Best of Rare’s Video Game Soundtracks

by Ricky Fernandes da Conceição
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Awesome Mixtape: The Best Music from Rare’s Video Games

Over the years, Rare developed some of our favourite video games, but what many people often forget (and sometimes don’t acknowledge) is the superb soundtracks composed for their critically acclaimed games such as Donkey Kong Country, GoldenEye 007, Banjo-Kazooie, Perfect Dark, and Conker’s Bad Fur Day. Working with such musicians as Robin Beanland, David Wise Eveline Fischer, Graeme Norgate, Grant Kirkhope and David Clynick, Rare put together one of the most prolific teams of composers in a game company. Be it the music that plays when you pause Battletoads or the haunting melodies of the Goldeneye 007 score, the music has always been an important component in any of the company’s games, and sometimes as recognizable as the popular characters that populate these games. In conjunction with our month-long spotlight on Rare, I’ve put together a mixtape sampling my favourite tunes from some of my favourite games developed by Rare since the NES days. Enjoy.

Conker’s Bad Fur Day
RC Pro-AM Intro
GoldenyEye – Chemical Warfare Facility
GoldenEye TV Spot
Battletoads Cartoon Theme Song
Battletoads Theme
Perfect Dark Opening
Donkey Kong 64 Rap
Donkey Kong Theme
Banjo Kazooie – Click Clock Wood
Conker’s Bad Fur Day – Sloprano, The Great Mighty Poo
Rare Replay Theme Song
RC Pro-AM Theme
GoldenEye – Runaway
Perfect Dark TV Spot
Perfect Dark – Institute
Jet Force Gemini Title Sequence
Banjo Kazooie Theme
Diddy Kong Racing – Celebration
Mr. Pants Theme
Jet Force Gemini – Boss Battle
Wizards and Warriors Theme
Killer Instinct – Sabrewulf
Banjo Kazooie – Mad Monster Mansion
Rc Pro-AM 2 – Finish

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