Check out the Genesis version
Never did play the game. I checked out the youtube link. I think one of the things we have to keep in mind is that there is always going to be the nostalgia effect. In other words, some of these pieces are going to mean much more to us because we associate them to emotions stirred by the game itself when a particular theme was playing...and the appeal only grows over time. The link I posted at the top, for instance, I hadn't heard it in nearly 25 years. Just stumbled across it and the memories all flooded back.
Do you happen to know if Uematsu did the music for Chrono Trigger? For me, FF II has the same effect as Chrono Trigger does on you. That game had some of the best music of all-time, done by Uematsu.
When it comes to old school console music, only 2 words even matter to me: Chrono Trigger.
Seriously, it's not even close IMO.
Are you a Bad enough Dude to handle the awesomeness of this song?
If you like listening to old school console music check out
Lotus Challenge II for example
They do remixes on a lot of the old music's. Been going there for years and they have quite a few gems.
This remix of Final Doom is absolutely mind bogglin!
All kinds of good old school music out there. One I particularly liked not because it was the world's best music but just because of the cool style was Akumajou Densetsu, which is the Japanese version of Castlevania 3. The thing was the Famicom had extra input pins that a memory mapper could use to send more sound channels to the system. So Akumajou Densetsu had a new mapper, the VRC6, which contained two variable duty square wave generators and a sawtooth generator. Those added on to the NES's built in pulse wave, triangle wave, and noise generators.
So while Castlevania 3's music was pretty NES standard, Akumajou Densetsu and some more tonaly complex music with a lovely gravely sound to it. It is quite a unique sound, I'm not aware of other things that use a similar sound generation scheme.
Wow, good stuff here. This reminds of a track from Mario Paint. Wouldn't be surprised if it's the same composer, will try to find the track I'm thinking of.