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Today we will take a journey to Nintendo past through the power of music. Most of my memories playing video games don’t involve 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 certain 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!

SNES- Earthbound

Earthbound and its great soundtrack are rumored to be 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 a platformer 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- Tales of Symphonia

JRPG titles are usually known for their epic soundtracks, and Tales of Symphonia is no 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 is unfortunately 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.

Eugene lives in New Mexico and has been a life long gamer since getting his hands on an NES. Always partial to Nintendo, Eugene has made it a point to keep informed on all things Mario.


  1. I’d forgotten how much fun Zak and Wiki’s soundtrack was. These are all great picks, and ones that don’t get the attention they deserve.

    Oh, and I finished Goonies 2 without cheats. I was/am a huge Goonies fan (though I’ll be the first to admit the movie has a lot of flaws) and, though I had no Game Genie, I had to see the ending. I had a migraine headache at the end (from the visuals, not the music), and all I got was that tiny 8 bit image of a mermaid saying “Thank you, Mikey!” Better than “A winner is you,” but hardly FFX.

  2. @Richard

    That’s better than finally beating the first Ninja Turtles game (That damn dam!) to see Splinter say “I can turn back to human form”, then do it. Then April says, “Let’s celebrate with a pizza!” WHAT? Splinter can’t do that! I cried blood to beat this game and this is what I get?

  3. Tales of Symphonia is my favorite GC game; I have the entire soundtrack on my MP3 player

  4. Finishing The Goonies without cheats is actually one of my favorite pastimes 😀

  5. @Richard and FrstOne

    So I’m not quite as hardcore as you two I suppose. Looks like I need to browse the ebays and look for a copy so I can slay my Goonies II dragon.