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User Info: banshiryuu

banshiryuu
2 months ago#131
53rd: Knuckles' Chaotix - Electoria (Techno Tower Zone)
Composer: Junko Shiratsu
Score: 68/100 (7.1), Knuckles' Chaotix (3/8)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhUL7Ixb5gQ

And here we have a Pokemon Game Corner theme that somehow found its way into the ranking! ...Well, I guess it'd be more accurate to say a Pulseman song found its way into the ranking. Love the foundation laid down for the whole song, and then the melody is incredibly catchy on top and makes this overall just a really, really fun song! Not much else I have to say, it's just solid as hell.

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52nd: Knuckles' Chaotix - New Moon (Amazing Arena Zone (Lights On))
Composer: Junko Shiratsu
Score: 68/100 (7.1), Knuckles' Chaotix (2/8)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0zDRi-N-GQ

Absolutely INCREDIBLE percussion section on this one, especially in the beginning where it just goes HAM like damn. I can't remember honestly if I've touched on just how much I love the extra 32X PCM sample use in this game but it really, really shines on this song in particular. And then its got great melodies to add the cherry on top as well and seal it as a great, great song. Very fun.
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User Info: banshiryuu

banshiryuu
2 months ago#132
Sorry for the delay!! Had a busy few days, but now I should be back to posting again. Time to get into the Top 50!

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51st: Sonic CD (JPN/PAL) - Stardust Speedway
Composer: Naofumi Hataya
Score: 68/100 (7.1), Sonic CD (JPN/PAL) (12/28)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJY73z2fQQs

GET FUNKY GET FUNKY GET FUNKY EL POLLO LOCO (??) I'm actually really not into this song in general as it seems others are but like, it's still a goddamn BOP like its a very very good overall sound and hilarious sample usage HUEHUEHUEHUE. Just don't care for the two main melodies much; the first one starting at 0:24 at all, and the second one at 0:55 is good but I really don't like how much straight back-and-forth between notes there is without swinging it or adding in some syncopation or anything, its just whack. As the intro samples say, however, this one makes me GET FUNKY so there's no way it won't be at least somewhat high.

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50th: Sonic the Hedgehog 2 - Aquatic Ruin Zone
Composer: Masato Nakamura
Score: 68/100 (7.1), Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (4/14)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AK33c2rV2Do

VERY cool Western-style composition that almost makes me second guess if it even actually sounds Western or just WHAT THE HECK it sounds like I don't know but it's very cool!! I like how much the melody relies on moving not-on-the-beat so it almost seems like it's kind of delayed or something as the song goes on. Extremely catchy, very cool sound, I like it a lot. Good stuff.

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LeonhartFour
2 months ago#133
Aquatic Ruin good stuff
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User Info: Zigzagoon

Zigzagoon
2 months ago#134
no plz bring back aquatic ruin i love it :(
~Silver_Ermine~
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banshiryuu
2 months ago#135
49th: Sonic Mania - Oil Ocean Zone Act 1
Composer: Tee Lopes
Score: 68/100 (7.1), Sonic Mania (16/28)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TH0VN3Nixwg

Alright now we're talking! I finally get to talk about a Mania song that I feel completely and utterly improved the original! The complete ditching of FM-sounding instruments was a risky but incredibly rewarding sound design choice and it helps this song fulfill its potential. The melody can still be quiet at times, but it doesn't feel like it's straight up taking a backseat anymore, and blends with the other stuff really well. It completely shed the hokey feel and now truly sounds like a mischievous Arabian adventure and god it's just so cool!! Thank you Tee Lopes for giving us this great rendition!! And yet we still have Act 2 as well......

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48th: Sonic CD (JPN/PAL) - Palmtree Panic "G" mix
Composer: Naofumi Hataya
Score: 68/100 (7.1), Sonic CD (JPN/PAL) (11/28)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEmvrmEecH4

Yaaaaay!!! This song is like being part of a samba float in a parade on Cinco de Mayo or something, it's just like injecting pure happy into your bloodstream and it's really fun!! I LOVE THE fake brass and its melody at 1:01 its so hilarious and just adds so much to the fun WOO! Very much a song to dance to, really fun!

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XIII_rocks
2 months ago#136
Mania Oil Ocean is so good

Always thought it was a bit of an underrated track anyway and then they totally nailed the Mania remix.
Not to be confused with XIII_Stones.

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banshiryuu
2 months ago#137
47th: Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (SMS) - Under Ground Zone
Composer: Masafumi Ogata, Naofumi Hataya
Score: 69/100 (7.2), Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (SMS) (2/7)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SWuUPJEF8s

Definitely feels like a song for some Sonic CD SMS version, which is not surprising given the composers! Really good energy, incredibly catchy melody throughout the whole thing, I've definitely had this song stuck in my head randomly a few times over the course of the past few weeks... and I didn't even really think that much of it when I first heard it. Somehow it managed to worm its way into my memory, but that just proves it's a good ass song!

