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Bishop89
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(03-19-2017, 12:54 AM)
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Every pokemon game
b00_thegh0st
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(03-19-2017, 12:57 AM)
I still hum Ukyo's theme from Samurai Shodown once in a while.
pulsemyne
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(03-19-2017, 01:02 AM)

Originally Posted by jett

Aside from the obvious (Link's Awakening), David Wise's DKC3 soundtrack (Gameboy only) is prettay, prettay good.

When it comes to individual tracks, it's hard to beat Robocop though.



Although I'm not sure which version came first, GB or C64.

C64 although that's not the best version. The spectrum 128k version was.
Neff
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(03-19-2017, 01:04 AM)
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Sunsoft and Konami. Everything.
Human Trashcan
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(03-19-2017, 01:07 AM)

Originally Posted by dark10x

A lot of great ones mentioned already but here's one that sounds pretty awesome but I rarely see mentioned. Same composer as Belmon'ts Revenge.



Can't even find a decent YT version of the individual tracks.

https://youtu.be/TqGQc-B7vVM?t=74

holy shit I don't think I've been reminded of this game's existence for like, 20 years. Talk about a blast from the past. No one EVER talks about this game but it was one of the ones I had as a kid so I played it a bunch.
Hanso
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(03-19-2017, 01:08 AM)
It's "Wizards and Warriors: Fortress of Fear" for me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owcK5eQQqnc

I had a Gameboy in my bathroom when I was around 22 and just switched it on while being on the toilet. Kind of became my pooping soundtrack.



Also the cover was really good.
Vudo
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(03-19-2017, 01:14 AM)
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Love you guys!! ;D the memories are flooding in!! Love you childhood!!
Selddon
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(03-19-2017, 01:20 AM)
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Pokemon gold silver and crystal have my favorite chiptunes of all time
https://youtu.be/6vQ71voOb-Q
https://youtu.be/4MNAktk9ei8

So nostalgic and so, so good
MrCunningham
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(03-19-2017, 01:58 AM)
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Honestly there are too many games in the GB and GBC library to count. I will try and run off a few off the top of my head:

Super Mario Land:
Overworld Theme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gb33Qnbw520
Easton Kingdom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mg6barmUXy0&index=8
Muda Kingdom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7Ol9YqAu6M&index=9

Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
Athletic Theme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdESE94vQwg
Treetop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4d36nr1H2k
Seashore: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSgqBcqLCog
The Moon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewfb-aLLkVY

Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3
Beach Stages: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OH3cf3vDRD4
Cave Stages: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWcTXm3Chm8
Flame Stages: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vr7-qKoFpfc

Donkey Kong Land 1:
Kremlantis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFU2fxy35t8
Mountain Mayhem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T033-vdnV50
Big Ape City: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2wW9EdujxI
Blimp Off: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ud9umSK_PeQ
Great Girder Grapple: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScJFLM9RYsI&index=15
Ancient Beaver Bop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4bah17Dtsk&index=8
Chimpanzee Clouds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsBKSbMf8hM

Kirby's Dream Land :
intro music : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9dHYPdTORw
Green Greens : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdbbFb281UA
Whispy Woods : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehTr0ZcBYlM&index=3
Castle Lololo : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQzzKb6Wmks
Float Islands : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Y7A9lCuIbU&index=5

Metroid II :
Title Theme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=453temu5BIg
Omega Metroid Territory : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhFqDQAAsfQ
Metroid Nest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYN-qF9ByyE
Staff Credits : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHxWt6X0RBQ

Zelda Link's Awakening :
The Storm : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5o_UOPNaQQ
Overworld Main Theme : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTrumdi55tA
Mysterious Woods : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObclY0UOj3c
Bottle Grotto : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uv85Ai8bwfA&index=21
Key Cavern : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0zqju5Eevc
Mt. Tamaranch Tal Tal Heights : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h848dMB0LgU

Yoshi :
Title : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gr420ewDhtI
Star BGM: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UsBYJhd8ac&index=4

Dr. Mario:
Chill: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIf99w5drPM
Fever: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CbZEJ1QahY

