Thursday, February 14, 2019

Mixtape: Best Sega Mega Drive/Genesis Music

Hi everyone, and welcome to another one of my Mixtapes. In case you're not sure what a Mixtape is, here's an explanation...

A Mixtape is a playlist of a certain genre, band or era. The list is generally 80 minutes long, the same length of a blank CD, with further recommendations if some of the songs aren't to your taste. Remember kids, downloading is wrong! 

The Sega Mega Drive (or Genesis if you're from the US) is one of my favourite consoles. It was the first console I ever had as my own, and it holds a very strong sentimental value. Some of the music from this 32-bit era was truly tremendous. It's amazing how much power the console had at the time, in terms of producing great tunes. The 64-bit era and beyond changed music in video games forever because they could play actual genuine music, but back when the Mega Drive was around that wasn't the case.

So I wanted to showcase my favourite songs from my favourite games from this era of video gaming. If you want to see an actual list of my 50 Favourite Mega Drive Games, simply click this link here. But as for the music, here's the playlist below, with links to each individual song!
  1. Title Theme - Street Fighter II Championship Edition
  2. The Desert - Aladdin
  3. Title Theme - Micro Machines 2
  4. Duckberg - Quackshot
  5. Opening Theme - Mortal Kombat
  6. Mars 1 and 2 - Taz: Escape from Mars
  7. Main Theme - Micro Machines
  8. Area 1: Jammin' Jungle - Mega Bomberman
  9. Forest and Mountain - Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
  10. Lava Reef Zone Act 2 - Sonic and Knuckles
  11. Never Return Alive - Streets of Rage 2
  12. Concentration - Super Monaco GP
  13. Smooth Criminal - Michael Jackson's Moonwalker
  14. Act 1 Boss - Sonic the Hedgehog 3
  15. Dub Slash - Streets of Rage 3
  16. Diamond Dust Zone Act 1 - Sonic 3D
  17. BGM 3 - World Cup Italia '90
  18. Star Light Zone - Sonic the Hedgehog
  19. Ninja Step - Revenge of Shinobi
  20. Theme of Seven-Force - Gunstar Heroes
  21. Death Adder - Golden Axe
  22. Stages 9-12 - Dr Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine
  23. Attack of the Barbarian - Streets of Rage
  24. Atropos - Columns
  25. Visitor's Center - Jurassic Park
  26. Metropolis Zone - Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  27. Hard Road - Super Hang-On
Some of these not to your taste? Here's five alternatives...
  1. Fighting in the Street - Streets of Rage
  2. Hydrocity Zone Act 2 - Sonic the Hedgehog 3
  3. Make Me Dance - Revenge of Shinobi
  4. Goro's Lair - Mortal Kombat
  5. Mystic Cave Zone - Sonic the Hedgehog 2
To listen to the playlist on YouTube click here!

Well I hope you enjoyed this list. It made me feel very nostalgic, I don't know about you. Anyway, until next time, take care!

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