What is exactly SNES games? Cazzette encourages that if you have come here, you would have understood this concept very well. Top 15 Best SNES Music is your biggest question? So, Cazzette guesses you are nostalgic for a beautiful childhood.
To answer this question, firstly, you should know that Cazzette will sort the list in period order. Moreover, we provide too much information about different types of SNES OSTs. Let’s see more below.
Top 15 Best SNES Musics Review For All Time
1. ActRaiser (Enix, 1990)
ActRaiser will not be available on SNES Classic. However, any list of the greatest soundtracks of the era wouldn’t be complete without Yuzo Koshiro’s amazing score for this unique platform/city simulation hybrid. ActRaiser lets you play as a divine being that tries to free the world and restore faith.
After completing each platform level, you will be transported to a top-down simulation of a city-building project, where you can help populate the newly saved land.
This is a surprising feat of engineering, but the music is amazing. Koshiro’s symphonic score was created within months of the console being released. It gives the game an enormous emotional weight and is at once humble and commanding, rebellious, and dutiful. A masterpiece from the beginning.
This is going to be my controversial choice. Lemmings is a favorite action/puzzle game. There are 125 stages (SNES) that you can play, so it has plenty of content to keep players satisfied.
There are many songs, from sad songs to scary songs to… remixed songs public domain. The emotional songs were what surprised me the most. I was expecting to find a fun little puzzle game with colorful graphics.
This song, which I chose as the soundtrack’s theme song, captures this emotional feeling. It also has one of my favorite bass lines, even though it is a very common one. Green Day’s “Basketcase” uses a modified version as well as the popular wedding song and a random VeggieTales tune, among others. This is what I know.
3. The Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past
- System: SNES, Game Boy Advance, Wii, Wii U, New 3DS
- Publisher: Nintendo
- Developer: Nintendo EAD
- Release Dates: April 13th, 1992 (US)
Link receives a telepathic communication from Princess Zelda one stormy night. Princess Zelda asks him to enter Hyrule Castle and rescue her from the dark wizard Agahnim. Agahnim kidnaps maidens from across the kingdom, sealing them in crystals.
Next on Link’s list is Princess Zelda. The Link will need three magic pendants to prove his ability to wield Master Sword if he wants to stop Agahnim.
You’re treated to a riff of The Legend: Link right from the start of the game. Although it only covers the first few bars, it captures the essence of the moment: running out in the middle of a stormy night to face an unknown foe.
It shows the evolution of Koji Kondo’s composition. He moves away from the jingles on his NES to create tracks that capture the scene’s mood.
4. Chrono Trigger (Square, 1995)
ActRaiser is not well-known, so it is understandable why it wasn’t selected for the SNES Classic. However, Chrono Trigger’s absence from the SNES Classic is unacceptable.
The result was a time-hopping adventure starring a super RPG group that included Yoshinori Kanase (Final Fantasy VI), Akira Toriyama(Dragon Ball), and Yuuji Horii (Dragon Quest). Every system, design, and scenario were in perfect harmony.
It was almost effortless to create a soundtrack. It was the work of Yasunori Mitchellsuda and Nobuo Uematsu. It was full of hope and never lost in the face of the player’s trials.
There aren’t any duds among the 61 pieces. And, fittingly for a game about enduring bonds, some of our favorite themes, such as the Guardia Millennial Fair theme, still float to our minds decades later.
5. Final Fantasy VI (III)
It’s not surprising that this game is on my list. However, you might be surprised that it’s not higher up. It’s true, I didn’t get this game in my time, and I didn’t play it until years later. So it didn’t stick with me as much as other SNES games.
The soundtrack still made an impact. It has everything, from the energetic boss theme to the tear-jerking drama themes.
This song is a battle theme. It’s also one of the most well-known Final Fantasy songs, is an excellent example of great songwriting.
6. Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
- System: SNES, Wii, Wii U
- Publisher: Nintendo
- Developer: Squaresoft
- Release Dates: May 13th, 1996 (US)
Bowser has taken Peach. Mario arrives to rescue her just as Exor, a huge sword, crashes from the sky and injures itself into Bowser’s castle. Exor can even talk! Mario isn’t his favorite! Exor even breaks Bowser’s Castle bridge.
Mario sets out to find an alternative route. However, on his journey, Exor turns out to be the vessel of an evil blacksmith named Smithy, who is sending his creation to conquer the Mushroom Kingdom.
Square and Mario were and will continue to be the most bizarre team-ups ever seen in video games. Yoko Shimomura’s soundtrack helped Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars successfully blend both companies’ sensibilities!
The OST combines the character-driven tracks of Final Fantasy with the upbeat themes of Mario’s environment, giving it a unique flavor.
7. Donkey Kong Country (Rare, 1994)
Rare’s Donkey Kong Country is best known for its Silicon Graphics-influenced visual design. But beneath the technobabble, it was one of the most beautiful platform games outside Japan. The levels were easy to understand, well-paced, and fun to master. Donkey and Diddy were an adorable tag team.
David Wise’s amazing soundtrack was a big part of the love. It had catchy, upbeat songs that we still sing to this day, a lonely ambiance for underwater levels and caves, and synth-heavy electronic rhythms that provide tension for boss fights. Even the tiny jingles you hear when you complete a level or enter a secret area are miniature masterpieces.
