Total Nerd The Greatest Classic Video Game Theme Songs Ever  

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List Rules Please add only 8 or 16-bit video games with catchy and classic themes and songs.

A list of classic video game songs. RULE: Everything on this list must be pre-Playstation. This is a list that anyone can add to by clicking "Add Items" at the bottom of the page. I'll get us started. Video game themes used to mean something. You'd have to live with them through an entire level that you'd have to play through at least five times, so they used to write them a lot catchier than they do now.

What are the best classic video game songs? These themes, and top video game songs, at least during the early days, were simple and classic. Add your favorites and vote up the best video games of all time. Vote down the worst. Which classic video game theme songs are your favorite?
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924 194
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612 170
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587 169
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503 174
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283 83
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The Legend of Zelda - Dungeon Music

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324 123
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335 133
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307 137
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307 144
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TheRealDunnDeal added Mortal Kombat - Intro Theme 1992

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286 131
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Clark Benson added Pac-Man - Original Theme 1980

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142 40
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283 137
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Lon Harris added Castlevania - Main Theme 1986

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236 123
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Kramer added Super Mario Kart - Intro Theme 1992

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209 106
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TheRealDunnDeal added Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Theme Song 2003

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222 121
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premesh added Punch-Out!! - Main Theme 1987

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111 37
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Jerry Icban added Super Mario Bros. 3 - Overworld 2 Theme

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135 60
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Son Goku added Street Fighter II - Guile's Theme

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217 128
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engbouland added Street Fighter II - Ken's Theme 1992

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202 120
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157 84
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TJSlipperman added Mega Man 2 - Metal Man 1989

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193 115
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James Lee added Final Fantasy VI - Ending Theme 1994 ** This song is over 20 minutes long.

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197 119
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135 78
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premesh added Double Dragon - Main Theme 1987

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173 112
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James Lee added Chrono Trigger - Frog's Theme 1995

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116 63
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Ducktales - Moon Theme

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124 75
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James Lee added Star Fox - Corneria 1993

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59 17
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Philipp Amann added Mega Man 2 - Dr. Wily Stage 1

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85 47
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Son Goku added Street Fighter II - Ryu's Theme

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146 106
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TheRealDunnDeal added Doom - Main Theme 1993

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143 105
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Kramer added Dr. Mario - Main Theme 1990

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120 86
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Clark Benson added Donkey Kong - Intro Theme 1981

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101 68
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but chickens double d added Super Smash Bros. Melee - Main Theme

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100 69
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90 59
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82 51
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Son Goku added Street Fighter II's Intro

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71 41
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JeffersonLima added Donkey Kong Country - Aquatic Ambience

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48 21
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Westleigh Quattrone added Mega Man 3 Theme

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105 84
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hbg1968 added Galaga - Intro Theme 1981

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32 8
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_1445176307549 added Sonic the Hedgehog 2 1992

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99 82
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Lon Harris added Bubble Bobble - Main Theme 1986

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99 82
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Kramer added Ninja Gaiden - Main Theme 1988 Ninja Gaiden Theme

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71 53
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but chickens double d added F-Zero - Main Theme

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94 79
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James Lee added Final Fantasy - Matoya's Cave 1987

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75 59
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TheRealDunnDeal added Spy Hunter - Main Theme 1983

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34 14
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TyrantOnion added Super Mario Bros. 3 - Hammer Bros. Battle Theme

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83 71
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81 72
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TheRealDunnDeal added Secret of Mana - Main Theme 1993

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58 46
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83 75
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TheRealDunnDeal added Ghosts'n Goblins - Main Theme 1985