and Snake already lost. I just flat don't like Radia Senki's melody. Stinger likewise feels flat and boring.

I'm already a soulless husk, so Lolo didn't change me at all, but I still hate that track precisely BECAUSE it's so Kirby/upbeat and that game is all about being murdered and being frustrated and being murdered while you are frustrated and committing suicide because you're stuck and also frustrated.
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Re: Hottest NES Music Track

Postby Friday » Sat Oct 24, 2015 8:32 pm

alright, alright, I gave Radia another full listen and it sort of grew on me in a "I can imagine walking around pixel forest tiles while grinding gp to max out my equipment for the town I'm at" angle. I still don't think it's better than any of the ones I put before it.

AND YES I KNOW I PICKED EIGHT TRACKS WHEN YOU CAN ONLY VOTE FOR 6
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Re: Hottest NES Music Track

Postby Caithness » Sun Oct 25, 2015 1:15 am

Wow, Shadow of the Ninja is really good.

I had a hard time choosing between Radia Senki and Might and Magic, but ultimately Radia's loop is a little too short.

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Re: Hottest NES Music Track

Postby Esperath » Sun Oct 25, 2015 1:42 am

Shninja, Punch-Out, Tetris, Might/Magic/Mario, Trololo, Olympus
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Re: Hottest NES Music Track

Postby François » Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:26 am

Back when I was a wee lil' fellow, for a few weekends in a row, a friend and I rented Battle of Olympus and played it as long as his parents could stand to allow us to monopolize their TV. I was inordinately popular in my immediate peer group as an aide for certain games because I was the only one who had any working knowledge of the English language. Every night, around 10 or 11, I'd walk back home, humming Peloponnesus' theme all the way, thinking about how goddamned tragic it was that nobody who mattered gave one half of one shit about video games, let alone video game music.

How times have changed.

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Re: Hottest NES Music Track

Postby Friday » Fri Oct 30, 2015 6:57 am

15. Dragon Warrior/Quest - Overworld [ 3 ]
31. Shadow of the Ninja - Stage 1 [ 3 ]
39. Battletoads - Pause [ 0 ]
49. Mike Tyson's Punch-Out: Fight Theme [ 4 ]
51. Tetris - Music 3 [ 3 ]
54. Might & Magic - Cave [ 4 ]
58. Dragon Warrior IV - Aktemto/Game Over [ 2 ]
70. Mega Man III - Magnet Man [ 4 ]
74. That which will drive the soul straight out of your body [ 0 ]
77. Battle of Olympus - Peloponnesus [ 1 ]
78. Radia Senki - Overworld [ 3 ]
83. Bayou Billy - Stage 1 [ 4 ]
84. Stinger - Main Theme [ 0 ]

Advancing: Shadow of the Ninja, Punch Out, Tetris, M&M Cave, Magnets, Bayou Billy
Eliminated: DQ1, Stinger, Radia Senki, Peloponnesus, Lolo, Aktemto, Is This Battletoads

Next up, we enter the Ro40.
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Re: Hottest NES Music Track

Postby Friday » Fri Oct 30, 2015 7:00 am

1. Contra - Stage 1 (Jungle)
2. Megaman 2 - Metalman
3. Megaman 2 - Wily's Fortress
4. The Legend of Zelda - Main Theme
5. Zelda 2 - Palace
6. Castlevania - Vampire Killer
7. Simon's Quest - Bloody Tears
8. Final Fantasy - Matoya's Cave
9. The Guardian Legend - Area 0: Naju Gateway
10. Ninja Gaiden - Stage 4-2
11. Ninja Gaiden 2 - Stage 3-2
12. Castlevania 3 - Mad Forest
13. Castlevania 3 - Riddle
14. Silver Surfer - Stage 1
15. Batman - Streets of Desolation (Stage 1)
16. Metroid - Kraid's Lair
17. Shadow of the Ninja - Stage 1
18. Rygar - Cave
19. Journey to Silius - Stage 1
20. Lifeforce - Easter Temple
21. WURM: Journey to the Center of the Earth - Act 04: Ziggy
22. IronSword - Prologue
23. Gimmick! - Strange Memories of Death
24. Mike Tyson's Punch-Out: Fight Theme
25. Tetris - Music 3
26. Castlevania - Wicked Child
27. Might & Magic - Cave
28. Magician - Lake
29. Godzilla - Title theme
30. Metal Gear - Jungle
31. Solstice - Title
32. Kirby's Adventure - Ice Cream Island
33. Mega Man 3 - Title
34. Castlevania III - Stream
35. Mega Man III - Magnet Man
36. TMNT - Opening
37. The Immortal - I Forbid You To Come Any Closer! (Battle)
38. Fester's Quest - Overworld
39. Fester's Quest - Mothership Battle
40. Bayou Billy - Stage 1

Fun Facts:

Castlevania has the most entries left. None of its tracks were eliminated in round 1.

Crystalis was completely obliterated.

Duck Tales: The Moon was eliminated. But it's lurking...

First up:

18. Rygar - Cave
39. Fester's Quest - Mothership Battle
24. Mike Tyson's Punch-Out: Fight Theme
31. Solstice - Title
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Re: Hottest NES Music Track

Postby Kayma » Sat Oct 31, 2015 9:47 am

Punch-Out and Solstice. That Solstice track is pretty damn good.

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Re: Hottest NES Music Track

Postby François » Sat Oct 31, 2015 10:51 am

I could listen to that Rygar track all day. Just, burn it to a CD, stick that sucker in the mid-90s boombox on top of my fridge, turn on bass boost and leave it on REPEAT ALL from dawn to dusk.

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Re: Hottest NES Music Track

Postby Sharkey » Fri Nov 06, 2015 8:56 pm

I missed the vote, but at least I couldn't have saved Fester's Quest. I don't know if I could live with that burden.

Solstice is one of those things that is technically amazing but that I also don't particularly want to listen to with my ears. If you like that shit then you are wrong and a toilet person.
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