The music of Nintendo games make them truly remarkable and memorable. To show our love of the music, every Friday we share a selection of tracks from various Nintendo titles, new and old.
In this week’s NintyBeats, we slapped some of the most beautiful RPG music in Nintendo’s history on to a page and told you to listen. We’re also giving special attention to night-time. We hope it’s grateful.
The map (& main) theme from Final Fantasy IV is one of the best pieces of overworld music from any RPG I’ve played. Its exciting, beautiful and adventurous — and doesn’t wear out its welcome with melodrama.
One of Generation IV’s neat touches was hidden in its soundtrack. Much of the game’s score actually had two subtly different arrangements — the version that played was based on the time of day. At night, the music is slower and more melancholy, supplying an unnecessary but brilliant way to absorb the player a little more.
Xenoblade Chronicles is another game that used this concept — but went even further. The night-time arrangements are particularly beautiful, and provide a distinctive counterbalance to the daytime tracks.
So that wraps up another week’s NintyBeats! I hope you enjoyed the choices this time.
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