That "casual gamer" remark was only a jest; I hope I didn't offend you. And I should have remembered the whole "Mario vs Sonic" rivalry that took place during the 90's and that there was actually another gaming company out there besides Nintendo.
A few other things:
1) In retrospect, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past - Anger of the Guardians should not have been on this list, because it is not memorable; but for some reason I still find it enjoyable, at least during actual gameplay, so I choose to include it. There were a few other songs that I'd thought about adding, such as Star Fox's Boss (Corneria), Boss (Titania), Boss (Venom Base 1), and Boss (Venom Base 2), but I didn't because those songs aren't actually memorable either. And yet I still like listening to them. I don't understand it. In most cases unmemorable = bad, and yet a very small number of unmemorable songs are still enjoyable for me. Like the SPC7 songs. Even though none of them have memorable themes, they still somehow manage to be catchy.
2) I don't want to spoil anything, so all I'm going to say is that Super R-Type comes before R-Type III, and that the games should be played and music listened to in that order. Fun fact: Super R-Type is a semi port of R-Type and R-Type II, while R-Type III is actually a sequel to the arcade classics.
3) If you haven't heard Super Bomberman 2 - Dastardly Bomber's Machine, you've missed out. Super Bomberman 2 - Dastardly Bomber's Machine is the greatest song that has ever been composed or ever will be composed. In every conceivable dimension or multiverse. My life is now complete. I could die alone, having never achieved anything after living to be 1OO, and I would still leave this world a happy and fulfilled man and/or woman.
4) Axelay is a shmup. So is Super Earth Defense Force.
5) I agree with you that X3's two Sigma boss battle themes are terrible. But then again, that's why they didn't make it into a list of good video game music.
6) If you're a Bomberman fan, then you should visit the Bomberman wiki sometime.
7) If you ever listen to any of the other songs, please let me know what you think.
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on Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:04 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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