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uffbulle 1 year ago#1
What's your favorite soundtrack from this year? - Results (31 votes)
Thunder Force IV MD
16.13% (5 votes)
5
Streets of Rage 2 MD
45.16% (14 votes)
14
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 MD
22.58% (7 votes)
7
TMNT: The Hyperstone Heist MD
6.45% (2 votes)
2
Puyo Puyo MD & ARC
0% (0 votes)
0
Alien 3 MD
0% (0 votes)
0
Ecco MD
0% (0 votes)
0
Superman MD
0% (0 votes)
0
Devilish/Bad Omen MD
3.23% (1 vote)
1
Other (Advanced Busterhawk Gleylancer MD, World of Illusion, Splatterhouse 2, Virtua Racing ARC, Shining Force, T2: AG, King Colossus, Super Fantasy Zone, Landstalker, etc. - comment below)
6.45% (2 votes)
2
This poll is now closed.
Consider creativity, sound chip limitations and technical achievement, composition (melody or hook, progression, complexity), dynamics (range between quiet and loud, soft/diminuendo and hard/crescendo), pitch range, instrument and instrument envelope variety and quality, and so on. We're going by original release dates.

Try to say something about your favorite(s), it's more fun to read!

Regarding the links below, the list on my site is more complete (I've listened to every game I could find from each year) and multiplatform, but mainly based on sound design analysis which you can read more about on the main page about retro sound chips. If an OST isn't in the poll list, it's mosty likely still on that page and you can still vote for it (pick Other and mention it here), so don't worry.

Links:
https://minirevver.weebly.com/vgm-1992.html
https://minirevver.weebly.com/impressive-vgm-by-sound-chip.html

For some perspective, besteveralbums' top albums of the year:
https://www.besteveralbums.com/yearstats.php?y=1992

Previous Winners:
1988: Altered Beast
1989: Revenge of Shinobi
1990: Batman
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SMS Poll 1992:
https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/boards/916382-sega-master-system/79093080

http://minirevver.weebly.com - Mini-reviews, guides and more.
https://platformadventure.weebly.com/ - Platform adventure/Metroidvania history guide
Gauller 1 year ago#2
SoR2 for programming, melodies and nostalgia, though I prefer SoR1.
IndustrialTrudg 1 year ago#3
Sonic wins again for me.
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Granzert 1 year ago#4
I hesitated between Thunder Force IV and Streets of Rage 2, but finally I went for Thunder Force IV.
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Jag85 1 year ago#5
My top pick:

Streets of Rage 2 (Sega Mega Drive) - Composed by Yuzo Koshiro and Motohiro Kawashima. "Go Straight" is my favourite track. Well, this is it. Yuzo Koshiro's magnum opus, the pinnacle of 16-bit chiptune EDM. It was a major technical feat. Using a mixture of FM synth and PCM sampling, Koshiro was able to recreate Roland EDM instruments like the TR-808 and TR-909 drum machines, and the TB-303 bass synth. Something he started with the first SOR, but pulled off more successfully in SOR2, where the instruments have greater clarity. The OST has an eclectic mix of different EDM styles, including techno, house, acid, electro-funk, breakbeat, hip hop, deep house, and hardcore techno.

Runner-up:

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Sega Mega Drive) - Composed by Masato Nakamura. "Emerald Hill Zone" is my favourite track. This soundtrack represents the pinnacle of classic Sonic music. It improves on the original with more varied musical styles, including jazz, funk, new jack swing, hip hop, synth-pop, synth-rock, and even some Arabic music. "Chemical Plant Zone" is my second favourite track, after "Emerald Hill Zone".

(Copy-pasted from my post at 1992 Classic Gaming poll)

badboy 1 year ago#6
uffbulle posted...
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 MD
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