Today we will take a journey to Nintendo past through the power of music. Most of my memories playing video games don’tÂ involveÂ any graphics or gameplay at all, but instead it’s the music that stays with me. I’m willing to bet the same can be said for many of you gamers as well, so I hope this music retrospective is enjoyable for you. Click on through if things that are awesome are one of the things that you enjoy.
NES- The Goonies II
While I can’t say I ever beat this game without enlisting the help from certainÂ magic genie, I can say that one of the only reasons I continued to play this impossibly hard game was because of its awesome soundtrack. Oh sure make fun of me now, but go on, I dare you to beat that game without cheats!
Earthbound and its great soundtrack are rumored to beÂ one of the reasons why we have yet to see the title on Virtual Console. That won’t stop you from enjoying its great music for yourself, however. Just listen to that catchy beat! Doesn’t it make you just want to get up and do the robot?!
If you wanted to play aÂ platformerÂ that was on par, if not better than, Mario 64 on your 64-bit Nintendo console, than you had to look no further than Rare’s own Banjo-Kazooie. Rare and Nintendo knew better than anyone else that if you wanted to keep a gamer interested in your ‘collect-a-thon’ type game, then awesome music was a must.
Gamecube-Â Tales of Symphonia
JRPG titles are usually known for their epic soundtracks, and Tales of Symphonia is noÂ exception. The best part the the games music is the sheer size of the soundtrack. In almost every area you are treated with a new tune, even if it is just a slight alteration from a previous areas music.
Wii- Zack & Wiki
When someone tells me that “Wii doesn’t have any good games” I always ask them if they have played Zack & Wiki. Just as WiiWare has it’s oddballs, Zack & Wiki isÂ unfortunatelyÂ one of those odd titles that most people missed. Too bad, because as far as I’m concerned it is one of the best 3rd party titles the console has ever seen.