After browsing numerous forums and watching “best game music” threads
pop up every month with the same shit listed over and over, I thought
I’d make an effort to catalouge the worst aural offenders in games. Once
I have enough material I’ll pick the 10 worst ones and make a fancy
Edit: As it turns out, the GeckoYamori made the thread awhile ago, but Txai has recently resurrected the discussion.
So far my nominees are:
- A Boy and his Blob: This makes Banana Phone sound like Chopin.
- Cruis’n USA: Would have picked Daytona USA, but the constipated Elvis
impersonator trumps it on every level.
- Mega Man 2 (Game Boy): I have no idea if the composer intentionally
tried to pursue some avant garde disharmonic statement here.
- Doom (32x): I know it’s not easy to get the most out of the YM chip, but
this sounds just like they hastily ran the MIDI files through a
converter and didn’t even bother to manually touch them up afterwards.
Which makes sense given that the entire game was one big rush job.”
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