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Title: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: BlackDragonSlayer on August 04, 2017, 05:24:19 AM
Due to NSM's list-organizing tendencies, this topic is where you can rank whatever you want. Whenever you want. Go wild.

Shameless ripoff of LLF's Ultimate Ranking Topic (https://last-life.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3782).
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: mikey on August 04, 2017, 05:48:56 AM
stupid threads

1. this
2. topic kicking
3. everything else
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: Dudeman on August 04, 2017, 05:55:14 AM
best threads

1. this
2. topic kicking
3. everything else
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: Maelstrom on August 04, 2017, 07:04:56 AM
Worst opinions
1. NoS
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: Dude on August 04, 2017, 11:15:00 AM
I can't rank opinions of other people because they're already wrong from the start.
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: E. Gadd Industries on August 04, 2017, 01:13:32 PM
This is a list of ranks

1. This is an item on said list
2. This is also an item
3. This...
Spoiler
is also an item on said list
[close]
4. This...
Spoiler
is not.
[close]
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: swimswamit on August 04, 2017, 01:51:04 PM
Favorite movies:
1. The Apartment
2. 2001: A Space Odyssey
3. No Country for Old Men

Then it's a mash of 12 Angry Men (57'), Shawshank, Godfather, South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut, and Bonnie and Clyde.
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: LeviR.star on August 04, 2017, 03:22:45 PM
Greatest Films (in my opinion):

3D-Animated: Up

Animated: The Great Mouse Detective

Live-Action: It's A Wonderful Life

These opinions may change over time.
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: braix on August 04, 2017, 03:42:41 PM
Best Mods:
1. Me
2-4. Everyone else

Worst Mods:
1-3. Everyone else
4. Me
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: mikey on August 04, 2017, 05:06:00 PM
I like how you put the effort into bolding the titles
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: braix on August 04, 2017, 05:07:31 PM
that's why im the best obviously
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: mikey on August 04, 2017, 05:08:29 PM
I agree
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: SlowPokemon on August 04, 2017, 08:31:54 PM
Agreed
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: Olimar12345 on August 04, 2017, 10:41:35 PM
Best lists
1.
Worst opinions
1. NoS

Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: BlackDragonSlayer on August 04, 2017, 10:41:54 PM
3D-Animated: Up
I think Up has gotten a lot of backlash from people who are like "the first 10 minutes of the film is amazing, but the rest is awful and boring," and I completely disagree as well! While it's not my favorite Pixar film, I'd consider it solidly consistent overall and has one of the most terrifying (and actually quite sad) Pixar antagonists.

Quote
Animated: The Great Mouse Detective
Definitely a really underappreciated film.

Quote
Live-Action: It's A Wonderful Life
For some reason, my dad hates this film and thinks it's incredibly boring. He does a pretty funny George Bailey impression, though. :P
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: Dudeman on August 04, 2017, 10:44:20 PM
The best live-action film of all time is Monty Python and the Holy Grail, this is a factual statement and cannot be argued against
the second best is The Princess Bride
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: Yug_Guy on August 04, 2017, 11:20:45 PM
Best DC Superhero:
Deathstroke

Best Movie:
The Terminator

Best Art Medium:
Movie

Best Way of Expressing Emotion:
Art Medium

Best Way of Cooking Steak:
Medium
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: Dudeman on August 04, 2017, 11:28:44 PM
Best DC Superhero:
Deathstroke

Best Movie:
The Terminator

Best Art Medium:
Movie

Best Way of Expressing Emotion:
Art Medium

Best Way of Cooking Steak:
Medium
this man is dead
bang


Unrelated, but this came up:
Ranking of soundtracks for the first 6 (for me):

1. (Best) 2
2. 6
3. 3
4. 4
5. 1
6. 5

I won't rank all 10 until I finish 7 (stuck on Guts Man G), but 7 and 9 have catchy soundtracks.

EDIT: wait this isn't the ranking topic
oh damn you put that edit in there and i didn't notice
Anyways, my Mega Man Classic series soundtrack ranking (not including MM&B or the GB titles):
1. 5
2. 6
3. 3
4. 2
5. 7
6. 9 (a lot of it is really, really samey to me)
7. 1
8. 10 (would probably be below 4 if the Mega Man Killer stage themes and Cybersheep's Dream weren't in here)
9. 4
10. 8 (but it's not really hot garbage)
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EDIT: oh screw it now it's on my mind
here's the X series too, not including both Xtremes (they'd be at the bottom) or Command Mission (that soundtrack's lit tho)
1. X5
2. X6 (amazing for the messy game it comes from)
3. X4
4. X7 (surprisingly really good even though it's...y'know, X7)
5. X8 (pretty good but that guitar gets ooooooold)
6. X (classic but hard to listen to at times)
7. X2 (whiny)
8. X3 (boooooring)
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Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: WaluigiTime64 on August 04, 2017, 11:33:27 PM
1. 5
2. 6
3. 3
Good man.

6. 9 (a lot of it is really, really samey to me)
if you find it so same-y then why is it above 10

8. 10 (would probably be below 4 if the Mega Man Killer stage themes and Cybersheep's Dream weren't in here)
:\

Nitro Rider, Solar Inferno, King of Blades, For You, Abandoned Memory, Against the Pressure, No Turning Back, Wily Machine Battle, Staff Roll...
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: LeviR.star on August 04, 2017, 11:39:20 PM
I might as well rank the GB titles by their soundtracks now.

1. (Best) IV
2. Dr. Wily's Revenge
3. II
4. V
5. III
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: Dudeman on August 04, 2017, 11:39:28 PM
Solar Inferno, No Turning Back, Wily Machine Battle, Staff Roll
agh okay fine, swap 1 and 10
EDIT:
1. (Best) IV
2. Dr. Wily's Revenge
3. II
4. V
5. III
3. II
I'M SORRY WHAT
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: WaluigiTime64 on August 04, 2017, 11:42:47 PM
1. (Best) IV
2. Dr. Wily's Revenge
3. II
4. V
5. III
Swap II and V and I'll agree.

Also I just realised that Dudeman called 9's soundtrack too "samey", even though it was based off 2's soundtrack and is far less samey than 2.
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: Dudeman on August 04, 2017, 11:44:14 PM
WAIT SLOW DOWN SINCE WHEN IS II'S SOUNDTRACK BETTER THAN III'S

DO YOU HAVE EARS
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: WaluigiTime64 on August 04, 2017, 11:45:10 PM
I actually don't care which one of the two is at the bottom, because they're so bad I don't remember either.
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: Dudeman on August 04, 2017, 11:47:18 PM
at least III is in an octave that's audible to humans
like seriously I have no idea what's so bad about III help
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: LeviR.star on August 04, 2017, 11:48:11 PM
WAIT SLOW DOWN SINCE WHEN IS II'S SOUNDTRACK BETTER THAN III'S

DO YOU HAVE EARS



While I will admit that II's soundtrack was too high-pitched, if you lower everything an octave and give it III-V instruments it's kinda catchy. This video shows that.

I'd also like to point out that Mega Man II's soundtrack is completely original, even if some songs like GB Top Man sound like NES Needle Man.

Also, III didn't have much of a soundtrack to begin with. Seriously, I just finished arranging all of it and it was easy. But Title Screen, New Weapon, and Wily Stage 2 were pretty good. But I personally would have liked III to take Dr. Wily's Revenge path and remix the Robot Master stage themes.
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: WaluigiTime64 on August 04, 2017, 11:56:07 PM
Mega Man Classic Series Main Game Soundtracks:
1. 5 (they're just comfortable to listen to)
2. 10 (everything)
3. 6 (it's difficult choosing between 10 and this. The diversity in both is beautiful, especially considering 6 only had one composer)
4. 3 (really good, but lacking in some areas, mainly Wily Stage themes)
5. 9 (the triangle pulse is too quiet, making good compositions hard to listen to)
6. 4 (bad drums but really good compositions)
7. 1 (it's alright but nothing too amazing)
8. 7 (it's alright but not too amazing either)
9. 2 (too samey, mediocre chiptuning (Password just hurts my ears), and Dr Wily Stage 2 has to play in 3 stages and that just sucks)
10. 8 (it's really not too bad, but it's lacking in a bunch of spots and only has a few amazing songs)
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: Dudeman on August 04, 2017, 11:58:12 PM
10. 8 (it's really not too bad, but it's lacking in a bunch of spots and only has a few amazing songs)
hey look, it's the gen 6 soundtrack all over again
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: mastersuperfan on August 04, 2017, 11:58:52 PM
WAIT SLOW DOWN SINCE WHEN IS II'S SOUNDTRACK BETTER THAN III'S

DO YOU HAVE EARS


(https://www.ninsheetmusic.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2F8X6gRIy.png&hash=8003888a19eb41e4e95092fb0d648e37) (https://www.ninsheetmusic.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2F4BvLFUQ.png&hash=4e741d9c43bdbf9c2b696e9e81047b6e)

It's hard to tell if those are really ears...
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: Dudeman on August 04, 2017, 11:59:48 PM
shut up you don't have ears either
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: mikey on August 05, 2017, 12:43:35 AM
objectively best video games of all time

1. Wind Waker
2. EarthBound
3. A Link to the Past
4. League of Legends
5. Shovel Knight
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: Maelstrom on August 05, 2017, 01:13:43 AM
Don't make me quote my previous list
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: mikey on August 05, 2017, 01:38:43 AM
it says "objectively" though, that means you need to prove I'm wrong
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: LeviR.star on August 05, 2017, 02:01:03 AM
it says "objectively" though, that means you need to prove I'm wrong

No one's wrong here, Noc; this is all opinion.
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: mikey on August 05, 2017, 03:05:01 AM
No one's wrong here, Noc; this is all opinion.
except my ranking is objective meaning it's been proven that these are the best.  Trying to label it as "opinion" is foolhardy at best
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: Maelstrom on August 05, 2017, 03:17:44 AM
Worst opinions
1. NoS
You can't call a video game objectively "the best." Every portion of a video game is subject to a person's outlooks on life. That's why no person's top 10 video games are ever the same, and why no great game is objectively better than another. We all view media through our own perspective and all see different things.

