All these threads lately of old-school music (both of 'em!) got me thinking of my favorite game music pieces from my youth. Of course, my youth was largely spent playing Gameboy, so.... the idea for this Top 10 came rather easily. Anyway, here's some of my favorite Gameboy tunes. Enjoy!
Tiny Toon Adventures: Babs' Big Break - Credits Roll
This bit was a perfect way to end one of my favorite childhood games ever. Very cool, very upbeat, and the perfect cap on a great adventure.
Super Mario Land Music - Muda Kingdom
Speaking of upbeat music...this tune always makes me smile. So light-hearted and bouncy; perfect for a fun Mario adventure!
Super Mario Land - Chai Kingdom Theme
Another classic from a Mario game. Really made me feel I was in another world...
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening - Tal Tal Heights
A classic. I was debating between this and Ballad of the Wind Fish, but I went with this one.
The Castlevania Adventure - Revenge
One of the best songs in the game. I was so disappointed this wasn't remixed for the WiiWare remake.
Mega Man 4 - Dr. Wily Stage Boss 2
What's a Top 10 list of video game music without Mega Man? This boss theme is just too freakin' awesome. The beginning really made me feel as if things just got super-serious. And then the main melody comes in, and - bam. I was wow'd.
AH yes, the Pokemon music. I know nostalgia is talking here somewhat, but no matter how hard I think and no matter how many new Pokemon songs are made, those two Gym themes as well as the end credits music remain my absolute favorites. There are definitely A LOT of new good songs (I LOVE Driftveil City and Nimbassa City in B/W), but none will top those three for me.
I actually thought about posting some music from Pokémon, but... I dunno. I don't remember being totally engrossed in the music back when I played it. And these are my favorite tunes, so a lot of these stem from my childhood nostalgia. Pokémon didn't come out until I was already in college, so I'm not quite as wistful about it as the others.