Battletoads :
Stage 1 Music : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wk4cqQT29qA
Stage 2 Music : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Zco0ZBqONg&index=2
Stage 3 Music : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TutFIcEL4cA&index=3
Stage 4 Music : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4luNUtVb9w&index=4
Stage 6 Music : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-JzWGHOqRY&index=6

Operation C :
Area 01 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b44IywRAArM
Area 02 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKca2zfwlrc
Area 04 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWypme2zT0c

Metal Gear: Ghost Babel : (I realize this is a GBC game, but the sound hardware is not different)
Gander Stage 1 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzuPfSN5BJA
VR Training : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUq_SVVAkvc&index=3
Maintenance Base : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzbwXPAuf6Q
Metal Gear : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95ZyHefkrtw&index=18
Black Chamber : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyn2oQRnHBA&index=19
Retribution : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0c3Mf9ljos
Departure : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtEIUIeQ95M&index=35
Last edited by MrCunningham; 03-19-2017 at 02:13 AM.
JulianImp
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(03-19-2017, 02:03 AM)
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Oh god, that Smurfs game milking the GB's limited soundchip so hard is just amazing.

As far as recommendations go, I'll chip in with the Pokémon Trading Card Game 2 soundtrack. I was really hoping that it'd at least get a VC release on the Japanese eShop after the first game showed up over there, but it looks like I wasn't that lucky.
Freddo
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(03-19-2017, 02:07 AM)
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Never heard the smurf music before, pretty good stuff. Sounds rather C64-ish, so not very surprising that the composer Alberto Jose González cite C64 composers as his main musical influences.

Originally Posted by tenouttaten

Every level was an earworm...

Solar Striker

www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjEvEwcgIQk

Heh, I haven't played the game for about 2 decades, and still find myself humming the song at 2:06 fairly frequently.
Last edited by Freddo; 03-19-2017 at 02:20 AM.
jett
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(03-19-2017, 02:07 AM)
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Originally Posted by Human Trashcan

holy shit I don't think I've been reminded of this game's existence for like, 20 years. Talk about a blast from the past. No one EVER talks about this game but it was one of the ones I had as a kid so I played it a bunch.

I remember seeing it in a Nintendo Power magazine. That's the extent of my knowledge of the game, hah.
The perfect Dark
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(03-19-2017, 02:09 AM)
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I don't know why I made this thread. I'm buying old Gameboy games from Amazon since I listened to all the music, lol.
Vital Tundra
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(03-19-2017, 02:11 AM)
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How the HELL did they get The Smurfs to sound that good?
TylersProphecy
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(03-19-2017, 02:14 AM)
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Mega Man II title theme, completely original for the Gameboy version.

https://youtu.be/2QhHBvBgzUw
Lyonaz
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(03-19-2017, 02:45 AM)
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Originally Posted by Funyarinpa

That one Smurf game on GBC has an INSANE soundtrack.

Man that one is nice, love this version too.
RRockman
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(03-19-2017, 03:01 AM)
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Rayman. Even though many of the songs are taken from rayman 2 great escape, the songs are actually remixed and sounds great on the GBC.

rainy forest is one of my favorites. I also liked rocky peaks and arcane forest

I am also partial to the oracle of seasons tarm ruins and the boss theme
ReyVGM
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(03-19-2017, 03:03 AM)
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It's sad how many of European music talents were wasted on terribly crappy games.
Alex_Mexico
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(03-19-2017, 03:05 AM)
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The soundtrack of Metroid II Return of Samus leaves a lot to be desired with the exception of one song: the Surface of SR388 theme. An underrated piece from the franchise and I absolutely love it:

https://youtu.be/fCIH943auRA
Thoraxes
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(03-19-2017, 03:26 AM)
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Two of my personal favorites would have to be the soundtracks for Dragon Quest Monsters (GBC Black Cart), and Gameboy Camera. With DQM I felt like all of Sugiyama's music really lent itself well to the channels available on the GBC, with the quality of the sound being filled out really nicely. I say that game in particular, because I guess I have a better memory of it than DQ 1+2, though i'm sure the music from that cartridge is just as good. Starlit Night is my overall favorite from that game. The 3DS remaster of that track didn't even come close to capturing the flying feeling the original track had. It's also super clever in how it works within the limitation of the GB sound chip.