My list:
1. Mother 3
2. Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
3. Umineko no Naku koro Ni
4. Xenoblade Chronicles
5. The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
6. Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors
7. Portal 2
8. Super Metroid
9. Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
10. NieR: Automata

I enjoyed every second of these games, and, with the exception of Brothers, as I played it in one sitting, were games I always looked forward to playing and made time for. They're all games that have impacted me both as a gamer and a person. Yes, it's an opinion. It can't be anything else.
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: mikey on August 05, 2017, 03:29:16 AM
You can't call a video game objectively "the best."
I just did, whatup
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: LeviR.star on August 05, 2017, 03:31:35 AM
I just did, whatup

Tell me, Noc; did you take up ignorance as a hobby? Or is this purely uncontrolled?
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: mastersuperfan on August 05, 2017, 03:57:34 AM
In terms of design only:

1) Glaceon
2) Jolteon
3) Espeon
4) Leafeon
5) Sylveon
6) Vaporeon
7) Flareon
8} Umbreon

Love them all though <3
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: mikey on August 05, 2017, 04:00:39 AM
Tell me, Noc; did you take up ignorance as a hobby? Or is this purely uncontrolled?
you're cute

I'll explain when you're older
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: Dudeman on August 05, 2017, 04:08:57 AM
Levi's becoming a straight savage and I love it. NSM is finally rubbing off on him.
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: BlackDragonSlayer on August 05, 2017, 04:25:18 AM
Eeveelutions Ranking (mostly design):
1. Espeon: Espeon is dope all around.
2. Jolteon: By and far the best of the classic, original Eeveelutions.
3. Leafeon: It's a bit on the thin/frail side, but I really like the nice, earthy color scheme.
4. Vaporeon: Cute lil' frill and fishy tail is pretty great.
5. Flareon: You can never go wrong with Flareon. Except the fact that Flareon desperately needed the Physical/Special split to come like, three generations earlier so that it didn't have so much wasted SpA. Boy, I'm really starting to ramble here. I should probably stop.
6. Umbreon: Its design is okay, if a bit minimalist. Black and yellow go pretty well together.
7. Sylveon: Flesh ribbons. Eww.
8. Glaceon: The original flesh ribbons. Weird dangly ear-things don't work at all for its design, and, in its sprites, makes it look extremely top heavy.
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: mastersuperfan on August 05, 2017, 04:26:03 AM
8. Glaceon: The original flesh ribbons. Weird dangly ear-things don't work at all for its design, and, in its sprites, makes it look extremely top heavy.

welp
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: mikey on August 05, 2017, 04:27:59 AM
Eeveelutions Ranking (mostly design):
1. Espeon: Espeon is dope all around.
2. Jolteon: By and far the best of the classic, original Eeveelutions.
3. Leafeon: It's a bit on the thin/frail side, but I really like the nice, earthy color scheme.
4. Vaporeon: Cute lil' frill and fishy tail is pretty great.
5. Flareon: You can never go wrong with Flareon. Except the fact that Flareon desperately needed the Physical/Special split to come like, three generations earlier so that it didn't have so much wasted SpA. Boy, I'm really starting to ramble here. I should probably stop.
6. Umbreon: Its design is okay, if a bit minimalist. Black and yellow go pretty well together.
7. Sylveon: Flesh ribbons. Eww.
8. Glaceon: The original flesh ribbons. Weird dangly ear-things don't work at all for its design, and, in its sprites, makes it look extremely top heavy.
I like this list
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: SlowPokemon on August 05, 2017, 04:33:19 AM
@Maelstrom I'm a bit surprised that 999 beat out Virtue's Last Reward, and that both beat out the Ace Attorney trilogy haha.

Here's my list of favorite games, take the rankings with a grain of salt bc I love all of these a lot and if I was being totally accurate, the first six would be the Professor Layton games and the next six would be the Ace Attorney games. But you get the gist.

1. Professor Layton and the Curious Village
2. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Justice For All
3. Pokémon, I guess Black is my favorite
4. The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D
5. Super Mario 64 or New Super Mario Bros. U/Luigi U for favorite 3D and 2D Mario respectively
6. Hotel Dusk: Room 215
7. Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair
8. Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward
9. Animal Crossing: New Leaf
10. Undertale (I'm so sorry Noc I had Luigi's Mansion here but I had to list this one instead)

Honorable mentions and notes:
-Again, Luigi's Mansion was really close to making the cut
-I originally had the entire AA trilogy as number 2, but ultimately decided that was cheating. Rest assured, all of the AA games are right there underneath Layton.
-Steins;gate is as good as Virtue's Last Reward, but the latter doesn't have the slow and borderline boring setup quite so much.
-Mario & Luigi RPGs, mainly didn't put these on because it's impossible for me to pick one. I guess Partners in Time is my favorite.
-Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box is about on par with Curious Village for me as my favorite, but I've played the latter more times (it's my most frequently replayed game ever) and it's ultimately the one I felt like I needed to put.
-Same goes for Last Window: The Secret of Cape West, which is as good as Hotel Dusk but which I've only played once while I've played Hotel Dusk about five times.
-Ocarina of Time 3D is basically tied with Majora's Mask, I consider them two parts of one bigger picture. Majora's Mask is just the one I like a little more.

If making this list has taught me anything, it's that I usually like the quirkier or darker sequels as much or more as the originals (see Layton, AA, Zelda, Mario & Luigi, Zero Escape) and also I like single player generally more than multiplayer games
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: mastersuperfan on August 05, 2017, 05:31:39 AM
2. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Justice For All
3. Pokémon, I guess Black is my favorite
7. Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair
8. Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward

<3
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: Maelstrom on August 05, 2017, 05:32:17 AM
@slow
To be perfectly honest, as great as VLR was, it wasn't as focused as 999 and didn't have quite the tension. The puzzles weren't quite as good. In the end, I chose 999 because it had a much bigger impact on me personally. As for the Ace Attorney games, I think they're great, but I would hesitate to call any of them perfect, or close to that. They all have low points, and every game suffers from poor pacing at some point. Even AA2, my favorite game, has a very, very slow start, and it's not really nessicary at all. I feel similar about the danganronpa games. They're great, don't get me wrong, but they always have a few plot twists that I see coming or rub me the wrong way. The games I listed made the list because they didn't do that for me.

Edit: Wait, you chose JFA? Really? I've always thought it was the weakest of the original trilogy and compared it to Investigations 1 in quality.
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: DocDoom2 on August 05, 2017, 05:51:07 AM
Best Games to hate on ever:

1. Sonic 06
2. The Legend of Zelda: Wand of Gamalon
3. Hotel Mario

Here's another list.
Best Eeveelutions (by design also):
1. Umbreon
2. Vaporeon
3. Flareon
4. Glaceon
5. Sylveon
6. Leafeon
7. Jolteon
8. Espeon
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: mastersuperfan on August 05, 2017, 07:08:57 AM
shut up you don't have ears either

...I'm sorry, you were saying?
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: WaluigiTime64 on August 05, 2017, 07:12:04 AM
Best Games to hate on ever:

1. Sonic 06
2. The Legend of Zelda: Wand of Gamalon
3. Hotel Mario
you must be joking

those are all masterpieces how dare you
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: swimswamit on August 05, 2017, 02:02:38 PM
Favorite games:
1. PMD: Explorers
2. Link's Awakening (DX)
3. Portal 1/2
4. Super Paper Mario
5. PMD: Rescue
6. SMGalaxy
7. Superstar Saga
8. Diamond and Pearl
9. Lisa
10. Undertale

I need a better list but I can't remember all my favorites right now :/ anyway, those games I played when I was younger really made an impact on me more than ones i've played recently.

Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: SlowPokemon on August 05, 2017, 02:09:10 PM
@slow
To be perfectly honest, as great as VLR was, it wasn't as focused as 999 and didn't have quite the tension. The puzzles weren't quite as good. In the end, I chose 999 because it had a much bigger impact on me personally. As for the Ace Attorney games, I think they're great, but I would hesitate to call any of them perfect, or close to that. They all have low points, and every game suffers from poor pacing at some point. Even AA2, my favorite game, has a very, very slow start, and it's not really nessicary at all. I feel similar about the danganronpa games. They're great, don't get me wrong, but they always have a few plot twists that I see coming or rub me the wrong way. The games I listed made the list because they didn't do that for me.

Edit: Wait, you chose JFA? Really? I've always thought it was the weakest of the original trilogy and compared it to Investigations 1 in quality.

I love how bizarre the cases in JFA are and 2-4 is probably my favorite episode. Also I love Franziska. Also this was the AA game that made me a real hardcore fan.

Like I said though the entire trilogy is tied honestly
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: mastersuperfan on August 05, 2017, 06:11:13 PM
I've been trying to decide whether 999 or VLR is better for over a year now. I still haven't come to a conclusion...
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: SlowPokemon on August 06, 2017, 01:04:32 AM
It's a tough call, but ultimately VLR is so much deeper for me and has the better escape rooms. It's also a really nice-sized adventure if you want it to be, and the multiple routes mechanic in the game was justified in such an awesome way, basically elaborating on what 999 introduced and making it way cooler. I also like Sigma better as a protagonist and liked the end of game twists better. So that's my reasoning.
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: E. Gadd Industries on August 08, 2017, 11:12:51 PM
Here is another list of items in a rank.
1. This is an item on said list.
2. This is an item ONLY ON THURSDAYS.
3. This is not an item, but it is on the list.
4. This is the list itself, compressed into infinitely smaller spaces within each "4th item" slot.
5. This is
Haven't seen this in a while... Huh.
JOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHNNNNNNNNNNN CEEEEEEEEEEEEEENNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
[close]
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: Dudeman on August 08, 2017, 11:39:36 PM
^^ Promote this man
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: mikey on August 14, 2017, 04:42:03 PM
Mk double dash
Mk Wii
Mk8
Mk64
Lesser mk games I haven't played
Mk 3
Mk ds
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: ThatHiddenCharacter on August 14, 2017, 05:04:30 PM
1. Read #4.
2. Read #3.
3. Read #1.
4. Read #2.
5. Paradoxes.

I'm so bored right now.
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: LeviR.star on August 14, 2017, 06:22:48 PM
Mk double dash
Mk Wii
Mk8
Mk64
Lesser mk games I haven't played
Mk 3
Mk ds

Why is DS at the bottom, behind 64?
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: mikey on August 14, 2017, 06:40:31 PM
Because the Mario kart ds games were the worst of the entire series
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: Olimar12345 on August 14, 2017, 06:43:29 PM
Because the Mario kart ds games were the worst of the entire series

Says the one who never played it. MKDS was actually really good (worlds better than Super Circuit).
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: LeviR.star on August 14, 2017, 06:45:37 PM
Says the one who never played it. MKDS was actually really good (worlds better than Super Circuit).

Never played it, you say?

I love bringing this out
(https://www.ninsheetmusic.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi0.kym-cdn.com%2Fphotos%2Fimages%2Ffacebook%2F000%2F710%2F317%2F29c.jpg&hash=bec11ab7c331b9d08bb08b0549838a32)
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Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: ThatHiddenCharacter on August 14, 2017, 06:57:38 PM
Wooooooow, that's soooo hi-technicaaaaaaaal. I need to post that on Digibutter.nerr. The guys are gonna freak!
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: SlowPokemon on August 14, 2017, 07:02:22 PM
1. 8
2. Every other Mario Kart
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: LeviR.star on August 14, 2017, 07:19:40 PM
1. 8
2. Every other Mario Kart

If 8 includes its Deluxe version, then I agree.
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: SlowPokemon on August 14, 2017, 07:25:43 PM
They're the same game so ya

Deluxe is a little bit better but not enough to count it as a separate game
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: LeviR.star on August 14, 2017, 07:27:12 PM
They're the same game so ya

Deluxe is a little bit better but not enough to count it as a separate game

Right. So, in that sense, we can't say that 8 as a whole has the worst battle mode.
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: Olimar12345 on August 14, 2017, 07:27:22 PM
Deluxe is better than 8. It actually has battle mode.
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: LeviR.star on August 14, 2017, 07:33:25 PM
Deluxe is better than 8. It actually has battle mode.