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46th: Sonic Mania - Steel Cortex - Titanic Monarch Zone Act 2
Composer: Tee Lopes
Score: 69/100 (7.2), Sonic Mania (15/28)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qnq21ayQGQ8

Holy crap I can't believe this is a Sonic level song honestly. Incredibly cool mechanical sound that would not be out of place in a really cool electronic/mechanical final dungeon area in a high-end JRPG. The number of different whirrings and blips and noises going on throughout is just so cool; that beep ostinato that persists in the background through most of it as well is incredibly cool. The piano part that starts at 1:01 and leads into full-force melody at 1:10 is actually insane, and then the piano run to cap off the loop right at 1:25 WHEW MAMA this one knows how to get me. Really cool song, definitely a unique one among the series.

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45th: Sonic CD (JPN/PAL) - Palmtree Panic
Composer: Naofumi Hataya
Score: 69/100 (7.2), Sonic CD (JPN/PAL) (10/28)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbGLPqs9SeQ

Yaaaayy!! We just had the "G" mix a few places ago which is rather similar to this song in many ways, but I prefer this one by quite a bit. It's not so over-the-top happy sugar rush parade and it's a lot easier to just... vibe with as a result. 1:06 is a good example of this; the piano just chills the song out for a little bit without actually killing any of the energy of the song so that it can just kinda glide back to full force at 1:22 yaaaay and not seem weird at all. Very well worked, very fun, great song!! Woo!!
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Zigzagoon
2 months ago#138
banshiryuu posted...
The piano part that starts at 1:01 and leads into full-force melody at 1:10 is actually insane, and then the piano run to cap off the loop right at 1:25 WHEW MAMA this one knows how to get me.

THIS is really awesome tho

I still definitely prefer Act 1, but man that part of 2 is fantastic.
~Silver_Ermine~
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banshiryuu
2 months ago#139
44th: Sonic Blast - Silver Castle Zone
Composer: Kojiro Mikusa
Score: 70/100 (7.2), Sonic Blast (1/5)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIWEAKEJZoE

YES that's the kind of strong noise channel percussion that I like to hear in more minimal sound chips like the SMS/GG's. Very subdued but overlaying the kind of wildly moving countermelodies that I go crazy for in the first part of the loop, just a very very cool song. Not much to say cause it's a short one, and I know I say this a lot but it's the kind of short and sweet I could listen to for hours. Great stuff!

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43rd: Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (SMS) - Scrambled Egg Zone
Composer: Masafumi Ogata, Naofumi Hataya
Score: 70/100 (7.2), Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (SMS) (1/7)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktI0WUV8soc

Somehow this song makes things work without a true melody for a good majority of its run time! Intro is crazy good buildup; 0:12~0:25 is easily my favorite part, I love the effect of the slow fade in and quick fade out! 0:58 until loop end is a good contender though as well; I love the sort of "echo" effect that moving the bass note to its own channel and having it play extended over the melody instead of sharing the channel with it. (At least... I'm pretty sure that's what is going on here lol) Very cool!

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42nd: Sonic the Hedgehog (SMS) - Scrap Brain Zone
Composer: Yuzo Koshiro
Score: 70/100 (7.2), Sonic the Hedgehog (SMS) (1/6)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrIE04Koiqo

Okay I know I've said previous Sonic 1 SMS songs sounded like they were taken straight from Ys 1, but THIS ONE REEEEEALLY sounds like it. SUPER "retro" feel, very catchy melody, love love love that soft scale background stuff that adds a ton of depth to the song. The more sorrowful melody B that starts at 0:34 adds EVEN MORE depth to it and augh this is just fun as f***. Just great stuff here.

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banshiryuu
2 months ago#140
I actually didn't even realize this was going to happen but there goes the the last song for three of our Master System/Game Gear entries: Sonic the Hedgehog (SMS), Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (SMS), and Sonic Blast. All three were sort of mixed bags for me, but all also have their gems!

Sonic the Hedgehog (SMS)
150th (55, 6.5): Jungle Zone
136th (58, 6.7): Green Hill Zone
91st (62, 6.8): Bridge Zone
89th (62, 6.8): Labyrinth Zone
62nd (66, 7.0): Sky Base Zone
42nd (70, 7.2): Scrap Brain Zone

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (SMS)
155th (51, 6.3): Crystal Egg Zone
152nd (53, 6.4): Aqua Lake Zone
117th (59, 6.7): Gimmick Mt. Zone
100th (61, 6.8): Sky High Zone
95th (61, 6.8): Green Hills Zone
47th (69, 7.2): Under Ground Zone
43rd (70, 7.2): Scrambled Egg Zone

Sonic Blast
170th (31, 5.3): Yellow Desert Zone
159th (47, 6.1): Green Hill Zone
148th (55, 6.5): Red Volcano Zone
112th (60, 6.7): Blue Marine Zone
44th (70, 7.2): Silver Castle Zone
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