The VG Resource

Full Version: Similar tunes in Vidya games [back again]
You're currently viewing a stripped down version of our content. View the full version with proper formatting.
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5
I remember there being a thread like this some time ago, but I don't know where it is now. Hope it's okay if I bring it back just for the halibut.

Anyway, this has been a thing as of recent - finding songs in video games that sound similar to a song not video game-related. It's happened quite a few times. Feel free to share any experiences you've had with this matter.

For example:

This song shares some similar chords in the main melody with

this song.
Here's an interesting one:
Listen to the bass line in this tune (Chameleon by Herbie Hancock) ,
then listen to the bass line in this one (Mallow Castle from Kirby Super Star) .

They sound rather similar, but I'm sure if you pitch Chameleon up one whole step, you can better hear the similarity.
Even though everyone knows this by now, I feel it's obligatory to post this:

(10-16-2015, 12:47 AM)Random Talking Bush Wrote: [ -> ]Even though everyone knows this by now, I feel it's obligatory to post this:

I didn't and you just blew my fucking mind. Thank you!
This is my new favorite Ice Cap "remix" now.
A bit of an obscure one and it isn't quite the same (also considering how tone deaf I am) since it is a jazzy take, however it is similar enough to notice:

World Heroes 2 - Not New York (Deathmatch Theme 3) [This is the CD version, can't find the original chiptune version on Youtube that sounds slightly more closer]

Mission Impossible Theme

It's weird how certain songs sound so similar, that people actually find it interesting. Yet the composer for early-2000s DBZ games is now in hiding because some of his music had pinches of old 70s tunes.
Dokapon Millenium Quest (July 14, 2000)
Forest Temple:


Pokemon the Movie 2000 (July 21, 2000)
Lugia Song:

Both came out the same month of the same year. Who stole from who? I want to say Pokemon stole, because...

Madou Monogatari ARS (1993)
Schezo Intro Theme:


Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald (November 21, 2002 for R/S)
Fortree City:

Clearly, they stole this time F3.
Neon Tiger Stage Theme
My Michelle - Guns and Roses
Gotta three-fer.

Safe to say, Jungle Hijinx (and every other variation) was probably inspired by those classic jazz tunes.
And there is this in the first Donkey Konga

Pages: 1 2 3 4 5