Exactly. Which makes it the best Mario Kart title.
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: Dekkadeci on August 14, 2017, 07:48:45 PM
My gameplay rankings of Mario Kart games I've actually played at least twice (I think I've played Mario Kart 7 once on my older sister's 3DS and Mario Kart Super Circuit once on my cousin's GBA):
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Post by: WaluigiTime64 on August 14, 2017, 09:05:08 PM
Mario Karts:
 - Wii.
 - Any Mario Kart that allows you to honk your horn manually.
 - Everything else.
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: LeviR.star on August 14, 2017, 09:19:52 PM
Mario Karts:
 - Wii.
 - Any Mario Kart that allows you to honk your horn manually.
 - Everything else.

Wii's my second favorite. While this has nothing to do with why it's the second best, it's my first Mario Kart.
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Post by: Trainer Ave on August 15, 2017, 05:00:31 AM
My top 20 favorite tracks from Pokemon Diamond Pearl and Platinum
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: BlackDragonSlayer on August 24, 2017, 04:29:19 AM
Sonic Mania Zones (ranked by level design, theme, music, and bosses as factors):

GREAT:
Chemical Plant Zone: The only slight against this stage is that they didn't use this as a chance to eliminate the worst aspects of the original (i.e. drowning in purple water), but otherwise, still a great stage, and Act 2 is brilliant as well.
Studiopolis Zone: only complaint is no slot machines... and the first zone's boss is meh

GOOD:
Oil Ocean Zone: Another surprising inclusion, but a welcome one nonetheless. It's slightly more bearable than in the original, especially because the second act really mixes it up, and speaking of which, the ABSOLUTE BEST part of this stage was running into a fire shield and saying, "Wait... Flame Shield in a stage filled with oil? Can you... YES, YES! YOU CAN!" its brilliant
also when the second act's boss popped its "head" out of the oil
that was great too
Metallic Madness Zone: A pretty good stage made all the better by a clever little gimmick. The Act 2 boss is bloody BRILLIANT, to boot.
Green Hill Zone: Nothing wrong here; great introduction stage, and pretty simple, but effective overall. Also a fitting first zone for Sonic's (true) revival.
Mirage Saloon Zone: Making the first act this game's version of Sky Chase Zone (in this game's version of Dust Hill Zone, nonetheless!) was pretty clever, and I don't have any bad things to say about this stage overall. Also a plus is that it seems like it's harder to accidentally kill yourself in the sky part of the level. I only did once, but then again, I was purposefully messing around to test its limits (and that took quite a while to accomplish!)
Press Garden Zone: Pretty good stage. The ice gimmick was rather interesting, but I can't help but feel something more could have been added to make it more interesting to explore. Maybe I just failed at exploration. I dunno. Exploration doesn't really feel as "accessible" in this stage as in other, older stages.

OKAY:
Titanic Monarch Zone: Pretty good for a final stage (suitable in length, at least), but certain parts of it can be downright frustrating to play, especially as Super Sonic, which... should not be a thing. It's SUPER Sonic for a reason.
Lava Reef Zone: Seriously, why did they have to pick all the worst stages from Sonic 3 & Knuckles? I mean, it's not absolutely terrible in this game, but I don't doubt that there were better stages that could have been picked. Granted, I'm not really as much a fan of Sonic 3's zones as I am of Sonic 2's, but I probably would have picked (a better) Hydrocity Zone (with influence taken from Aquatic Ruin Zone, most notably that fact that you can easily avoid being anywhere near the water), Marble Garden instead of Flying Battery Zone, and IceCap Zone instead of Lava Reef Zone. And probably make Stardust Speedway a mashup with another zone, like Star Light Zone or something. But I suppose having to pick around the new stages with conflicting themes was a thing.
Stardust Speedway: Take away Sonic CD's time travel mechanic, and you take away a lot of what was good about the stage, and what's left over is "okay" level design that's a bit unfun to navigate and surprisingly slow speed for a level with "Speed" in its name. The aesthetics and new mechanics added to the stage are pretty interesting, though.

BAD:
Hydrocity Zone: more like... ATROCITY ZONE! *snicker snicker* The best part of this is that they added boats and stuff and the Act 1 boss. Everything else is bad. nobody likes water levels like this
Flying Battery Zone: Probably the most broken zone overall. Wasn't fun in the original, but I'm pretty sure they made it worse in this one. How many times can I get caught in the walls as Knuckles? The world may never know! Too much instakill stuff.
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: SlowPokemon on August 24, 2017, 09:57:26 PM
For my next magic trick, I'll incite major arguments by providing the best 2D Super Mario Bros. games with no context

1. New Super Mario Bros. U
2. New Super Luigi U
3. Super Mario Bros. 3
4. New Super Mario Bros.
5. New Super Mario Bros. Wii
6. Super Mario World
7. Super Mario Bros. 2
8. Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels
9. Super Mario Bros.
10. New Super Mario Bros. 2
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: mastersuperfan on August 24, 2017, 10:18:43 PM
People still care about the 2D Mario games?
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: Maelstrom on August 24, 2017, 10:18:52 PM
U suck
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: Dudeman on August 24, 2017, 10:43:43 PM
Putting Mario World that low is definitely an interesting decision.
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: SlowPokemon on August 24, 2017, 11:07:50 PM
Putting Mario World that low is definitely an interesting decision.

There's a big gap between Mario Bros. 2 and the rest below it.
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: mikey on August 24, 2017, 11:33:07 PM
Ur wrong
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: LeviR.star on August 25, 2017, 01:21:28 AM
For my next magic trick, I'll incite major arguments by providing the best 2D Super Mario Bros. games with no context

1. New Super Mario Bros. U
2. New Super Luigi U
3. Super Mario Bros. 3
4. New Super Mario Bros.
5. New Super Mario Bros. Wii
6. Super Mario World
7. Super Mario Bros. 2
8. Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels
9. Super Mario Bros.
10. New Super Mario Bros. 2

I agree, mostly, but I would personally move NSMB2 up past SMB2, switch NSMB with NSMBW, and move NSLU below SMB3.
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: Static on August 25, 2017, 01:34:56 AM
In terms of level design/interesting gameplay/complexity, I'd probably order my top 3 like so:

1. Super Mario World
2. Super Mario Bros. 3
3. New Super Luigi U (While I still don't understand this game's existence, I think it does a really nice job of actually switching up the tired out NSMB-style gameplay with some actually interesting levels. I just wish there was more of it.)

The rest of the Mario games are really similar to me in terms of overall quality. However, Lost Levels would definitely be at the bottom because many of its design choices are unfair (invisible blocks, backwards warp zones, etc.), especially to people who haven't played the game before or don't know anything about it. The rest of the game is just bland to me. Even the original SMB, while I still don't think it holds up as well as SMB3 or SMW, has much tighter level design overall. I love difficult games, but not when it's just tedious trial-and-error stuff.

To be fair, even Super Mario World and Super Mario Bros. 3 have a few levels in that tedious/unfair category (Valley of Bowser 2 & Tubular, to name a few).
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Post by: mastersuperfan on August 26, 2017, 03:06:33 PM
3. New Super Luigi U (While I still don't understand this game's existence, I think it does a really nice job of actually switching up the tired out NSMB-style gameplay with some actually interesting levels. I just wish there was more of it.)

Yes

I approve

Tubular

T R I G G E R E D
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: SlowPokemon on August 26, 2017, 08:19:49 PM
NSMBU suffers from a bad opening few worlds, but ohhhh man it becomes so much fun, and surprisingly challenging for a Mario game. And New Super Luigi U is like an ultra fun challenge mode that's even more insanely hard. I 100%ed both and had a great time doing it.
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: Static on August 26, 2017, 11:34:25 PM
The reason why I prefer Super Mario World (and to a lesser extent, SMB3) over every other 2D Mario game is not the sheer amount of challenge they offered, but rather the creativity, nuance, variety, and depth put in to almost every level in these games.

While NSMBU certainly has tight level design (there's only a small handful of 2D Mario games that have mainly incoherent or unfair level design), almost everything in it has been done before to the same extent, if not better, in earlier titles (even earlier NSMB games). While I guess you could think of NSMBU as a refined version of the previous NSMB games, and I wholeheartedly agree that it's a fun game, it lacks the heart and memorability of games like SMW.
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: mikey on August 27, 2017, 12:10:52 AM
every single Mario game ever is more or less the exact same thing

except for Sunshine and Galaxy
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: LeviR.star on August 27, 2017, 12:41:53 AM
every single Mario game ever is more or less the exact same thing

except for Sunshine and Galaxy

Well, I wouldn't say that...
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: mastersuperfan on August 27, 2017, 12:46:05 AM
What you can say is that every NSMB game except for New Super Luigi U is actually the exact the same thing
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: LeviR.star on August 27, 2017, 12:58:23 AM
What you can say is that every NSMB game except for New Super Luigi U is actually the exact the same thing

What has msf got against 2D Mario?
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: mastersuperfan on August 27, 2017, 01:00:45 AM
I have nothing against it, I'm only stating the facts for what they are
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: mikey on August 27, 2017, 01:09:55 AM
the Mario franchise is insanely repetitive so if you like the gameplay a lot that's fantastic
if platformers aren't your thing there's only a few of them that you'll like
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: LeviR.star on August 27, 2017, 01:15:57 AM
I'm only stating the facts for what they are

Calling those statements "facts" is pretty extreme. Each New Super Mario Bros. game is similiar, because they're all called, "New Super Mario Bros.". Each game has plenty of differences.
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: Static on August 27, 2017, 02:22:07 AM
every single Mario game ever is more or less the exact same thing

except for Sunshine and 64

Galaxy, to me, shares a lot more with its 2D predecessors than anything else in terms of level design and structure. Ever since Galaxy, the trend has gotten a lot more noticable in each subsequent 3D Mario game (though Odyssey might change that). 64 and Sunshine, on the other hand, are much more focused on exploration and collecting things, especially Sunshine.

While it's up to you whether which gameplay style is better, there's no doubt that the 3D games have been aligning more and more with the 2D games ever since Galaxy. Personally, I prefer just pure platforming in my Mario games, but 64/Sunshine have their own merits, such as incredibly varied objectives and deeper controls.
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: mastersuperfan on August 27, 2017, 02:40:55 AM
64/Sunshine have their own merits, such as incredibly varied objectives and deeper controls.

and their own downfalls, such as 100-coin stars and pachinko machines
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: Static on August 27, 2017, 02:49:04 AM
and the blue coins, and the wing cap red coins thing, and the lily pad ride, and the roller coaster balloons, and the watermelon on gelato beach...
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: mikey on August 27, 2017, 03:04:12 AM
maybe I was blinded by the amazing orchestral soundtrack
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: mastersuperfan on August 27, 2017, 03:11:28 AM
and the watermelon on gelato beach...