Gameboy Camera was incredible because it's just a great expression of Tanaka's more experimental sounds (for the tracks that were his). Funny enough though, my favorite track from that was probably the most orthodox track in the game, the Credits music (after the fanfare. I absolutely love the melody, and the way the bass voice moves in the B section makes me all warm inside). Though the Title Screen music is super cool too! While it sounds impenetrable at first, it's ridiculously complex for a GB track, the way it samples the main Mario 1-1 theme and the little call and response stuff in it is super cool and expertly constructed. This one is good too, with simple loops that are catchy and have a really distinct aural identity. Some of the sounds Tanaka got out of the GB chip is totally nuts. There's plenty more good in there too, but it's an underrated gem that makes good use of short-form loop-based composition and has a large variety of small tracks.
MrCunningham
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(03-19-2017, 03:28 AM)
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Batman: The Return of the Joker from Sunsoft has a great soundtrack: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9zS...=RD_9zSbWtAn7g
thebisonxrc
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(03-19-2017, 03:31 AM)
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I was always a fan of the Jurassic Park soundtrack for Game Boy.
Thoraxes
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(03-19-2017, 03:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by Vital Tundra

How the HELL did they get The Smurfs to sound that good?

All the work Alberto Jose Gonzalez did on the GB is great. The Legacy Music Hour podcast had an episode where they featured on his music, and did an interview with him that you can read here.
manzoman96
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(03-19-2017, 03:35 AM)
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So glad you guys started to post some Pokemon music I was starting to get worried.

Some of the most nostalgia filled music to me.

Super Mario Land soundtrack and Tetris theme are also ace.

Shout out to DuckTales 2
Defect
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(03-19-2017, 03:42 AM)
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Dragon Warrior Monsters

https://youtu.be/tYisHwIxhlg
iddqd
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(03-19-2017, 01:13 PM)
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My current Ringtone,
the first level of
BURAI FIGHTER DELUXE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCE6pdKGmn8
amazing stuff

Last edited by iddqd; 03-19-2017 at 01:16 PM.
1upsuper
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(03-19-2017, 11:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by Thoraxes

Two of my personal favorites would have to be the soundtracks for Dragon Quest Monsters (GBC Black Cart), and Gameboy Camera. With DQM I felt like all of Sugiyama's music really lent itself well to the channels available on the GBC, with the quality of the sound being filled out really nicely. I say that game in particular, because I guess I have a better memory of it than DQ 1+2, though i'm sure the music from that cartridge is just as good. Starlit Night is my overall favorite from that game. The 3DS remaster of that track didn't even come close to capturing the flying feeling the original track had. It's also super clever in how it works within the limitation of the GB sound chip.

Originally Posted by Defect

Dragon Warrior Monsters

https://youtu.be/tYisHwIxhlg

These guys know what's up.

Originally Posted by manzoman96

So glad you guys started to post some Pokemon music I was starting to get worried.

Some of the most nostalgia filled music to me.

For whatever reason, the chiptune Pokemon music never resonated with me like it did with everyone else.
The perfect Dark
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(03-19-2017, 11:12 PM)
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Oh and this game:





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8p2y...CFBC735F9967B7


I'm so happy I bought a Gameboy again. No idea why I've waited so long. I'm going to enjoy all the games of my childhood again. So good.
Videospel
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(03-19-2017, 11:21 PM)
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Tintin in Tibet has some awesome tunes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eHjgg4cnjo
HotHamBoy
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(03-19-2017, 11:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by The perfect Dark

Nostalgia time!!





Jurassic Park - Level 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywRGNGRmRws

Came for JP

Superior track:

https://youtu.be/yL4ZAu5HitE

Originally Posted by tenouttaten

Every level was an earworm...

Solar Striker

www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjEvEwcgIQk

Hell yeah!!
Last edited by HotHamBoy; 03-19-2017 at 11:25 PM.
LeleSocho
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(03-19-2017, 11:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by Varjet

DKL Voices of the Temple > DKC Voices of the Temple
True story.

This is so true, Land version is so much better that i'm always disappointed when i hear the Country version.
chadderbox77
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(03-19-2017, 11:28 PM)
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Not sure if already posted, but here's the best:

Final Fantasy Adventure

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jl3M...2811F62BCA90E2
The perfect Dark
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(03-19-2017, 11:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by HotHamBoy

Came for JP

Superior track:

https://youtu.be/yL4ZAu5HitE



Hell yeah!!

