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Game music of the day: Godzilla

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April 1, 2010

Game: Godzilla: Monster of Monsters

Song: Planet Earth

Composer: Literally unknown

       
Above: "Planet Earth" from Godzilla: Monster of Monsters

While GR editor Chris Antista was working on his "100 Retro iPhone Wallpapers" article, he asked me if there were any NES games that still needed representation. After a bit of thought, we landed on Godzilla, one of my favorite childhood games that actually turns out to be a bit shit in 2010. However, the music is strong as ever, as evidenced by today's track.

There music has no direct connection to Godzilla or references to any classic ToHo themes, it's just a great piece of music that kicks off the whole adventure. Every monster, from Godzilla to Gigan to Baragon has its own theme, making this one of the earliest NES titles with a large soundtrack.

That's the original theme from the 1954 film. As you can hear, there's no connection to the game at all, though it's still a fantastic piece of music. Chances are you may know the tune from Pharoahe Monch's song "Simon Says." Or maybe not!


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10 comments

  • shyfonzie - June 25, 2010 7:25 a.m.

    Actually, this isn't the song that made Brett cry, it's the end credits. It's a really beautiful song really. I want to play it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7F9m-1-pL9s
  • gojiguyar - April 3, 2010 7:05 a.m.

    I'm a big Godzilla fan (hence the name) but I never played this one much. I played the SNES game.
  • BodyDamage - April 2, 2010 6:19 p.m.

    I love game music of the day. this stuff is solid gold. i hope it doesn't go away.
  • philipshaw - April 2, 2010 9:16 a.m.

    Never played this game but the music sounds awesome imo
  • CH3BURASHKA - April 2, 2010 4:38 a.m.

    Brett once talked about how the ending theme for this game made him sad and cry. Since then, I have had it on my Zune. It's pretty chill.
  • GamesRadarJuniorWildlifeEditor - April 2, 2010 12:07 a.m.

    I'm always impressed with the sounds the nes could crank out.
  • Usgo - April 1, 2010 11:18 p.m.

    is it sad that the only godzilla movie ive seen is the remake of 98
  • Usgo - April 1, 2010 11:16 p.m.

    BEST FEATURE AT GAMESRADAR>>>>>!!!????!!!! brett for the win
  • lovinmyps3 - April 1, 2010 11 p.m.

    Never played this game. I was never much of a Godzilla fan.
  • AnthonyGalindo - April 1, 2010 10:39 p.m.

    It's sad to hear that the game doesn't hold up well. It was always one of my favorites when I was a kid.

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