I’ve been playing games for a long time now, and if there’s one thing I’ve noticed, it’s that music is a huge part of what makes me love/hate a video game. Music can set the tone for an entire experience, it can help make a game stand out and feel special. If your like me then you probably have a few special game themes that you hold dear to your heart. Perhaps a catchy tune like Super Mario’s 1-1 theme. Or a piece that creates epic mood for an entire game. (Hyrule Field anyone?) Well, like the video game industry, the music industry has evolved.
Because of this we decided that, for a bit of fun, every week we would scavenge the internets for our new favorite remix of an old video game song. Well, not just remixes. Any redux, re-orchestrated or remastered video game piece of music counts too.
So, without further ado, our pick of the week!
Boy does this tune bring me back. This song would definitely fall into the “catchy” category. Originally debuting on Sonic Adventure 2 for the Sega Genesis, “City Escape” captured almost everything that was awesome about old school sonic. It was catchy, fast, and pumped you up for your adventure. (Not to mention it had some sweet guitar riffs). This version, remixed for SEGA’s upcoming game; “Sonic Generations” has been modernized, and now has more of a dance/electronic sound to it. This may not be your cup of tea, but that doesn’t change the fact that it’s a great remix of an even greater game. If you don’t mind being forced into involuntary humming, feel free to give this one a listen.