Game music of the day compendinarium

Every weekday someone at GamesRadar takes a moment to honor a classic piece of game music, be it from consoles past or a memorable tune pulled right out of today's biggest franchise. The only problem is, there was no home for each Game Music of the Day article, and within a few weeks there were so many spread across the site that it was nearly impossible to find 'em all.

No more! Feast your ears on our compendinarium of game music!

August 2010

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Bazlisk Mine Field by Keiji Yamagishi

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Title Screen by Kazunaka Yamane

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Ending Theme by Ryoji Yoshitomi

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Training music by Kaneoka, Nakatsuka and Yamamoto

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Try by Joe Abbati

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Anthemby Anamanaguchi

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A small sampling of the two-disc brilliance

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Still Alive by Miskovsky, Birgisson and Yacoub

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Healing Ground by Inon Zur and Stuart Chatwood

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The best title screen music ever

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Main Menu by Tim Inge

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Hell March by Frank Klepacki

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Ground Carrier stage by Matsumae and Yamaguchi

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Welcome to Rapture by Gary Schyman

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Glacius' Theme by Beanland and Norgate

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Level Three by Fujimoto, Okabe, Nakamura and Kawada

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Invitation by Ueko, Uehara, Muraoka and Morimoto

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Vocal (??) theme song by Eikichi Kawasaki

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Level 2 by Nobuyuki, Marumo, N. Kodaka, About SS and MaboChan

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Stage 2 by an unknown artist

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Title Screen by Daisuke Morishima

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World Select by Mariko Nanba

July 2010

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You Were There by Oshima, Yamakazi and Geraghty

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Saren/Game Over by Jack Wall and Sam Hulick

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Factory Area by Charles Deened

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Layton's Theme by Tomohito Nishiura

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Theme of Shadowgate by an unknown artist

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Normal Battle by Noriyuki Asakura

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Sub Castle BGM by Koji Kondo

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Far Away by Jose Gonzalez

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Lunarcy by Egg Plant Productions

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Cait Sith's Theme by Nobuo Uematsu

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Singing Hill by Shikata and Gust Sound Team

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2AM Theme by Nagata, Tanaka and Minegishi

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Who Am I? by Olivier Deriviere

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Nate's Theme 2.0 by Greg Edmonson

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Overworld Theme by Kondo, Minegishi, Tominaga and Ota

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Aquatic Ruin Zone by Masato Nakamura

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To Far AwayTimes by Yasunori Mitsuda

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Neon Night by Martin O'Donnell and Michael Salvatori

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'Til All Are One by Stan Bush

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My Chrysalis Highwaymanby Mark Morgan

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Level 1 by Nobuyuki Hara




June 2010

Game music of the day: Hexic HD (opens in new tab)
Underlow by Jerry Schroeder

Game music of the day: Secret of Mana (opens in new tab)
Did You See the Ocean? by Hiroki Kikuta



Game music of the day: Earthworm Jim (opens in new tab)
For Pete's Sake by Tommy Tallarico

Game music of the day: Parasite Eve (opens in new tab)
Somnia Memorias by Yoko Shimomura

Game music of the day: Bully (opens in new tab)
The Slingshot by Shawn Lee

Game music of the day: Killer 7 (opens in new tab)
Emoticon by Masafumi Takada

Game music of the day: Actraiser (opens in new tab)
Bloodpool by Yuzo Koshiro

Game music of the day: Kirby's Dream Land (opens in new tab)
Credits by Jun Ishikawa

Game music of the day: Deus Ex (opens in new tab)
Main title by Alex Brandon



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Faster than a speeding bullet by Morasky

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Booster's Tower by Kondo/Uematsu/Shimomura

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Sinking Old Sanctuary by Yamane

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Victory Lap by Kenta Nagata

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Balto by Yasunori Mitsuda

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Title Screen by David Wise

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Golgo 13 theme by Seriinu

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Terra's Theme/Opening by Nobuo Uematsu

Next page: May, April and March 2010

A fomer Executive Editor at GamesRadar, Brett also contributed content to many other Future gaming publications including Nintendo Power, PC Gamer and Official Xbox Magazine. Brett has worked at Capcom in several senior roles, is an experienced podcaster, and now works as a Senior Manager of Content Communications at PlayStation SIE.