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    What game do you think had the best music on the SNES?

    To me, I have to go with Actraiser. When I first heard the music on that game, I was simply awed. That was the first time video game music had ever "wowed" me.

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    Early SNES I'll second Actraiser (especially Fillmore Act 1) and Castlevania IV. Later games I'll say all of Square's titles (Secret of Mana, FF4 and 6, Chrono Trigger).
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    The first game that came to mind, like Raedon's, is FF III.

    I have a soundtrack CD of the game, and I still listen to it from time to time, even after all of these years. It's inspiring.

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    Yeah I had the same awe from Actraiser as well. Maybe because it was so early in the SNES release when NES was still fresh in our minds (Genesis/TG-16 notwithstanding).

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    Super Turrican and Actraiser pop into my mind. All of Square's RPGs have great music, too.

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    I loved the soundtrack to the SNES version of Dracula X...Chrono Trigger also had a fantastic soundtrack. And that synthesized harmonica wail of yoshi's island is just too memorable to forget. Mario RPG was another great, alogn with F-Zero.

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    Final Fantasy III and Chrono Trigger had great soundtracks, but I'll never forget the music from Secret of Mana. Sometimes, I'd turn on the game and let the title theme play over and over . . .

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    One word: Axelay.

    Perhaps the most complete gaming soundtrack ever. Nothing but memorable tunes. Stage Two's music is f'n AWESOME.
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    Funny how it is that we're choosing the earliest SNES games we saw. Does that say more about how impressed we were at the beginning, or how mundane the later soundtracks became.

    Personally, I'll go with Castlevania 4. There was such a sense of creative freedom in that title; wonderfully moody, with one of the only jazz-infested scores I've heard in a game. The standout song is this heavy piano piece that plays as Simon Belmont is climbing a waterful. When I was in college, this song actually gave my roommate nightmares.
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    Chrono Trigger and Donkey Kong Country

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    Final Fantasy III
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    Super Metroid
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    i love the music from Gradius 3. Also I really love the tunes from Streetfighter 2

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    I liked the music of Uniracers

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    Super Robot Taisen had some great tune as well as those RGPs imo

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    Final Fantasy VI (3 US) and Chrono Trigger.
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    Super Castlevania IV and Super Return of the Jedi.

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    Actraiser--Music by Yuzo Koshiro, who of course did the music for Revenge of Shinobi, Streets of Rage 2 and 3...
    I haven't encountered music on SNES that struck me as much as those games or Thunder Force 2 and 3...

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