THIS is my freakin' childhood. ;___; When I'm not careful, music from this game actually makes me cry because it's so nostalgic, haha. Pokemon Red and Blue (and Yellow for that matter) don't have even one bad song. The music really brings aross the atmosphere in the game.
Wow, this is another big one. The Sims, a game that has taken up way too much of my time when I was younger. Completely addicting and it it took a long time to become uninteresting. When I listen to this music, my heart always sinks and I get really sentimental. I makes me wonder how time passes so quickly and that sometimes "Growing up" really sucks. But the music remains to be one of the most beautiful in this world and I'm so glad that this was part of my childhood. *sniff*
102 Dalmatians was my all-time favourite game for the computer when I was a child (and if it worked on my current PC I'd still play it to the max)! Every song in the game matched its level perfectly, concerning mood and speed and everything. They even put in some "Danse Macabre" in the carnival level and some "Nutcracker Suite" in the winter level! The Factory level was one of the last ones and the music was adjusted to the setting of a toy factory but still had this slightly creepy touch to it and made you eager to reach the end boss who was obvious to be imminent. [Oh, and how I enjoy dat bass~.]
Whenever I hear a tune from this game, may it be background music or just mere sound effects, it always takes me back to those times when I played this game really intensely and lets me kind of relive what I felt back then. This track reminds me of the calm Sirena Beach, until those f'n electric manta rays came and messed everything up... Super Mario Sunshine is probably the most underrated of all Mario games. It's so brilliant!
Wow, I was addicted to this game. Although it was quite long I pulled off the "100%-completion". Such good memories...and this theme in particular feels so soothing to me. I remember walking across the Dragon Shore when I returned from all the other "worlds", smashing barrels and burning innocent sheep. xD
I love this soundtrack because of the powerful Sonic'esque guitar and the nice contributing electro. Perfect mixture and catchy as hell! The respective song always lets me remember with the related level, event or character.
Pokemon XD has one of the most jazzy, "groovy" as well as epic and mighty soundtracks I've ever come across. With such catchy tunes in the background it became a thousand times more fun to fight your (long) way up a Battle Mountain or explore a abandoned shipwreck in the desert. The Pyrite Town Theme was always my favourite in the game and at times I just pointlessly wandered around in the city, just to hear the cool music.
I even learned that theme on my saxophone ;)
The songs in DKC 2 felt either very dramatic, serious and epic or just very beautiful and soothing. I had so much fun playing this game, especially because I had always preferred Diddy Kong over Donkey Kong and because Dixie could float with her pigtail.
The Harry Potter games 1-3 were still very much fun. And 2 was my favourite. The magical feeling about the music in the game...it's indiscribably wonderful. I think I beat HP2 about 7 times as everybody else got stuck at the part against Aragog or the Basilisk. This theme reminds me of so much. Mostly exploring Hogwarts for hours, or also roaming about in the tracts of land.
Another game I was almost addicted to. But on the other hand it really scared me! Consistently. Almost all the music tracks in this game are somehow creepy, in some levels you are all alone in some secret military base in the desert and the whole game world just seemed insecure. I always tried to stay in the relatively 'friendly' neighbourhood or went into Downtown or to the fun fair to feel a bit better. When I was on the space ship in the end I just rushed through because I was so scared of the Yokians, haha!
Anyway, the game was great, especially because of the surprisingly dark atmosphere and the music takes most of the credit for that.
Also because the player had so many ingenious gadgets and such varied gameplay. Furthermore the game taught me what plutonium is so I could pretend I was smart among my friends in elementary school...and believe me, I used it in in so many contexts, no matter how uneccessary and pointless....
This game didn't even belong to me and I still managed to play it so many many times. Just hearing the music lets me reenter the world of Super Mario 64. The lava level song awakens the sound of Mario's "Ahahahahaoooooow!" when he touches the molten rock in my head.
I heard many people hated this game but I just stopped playing it because it was so unbelievably difficult. I couldn't even finish the singleplayer once! Still, I had fun playing it and I can never get enough of this opening somehow. I'm so in love with the animation in combination with that song.
Rayman started out pretty nicely. I had so much fun with this game and still remember the levels when I hear the music. THIS music belonged to a VERY difficult and frustrating level but I still loved it! The design was so neat.