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User Info: 2001mark

2001mark
2 months ago#1
Surely trickier than NES selections to narrow...

1. Final Fantasy III... overwhelmingly amazing.
2. Donkey Kong Country 2... astonishingly great, Jib Jig is my fav track.
3. Zelda: A Link to the Past... acing the full slate of SNES audio capabilities, esp. love the watery echo sounds in dungeons.
4. Star Fox... dare I say an underrated orchestral tour de force.
5. Super Tennis... the most elegant sports game of all time for me, its sounds are pitch perfect & so relaxing.

User Info: bruplex

bruplex
2 months ago#2
From memory:

1) - Final Fantasy 3 - easily
2) - Final Fantasy 2
3) - Chrono Trigger
4) - Super Castlevania IV
5) - F-Zero
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User Info: uffbulle

uffbulle
2 months ago#3
Plok (SNES) - Tim Follin's best work on the system
Terranigma/Tenchi Souzou (SNES) - Makes good use of the "surround" effect among other things
Chrono Trigger (SNES)
Secret of Mana/Seiken Densetsu 2 (SNES)
Super Castlevania IV (SNES) - While not quite on par with the others it was very impressive for an earlier game and I love most of the sfx as well.

HM:
Super Adventure Island (SNES) - Few SNES games had as deep bass and punchy drums along with the more contemporary 90s dance style, and it's a fairly early release as well
Spider-Man & X-Men: Arcade's Revenge (SNES)
Final Fantasy VI (SNES)
Donkey Kong Country (SNES)
Thoroughbred Breeder II (SNES) - Some of the clearest and most organic sounding music on SNES
Radical Dreamers (SNES, Satellaview)
Demon's Crest (SNES)
Biker Mice From Mars (SNES)
Eek! The Cat/Sleepwalker (SNES)
Secret of Evermore (SNES)

J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I (SNES)
Super Aleste/Space Megaforce (SNES)
Vortex (SNES)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time (SNES)
Super Off Road (SNES)
Front Mission: Gun Hazard (SNES)
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (SNES)
Final Fantasy V (SNES)
Waterworld (SNES)
Zenkoku Koukou Soccer Senshuken '96 (SNES)
Energy Breaker (SNES)
Tales of Phantasia (SNES) & Down the World: Mervil's Ambition (SNES) - Both of these feature a full vocal track

I could mention about a dozen more without much of a drop in quality (as far as the music goes at least). Super Tennis is a great pick as well, and often overlooked.
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User Info: DDCecil

DDCecil
2 months ago#4
1. Super Turrican
2. Super Metroid
3. Donkey Kong Country 2
4. Final Fantasy III
5. Super Castlevania IV
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User Info: ZoqFotPik

ZoqFotPik
2 months ago#5
As always, I echo the sentiments of uffbulle or bostich to matters of audio. (Why was SD2 was mentioned, but not SD3?)

I would add Top Gear, Smash TV, Jurassic Park, and Shadowrun to their lists. In addition to having hip tunes, Top Gear has lots of engine noise, Smash TV has the announcer, Jurassic Park has 3D surround sound, and Shadowrun has a lot of screaming.

Actraiser was a good early audio work. I loved the orchestra from the Ogre Battle games. A shout-out to Soul Blazer, precursor to Terranigma. Parodius 3: Gokujou Parodius has a non-stop narrator with a TON of public domain songs. Wonder Project J also has a vocalized song or two. And finally a mention to Rock -n- Roll Racing for both an MC track and a decent cover for a few rock songs.
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bruplex
2 months ago#6
ZoqFotPik posted...
And finally a mention to Rock -n- Roll Racing for both an MC track and a decent cover for a few rock songs.


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I have an odd affinity for the music in SimCity, very relaxing.

Even though I don't like the game, the intro to Chuck Rock is, well, rockin'. The same for PGA Tour Golf (which I actually do like).

Mega Man X2 has my favorite music of the X series on the SNES.
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User Info: uffbulle

uffbulle
2 months ago#7
ZoqFotPik posted...
Wonder Project J also has a vocalized song or two.


Can you link to this one? Skimmed through an upload but couldn't find it, unless you meant just voice samples.

ZoqFotPik posted...
Honorable mention to the homebrew Starfox w/FX2 chip embedded instead of the FX1 chip.


And this one. :)
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HighwayPilot
2 months ago#8
BioMetal
Super Metroid
Dracula X
Donkey Kong Country
Final Fantasy VI

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ZoqFotPik
2 months ago#9
uffbulle posted...
ZoqFotPik posted...
Wonder Project J also has a vocalized song or two.
Can you link to this one? Skimmed through an upload but couldn't find it, unless you meant just voice samples.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jG8XLnFgIJA
ZoqFotPik posted...
Honorable mention to the homebrew Starfox w/FX2 chip embedded instead of the FX1 chip.
And this one. :)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tOU2GikRRY8
Upon rewatching, that may not be a PCM track. (Midi has a synth for crowd noise, which shows up in the two ceremonial/crowd tracks. This warble noise shows up in the Chorus track (25) as well.

Still, with the voice samples and story-telling quality, WPJ deserves to be in a category for best presentation (audio or visual).
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User Info: uffbulle

uffbulle
2 months ago#10
Thanks, ok yeah that was voice samples rather than sung vocals. But still kinda neat.

Quite a difference in Star Fox.
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