Memory Lane: Best 8-Bit Game Music

Memory Lane: Best 8-Bit Game Music

Chris Perez
May 25, 2012

If you played video games at all in your home when you were young, then you likely came across these classic theme songs from the original 8-bit Nintendo. I'm still not sure what it is that makes these tunes so nostalgic. Is it simply the hours spent enthralled by the repetitive mix of beeps and bops? Or was there some real magic to the music's composition?

I'm going with the latter. And just how a track or two can turn a good movie into a classic, these 8 songs of 8-bit genius are what made the Nintendo an icon. Take a little break and listen again yourself. You may find yourself going back in time to where you were — your old house, your first room — when you heard these songs for the first time.

Legend of Zelda

Super Mario Bros.


Ninja Gaiden


Punch Out

Double Dragon

Final Fantasy

Did I miss any? What were some of your favorites?

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