Music Mondays

For the past week I’ve been going through Unity game development tutorials in hopes of being able to create my own game. I’d also like to able able to create my own art and music for this game (I’ve got a lot of learning ahead of me).

So I’ve been trying to listen to lots of video game music, and as an exercise for me, I’ve decided to start a Music Monday series here where I post some of my favorites. They will probably be grouped by game, series, or genre, and I’m going to start with the Pokémon series – this week, my favorite Gen 1 music!

Pokémon Yellow was my first game, and is fresh in my mind from Pokémon Let’s Go. That being said, I didn’t need the refresher to pick out my favorites – they came to mind immediately.

Viridian Forest

Viridian Forest was the first real challenge you faced as a trainer in Kanto, and this theme gives it a perfect mysterious and threatening feeling. It’s a big maze-y forest filled with pokémon trainers and bugs, so something could pop out at you at any second, and this theme nails that feeling.

Vermillion City

This city’s theme brings out my nostalgia more than any other Gen 1 music. It’s more epic than any other city’s theme, making you feel like you’re starting an adventure – fitting for a seaport city. Makes me wanna watch the sunset off into the sea.

Lavender Town

Ahh the source of the famous pokémon creepypasta. It’s sad and creepy and unsettling. I have a soft spot for creepy/horror elements in otherwise non-creepy/horror games (blog topic for October/Halloween?). And this song really hits that soft spot.

That’s it for this week – next week Gen 2! I should have more happy-sounding music for that list.

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