Monday, January 11, 2010

Can't get you (or this damn game tune) out of my head

Earlier today, John Teti counted down the top ten game tunes that have been "chiseled into [his] gray matter for life" in Crispy Gamer's creatively titled, "Earworms I Have Known and Loved But Mostly Hated."

I agree with quite a few of the entries on his list--especially Yu Miyake's "Katamari Nah-Nah" (from Katamari Damacy) and Tomohito Nishiura's "Puzzles" (from Professor Layton and the Curious Village).

If I were to make my own list, it would have to include Hirokazu "Hip" Tanaka's "Balloon Trip" tune (from Balloon Fight):

Actually, my list would have to include a lot of songs from NES classics--namely the overworld themes from Kid Icarus, The Legend of Zelda and Super Mario Bros. Oh, and of course the battle theme from the original Final Fantasy.

Which game tunes have wormed their way into your brain over the years?


Viewtiful_Justin said...

Bubble Bobble.

And Double Dragon's title theme. For sure.

How about Gauntlet? Or Punch Out!

Bryan Ochalla said...

Oh, I completely agree with Bubble Bobble. Every once in a while I pull out my Taito Legends disc so I can play some Bubble Bobble, and for the rest of the day I whistle the theme :)

Flex said...

Yes, bubble bobble was the first one I thought of! Many times playing that as a kid, and on virtual console!!