AGH FUCK MAN I'D FORGOTTEN ABOUT THAT WHY DID YOU HAVE TO REMIND ME
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: LeviR.star on August 27, 2017, 03:14:15 AM
AGH FUCK MAN I'D FORGOTTEN ABOUT THAT WHY DID YOU HAVE TO REMIND ME

It wasn't that bad.
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: mastersuperfan on August 27, 2017, 03:16:52 AM
It was.
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: mikey on August 27, 2017, 03:19:29 AM
I think it was pretty bad
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Post by: ThatHiddenCharacter on August 27, 2017, 03:32:51 AM
and the watermelon on gelato beach...
Spoiler
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Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: LeviR.star on August 27, 2017, 03:33:10 AM
Pachinko Machine is still way worse.
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: mikey on August 27, 2017, 03:44:02 AM
I don't think I've gotten that shine sprite to this day
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: Static on August 27, 2017, 03:45:48 AM
No, the worst is the lily pad ride...

...taking like 10 minutes to ride the boats over with yoshi (who cant touch water for some reason)...

...you only get one shot to get all the red coins or else you have to tediously hover across the river and hope you don't die...

...that one fucking pipe at the end that you think takes you back the beginning of the stage...

It's just awful.
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Post by: WaluigiTime64 on August 27, 2017, 03:53:59 AM
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Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: Dudeman on August 27, 2017, 03:58:25 AM
Spoiler
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no


do not
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: mikey on August 27, 2017, 04:44:28 AM
when Mario cleans the goop off you

JUST
RIGHT
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: E. Gadd Industries on August 27, 2017, 05:02:51 AM
New sig right there
EDIT, nvm too many characters
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: LeviR.star on October 15, 2017, 02:25:11 PM
Quote
I might as well rank the GB titles by their soundtracks now.

1. (Best) IV
2. Dr. Wily's Revenge
3. II
4. V
5. III

I might as well revise my older list and specify some more.

Almost Everything
Soundtracks in General

1. (Best) IV
2. Dr. Wily's Revenge
3. V (Wah had a point)
4. II (V deserves that spot up there)
5. III

Title Screen Themes:

1. IV
2. III
3. II
4. Dr. Wily's Revenge
5. V

Password Themes:

1. Dr. Wily's Revenge
2. II
3. V
4. IV
5. III

Stage Select Themes:

1. V
2. Dr. Wily's Revenge
3. IV
4. Dr. Wily's Revenge (Prototype)
5. II
6. III (Mainly due to its lack of originality)

Stage Start Themes:

1. IV
2. V
3. Dr. Wily's Revenge
4. III (Unoriginal, but better than these down here)
5. II
6. Dr. Wily's Revenge (Prototype)

Stage Clear Themes:

1. IV
2. V
3. Dr. Wily's Revenge
4. III (Still better than II's)
5. II

Get a Weapon Themes:

1. III
2. V
3. Dr. Wily's Revenge
4. IV
5. II (It's ok, but too influenced by 3's)

Game Over Themes (III - V Only)


1. III (They made us hear this one a lot)
2. IV
3. V

Final Boss Victory Themes (III - V Only)

1. V
2. III
3. IV

Ending Themes

1. V
2. IV
3. Dr. Wily's Revenge (Possible Prototype Ending?)
4. Dr. Wily's Revenge
5. III
6. II
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Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: blueflower999 on October 15, 2017, 05:25:25 PM
The stage themes from V are really weird but really catchy for some reason.
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: Dudeman on October 15, 2017, 05:50:33 PM
I still don't understand how on earth you can put II above III overall. We shouldn't be judging potential here, we should be judging what was actually programmed into the games, and II is physically painful.
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: blueflower999 on October 15, 2017, 06:34:25 PM
In fairness III has some physically painful parts too. II is just easy. III had parts that made me want to kill myself.
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: LeviR.star on October 15, 2017, 06:37:37 PM
III is severely lacking in original tunes; II's music was an octave too high most of the time, but the composer tried his darnedest to capture the essence of both 2 & 3's music, and he did a pretty good job, imo.

III is still a better game overall, I will agree.
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Post by: Dudeman on October 15, 2017, 06:43:14 PM
In fairness III has some physically painful parts too. II is just easy. III had parts that made me want to kill myself.
I was talking about the soundtrack :P
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: WaluigiTime64 on October 15, 2017, 07:55:42 PM
Well regardless of which one's better between the two, they're still miles below IV and V's soundtrack.
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: BlackDragonSlayer on June 17, 2018, 05:20:03 AM
Pixar Movies, Ranked

Fantastic:
WALL-E (2008): do i even need to explain; it's beautiful and a work of art
Toy Story 3 (2010)
Coco (2017): Basically what Inside Out should've been.
The Incredibles (2004)
Up (2009): The best opening and by far one of the best Pixar villains. Essentially a story about a man who never fully got to live the life he wanted to live helping others be happy... how could you not love it?
Ratatouille (2007)
Toy Story (1995)

Great:
Incredibles 2 (2018)
Finding Nemo (2003)
Monsters, Inc. (2001)
Toy Story 2 (1999)

Good:
Inside Out (2015)
Finding Dory (2016)
Monsters University (2013)
Cars 3 (2017): Definitely the best of the Cars movies, because it has a decent plot and a fair amount of emotional investment. Also probably the funniest. The first 15 minutes of the film is actually really amazing.

Okay:
Brave (2012): Doesn't really seem like a Pixar film; it's fairly forgettable at times but it's pretty good overall.
The Good Dinosaur (2015): It's pretty much just a cowboy film with dinosaurs, which is, uh, something, but aside from that the film isn't really too compelling.
Cars 2 (2011): I like this one better than the first because of how out-there and unexpected it is. Cars is just kind of bland, but it's hard to hate a spy movie with cars.

Meh:
Cars (2006): It's ok, I guess, but it's not really compelling in any way.
A Bug's Life (1998): Nothing about this film does anything for me.

Haven't Seen


Will add more commentary and stuff eventually.
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: LeviR.star on June 17, 2018, 06:28:39 PM
BDS, I didn't have a list made already, but I must say that we have very similar opinions, because I wouldn't really change this list.
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: BlackDragonSlayer on July 20, 2018, 06:52:31 AM
I asked Jimmy John's to write a joke on the bag for delivery. They just wrote "Subway".
that's bold talk for somewhere with such mediocre sandwiches


Firehouse Subs > Jersey Mike's > Togo's > Which Wich > Subway > Jimmy John's > Quiznos


Firehouse Subs is A+, Subway is good, and Quiznos is bleh.
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Post by: SlowPokemon on July 20, 2018, 01:13:22 PM
Why does the good dinosaur get such a bad rap/fly under the radar? It’s a freaking fantastic movie
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Post by: WaluigiTime64 on July 20, 2018, 01:19:30 PM
For me it was darkness-induced audience apathy. Arlo was beaten up so hard I kinda detached myself from him and the movie as a whole.

Also I can't really describe this (because it's been ages since I've seen it), but it felt like something was missing in it.
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: SlowPokemon on July 20, 2018, 02:03:21 PM
That’s a weird take. Anyway when my sister and I saw it we both cried
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: Dudeman on July 20, 2018, 05:10:52 PM
I still haven't seen it, but from what I understand, the movie is visually gorgeous but the plot is just...lacking. Also for the record, that and Cars 3 are the only Pixar films I haven't seen yet.
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: SlowPokemon on July 20, 2018, 05:15:16 PM
Honestly I loved the plot

Also every Pixar movie is gorgeous that’s just a given! Yeah I skipped Cars 2 and 3. I hated the first one.

Coco was the best movie though. Also Finding Dory, fuck I love Finding Dory. And Ratatouille. And Wall-e.
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Post by: MaestroUGC on July 20, 2018, 06:18:33 PM
Morbid curiosity took over one day and I watched Cars 3 (it was available on Netflix). I honestly think it's the best of the trilogy, if only because the story was so much better than the previous two. It also helps that Mater is barely in the movie, because I've always felt he was obnoxious.
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: Static on July 20, 2018, 06:51:50 PM
Firehouse Subs > Jersey Mike's > Togo's > Which Wich > Subway > Jimmy John's > Quiznos
I most agree with this, but I'd make a few edits:
DiBella's > Penn Station > Jersey Mike's > Firehouse > Jimmy John's > Subway > Quizno's

Never been to Togo's and there's none where I live, so I can't really make a judgement on that one.

Now for Pixar moves, I'm not sure where everything on my list would be, but WALL-E, the first Toy Story, and Ratatouille would definitely be at the top.
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: LeviR.star on July 21, 2018, 02:52:20 AM
Most Pixar movies are works of absolute art. Even Cars 2 isn't horrible, imo.
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: Olimar12345 on July 22, 2018, 05:24:34 AM
I just saw wall-e yesterday and i thought it was great! ;D Anyone else want 2 share their opinion about the movie? thumbs up? thumbs down? what do you guys think? ???
                           (^ yeah right!)
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: LeviR.star on July 22, 2018, 02:41:16 PM
I watched it early on as an elementary-aged kid, and loved it. I still love it to this day; I believe it to be one of Pixar's finest works.
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: Libera on July 22, 2018, 02:47:17 PM
Wow, WALL-E came out just over ten years ago.  That doesn't make me feel old at all.  I haven't seen the film in a long time, but from what remember it was good.  (Although perhaps the 2001 references were a little over the top).
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: Trainer Ave on July 23, 2018, 07:18:14 AM
I have to say Inside Out resonated deeply with me on a personal level. So much of it was a symbol for depression. I absolutely loved it and it will probably always be my favorite Pixar movie........though Wall-E is a great one too. I'd say it ties with Incredibles for 2nd place.
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: Hero of Trains on July 24, 2018, 01:06:20 AM
Wall-E is one of the few movies from my childhood that I remember seeing in theaters, and honestly I cry every time. I empathize way too much with a bunch of robots.
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: braix on July 24, 2018, 09:28:44 PM
Strangely enough, the new Incredibles 2 is the only Pixar movie I've ever seen in theaters
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: Trainer Ave on July 26, 2018, 05:26:34 AM
I am now disappointed in braix. You can do better.
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: BlackDragonSlayer on August 05, 2018, 04:02:25 AM
Pixar Movies, Ranked

Fantastic:
WALL-E (2008): do i even need to explain; it's beautiful and a work of art
Toy Story 3 (2010)
Coco (2017): Basically what Inside Out should've been.
The Incredibles (2004)
Up (2009): The best opening and by far one of the best Pixar villains. Essentially a story about a man who never fully got to live the life he wanted to live helping others be happy... how could you not love it?
Ratatouille (2007)
Toy Story (1995)

Great:
Incredibles 2 (2018)
Finding Nemo (2003)
Monsters, Inc. (2001)
Toy Story 2 (1999)

Good:
Inside Out (2015)
Finding Dory (2016)
Monsters University (2013)

Okay:
Brave (2012): Doesn't really seem like a Pixar film; it's fairly forgettable at times but it's pretty good overall.
The Good Dinosaur (2015): It's pretty much just a cowboy film with dinosaurs, which is, uh, something, but aside from that the film isn't really too compelling.
Cars 2 (2011): I like this one better than the first because of how out-there and unexpected it is. Cars is just kind of bland, but it's hard to hate a spy movie with cars.

