10) Act 1 (Ms. Pac-Man)
I always thought this tune was a little too jazzy and dramatic for the love story of two yellow circles.
09) T.Hawk (Super Street Fighter 2)
He was my least favorite guy in that game– but I loved his theme. MEKSHIKO!
08) Flying Stage (Rocket Knight Adventures)
One of Konami’s best little-known titles, it had a great mascot (very Smash Bros. worthy) and great music throughout.
07) The Ocean (Vectorman)
This one is good with headphones. In this game’s options menu, under ‘music’ it read “click off if you don’t like good music.”
06) Sandopolis Zone (Sonic & Knuckles)
They really get down in old Sonic games, don’t they?
05) Dreamer (Streets of Rage 2)
From stage 3– where you walk around beating the shit out of people at the amusement park.
04) Gemini Man (Mega Man 3)
It manages to be kinda spooky yet super groovy at the same time– definitely the Thriller of NES game music.
03) Begin Treasure Hunting (Kirby SuperStar)
This is here mostly because it is WAY too epic to be in a Kirby game. It sounds like you’re on a grand quest to save medieval Europe.
02) African Mines (Duck Tales)
I used to time Scrooge’s jumping sound to the beat of the music. If he was ever off beat, it was bad luck.
01) Juggernaut (Marvel Super Heroes)
It’s somewhat dangerous for me to walk around with this playing on my ipod because I get so into it that I wanna punch through glass screaming maniacally like Juggernaut’s voice actor.