Growing up in the 1980/90’s people had no clue how good the music in front of them really was, even to the point where game soundtracks were masterpieces, so we decided to take a look at one of our personal favourites, Sega.

The Sega Genesis or Mega Drive was a 16-bit gaming console that dominated the late 80s and throughout the 90s. Not only was it a revolution in gaming, but for game soundtracks too. This also got somewhat better with the release of the Sega 32X which was 32-bit, but you get the picture.

As we take took a trip down memory lane, we looked at some of our favourite soundtracks from Sega games. Everything from Sonic to Streets Of Rage features below in our top picks.

10. Mortal Kombat 3 – 1997

Composed by Dan Forden

Our pick: The Subway/The Waterfront

9. Streets Of RAGE 2 – 1992

Composed by Yuzo Koshiro

Our pick: 6:29 – Go Straight

8. Ecco The Dolphin – 1992

Composed by Magyari András & Brian Coburn

Our pick: 20:20 – Jurassic Beach

7. The Revenge of Shinobi – 1989

Composed by Yuzo Koshiro

Our pick: 0:00 – The Shinobi

6. X-Men

Composed by Fletcher Beasley

Our pick: 00:00 – Intro

5. Dune 2: The Battle for Arrakis – 1992

Composers: Paul S. Mudra, Frank Klepacki, Dwight K. Okahara

Our pick: 09:01 – Turbulence

4. The Adventures of Batman & Robin – 1994

Composed by Jesper Kyd

3. Sonic the Hedgehog 3 – 1994

Composers: Composers: Tatsuyuki Maeda, Tomonori Sawada, Sachio Ogawa, Masayuki Nagao, Masanori Hikichi, Miyoko Takaoka, Jun Senoue, Michael Jackson, Brad Buxer, Masaru Setsumaru, Yoshiaki Kashima

2. Vectorman 2 –

Composed by Jon Holland

Our pick: 00:00 – Title

1. Streets Of RAGE – 1991

Composed by Yuzo Koshiro

Our pick: 32:29 – Attack of the Barbarian

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