Meh:
Cars (2006): It's ok, I guess, but it's not really compelling in any way.
A Bug's Life (1998): Nothing about this film does anything for me.

Haven't Seen
Cars 3 (2017)


Will add more commentary and stuff eventually.
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: LeviR.star on August 05, 2018, 04:38:36 AM
Now watch Cars 3
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: BlackDragonSlayer on March 23, 2019, 11:52:06 PM
Now watch Cars 3
Challenge accepted.

I updated my Pixar Rankings (https://www.ninsheetmusic.org/forum/index.php?topic=9540.msg400783#msg400783) with Cars 3.
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: Splatoon Inkling on March 24, 2019, 12:07:50 AM
Cars 3 is really good!
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: mikey on March 24, 2019, 12:11:18 AM
"There are no bad pixar films"
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: Dudeman on October 01, 2019, 01:03:02 AM
What’s a more pointless list of rankings than 42 soundtracks from a single franchise that has very few active fans on NSM being ranked in 5 separate parts across two posts due to the character limit because I’m bored?

Actually I’m sure there’s several, but this one still feels pretty pointless. LESZGO!!

I’m…pretty obsessed with the Mega Man franchise, to say the least. I actually totally forgot I was super into it as a kid until something caused me to rediscover it not long after joining NSM (I must’ve been 14 or 15?). That was a hell of a nostalgia trip, lemme tell ya, and I can attribute a big chunk of the nostalgia rush to the music. Ever since then I’ve only become more obsessed with the franchise and its music, and now my iTunes playlist has 42 Mega Man soundtracks in it and virtually every song has been listened to at least, uh…on average probably 2 times, but that’s very unevenly spread. And then I bought the Legacy Collection pack on Switch and then Mega Man 11 came out and then Capcom decided to make Legacy Collections for the X and Zero/ZX serieses I thought, hey, this franchise is pretty underrated past the mid-90’s, so why not shed some light on some of the absolute musical gems throughout the whole series? So here we are.
A couple of notes:
- I haven’t touched the Legends series at all, so that’s 2 (and a half? Does Tron Bonne’s solo adventure count?) soundtracks completely missing that I have no experience with at all. Truth be told, I’m not sure where to find a good, complete, and clearly-titled playlist for either game.
- Most spinoffs are missing as well. The ones I have included are just there because I happen to have them on hand. If there are any spinoff soundtracks you highly recommend, I’d love to know! (I’ll quickly mention Rockman.EXE 4.5 because I love that it remixes the Classic stage themes for its NetNavi themes, but it’s a pretty underwhelming OST regardless.)
- This is pretty much 5 separate lists, because 1 top 40 is much harder than 5 top 8’s (approximately). I’ve separated the soundtracks into: Classic, Gameboy, X, Zero & ZX, and Battle Network & Star Force. ZX and Star Force don’t have enough individual titles to justify individual lists, and they’re very closely tied to Zero and Battle Network respectively in both gameplay and composition (they both share composers with their previous series).
- For each soundtrack, I’ve listed up to 7 standout tracks, bolding ones that are especially good. At the end of each game I’ll pick my absolute favorite to embed a YouTube video for. If by some crazy chance you actually decide to go through this and want an idea of a soundtrack, the one YouTube vid should be an easy way to get an idea.
- Okay really this is just me geeking out. #SorryNotSorry.

…okay, time to do the stupid.

Dudeman’s Pointless Mega Man OST Rankings of Pointlessness

Mega Man Classic
Featuring 12 titles (1 - 11, Mega Man & Bass)
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#12
Mega Man
Release Year: 1987 (NES)
Composer: Manami Matsumae


I mean, we all have to start somewhere, right? Even without being terribly familiar with the franchise, you could probably guess that the very first outing on NES wouldn’t be hitting the top of the charts. Now, lemme preface this chunk of the list by saying that there really aren’t any bad Classic soundtracks, and honestly everything past, oh, number 8 could be swapped around a bit depending on my mood on any given day. But the original Mega Man game is the closest to the "yeah this isn’t that great" line and almost strays over it. The music has this vaguely warbly sound to it and the compositions are simple, repetitive, and sometimes just kinda boring. It’s not worth ignoring, though!

Standout Tracks
- Fire Man Stage
- Elec Man Stage
- Ending
Top Pick
Cut Man Stage
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Mega Man 4
Release Year: 1991 (NES)
Composer: Minae Fujii


I really don’t know what it is about Mega Man 4, but it’s just never really grabbed me in any way. The boss lineup and stage design are pretty meh imo, and the music somehow got infected with that too. It’s never struck me as particularly memorable, and some tracks are suspiciously derivative of earlier Mega Man tracks (notable example: the opening measure to Bright Man Stage is virtually identical to Fire Man Stage from MM1). Also the boss theme is so bad. Also also kudos to Mega Man 4 for having a password theme that scared me when I was young. (The freaking password theme made me scared of the completely harmless password screen. How do you do that?!) That said, this one has some diamonds in the rough, and this is definitely the last "iffy" soundtrack in this Classic list.

Standout Tracks
- Pharaoh Man Stage
- Skull Man Stage
- Dr. Cossack Stage 1
- Dr. Wily Stage 2
Top Pick
Dr. Cossack Stage 2
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Mega Man 8
Release Year: 1996 (PSX), 1997 (Saturn)
Composer: Shuusaku Uchiyama


Mega Man 8 is an oddball, to say the least. It’s the only Classic title to not appear on a Nintendo console during its initial release, being released simultaneously on the PlayStation and Sega Saturn. It’s also got voice acting and full-motion video, which you’ve probably experienced if you’ve spent any amount of time in the YTP section of the internet (Dr. Light’s infamous Elmer Fudd voice is quite popular, culminating in the even more infamous "Dogtah Wahwee" that if you haven’t seen, please go watch). The soundtrack is strangely synth-y and experimental, and pretty far removed from the rest of the Mega Man genre. I was tempted to put this at the bottom, but compositionally this soundtrack really isn't that bad. It’s just…different. Notably, Tengu Man’s stage theme is completely different between the PlayStation and Saturn versions, while everything else just has minor instrument adjustments between consoles.

Standout Tracks
- Opening (the overseas version, though I’ve heard good things about ELECTRICAL COMMUNICATION)
- Stage Select
- Grenade Man Stage
- Astro Man Stage
- Aqua Man Stage
- Wily Stage 1
- Ending
Top Pick
Intro Stage
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Mega Man & Bass
Release Year: 1998 (SFC), 2002 (GBA)
Composers: Akari Kaida, Toshihiko Horiyama, Naoshi Mizuta


Originally released exclusively in Japan on the Super Famicom as Rockman & Forte and released overseas much later on the GBA, your opinion of Mega Man & Bass’s soundtrack may vary greatly depending on if you’re listening to the original, crisp, chill SFC soundtrack or the gritty, edgy, slightly-bitcrushed GBA rerelease. I personally have the most nostalgia and familiarity with the GBA version, but objectively I’d say the SFC is a better listen, even if it won’t hit you as hard. Also, keep an eye out for Kaida and Horiyama; you might be seeing them again in higher spots.

Standout Tracks
- The Robot Museum (Opening Stage)
- Dynamo Man Stage
- Ground Man Stage
- Boss Battle
- Game Over (I remember this track making me feel especially remorseful when I played MM&B as a kid.)
- CD Database
- King Stages
Top Pick
Cold Man Stage
This is the GBA version; you can look up the SFC version yourself.
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Mega Man 10
Release Year: 2010 (WiiWare/PSN/XBLA)
Composers: Ryo Kawakami, Ippo Yamada (feat. almost every other Classic composer)


All right, this is the point where everything from here out is in a lot of flux. Generally these next five are interchangeable. Mega Man 10, aside from continuing the NES aesthetic that Mega Man 9 returned to, is notable for featuring a track from every Classic composer up to this point (excluding Takashi Tateishi, MM2’s composer), each of whom contributed one of the 8 main stage themes. That includes Mr. Uchiyama, MM8’s composer, and without telling you anything I’m 90% sure you could guess which one was his just by listening. On the whole, MM10’s soundtrack is quite good, but it does suffer from a slight lack of cohesion thanks to this musical fanservice and I don’t find it as memorable as the later entries in the list. Also, you’ll be seeing Yamada’s name quite a bit, much much later.

Standout Tracks
- Cybersheep’s Dream
- Solar Inferno
- Boss
- All three shop themes (Mega Man, Proto Man, and Bass)
- For You -BaneRoll’s Theme-
- No Turning Back
- Farewell to Ballade
Top Pick
Heart of Enker
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Mega Man 9
Release Year: 2008 (WiiWare/PSN/XBLA)
Composers: Yu Shimoda, Ryo Kawakami, Hiroki Isogai


Mega Man 9 returned to the 8-bit style of the first six games and brought an 8-bit soundtrack right along with it. Strangely, the triangle wave (that is, the bass music channel) was mixed very low in the final soundtrack, making MM9 attack the ears more than its original hardware counterparts. The compositions at work here, however, are masterful, though I still get a few mixed up.

Standout Tracks
- Stage Select
- Concrete Jungle
- Splash Blue
- Galaxy Fantasy
- Flash in the Dark
- Wily Machine
- Overdrive Scramble
Top Pick
We’re the Robots
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Mega Man 11
Release Year: 2018 (Switch/PS4/XB1/PC)
Composer: Marika Suzuki


Behold, the latest and pretty-goodest entry to the beloved Classic franchise! I remember booting up the demo with Block Man’s stage in it, and the music immediately hooked me. Going through the whole thing now, it’s not quite as sensational as I’d really like it to be. The sound as a whole is really phenominal; I love the really bassy and wub-wubby feel to the synths that gives them kind of a rounder, fuller sound to complement the absolutely gorgeous visuals. Unfortunately, I don’t really find many of the tunes hummable. They sound great, but they definitely stay more in the background than sing into the foreground. Marika Suzuki did a wonderful job nonetheless, and this isn’t her first Mega Man rodeo! You’ll see her name again much later.

Standout Tracks
- Title
- Stage Select
- Acid Man Stage
- Impact Man Stage
- Fuse Man Stage
- Dr. Wily Stage
- Dr. Wily Machine
Top Pick
Block Man Stage
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#5
Mega Man 3
Release Year: 1990 (NES)
Composer: Yasuaki Fujita


Strangely, every time I think of Mega Man 3’s soundtrack, I think very highly of it, but then when I go back and listen to it, I find myself underwhelmed. It’s odd; all the pieces are very good and there’s a hefty amount of iconic stuff in here. It’s hard for me to put my finger on what exactly keeps me from being gripped by these; if anything, I suppose a lot of the tracks on display here don’t seem to go anywhere after a strong start, which is always a hype-killer for me. But the good bits here? Extremely good.