Oh yeah. The music in this game is so damn good.
HotHamBoy
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(03-19-2017, 11:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by Leonsito

GOAT: Link's Awakening - Tal Tal Heights

I see your Tal Tal Heights and raise you Sword Search




First appearance of the pink puff.


Green Greens

Mt. Dedede



Big Forest

Coo the Owl

Ripple Field

Dark Castle
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Beer Monkey
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(03-19-2017, 11:41 PM)

Originally Posted by The perfect Dark

Oh and this game:





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8p2y...CFBC735F9967B7


I'm so happy I bought a Gameboy again. No idea why I've waited so long. I'm going to enjoy all the games of my childhood again. So good.

Also End Credits Theme

Still great even thought the Super Gameboy version crushes it by using SNES hardware.
Varjet
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(03-19-2017, 11:52 PM)
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When talking about Donkey Kong '94, you have to mention 9-8.
Probably the best "guitar solo" on Game Boy.
Noogy
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(03-20-2017, 12:02 AM)
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One of my favorite tracks was from Radar Mission:

https://youtu.be/WcXM9K7p9OA?list=PL0C95FAAEEE94EBD7
The perfect Dark
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(03-20-2017, 12:12 AM)
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Originally Posted by Varjet

When talking about Donkey Kong '94, you have to mention 9-8.
Probably the best "guitar solo" on Game Boy.

Woah, yeah. This is amazing.

But how about this gem?






https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruUhjQhvevY
Starwolf_UK
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To give some obscure or overlooked ones.

Serpent. A sort of cross between Snake and the bike scene from tron but has a neat soundtrack:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3Xa0n1ysM8
Feels to me like it was meant to be dynamic (like say, Skies of Arcadia) as some parts of it sound triumphant and others despair.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6A5mCljXA_Y
Of course my encounter with the game was an 8-in-1 cart and it was the Japanese version so I was left for years trying to work out what game it was.

Final Fantasy Legend...yeah it is actually a SaGa game...which of course means it probably has a good soundtrack. Though given it is composed by Nobou Uematsu I wouldn't say it was overlooked but it still has some great tunes e.g.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Co5IjgkhbsI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mV89...93B0750A3CB9F7

FF Legend 2 was mostly Kenji Ito but there were a few Uematsu tracks as well such as this one:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_4LPU1z1K4
The perfect Dark
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(03-20-2017, 02:06 AM)
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Does anyone still play original Gameboy games?
I mean, I know I can play some games on VC (e-shop) or PC but it's not the same. That's why I still own a NES or N64, Gameboy (again).

Should I make a Gameboy OT? I don't know....
I'm pretty sure most of you grew up with this system.

Nostalgia is the best drug.
Beer Monkey
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(03-20-2017, 05:20 AM)
Lots of people still play Gameboy. There is an active official thread.

I play on a CRT with Super Gameboy. So good.
DieNgamers
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(03-20-2017, 05:24 AM)
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Smurf's Nightmare has great and catchy music!

listen

to this

awesome stuff!
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Originally Posted by Rygar 8 Bit


and as for full ost gargoyles quest wins for me
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oG0u...F5EBF00A5CE4D5

^ this by a mile
Arcan0ne
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(03-20-2017, 07:05 AM)
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Donkey Kong Land - Temple Zone

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqyyFV9XF2g

Better than Snes.

Megaman 2 Title screen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QhHBvBgzUw
xochipiltontli
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(03-20-2017, 07:21 AM)
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National Park - Pokemon Gold/Silver
Beach Theme - Mole Mania
Water Town - Shantae
Sword Search - Link's Awakening

Edit: Wow at those smurfs games having good music, that's amazing.
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DealWithIt
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(03-20-2017, 08:39 AM)
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Obviously tal tal heights is the greatest of all game boy tracks (imo). But Final Fantasy Legend has some good stuff.

http://youtu.be/r-zFkONVn8M
ffvorax
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(03-20-2017, 08:49 AM)
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Pokémon Blue soundtrack. I still have it in my mind... :)

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