Awful Music in Video Games

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  1. geoflcl
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    I can't get over the music in this Yoshi's New Island trailer:



    The song is ruined by those awful kazoos (?), so what would ordinarily be a cheerful, upbeat song ends up sounding downright cynical and sarcastic. :P That's my opinion, anyway!

    Anyway, here are some other nasty bits of game music to set the mood:

    Austin Powers: Welcome to My Underground Lair!
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Resident Evil Dualshock Edition: Mansion Basement
    (Proof that Mamoru Samuragochi might actually be deaf after all!)
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    And everyone's favorite!
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Gimme more bad game music! The worst you can find!
     
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    almost everything in a sonic game.
     
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    That music clip that's 5 seconds long and repeats endlessly while you're trying to make or block a super goal in Mario Strikers Charged.

    Ugh it's so repetitive.
     
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  4. osirisjem

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    I like the tunes for Trackmania (Wii) :)
    The kazooos in that YI are bad :/
     
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    It's like they're playing the song through someone's armpit.
     
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    my vote is for sonic spinball's menu music

    god it was awful
     
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    The worst dungeon theme of the whole Zelda videogames. I was like "holly shit I want to finish this dungeon rite nao"
     
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    The reason I never played or never will play the classic Strike games on SNES.



    It's proof that not all SNES versions of multiplats had better sound.

    The tinny twangy Genesis music from the 3 Strike games are superior as they have the most impact, emotion, and soul. The music on the SNES version has none of the impact, emotion, soul, and spirit.
     
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    I say Sonic Chronicles. It has some of the worst music on the DS.
    Just think, this:

    is supposed to be THIS:
     
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    Aaah, I'm relishing in the ear-piercing wonder of your responses, folks! I love it! More, more! :D

    Gahars and dxplay2128 are on to something with the Genesis/MegaDrive soundchip. It takes a certain finesse to get things sounding good on that thing, so it's garnered a nasty stigma for its screechy, often "farty" synthesis. Genesis music can sound splendid in the right hands, but for every memorable tune, there's twenty flatulent messes like this:



    To be fair, Sega's competitor certainly isn't without its fair share of stinkers, too, as Hop2089 demonstrated. While the SNES' sound chip is notable for its versatility (*see Notes), it can sound a bass-less, tinny MIDI sequencer with a bad case of the jitters at its worst!




    Oh! And here's another icky little morsel from Sonic Chronicles. I can't believe this junk was actually released!


    And here's the source material, for comparison:


    *Notes:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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    That soundtrack was their first mistake. Not calling it "Sonicles" was their second.
     
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    Continuing the Sonic trend is this piece.
     
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    totally agree with you. The genesis's soundchip can be awesome on the right hands.
     
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    Speaking of the YM2612, it could do some absolutely insane things on the Genesis/Megadrive, like the game Vapor Trail, it used the GEMS soundfont, a rarely used font in games. It almost sounds like the CPS1.

    But for the most part, it had that grinding, raspiness that gave the chip its notoriety.
     
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    here's another example on the SNES

    it was repetitive and dull
     
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    Isn't that the most beautiful, radiant sound that has ever been blessed upon your soul? Its exuberant tonality harmoniously blends the dying squeals of electronic goats, with the melodic rapture of diarrhea bubbling from a coyote's craphole
     
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    i always remember this for its unmemorable and almost random music.
     
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    Engine Room with Cyan, watching him learn.
    Did somebody say random? :ninja:

     
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