Standout Tracks
- Title
- Pass Word
- Magnet Man Stage
- Gemini Man Stage
- Shadow Man Stage
- Dr. Wily Stage 1
- Ending (Mega Man really tends to know how to do its ending themes. Strange trend.)
Top Pick
Dr. Wily Stage 2
Easily one of the best final stage themes, period.
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#4
Mega Man 2
Release Year: 1988 (NES)
Composer: Takashi Tateishi


Part of me feels filthy for putting Mega Man 2’s famous, iconic, well-beloved soundtrack at number 4, but there’s a reason that 8-Bit Music Theory did a video entitled "How To Write A Song From The Mega Man 2 Soundtrack": it’s pretty formulaic. Functional and iconic? Yes. Hummable? Damn straight. Predictable? Unless it’s Crash Man Stage, yup. Catch me some other day and I’d probably put it higher. But it’s still amazing and good and I probably don’t even need to show you these tracks, you’ve probably heard most of them already.

Standout Tracks
- Opening & Title
- Pass Word
- Stage Select
- Air Man Stage
- Crash Man Stage
- Flash Man Stage
- nice. >:]
Top Pick
you already know what it is
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#3
Mega Man 7
Release Year: 1995 (SNES)
Composers: Toshihiko Horiyama, Makoto Tomozawa


"Blasphemy!" I hear you cry. "Mega Man 7 above 2?? What is this bullcrap?!" Well, hear me out: with the jump to 8 sound channels with custom soundfonts on the SNES, MM7’s compositions have a depth, nuance, and layering to them completely unrivaled by the NES before it. So why #3? I don’t think its melodies quite live up to the next two for pure awesomeness. But damn, MM7 is an underrated gem. It’s my favorite of the Classic titles, by the way, and that’s coming off of just finishing all of them within a couple weeks of each other.
Oh yeah, also? If you hold B while entering Shade Man’s stage, the music turns into an original arrangement of Ghosts ’N Goblins. And it’s badass.

Standout Tracks
- Iceberg Area
- Medical Science Lab
- Horror Fortress
- Turtle’s Realm
- Walk the Invisible
- Wily Machine #7 Battle
- A Hero Returns
Top Pick
Forgotten Factory
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#2
Mega Man 6
Release Year: 1993 (NES)
Composer: Yuko Takehara


So, Mega Man 6 has a special place in my heart. When I was young (9 or 10, probably?) I was first introduced to the concept of emulation by way of a little website called vnes.com, a browser-based NES emulator. Something compelled me to check out the six Mega Man titles available, and don’t ask me why, but I stuck to 6 specifically, and it’s always been a little piece of nostalgia for me. Heck, one of the first things I ever arranged here on NSM was the entirety of MM6’s soundtrack (minus what had already been done). Going back these days, the game is actually pretty easy and the soundtrack has lost a tad bit of its charm, but I’ve always loved the melodies, the variety, and the driving force at the core of MM6’s soundtrack.

Standout Tracks
- Opening
- Flame Man Stage
- Knight Man Stage
- Tomahawk Man Stage
- Mr. X Stage
- Dr. Wily Stage
- Last Boss
Top Pick
Blizzard Man Stage
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#1
Mega Man 5
Release Year: 1992 (NES)
Composer: Mari Yamaguchi


Aw yeah baybee, Mega Man 5’s soundtrack is lit, fam.
Excuse me, let me try that again.
I am just in love with this soundtrack. Soaring melodies, driving basslines, counterpoint, harmony, modulation, such complexity in such primitive hardware. Mari Yamaguchi absolutely killed this one, I just love it to pieces. Virtually every piece in the soundtrack I could listen to on repeat and never get tired of (except Star Man. You know what you did). If you wanna hear some good Classic Mega Man musical action, I will point you here first.
And bonus points: Mari Yamaguchi composed my favorite main stage theme in MM10: Cybersheep’s Dream.

Standout Tracks
- Opening & Title
- Gravity Man Stage
- Wave Man Stage
- Charge Man Stage
- Dark Man Stage
- Dr. Wily Stage
- Ending
Top Pick
If you recognize my avatar you know exactly what this is
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Mega Man Gameboy
Featuring 5 titles (Dr. Wily’s Revenge, II - V)
This boi gets his own section because the Gameboy games are, uh…unique. And it felt a little unfair to throw them into the Classic section. (This one’s for you, Levi, I guess.)
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#5
Mega Man II
Release Year: 1991 (GB)
Composer: Kenji Yamazaki


In a top 42, this one is number 43. It’s bad. Please do not listen. Everything is an octave too high and the boss theme is oh god please make the bad man stop. It’s a shame, too, because there are a few interesting melodic ideas here, buried beneath dog-whistle frequencies and conflicting square channels. This pick is a formality; do yourself a favor and move on.

Standout Tracks
NONE OF THEM. >:(
Top Pick
Air Man Stage
I could have put something more…representative of the whole soundtrack here. Be thankful I didn’t.
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#4
Mega Man V
Release Year: 1994 (GB)
Composer: Kouji Murata


Mega Man V’s soundtrack is functionally fine, but…it doesn’t matter how many times I listen to it, I can’t distinguish between the main stage themes. They’re all the same tempo and hardly do anything interesting melodically to distinguish themselves from each other (except Uranus and Venus, those are the only two I can identify). But there’s nothing wrong with the compositions themselves, and I still enjoy the soundtrack; I’m only disappointed that most of the tracks fail to establish a unique presence from each other.

Standout Tracks
- Prologue Part 2 - Theme of Terra
- Stage Select
- Uranus Stage
- Space Rush Shooting Stage
- Final Stage - Wily Star
Top Pick
Ultimate Weapon: Sunstar
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#3
Mega Man III
Release Year: 1992 (GB)
Composer: Kouji Murata


Mega Man III and Mega Man IV’s soundtracks both feature robot master stage themes and boss themes ripped right out of the games those robots are sourced from, so for all intents and purposes, III and IV’s tracklists have 9 or 10 less tracks than advertised. What Mega Man III has is actually really good; the problem is that after that cut (and fanfares, and also stage select themes), it only leaves about 7 tracks total. Funnily enough, I get more enjoyment out of those 7 tracks than the multitude more that V has, so it ends up higher.

Standout Tracks
- Title Theme
- Got Weapon
- Password
- Ending Theme - Justice March
Top Pick
Final Stage - Wily Marine Fortress
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#2
Mega Man: Dr. Wily’s Revenge
Release Year: 1991 (GB)
Composer: Makoto Tomozawa


Unlike its younger brothers, Dr. Wily’s Revenge actually features remixes of its stage themes instead of just re-transcribing them note-for-note from the original NES. And when those stage themes are from the original Mega Man title, that’s an immediate improvement. And the original music it adds on top of that is pretty dang good too.

Standout Tracks
- Title Theme
- Fire Man Stage
- Elec Man Stage
- Wily Castle Stage
- Ending Theme
Top Pick
Password
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Mega Man IV
Release Year: 1993 (GB)
Composer: Kouji Murata


The original music featured in IV is oddly foreboding and just a tad dark. It’s got a real nice feel to it with the Gameboy’s signature jagged flavor of 8-bit music and I love the work that went into the harmonies and voicing. This is easily the best of the Gameboy bunch and could rank up there alongside the other Classic titles too, honestly.

Standout Tracks
- Title Theme
- Dr. Light’s Lab 1 - Instructions
- Stage Select 1 (and 2, by extension, as it’s just a key change)
- Final Stage - Wily Station
- Ending Theme
Top Pick
Wily Battle
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Mega Man X
Featuring 9 titles (X - X8, Command Mission)
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#9
Mega Man X2
Release Year: 1994 (SNES)
Composer: Yuki Iwai


X2 as a game is very good, on par with the first if not a smidge better. X2’s soundtrack is…not so great. I wouldn’t call it bad, but it feels empty, like it’s missing a layer. The synths and guitars on display here are also notably whiny, which detracts from my overall enjoyment of the soundtrack. Not that bad melodically, though; I think this soundtrack would flourish if given a different soundfont.

Standout Tracks
- Opening Stage (RIP Green Biker Dude; gone, but not forgotten)
- Flame Stag Stage
- Overdrive Ostrich Stage
- Bubble Crab Stage
- X-Hunter Stage 1
- Ending
Top Pick
Crystal Snail Stage
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Mega Man X3
Release Year: 1995 (SNES), 1996 (PSX/Saturn)
Composer: Kinuyo Tamashita


Ahh, the classic X3 guitars. If you’ve heard any sort of "Mega Man X remix" of a piece, you’ve probably heard these harmonizing guitars throughout. I’m honestly not sure if they’re the same soundfont as the guitars used in X2 but you’d instantly recognize them. Unfortunately, the quality of synths being used here kind of has the opposite problem that X2 has and makes a lot of the OST sound muddy, in a way, with a lot of growling frequencies in the background. X3 is notable for also being released on the PlayStation and Sega Saturn a few months later, July 1996, with a completely rearranged soundtrack featuring high-quality samples. It’s certainly a unique take on the music, but the original SNES soundtrack is what I’m sticking to today, and even with the better instruments, the raw compositions of X3 just don’t stand out that much.

Standout Tracks
- Opening Stage
- Zero
- Blast Hornet Stage (I really love the background brass line that the PSX/Saturn version added, but the original is badass too.)
- Blizzard Buffalo Stage
- Neon Tiger Stage
- Doppler Stage 1
- Cast Roll
Top Pick
Gravity Beetle Stage
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Mega Man X: Command Mission
Release Year: 2004 (PS2/GCN)
Composer: Shinya Okada


You probably aren’t familiar with this title; it was a turn-based RPG spinoff released on the GameCube and PS2 between the releases of X7 and X8, but set after X8, but before anyone knew anything about X8’s plot. And also it’s in an alternate timeline. Confusing, sure. It’s got a pretty solid soundtrack, though! It doesn’t do a lot melodically, but for setting a background to the areas you explore and the story beats, it does its job beyond admirably. The boss battle themes are all superb to boot.

Standout Tracks
- Theme of Mega Man X Command Mission
- Standby - Zero
- Central Tower
- Thick Forest of Secret Treasures
- Energy of the Unknown
- Ice River Secret Maneuvers
- Redips 1st Movement (And then the epicly scaled-up Redips 2nd Movement)
Top Pick
Final Battle
Don’t be fooled by the title, this is the standard boss battle theme.
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Mega Man X8
Release Year: 2004 (PS2), 2005 (PC)
Composers: Yuko Komiyama, Naoto Tanaka


Mega Man X8’s soundtrack asks you one question and one question alone: DO U LIEK GUITARZ?!? If you like guitars, you will like this soundtrack. If you don’t, uh…you’ve got slim pickin’s here. Fortunately I happen to like guitars, and beyond that, the actual compositions behind them are stellar and blood-pumping. The one amazing exception to that is Gateway, the theme for the boss rematch stage: slow, acoustic guitar with a soft synth choir in the background. It’s a sudden bit of breathing room between the frantic electronic slashing of the rest of the soundtrack.

