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    Does anyone know any video game music that highly resembles other music, gaming or not? I know Mega Man music sounds like a lot of oldies music, such as the level select for Mega Man 1 sounding like bits of a Journey song.

    There's also Bionic Commando (NES) and The Last Ninja 3 (C64)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqZE4ERq4EY
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-pgh5yYti4
    It's probably just coincidence, but 0:10 of the Bionic Commando music sounds really close to 0:11 of The Last Ninja 3 music.
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    As they say, Hydlide music sounds like Indiana Jones driving an ice cream truck.

    Starship Hector has same music as RoboWarrior.

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    Tetris gameboy theme song is a remake of "Korobeiniki," a 19th century Russian folk song about the burgeoning love between a peddler and a peasant girl.

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    Is this inspired by my recent post in this other thread..?
    http://www.digitpress.com/forum/showthread.php?t=73045

    There's the infamous comparison of Sonic 3's music and Michael Jackson's work, of course. And Hylide's brazen theft of Indiana Jones.
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    Mass Effect 1 has a 2 tracks that have the same opening notes / chords / sounds (or 99.8% close to it) as two Depeche Mode songs. I mean like, you could mistake one for the other.

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    I have 2, both from Kraftwerk. I can't seem to remember the exact songs that they remind me of though.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHNUQOhEkAo 30 seconds in reminds me of a track from Final Fantasy VII

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgwHRK4n-rY Reminds me of...I want to say Star Ocean? Maybe 2?
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    california games sounds like louie louie
    well california games theme IS louie louie
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    Quote Originally Posted by lookfun78 View Post
    Tetris gameboy theme song is a remake of "Korobeiniki," a 19th century Russian folk song about the burgeoning love between a peddler and a peasant girl.
    Er, I thought Tetris used Russian folk music to begin with. It doesn't sound like it, it's supposed to be it.
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    The famous Chrono Trigger (Robo?) music that sounds like Rick Astley, the Rick Rolled song.

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    I think I've mentioned this before, but Dragon Warrior II overworld theme with all 3 party members alive and Little Nemo: The Dream Master Stage 1 both sound almost alike.

    The second part of Flashman's theme (MM2) sounds like the theme song from the old Nickelodeon show Wild and Crazy Kids.

    SMB3 Hammer Bros. theme = old "Everybody's Skippy Dippin'" commercial.

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    Castlevania 2 Belmont's Revenge "Road of Enemy" and Shin Megami Tensei Nocturne "Boss Appearance" sound like they have the exact same composition except SMT Nocturne's is slightly slower.

    One of the Colossus themes on Shadow of the Colossus sounds like Star Wars.
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    The water levels on Super Mario Bros..sounds like a track off angel dust by faith no more. The track name escapes me though.

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    The opening piano piece of Muse's song Resistance has always reminded me of Mike Tyson's Punch Out. I almost opened a thread about this when the song was released but decided against it since It's probably just me. Right?

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    How about video game songs that sound like other video game songs? This Breath of Fire track:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8U5nxhxYf0

    Sure sounds like this Chrono Trigger song:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPjRTvMAptg

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    Quote Originally Posted by j1e View Post
    The famous Chrono Trigger (Robo?) music that sounds like Rick Astley, the Rick Rolled song.
    Wow, I've never heard that one before, that's pretty freakin' similar, haha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VACRMH View Post
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHNUQOhEkAo 30 seconds in reminds me of a track from Final Fantasy VII
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    The opeing theme for Road Rash 3 is very similar to a Sublime song, the name of it escapes me at the moment.

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    I can't quite remember which Maverick's stage it was, but in Mega Man X3, there's part of a song that's almost exactly like Guns N' Roses' "My Michelle". I remember reading up on it and it was actually supposed to be intended, the composer was a major Gn'R fan. Awesome!
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    Lionel Ritchie (ex-Commodores) with Running With the Night: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCKobejAUns

    Jeroen Tel (on Commodore) with Cybernoid 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UoEqEbxra4


    (needless to say, the C-64 was home to more pop-inspired songs than any other system.)

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    Wild Arms has tunes that sound incredibly similar to Ennio Morricone. It's obviously not a coincidence.

    The original beach invasion theme in Final Fantasy VIII that can be heard in the demo sounds nearly identical to the theme from The Rock. The similarity was enough for Square to change it in the final release.

    Yun and Yang's stage in Street Fighter III: Third Strike sounds like James Bond.

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