Anyone else ever been influenced from game music like me?
If so which games?
Definitely! Videogames are the reason I started making electronic music (in my Commodore 16). I also had an Atari XE game system (equivalent to an Atari 65XE) and a ton of games. I used to record music from the games to a tape, so I could listen to it all the time.
Some of my favorites: Ballblazer, Double Dragon, Arkanoid, Street Smart, etc.
It's funny, I rather dislike video games now but I still listen to video game music on a regular basis -- sometimes even listening to stuff without ever having played it's corresponding game.
Some of my favourite video game soundtracks include:
Final Fantasy IV
Final Fantasy VI
Castlevania: Circle of the Moon
Firepower 2000 (known as Super S.W.I.V. in Europe)
Shadow of the Colossus
Wizards & Warriors
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Shadowrun (SNES version)
Riven: The Sequel to Myst
Anyhow, there's a ton of other good video game soundtracks out there, and a lot of the music coming out of the demoscene (which I tend to enjoy quite a fair bit) has similarities to video game music as well.
There's a few video games that had soundtracks that for all intents and purposes weren't composed with the intention of being used as music in video games, such as the Wipeout series of games (I believe Fluke's hit "Atom Bomb" was used in the first one, for example). Those soundtracks are often hit or miss, as far as soundtracks go.
this could be the longest post ever, but i'll try to keep it short...
mario bros!!!! (come on, someone's gotta say it!!!) mostly 2 and 3 are my faves
PARAPPA!!!!!!! (and basically anything matsura writes!)
dragon quest 8
the first two katamari games (not the 360 ones!!)
nowadays there is so much cool stuff, but i really liked the no more heroes soundtracks from last year, particularly the 'dark side' album.
World of Warcraft has some pretty incredible orchestral music. It's more like a dynamic movie soundtrack than it is like traditional VG music.
Don't know if this mean anything to anyone. But the first time I entered Old Kingdom and heard a slower, more ancient version of the Ironforge theme I freaked out and commanded my friends who were playing with me to take note.
god can't tell you how much VGM influence me! i started music cuz of Final Fantasy's Nobuo Uematsu when i was 12. Is it a coincidence that all great games have great music?
Super Mario, Castlevania, Street fighter, sonic, zelda and donkey kong country, TONs of more obscure games that i'd list but many probs won't heard of. basically pre 2000's games had the BEST music. Nowadays is dull drab orchestral, cinematic stuff that doesn't fit in with what im used to as a kid for video games!