8. Yoshi’s Island: Super Mario World 2
Although many people might expect the Super Mario World soundtrack to represent the SNES Mario games (which it does), I will stick with Yoshi’s Island.
This was one of my favorite 16-bit games. It was outstanding in many ways: the amazing art style, the polished gameplay, and, of course, the soundtrack. Although it was not what you would expect from a Mario title, it was still exceptional.
I chose a song that I like on many levels. But the most important is that it feels different to me than any other song I have ever heard in video games. It hits you right away, setting the tone for what’s to come.
9. Super Castlevania IV
- System: SNES, Wii, Wii U, New 3DS
- Publisher: Konami
- Developer: Konami
- Release Dates: December 4th, 1991 (US)
Super Castlevania IV’s plot is simple. It’s 1691, and Dracula is back. Simon Belmont enters Dracula’s Castle, armed with his trusted whip, to stop Dracula from possessing Transylvania’s people.
Super Castlevania IV is on this list because it updated the Castlevania soundtrack with great instrumentation.
Super Castlevania IV brings you many great chiptune tracks that were originally on the NES Castlevanias.
They are no longer limited to the electronic bleeps from the NES. Instead, they can create the illusion of organ pipes or timpani drums blaring in the ears with a rich orchestral sound.
10. Mega Man X (Capcom, 1993)
Here’s something different. Capcom’s audio team, which included Yuki Takehara, Yuki Iwai, and Makoto Tomozawa from Capcom, took the work of the blue bomber beyond his NES heritage to create this Super Nintendo title.
Mega Man is a series that’s famous for its rhythmic platforming and boss battles. The game’s creators gave each section its theme, using rock music to inspire them. It’s a game that leaves us longing for the 90s.
11. Secret of Mana
The secret of Mana was my first RPG. A little. Although I’m sure most people won’t rate this game’s soundtrack as highly as mine, I’m not complaining. It’s one of my favorite games. It doesn’t matter what you think. The secret of Mana has an amazing soundtrack that helps you get lost in the wonderful world of Mana.
Although you won’t hear my song until the final area of Secret of Mana (the last section), it is well worth the wait. It was a great way to end what was a fantastic game.
12. Star Fox
- System: SNES, Wii, Wii U
- Publisher: Nintendo
- Developer: Argonauts Software, Nintendo EAD
- Release Dates: March 26th, 1993 (US)
Andross, a mad scientist, has declared war against the entire Lylat network! And worse, he has his military backing. To stand up to Andross’ top commanders, it will take an elite flight team. General Pepper, Cornerian military commander, knows exactly the right ragtag team of hotshots! Star Fox will be the one to stop the Lylat Wars!
Although many people still disagree on which Star Fox 64 or the original game is better, it’s hard to deny the excitement you feel when you hear the opening riff of the SNES’ Corneria theme.
There’s more to Star Fox’s soundtrack than Corneria, but it’s true. The whole OST is full of great tracks, many of which are often overlooked. This is a shame because Hajime Hirasawa is a well-known game composer. It is high time that he was given his due.
13.Super Metroid (Nintendo, 1994)
Super Metroid’s score by Kenji Yamamoto & Minako Hamano is dark and ominous. It is full of tension, foreboding, and shadowiness that befits a game about an explorer who explores a mysterious, brooding world full of danger.
The game becomes less hostile as players learn to master their environment, and Samus Aran collects many resources and abilities for her cause. However, the music remains a terrifying and threatening soundscape.
Even just listening to it as we type this sentence transports us back into a frightening place we are glad to have conquered, but we never felt at peace.
14. Lufia and the Fortress of Doom
What’s this? What is this? An RPG not made by Squaresoft on my list? Yes! Lufia fans will understand why this song is on my top ten list. I feel sorry for those who haven’t, and there are many reasons.
Lufia featured one of the most emotional storylines of any SNES game, and the soundtrack made it so real. I felt every moment, from the lighthearted moments to the devastating tragedies and everything in between.
I am moved to tears by this song because it shows me what happens in the game as the song plays. Lufia was the first game to demonstrate that games can elicit powerful emotions, and this song proved that.
15. Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest
Although I was captivated by the original Donkey Kong Country’s graphics for months before its release, it wasn’t until I finally got my hands on it that I discovered that the soundtrack was just as amazing. It was impossible to imagine that the sequel could match it in the music department. But it did.
Donkey Kong Country 2 features some of my favorite music in any medium. It is funny because it is about a primate collecting bananas.
Did I have to choose which song I would use to showcase the Donkey Kong Country 2 soundtrack? This song appeared way up in the bramble-filled sky, and it completely changed my perception of video game music.
To hear the music, I would turn on the game and play the stage. This song is often cited as one of the best video game songs ever, and it certainly deserves that praise.
Each person had a great childhood, and these Top OSTs will help you to remember that time. What do you think about ActRaiser (Enix 1990)? It is a blessing that one of the most well-known songs has the longest history.
Cazzette would ensure that you have heard the 1980s soundtrack if you were born in that decade. It is the best time to be alive. Thank you for reading!
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