1996 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 1996. Please check out Sound of Play for weekly collections of excellent videogame music. See how many of the tracks you can identify on your own.

0:00 Mario Kart 64

0:08 Sakura Wars

0:21 Madden NFL '97

0:43 Command & Conquer: Red Alert

1:06 Chex Quest

1:54 Revelations: Persona

2:09 The Beast Within: A Gabriel Knight Mystery

2:26 Harvest Moon

2:54 Virtua Fighter 3

3:54 Virtua Fighter Kids

4:16 Triple Play '97

4:41 X-Men vs. Street Fighter

5:21 Street Fighter Alpha 2

5:27 Ripper

5:56 Radical Dreamers: Nusumenai Hoseki

7:27 Sonic 3D Blast (Sega Saturn)

8:28 International Track & Field

8:32 Quake

9:36 Front Mission: Gun Hazard

10:45 King's Field III

11:39 Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain

11:57 Lords of the Realm 2

13:14 Final DOOM

13:27 Guardian Heroes

14:04 Metal Slug

14:42 Panzer Dragoon II Zwei

14:58 Resident Evil

15:34 Rama

16:21 Fighters Megamix

16:47 PaRappa the Rapper

17:59 Dead or Alive

18:54 Shining Wisdom

19:34 Pokémon Red & Green Versions

20:33 Street Fighter EX

20:43 Sonic the Fighters

21:15 Super Mario 64

21:57 Cruis'n World

22:18 Donkey Kong Land 2

22:51 Vectorman 2

23:33 Mr. Bones

24:12 NBA Hangtime

24:49 Toonstruck

25:12 Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!!

25:43 Diablo

25:46 3D Tetris

26:28 Battle Garegga

27:18 Bubble Memories

27:30 King of Fighters '96

27:51 Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? (1996)

28:31 Death Rally

29:09 Harvester

30:18 Bug Too!

30:57 Crash Bandicoot

31:09 Corpse Party

31:17 The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall

31:54 Logical Journey of the Zoombinis

32:24 Tetris Attack

32:36 Kirby Super Star

33:17 The Neverhood

34:45 Wild Arms

35:31 Time Crisis

35:54 Duke Nukem 3D

35:55 Die Hard Trilogy

36:12 WCW vs. the World

36:26 Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo

36:42 Langrisser III

37:27 19XX: The War Against Destiny

38:16 Killer Instinct Gold

39:20 Mega Man 8

39:33 Freddi Fish 2: The Case of the Haunted Schoolhouse

39:51 Pajama Sam: No Need to Hide When It's Dark Outside

40:54 San Francisco Rush

41:17 Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

41:32 Star Ocean

41:40 Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War

42:13 Jumping Flash! 2

42:48 Wipeout 2097

42:51 Sonic 3D Blast (Sega Genesis)

43:21 Samurai Showdown IV

44:01 Rocket Jockey

44:27 FIFA 97

44:34 WWF in Your House

45:01 Ganbare Goemon: Uchu Kaizoku Akogingu

45:17 NiGHTS into dreams...

46:25 Afterlife

46:37 Sid Meier's Civilization II

46:57 Time Commando

47:37 Nester's Funky Bowling

48:05 Jet Moto

48:23 Bad Mojo

48:31 Alien Trilogy

48:57 Marathon Infinity

49:37 Meridian 59

50:05 Bubsy 3D

50:32 Bahamut Lagoon

51:12 Pandemonium!

51:37 Pilotwings 64

52:04 Tex Murphy: Pandora Directive

53:32 DeathDrome

53:45 NBA Live 97

54:01 Rage Racer

54:13 Virtual On: Cyber Troopers

54:31 Exhumed (PowerSlave)

54:36 Tomb Raider

55:16 Dragon Force

55:54 Heroes of Might and Magic 2

56:14 Master of Orion II: Battle at Antares

56:27 Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars

56:30 Saturn Bomberman

57:09 The Adventures of Lomax

57:40 Twisted Metal 2

57:49 Descent II

58:15 Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom

58:31 Titanic: Adventure Out of Time

58:55 Gungriffon

59:24 Crusader: No Regret

59:32 Phantasmagoria 2: A Puzzle of Flesh

59:40 Contra: Legacy of War

1:00:09 Soukyugurentai (Terra Driver)

1:00:22 Salamander 2

1:00:30 Tobal No. 1

1:00:39 Treasure Quest

1:01:25 Vandal Hearts

1:02:30 The House of the Dead

1:02:45 Shattered Steel

1:03:04 Syndicate Wars

1:03:09 Terra Nova: Strike Force Centauri

1:03:48 Wave Race 64

1:04:06 Dragon Ball Z: Hyper Dimension

1:04:44 Discworld II: Missing Presumed...!?


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