Standout Tracks
- VS Maverick (It’s the intro boss theme, and when it starts off this good you know it only gets better)
- Inferno ~ Descending
- Booster Forest ~ CYCLOPS Ride Armor
- Jakob (Okay, this basically shares the Top Pick spot with my actual Top Pick, so here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUeJr5-nswo)'s a link to a vid for this one.)
- Gateway
- VS Lumine ~ The Second Form
- Intermission
Top Pick
VS Vile
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Mega Man X4
Release Year: 1997 (PSX/Saturn)
Composer: Toshihiko Horiyama


Here’s Horiyama at his best. With the jump to PlayStation (and Saturn), X4 jumped hard into soaring, clean synths after the heavy SNES-crushed rock ’n roll of the first three X titles, and goddamn, it gives me the good chills. Deep, heavy drum hits, choir backings, harmony, layers and layers of goodness…and this is just the fifth best in my opinion. Honestly I think electric guitar is a big part of the X feel, so having a soundtrack lacking a lot of obvious electric guitar is probably what knocks this down a few pegs (though having a lot of obvious electric guitar can also be…well, X8. Which is still good).

Standout Tracks
- Web Spider Stage
- Cyber Peacock Stage
- Slash Beast Stage
- Boss
- Final Weapon Stage 2
- Iris
- Staff Roll
Top Pick
Opening Stage X
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#4
Mega Man X
Release Year: 1993 (SNES)
Composer: Setsuo Yamamoto


It’s the classic boi! The original Mega Man X defined the sound of the series, and the music it brought with it is some of the most recognizable in gaming history. The guitar is so clean and everything fits together just right and gaaaah. I love it. And it only gets better!
I’ll also briefly mention that the remixed soundtrack from the PSP remake, Mega Man: Maverick Hunter X, is even more superb, but I’ll just leave that there for now.

Standout Tracks
- Opening Stage
- Chill Penguin Stage
- Flame Mammoth Stage
- Spark Mandrill Stage
- Storm Eagle Stage
- Sigma Stage 2
- Staff Roll (Ya like jazz?)
Top Pick
Armored Armadillo Stage, because how the f*** could I not
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Mega Man X6
Release Year: 2001 (PSX)
Composer: Naoto Tanaka


So, here come the real reasons I wanted to make this list. Well, the Zero and Battle Network sections are too, but these top three games are probably completely overlooked in terms of music because, well…they’re all pretty bad games. X6 is pretty bad. The level design is all over the place, the enemy placement is nightmarish Anyone? Anyone? and Blaze Heatnix’s donuts of doom can screw right off, but the music? Amazing. Just amazing. After X4, the series adopted a more synth-rock style that brought back the guitars and X6 has some masterful compositions to complement that. I think it actually has the smallest soundtrack out of the X franchise, and this much quality packed in there is really freaking impressive.

Standout Tracks
- Opening Stage (The Western versions of the game featured an exclusive version of this track. The only difference? Two extra guitar licks thrown in that weren’t there before. I don’t know why this is a thing but those two guitar breaks just complete the song. Thanks, Capcom.)
- Commander Yammark Stage
- Rainy Turtloid Stage
- Shield Sheldon Stage
- Blaze Heatnix Stage (DIE DONUTS DIE)
- Boss
- Gate
Top Pick
Infinity Mijinion Stage
This is my original composition, The Binal Bountdown. Do not steal.
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Mega Man X7
Release Year: 2003 (PS2)
Composers: Yuko Komiyama, Shinya Okada (feat. 6 other one- or two-off composers)


X7 is a bad game. X7 is not fun. X7 is infamous for being one of the worst 2D to 3D conversion examples in video game history. And yet, somehow, some way, X7 manages to have one of the best soundtracks in series history, featuring 8 composers total, with 2 dominating the project and 6 others contributing 1 to 3 tracks each, most of whom either composed for an X game before or went on to compose in Command Mission or X8. (My favorite exception to this is Noriyuki Iwadare, who only contributed a single track to this game. You may recognize him as the arranger behind Brawl’s remixes of Meta Knight’s Revenge and With Mila’s Divine Protection, as well as the composer for Ace Attorney: Trials & Tribulations.) X7 dives deep into the synth pool with a couple of guitars and emerges with a blend of rock, synth-pop, and electronica that’s just a sound all its own. I have no idea how this turned out so well. It shouldn’t have. But it did, and I’m glad it did.

Standout Tracks
- Underground ~ Vanishing Gungaroo Stage
- Cyber Geometry ~ Snipe Anteator Stage
- Soul Asylum ~ Crimson Palace Stage 2 (I bring this one up not because it’s all that amazing, but because…this is one of the most unexpectedly unsettling pieces of VGM I’ve heard. It’s like River Twygz Bed had a baby with something from Silent Hill. And this is just for the boss rematch stage.)
- Our Blood Boils ~ Vs. Sigma 1st
- Stage Select 2
- Revealing (This cutscene theme was later rearranged a little and used in Command Mission as an area theme, which is cool.)
- Fate ~ Theme of Sigma
Top Pick
Conflict ~ Escape Stage
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Mega Man X5
Release Year: 2000 (PSX)
Composers: Naoya Kamisaka, Naoto Tanaka, Takuya Miyawaki


As the intended conclusion to the Mega Man X franchise, it seems only fitting that X5 has, in my opinion, the best soundtrack out of the series. The game itself is…questionable at times. Nowhere near as bad as X6 or X7, but certainly rough around the edges with RNG poking its nose where it shouldn’t and some irritating difficulty spikes. But when I sit back and just listen to the music, it’s like none of that exists. I love the synth rock throughout, I love the emotional weight this soundtrack manages to convey at times, I love the few little callbacks here and there to other classic melodies, and I love virtually every individual piece in the soundtrack. It’s just a great, hype, amazing time.
Oh, and if you watch anything from the Hidden Block network on YouTube, their logo jingle is the stage clear theme from this game. Blew my mind the first time I heard it in-game.

Standout Tracks
- Opening Stage Zero
- Volt Kraken Stage
- Shining Firefly Stage
- Dynamo
- X vs. Zero
- Sigma 2nd
- Ending (One of the most remorseful, painful, loss-filled themes in the entire Mega Man franchise. I get chills just from quickly passing over it in a playlist. It’s powerful.)
Top Pick
Zero Stage 1
Nothing quite compares to the emotional weight of this piece. Mystery, sorrow, wonder, and determination all wrapped up in a haunting, echoing soundscape that seems to have no boundaries. God damn, I love this piece.
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Mega Man Zero/ZX
Featuring 6 titles (Zero - Zero 4, ZX, ZX Advent)
I should note that every one of these soundtracks has a remastered CD version with better instruments, compression-free sound quality, and extended melodies, so if any of these soundtracks pique your interest in their compressed states, I highly recommend you check out the albums.
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#6
Mega Man Zero
Release Year: 2002 (GBA)
Composer: Ippo Yamada


In actuality, this section is less the Zero and ZX section and more the Ippo Yamada section. He’s responsible for a majority of the tracks in all 6 games, starting with his solo outing here in the first game. I find his compositions have strong backing tracks and chord progressions, but his melodies tend to be lacking in comparison. You’ll notice that as I go up the list, he has less and less free reign over the soundtrack, and I think that’s no coincidence. As far as the first Zero game is concerned, that’s really the best way I can describe it: a lot of strong backing tracks with not-so-wonderful melodies. Also, the instrumentation in this first game is pretty rough and I’m not a huge fan of the samples being used. But it lays a strong groundwork for the style of the music going forward in the series.

Standout Tracks
- The Ruins of Lab
- Intermission
- Resistance
- Crash (The regular boss theme. This track was given a new remix for each subsequent game and used as the miniboss theme. It’s neat to hear how it changes as the series goes on.)
- Neo Arcadia
- X, The Legend
- Area of ZERO
Top Pick
EXPRESS UG
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Mega Man Zero 2
Release Year: 2003 (GBA)
Composers: Ippo Yamada, Luna Umegaki, Masaki Suzuki


While certainly a step up from the preceding entry, Zero 2 suffers from many of the same problems as the original. The instrumentation quality is definitely an improvement, but it doesn’t leave much of an impact and, again, feels like a series of good chord progressions and backings without good melodies to tie them together. It does manage to distinguish itself tonally from the first in spite of this, and in a good way.

Standout Tracks
- Departure
- Ice Brain
- Sand Triangle
- Power Bom (no, I did not misspell that)
- Combustion
- Passionate
- Supreme Ruler
Top Pick
Silver Wolf -Yggdrasil-
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Mega Man ZX Advent
Release Year: 2007 (NDS)
Composers: Ippo Yamada, Ryo Kawakami, Masaki Suzuki


We interrupt the Zero series to bring you its undersold Metroidvania cousin! The thing these two games have in common musically is wonderful DS sound quality combined with a reliably hit-and-miss lineup of tunes. It was quite difficult to place either of these games because the sum total of their tracks is, honestly…just okay. The highs are ohhhhh so good, but the lows are disappointing. In the end I found that ZX Advent missed more often than it hit, and didn’t hit as well as its prequel, so I put it first. Er, fourth. But when it does hit, oh man.

Standout Tracks
- Destiny
- Slam Down
- Twisted Vine
- Bullet Drive
- Overloaded
- Determined Eyes
- Path to the Truth
Top Pick
Soul Ablaze
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Mega Man ZX
Release Year: 2006 (NDS)
Composers: Ippo Yamada, Ryo Kawakami, Masaki Suzuki


And of course, ZX immediately follows, because the sum of its parts is also just okay, putting the ZX duology smack dab in the middle of this section. I don’t really have much to say that I didn’t already, other than don’t let my "okayness" rating of these soundtracks dissuade you; that's just on the whole. The individual good tracks are fan-freaking-tastic, perhaps even better than some of what comes later, and I highly recommend that you give them a listen.

Standout Tracks
- Green Grass Gradation
- Industrialism
- Trap Factory (A f***ing badass boss theme for a recurring pair of minibosses; this had a remix in ZXA which I didn’t list there because I knew I had to list the original here.)
- High-press Energy
- Gauntlet
- Snake Eyes
- Dream Weaver
Top Pick
Sky High - Grand Nuage -
This pick surprised me as well; in a mix of wonderful stage and boss themes, a character/group theme gave me the most hype. I just love the soaring, triumphant tone that this piece exudes.
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#2
Mega Man Zero 3
Release Year: 2004 (GBA)
Composers: Ippo Yamada, Masaki Suzuki


Zero 3 defies my generalization that Yamada’s only good at backings and intros, because he did 90% of the soundtrack himself, and it’s actually really good. There’s still some stuff in here that strikes the ehhhh chord inside me, but Zero 3 is responsible for some of the best-loved themes in the series and it isn’t hard to see why. It’s kinda like an improved version of the ZX soundtracks: really good highs, with merely some negligible lows.

