Video games often make players feel different feelings. This is mostly done through the visuals in the game, but sometimes it can also be done through what the player hears. Some tracks mean more than others, and some are in general what determines what the player feels. Let's begin, shall we?
10: Sloprano - Conker's Bad Fur Day
When you think of Conker's Bad Fur Day, you usually think of how immature and fun the game is. That is shown greatly in the song sung by The Great Mighty Poo. The lyrics are silly and witty, just like the entirety of the game. This one song captures the main them of the game: Ridiculous.
9: What I'm Made Of - Sonic Heroes
Sonic Heroes certainly wasn't the best 3D Sonic Game, but the final boss theme really set the mood for an epic final battle. The fast pased beats and hyper vocals really makes the player want to show Metal Overlord what it is that they are made of.
8: Greevil Battle - Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness
This song is underrated, which is actually pretty sad.
This song is amazing. It pretty much gets the player hyped up, knowing that they are fighting the boss of an incredibly powerful crime syndicate, and that the fate of the world lies in this battle. Either win and save the Pokemon of the world from brutal treatment, or fail, and probably get killed.
7: Porky Means Business - Earthbound
I hardly need to explain this.
The way this theme is played, and the battle in which it is played can't help but get a player hyped up. The beginning is pretty good, fast pased and tension building, then we get the rock bit. That is what really sets the mood. This is what we thought to be the final battle, and we struggled and struggled to beat down Porky. Sadly, it was all in vain, as a stronger opponent came forth.
6: Galacta Knight - Kirby Superstar Ultra
What could be more fitting for a battle with the greatest warrior of the galaxy then a hyper metal song? Nothing really. The song is great, and does what it should, it gets the player's adrenaline pumping for an epic battle against a great warrior.
5: Henry - No More Heroes
This IS the final battle, and the song really shows that with it's great mixing and adrenaline boosting guitar bits. This song lets you know that you have met your match, and either one of you could end up dying in this fight, so choose your moves wisely.
4: The Shadow Temple - The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
The Shadow temple is a very creepy dungeon, and the music that's played while in the dungeon serves 2 purposes.
1: It creeps the player out, as is the point of the dungeon itself.
2: The bongos in the background of the theme almost give the player a hint at what the boss is.
The theme does its job well, and is a personal favourite song of mine.
3: Demise of the Ritual - Shadow of the Colossus
This song sets up so many emotional rises.
Wander is alone, filthy, tired, and standing up against an immense tower that he is bent on killing, simply so he can revive a girl that he loves. Are the Colossi out to kill Wander? No, they are trying to protect themselves.
Wander is left to ask himself, is killing Malus worth the effort?
This song is basically explaining what's happening in the mind of Wander. He is alone and killing innocent god-like behemoths for his own happiness...
2: Father and Son - Metal Gear Solid 4
The entirety of Metal Gear Solid 4 is an amazing story, and the final scene brings light to the entire series. The final scene has so much character resolution and artistic work, that it's really a bit of a tear-jerker. The song gives a perfect end to the story of Snake, and sets up the end of Big Boss in such a way that you can't help but feel sorry for Snake after such a hard life he's had.
Here's to you, Snake.
1: Dancing Mad - Final Fantasy VI
Dancing Mad is great, it just is.
There is almost no need to explain why, but I will anyway.
Each piece of the song expresses a part of Kefka's personality and chaotic intent. The final part is really what makes the song as amazing as it is. The final part expresses how much Kefka has changed now that he has the power that he does, and brings about the fact that Kefka is a madman who is just depressing in that he kills for fun.
He gets a jolly out of killing, and wants nothing but power.
When he gets it, he destroys the world.
How does he benefit? He becomes a crazy-powerful lunatic... Well, more of a lunatic.