1986 in Video Game Music

A year-in-review musical medley created by Ryan Hamann for the Sound of Play podcast featuring some of the outstanding music from the games of 1986. Please check out Sound of Play for weekly collections of excellent video game music. See how many of the tracks you can identify on your own.

0:11 Parallax

0:42 The Bard's Tale II: The Destiny Knight

1:01 The Legend of Zelda

1:21 Renegade

1:47 Ikari Warriors

2:11 Space Quest I: The Sarien Encounter

2:40 Wonder Boy

2:55 Adventure Island

3:20 Quartet

3:39 Trojan

4:01 Enduro Racer

4:20 Solomon's Key

4:52 Zanac

5:04 WEC Le Mans 24

5:36 Athena 2

5:47 Gerry the Germ

6:33 They Stole a Million

7:07 KiKi KaiKai

7:20 Pro Wrestling

7:46 Kid Icarus

9:01 Rambo: First Blood Part II

10:28 Uridium

11:08 720°

11:51 Salamander (Life Force)

12:27 Aliens: The Computer Game

12:45 Genpei Toumaden

13:07 Super Sprint

13:20 Gumshoe

13:45 Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars

14:24 Legendary Wings

15:19 Castlevania

14:58 Sky Kid Deluxe

16:25 Arkanoid

16:58 Bubble Bobble

17:36 Dragon Quest (Dragon Warrior)

18:04 Kentilla

18:29 Zoids

19:19 Guardic

19:58 The Goonies

20:38 The Return of Ishtar

20:54 Samantha Fox Strip Poker

21:15 King's Valley II: The Seal of El Giza

21:58 Mappy-Land

22:23 Penguin Adventure

23:14 Defender of the Crown

23:29 Cauldron II

24:00 Agent X

24:08 Xain'd Sleena

24:23 Bump Set Spike

24:57 Alex Kidd in Miracle World

25:18 King's Quest III: To Heir Is Human

25:55 The Sentinel

26:36 Metroid

27:21 Star Soldier

28:00 The Detective Game

28:30 Killed Until Dead

28:58 International Karate

29:40 Spellbound

30:47 Sanxion

31:24 Starflight

31:32 Rolling Thunder

31:51 Flash Gordon

32:25 Phandom of the Asteroid

32:46 Warhawk

33:32 Might & Magic: Book 1 - Secret of the Inner Sanctum

34:04 Legacy of the Wizard (Dragon Slayer IV: Drasle Family)

34:18 Ramapage

34:33 Rygar

35:15 The Chessmaster 2000

35:22 Spindizzy

36:00 Knucklebusters

36:23 Thrust

36:44 Hyper Dyne Side Arms

37:24 Where in the U.S.A. Is Carmen Sandiego?

37:30 Fantasy Zone

37:53 Lightforce

38:21 Out Run


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