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    What are your favorite soundtracks for any Nintendo game (second party and third party games on Nintendo consoles included)? This goes for the entire soundtrack of the game, not just one song, though if one song makes the whole soundtrack for you, then feel free to list it.

    For me, I'd have to say that the soundtracks to Earthbound, Super Mario 64, F-Zero X, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze are my favorites right now.
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    Xenoblade has the best OST out of any Nintendo game. This is fact and can't be disputed

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    Wind Waker, by far. Also most Zelda games. I remember liking Galaxy and Sunshine's too, but I haven't listened to them in ages so I can't gauge how good they are.

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    I have quite a bit, Golden Sun (First two, haven't played Book 3), Fire Emblem (ALL...), and Super Mario Sunshine. Have you heard the Prince's Despiar from Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones? It's good. So are the character themes from FE7. 'Cept Merlinuss' because it's a remix of Going my Way or whatever it's called.

    EDIT: let's add Xenoblade to the list.
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    Twilight Princess's tracks and most Fire Emblem ones.Spark's right.The Prince's Despair is the best theme in The Sacred Stones next to Comrades.


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    Overall it is Brawl, with 4 3DS a close second. Not counting Smash games, because it isn't fair too, I would have to say OoT. The ocarina songs a great, plus the songs set the mood perfectly for the settings.

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    I agree with woot21 on this one. This is heavily lopsided in favour of Smash bros. Brawl and Smash bros. Wii U/3DS for the obvious reason that it selects and remixes and all the most famous songs, and has a fully-featured Sound Test to enjoy them in.

    If not those two, then the two Galaxy games. I more or less treat them as a single entity. They're distinctly separate in style and feel in a few ways, but otherwise they are just two different versions of nigh-perfection and this extends to their soundtracks. Nothing comes close in terms of its sheer grandeur.

    Shout-outs go to Bravely Default, Pokemon BW2 and Fire Emblem: Awakening and the Zelda series. The latter in particular has loads of great songs, just spread out over a 28-year-old series.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jb View Post
    Xenoblade has the best OST out of any Nintendo game. This is fact and can't be disputed
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    Wind Waker, by far. Also most Zelda games. I remember liking Galaxy and Sunshine's too, but I haven't listened to them in ages so I can't gauge how good they are.
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    Too many choices. B2/W2 has my favorite soundtrack of any Pokemon game though the remastered soundtrack for OR/AS might change my opinion there. X/Y is a close second with those fantastic gym leader and E4 battle themes, among other tracks.

    Path of Radiance is another soundtrack I loved, with Radiant Dawn and Awakening shortly behind it. The MegaMan Battle Network and Starforce series had some great soundtracks if we're counting non-first party Nintendo games. And I can't say with straight face that Bravely Default had sub-par soundtrack, so that game deserves a mention too.

    But everyone here knows I'm beating around the bush, Golden Sun is undoubtedly my favorite Nintendo soundtrack. This includes Dark Dawn which had that beautiful and underplayed boss theme.
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    Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga: Yoko Shimomura does an excellent job in this classy game with the nice hub music, and the incredible boss tracks.

    With what Psynergy said, I did like the "panic" theme in Megaman Battle Network 3. It really feels suspenseful.

    Wow, didn't remember this theme to well, but now I have to:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzPlM...F7CA13FD0284C0

    Edit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLpCj...284C0&index=13
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    It's a toss up between Wind Waker, Majora's Mask, the two Galaxies and Final Fantasy VI. Since we're talking complete soundtracks, I might just have to give the edge to FFVI since I can't think of any other game soundtrack where every single song is a commendable and listenable piece of music in it's own right.

    Also, you know... that final boss theme.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poetry View Post
    It's a toss up between Wind Waker, Majora's Mask, the two Galaxies and Final Fantasy VI. Since we're talking complete soundtracks, I might just have to give the edge to FFVI since I can't think of any other game soundtrack where every single song is a commendable and listenable piece of music in it's own right.

    Also, you know... that final boss theme.
    Chrono Trigger would also like to have a word.

    Though I'm of the mind that any soundtrack is listenable music.


