Chiptune Masterpieces

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by Risewild, Jul 30, 2018.

  1. Risewild

    Risewild Venerable Relic of the Wastes
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    Jun 14, 2014
    This is a thread for people to share, listen to and discuss classic Chiptunes (8 bits era music). I would prefer not to have modern chiptunes around (music made with 8 bit sounds, but from games not made to be played in 8 bit hardware). I thought of making this also for 16 bit music, but the quality is too different from each other, so I would like this one to be for 8 bit only.

    I am making this thread because I haven't made any new thread around here in ages. I am also curious to know NMAers tastes and also to share with younger people that never heard classic chiptunes.

    We are limited to only post 5 "Media" files in one post, so I will try to post some from the games I owned with my NES back in the day:
    "Super Mario" Theme:

    "Castlevania" Stage 1:

    "Faxanadu" Overworld Theme:

    "Top Gun 2" Theme:

    "Sid Meier's Pirates" Theme:

    If this thread gets any attention and people start posting in here, I will add more chiptunes later. If not, then it will be another thread that will fall into obscurity.
     
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  2. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010



    At some point I actually thought about doing a cover of some of these tunes with a friend. Some of them could be pretty chill stuff to listen to. Other could be pretty good riffs for rock/metal stuff.
     
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  3. Risewild

    Risewild Venerable Relic of the Wastes
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    Jun 14, 2014
    Was that the TMNT game with sidescroll parts and a "kinda topdown isometric" city part? I can never remember which TMNT NES game that was.

    And yeah, some of those tracks are quite nice, I bet they would sound awesome using real instruments.
     
  4. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010

    It's this one.




    The whole game has an isometric view. Sidescroller sure, but not your typical camera position.
    The city part starts around 21st minute, so check it out.
     
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  5. Risewild

    Risewild Venerable Relic of the Wastes
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    Jun 14, 2014
    It's not that one, I just did a google search and found out it's the first TMNT for NES:
    It starts with the city "top down isometric" map I meant, and then goes to the sidescroller part.
     
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  6. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    Oh, I've never played that one unfortunately.
     
  7. dmonin

    dmonin Indie developer

    May 2, 2018
    I really like chiptune music and 8bit games. Those one of my favs ost from nes era:





    Start from ~2:10
     
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  8. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    Forgot about Jurassic Park, that one is brilliant.
     
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  9. dmonin

    dmonin Indie developer

    May 2, 2018
    One of the funniest thing from my childhood. Most of the NES games were only in Japanese. So I did not understand stories while I played in them - nor JP or Moon Crystal. But anyway I like them very much and still sometimes playing.






     
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  10. Valdetiosi

    Valdetiosi Valde

    Jul 14, 2017






     
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  11. Risewild

    Risewild Venerable Relic of the Wastes
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    Jun 14, 2014
    Thanks to everyone who is posting, this is really a trip down memory lane :ok:.

    I am here to share some more chiptune goodness:









     
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  12. TorontRayne

    TorontRayne Upside Down oTO Staff Member Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005
    This game really stuck out to me as a child.





    Plus TMNT II is pretty much perfect.

    So...nostalgic.
     
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  13. Risewild

    Risewild Venerable Relic of the Wastes
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    Jun 14, 2014
    I never played Adventures of Lolo. I have the feeling I would suck at it :lol:.









     
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  14. Valdetiosi

    Valdetiosi Valde

    Jul 14, 2017
    Konami, Capcom and Sunsoft had the most memorable game tracks.









     
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  15. Valdetiosi

    Valdetiosi Valde

    Jul 14, 2017








     
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  16. Risewild

    Risewild Venerable Relic of the Wastes
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    Jun 14, 2014
    I was here thinking of the old games I used to play as a kid. And then it hit me... The ZX Spectrum I had was also a 8 bits machine.
    So here are some tunes from ZX Spectrum games I used to play: