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I listen to a lot of video game soundtracks, old and new, but retro game/chiptune music is a particular favourite of mine. So I made a list (because why not?). What is some of your favourite retro game music? Add it below! Microbadge: Video Game Music Score fan

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1. Video Game: Etrian Odyssey [Average Rating:7.22 Overall Rank:1497]
Video Game: Etrian Odyssey
Not a retro game but the FM style music of the early Etrian Odyssey games is what introduced me to the awesomeness of video game soundtracks.





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2. Video Game: Kid Icarus [Average Rating:6.25 Overall Rank:3122]
Video Game: Kid Icarus
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3. Video Game: Chrono Trigger [Average Rating:8.83 Overall Rank:4]
Video Game: Chrono Trigger
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4. Video Game: Donkey Kong Country [Average Rating:7.72 Overall Rank:194]
Video Game: Donkey Kong Country
I would replay levels on these games just to hear the music (and because I'm crap at the game... but that's beside the point )


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5. Video Game: Streets of Rage 2 [Average Rating:7.27 Overall Rank:868]
Video Game: Streets of Rage 2
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6. Video Game: VVVVVV [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:608]
Video Game: VVVVVV
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7. Video Game: EarthBound [Average Rating:8.02 Overall Rank:298]
Video Game: EarthBound
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8. Video Game: Castlevania II: Simon's Quest [Average Rating:6.38 Overall Rank:2133]
Video Game: Castlevania II: Simon's Quest
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9. Video Game: Cave Story [Average Rating:7.63 Overall Rank:373]
Video Game: Cave Story
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10. Video Game: Kirby's Dream Land [Average Rating:6.94 Overall Rank:1567]
Video Game: Kirby's Dream Land
My sister still says she feels car sick when she hears this music because I used to play it so much on road trips.
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11. Video Game: ActRaiser [Average Rating:7.43 Overall Rank:513]
Video Game: ActRaiser
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12. Video Game: Tetris (1984) [Average Rating:7.59 Overall Rank:190] [Average Rating:7.59 Unranked]
Video Game: Tetris (1984)
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Probably the most memorable game music I've ever heard. But then I played it far too much on the Gameboy.

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13. Video Game: The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (1993) [Average Rating:8.08 Overall Rank:85]
Video Game: The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (1993)
 
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14. Video Game: Ys III: Wanderers from Ys [Average Rating:5.75 Overall Rank:6866]
Video Game: Ys III: Wanderers from Ys
 
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15. Video Game: Mega Man 2 [Average Rating:7.98 Overall Rank:102]
Video Game: Mega Man 2
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18. Video Game: Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (16-bit) [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:362]
Video Game: Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (16-bit)
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A lot of games have good symphonic soundtracks. But a lot of the old 8 bit and 16 bit stuff stuff has weird jazzy funky stuff, hard to describe in words (which is a problem with talking about music) but awesome.

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19. Video Game Hardware: Atari ST
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Found a collection of Atari ST tracks. PS - no pic for the Atari ST entry?!?! surprise

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