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    There are so many to choose from. For Pokémon, I like Platinum's soundtrack the best. ACNL also has a few amazing songs, namely the early morning themes. The classic Mega Man games also have great songs, especially Mega Man 2. Super Mario Galaxy is my favorite game, and that is partly so because of it's music, but that's not my favorite either. I would have to go with Wind Waker for my absolute favorite, but by a margin. In general, I think TLoZ has the best music.
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    I like many Mario Kart Track Themes. Such as Mushroom Gorge, Daisy Hills, and Rainbow Road.

    For Pokemon, most of the rival, gym leader, elite four, champion, and legendary battles are pretty great. (Ruby and Sapphire has the best music IMO)

    Smash Bros has some pretty exciting themes, I particularly love Brawl's and NSSB's main themes.

    Fire Emblem's only good theme in my opinion is it's main theme. :/

    Pikmin's themes are all just calming... not really what I am in to.

    Animal Crossing has many great songs. I like it's main theme, Bubblegum KK and Go KK Rider, those are my favorites in this series by far.

    Xenoblade also has some pretty good music that's fun to listen to.

    Dark Pit's Theme has GOT to be one of my favorite themes ever. :3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hydrohs View Post
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    None shall compete with Wind Waker.
    Fight me. Only game with a better ost than xenoblade is tales of legendia though that's not nintendo

    Actually, Sunshine has really good music. Like the secret level theme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jb View Post
    Actually, Sunshine has really good music. Like the secret level theme.
    Going back to it, Sunshine does have really nice music. It might just be nostalgia, but there's something really pleasant about the tracks in that game, and it works really well with the bright (literally and figuratively) and vibrant atmosphere of the game as a whole. It's kind of hard to be mad at that game for too long with music like that. Well, except maybe in some of the secret levels.
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    Besides Brawl and 4, I'd say the Galaxies, and Fire Emblem Awakening
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    All Fire Emblem games and Golden Sun games have amazing soundtracks, and F-Zero also has some nice tunes too (Mute City is a personal favourite). Also, Pokemon games, especially Hoenn and Sinnoh, have great soundtracks too in my opinion.

    EDIT: Aargh, how could I forget Bravely Default and Kid Icarus: Uprising?! They also have superb soundtracks. I also like some music from the Metroid series too.
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    The BW games have an amazing soundtrack along with Fire Emblem Awakening, Super Mario Galaxy (haven't played the second one), the Legend of Zelda series and Brawl.

    An honorable mention goes to SSB 3DS only because it's soundtrack, while great imo, pales in comparison to Brawl's variety. However SSB Wii U is shaping up to have some great music though so that's good.

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    Is it really fair to count the Smash Bros games, though? They're basically just compilation/arrange albums. It's like a Best of soundtrack for any series it represents.


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    Nintendo are always on point with soundtracks. The best are probably Zelda or the Gen IV Pokémon games imo; Diamond/Pearl/Platinum had some of the best music I've ever heard.

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    Gotta admit, the Pokemon Mystery Dungeon series has some of my favourite videogame soundtracks of all time, specifically the second ones (Time/Darkness/Sky).

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    FE: Awakening is my #1. I like practically every song in that game's soundtrack, except for the combat preparations. Kid Icarus: Uprising is then a close runner up.

    After those two games, though, I find it to be really hard to decide. Hyrule Warriors, perhaps?
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    My favorite Nintendo soundtrack has to be Xenoblade Chronicles. You Will Know Our Names is the best part, but Gaur Plains and Mechanical Rhythm prove my part more. Awakening (Fire Emblem) us also good with Pokemon and Kid Icarus Uprising.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackwingMarauder View Post
    Fire Emblem's only good theme in my opinion is it's main theme. :/
    Have you even played The Sacred Stones,The Blazing Sword,Path of Radiance,Radiant Dawn and/or Awakening?They have themes that beat the main theme a hundred times over.Even try listening to The Prince's Despair.It's not even as good as some Id remixes.Seriously,play your Fire Emblem before you judge it's themes off the few in Brawl and 4 3DS.


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