Video Game Themes that cover real songs and vice versa

Discussion in 'General Gaming Discussion' started by CosmoCortney, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. CosmoCortney

    CosmoCortney Chemtrail Pilot

    Apr 18, 2013
    on the cool side of the pillow
    Just discovered that a lot of soundtracks used in video games aren't that original :unsure:
    Take a listen:
    Compare Mario Kart 8's Thwomp Ruin's Theme (starting at 0:32)

    With Apache from The Shadows (0:10)

    Another case Nintendo went copycat:
    Check out the Boweser Battle Theme at the beginning

    and compare it with the percussive beat from Krafterk's "The Robots" at 0:29

    Very interesting. And yet Nintendo is crying when YouTubers mod their games...

    This has happened vice versa here. A band called "Broken Glass Heroes" decided to cover Ocarina of Time's Kakariko Village Theme:

    Sega also decided to rip Kraftwerk's sound:
    Go to 0:06

    0:06 as well:

    Compare Donkey Kong Country 2's "Mining Melancholy" with Kraftwerk's (yet again) version of "Metal on Metal" from 1991.

    I quickly notice such things especially when others use melodies of my favorite band.
    There's also an older Rock n Roll song that seems to be the original of Mario Kart 64's "Kalimari Desert" theme but I neither know the Name of the song or the Band :(
    Maybe you can help us there
  2. Sonic Angel Knight

    Sonic Angel Knight GBAtemp Legend

    May 27, 2016
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    New York
  3. luigismentor

    luigismentor Advanced Member

    Apr 26, 2016
    United States
    Except X3's composer went on to say it was just a coincidence, and that she'd never heard of Guns and Roses prior to working on X3.