Considered by some to be one of the greatest video game consoles ever, the Super Nintendo not only produced some truly amazing games but also gave us some of the very best video game soundtracks. Now SYFY WIRE has taken on the Herculean task of choosing the best five of the bunch.
As some of you know, there were three Donkey Kong: Country video games that came out on Super NES. But the ones with the best soundtracks were without a doubt 1 and 2 (both composed by David Wise). Deciding between them proved to be nearly impossible, but since this is our list and our rules, we decided to put both of them at the number five spot.
Then we have The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (which has often been heralded as one of the greatest games ever made), composed by Koji Kondo. Boasting some iconic tunes, the standout is without a doubt the fairy fountain theme, which was also the music used for the file select.
Our third pick is Chrono Trigger. Not only considered one of the best RPGs available on the Super Nintendo (which also had all those Final Fantasy games), it also features a killer soundtrack by Yasunori Matsueda. This was his first-ever video game score.
In second place we have Rock n' Roll Racing, with a music score composed by Tim and Jeff Pollin. One of the best racing games on the console, it featured 16-bit covers of well-known songs such as "Paranoid" by Black Sabbath and "Bad to the Bone" by George Thorogood.
Getting our number one spot is ... well, watch and find out! And let us know your personal favorites in the comments.
Additional material by Nathalie Caron.