Standout Tracks
- Prismatic
- Volcano
- Old Life Space
- Sand Triangle II
- Hell’s Gate Open
- Return to Zero
- I, 0 - Your Fellow
Top Pick
Cannon Ball
THE de-facto Mega Man 1v1 final boss theme. An even more epic remix was used in ZX for the tough-as-nails secret boss.
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Mega Man Zero 4
Release Year: 2005 (GBA)
Composers: Ippo Yamada, Masaki Suzuki, Luna Umegaki


Story time, kids! When I was much younger, maybe 8 or 9, long before I’d call myself a Mega Man fan, I had a copy of Zero 4 for the GBA, and I loved it to pieces. I loved the boss design, I loved the customization options, I loved the gameplay, and maybe just a bit above everything else, I adored the music. Fast-forward several years later, and imagine the nostalgia bomb when I’m looking through the Mega Man wiki and stumble across Zero 4. I nearly lost my mind. I didn’t even associate Mega Man with the blonde red guy I had played as years ago (I believe I even thought he was a girl?), and when I went to browse the music, holy shit. Needless to say, I might be a tad bit biased when it comes to positioning this game, but stepping back from my childhood memories, I still think this soundtrack is head-and-shoulders above the competition within the series. The guitar is grungier than ever, the melodies are on point, and the tone is apocalyptic, desperate, and truly emotional. I seriously hope it’s not nostalgia goggles blinding me; I honestly think it’s that good.

Standout Tracks
- The entire soundtrack
- Caravan - Hope for Freedom -
- Holy Land
- Queen of the Hurt (Blueflower999 once said this is probably the most badass theme for a female character ever, and I’m inclined to agree.)
- Straight Ahead (One of the best final stage themes in the entire franchise.)
- Nothing Beats (This and Crash from Zero 1 are honestly the only good regular boss themes in the Zero series.)
- Falling Down
- Promise - Next New World -
Top Pick
Esperanto
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I wrote so much that there's a Part 2! Below!
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: Dudeman on October 01, 2019, 01:03:30 AM
This is Part 2 because I wrote so much! Part 1 is above!

Mega Man Battle Network/Star Force
Featuring 10 titles (Battle Network - Battle Network 6, Network Transmission, Star Force - Star Force 3)
Full disclosure: of these 10 titles, I have only played/become familiar with 4 of them, and I’d only count 3 of those as fairly recent. My rankings here are pretty much solely based on the music itself, which could potentially be a hindrance since a lot of VGM gains more meaning when paired with the situation in which it is played. Take these with a grain of salt, and be aware that these games are pretty similar in the music department…with one glaring exception (you’ll see).
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Mega Man Star Force 2: Zerker X Saurian/Zerker X Ninja
Release Year: 2007 (NDS)
Composers: Yoshino Aoki, Marika Suzuki


The Battle Network/Star Force section of this list is similar to the Zero/ZX section in that you’ll be seeing a lot of one specific composer, and that the one specific composer tends to make the soundtrack worse when working independently. Such is the case with Yoshino Aoki’s work in the franchise. Where Ippo Yamada can make good backings but isn’t the greatest at coming up with melodies, Aoki creates complex chord progressions and then writes melodies that either clash with them entirely or meander aimlessly without establishing a core identity. They also tend to be short. This is probably the best example of melodies clashing with chords. Most of the soundtrack is actively hard to listen to at times without either being annoyed or being disinterested. There’s a few diamonds in the rough, but it’s not worth poring through the whole soundtrack to find them.

Standout Tracks
- Home Town
- Loch Mess
- Sky Wave
- Melody of Isolation
- Atmosphere of Unrest
- Sentimental
- Road to Victory
Top Pick
Wave Battle
This is actually one of my favorite boss themes in the entire Mega Man franchise, and it bugs me that it comes from one of the most flawed soundtracks. If only it could all be this good.
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Mega Man Battle Network 2
Release Year: 2001 (GBA)
Composer: Yoshino Aoki


This is probably the best example of Aoki’s tendency towards short compositions. The soundtrack to Battle Network 2 is serviceable, but ultimately it doesn’t stick around for long and make much of a statement with the time it has. That being said, this soundtrack also has five or six tracks that are really phenomenal, and even though I’m not a big fan of Aoki’s work, it does surprise me how she always manages to have a few really really good tracks, and I wonder why there’s such a big disparity between the quality of her good compositions and everything else.

Standout Tracks
- At Okuden
- Busy Street of a Foreign Country
- Alley
- Determination in the Heart
- Smoky Field
- Internet World
- Vs. Gospel
Top Pick
Battle Spirit
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#8
Mega Man Star Force 3: Black Ace/Red Joker
Release Year: 2008 (NDS)
Composers: Yoshino Aoki, Akari Kaida


Star Force 3 is somehow similar to Mega Man 3 in my brain (and not because they’re both #3), in that I think highly of their soundtracks until I actually go listen, at which point I am confusedly underwhelmed. With Kaida’s assistance, SF3 has a lot of really strong tracks to go off of, but after listening through everything again, I just wasn’t blown away like I was expecting to be. I guess a lot of the overall good feel comes from the standout tracks in the soundtrack, which are absolutely amazing. It’s just not the whole thing.

Standout Tracks
- Shooting Star (Ver. SF3)
- The Radio World
- Wave Station
- Diamond Ice Stage
- Club Strong Stage
- Wave Battle
- Black Hole Server
Top Pick
Staff Roll
Yup, it’s the credits theme. It’s a little hard to explain why I love this piece so much, but I love it to bits.
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Mega Man Star Force: Leo/Pegasus/Dragon
Release Year: 2006 (NDS)
Composer: Yoshino Aoki (feat. Mitsuhiko Takano)


Instrumentation can make or break a soundtrack. The first Star Force title suffers a little from the new sound direction taken with the jump to the DS, in that a number of the new synths are either suffering from clipping, or are…wobbly, for lack of a better term. It improves with time, and I honestly think this outing is better than the two that came after it on composition alone, but the instrumentation keeps it from being truly great.

Standout Tracks
- Shooting Star (If the SF soundtracks did anything right, it’s the soaring, triumphant melody that serves as the main theme of the franchise. It perfectly captures the feeling of heroism. Heck, it was put into Smash Ultimate without any changes made to it!)
- Science
- ROCKET SHOOTER
- Now Study! (This is definitely one of my favorite stage themes in the whole Mega Man franchise. It’s also one of only two tracks in the soundtrack that Mitsuhiko Takano worked on, and it shows.)
- Final Battleground
- Wave Battle
- The Place You Must Return
Top Pick
Agonizing Wish
Geo Stelar is unique among Mega Man protagonists in that he doesn’t rush bravely into danger out of an inherent sense of justice. His dad is presumed dead in space, he’s afraid of making friends to the point of staying in his room every day of his life, and the only reason he becomes a super fighting robot is that a renegade criminal alien basically forces him to defend himself against the other aliens that are after him. Through the games, he learns how to trust others and form bonds, giving him a dynamic arc completely absent from other Mega Men. I bring all this up because Agonizing Wish is the theme of Geo watching the stars, missing his dad, and I’m happy this level of emotional intensity is present in a franchise that treads lightly in the dynamic protagonist department.
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#6
Mega Man Battle Network 4: Red Sun/Blue Moon
Release Year: 2003 (GBA)
Composer: Toshihiko Horiyama


Battle Network 4 holds a special place in my heart, being the BN game I played the most and the latest into my childhood, but I’ve known for a while that the soundtrack really isn’t the greatest. It’s got some catchy melodies and some great ideas, but it lacks some sort of depth, making it sound empty and half-finished. It also has some of the wobbliness present in SF1, which drags it down a little further. I really wish this soundtrack had been done with just a slightly different soundfont; I think it would have improved the final product immensely.
It also might’ve helped if the aggravating Incident Occurrence theme didn’t play endlessly once you reached the endgame/postgame. I GET IT, THERE’S A METEOR COMING, CAN’T I LISTEN TO MY OVERWORLD THEMES AGAIN??

Standout Tracks
- Electric Town
- Invisible Wing
- Cyber Battle
- Battle Pressure
- Global Network
- Journey of Determination
- Save Our Planet
Top Pick
VS. Duo
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#5
Mega Man Battle Network 3: White/Blue
Release Year: 2002 (GBA)
Composer: Yoshino Aoki


Despite Aoki being at the helm, here’s where things really start to get good. To my knowledge, 3 is generally regarded as one of the best in the series, and thankfully the soundtrack complements that. Featuring battle themes that are all spectacular, catchy area themes, and an Incident Occurrence theme that doesn’t make me want to kill myself, it’s really just the mediocre stage themes that hold this back. At least Aoki made a few finished products that were more than okay.

Standout Tracks
- Home Town (Every game does the theme of ACDC town a little differently. 3 went for a calypso vibe, and it really works.)
- Sea Breeze Town
- N1 Grand Prix!
- Network is Spreading
- Shine in the Dark
- Shooting Enemy
- Navi Customizer
Top Pick
Boss Battle!
Ohhhhohoho, man, this theme kicks SO much ass.
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#4
Mega Man Battle Network 5: Team ProtoMan/Team Colonel
Release Year: 2004 (GBA)
Composer: Akari Kaida


Battle Network 5 is pretty dark, and the music appropriately has a bit of an edge to it. Not really in a gritty, grungy sense, but the music in serious situations tends to favor unresolved or complex chords that really make it feel like something’s not quite right in the best of ways. A fantastic example of this is in the recurring Hometown theme: while previous games put the piece in a major key, with the melody starting on the tonic and resolving with the chords, BN5 places the piece in E minor while starting the melody on a D. In fact, it barely uses the D Major chord that you expect it to resolve to based on the sound of the other games. I love reharmonization like this, and the soundtrack has lots of instances of unresolved and complex chord progressions that hammer the point home. Also, it's just damn well composed.

Standout Tracks
- Hometown (for reasons mentioned above)
- Seek a Cord
- Battle Start!
- Quest in the Water
- Depth
- VS. Nebula Gray
- Chain of Wish
Top Pick
Liberate Mission
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#3
Mega Man Battle Network
Release Year: 2001 (GBA)
Composer: Akari Kaida


Akari Kaida really did a fantastic job at establishing the musical sound of the Battle Network games right from the start, as well as giving it some really good tunes to match the sound. Emphasizing the natively-generated square waves just as much as the sampled synths provided through the GBA’s improved sound capabilities gave Battle Network that electronic early-2000’s cyber-crazy vibe that "Mega Man on the Internet" would just be incomplete without. The selection of tracks here isn’t huge, actually the smallest in the series, but virtually heh everything here is of the utmost quality.

Standout Tracks
- Home Town
- School
- Fire Field
- Running Through the Cyber World
- Boundless Network
- Cold & Silent
- Red or Blue
Top Pick
Operation!
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#2
Mega Man Battle Network 6: Cybeast Gregar/Cybeast Falzar
Release Year: 2005 (GBA)
Composer: Yoshino Aoki


So, remember how I said that instrumentation can make or break a soundtrack? It’s especially important here, because somehow Yoshino Aoki managed to create what sounds to me like the best soundtrack in the Battle Network series, and it’s got a whole lot to do with the incredibly bassy, gritty samples plugged straight into this baby. It takes the cyberpunk chiptune I’ve come to love and infuses it with hints of electric guitar and sawtoothed waveforms. You can really feel the depth this soundtrack has above its predecessors. And on top of that, the compositions on display here are still fantastic, which is more than I’ve been able to say about Aoki’s work up until this point. I say it’s more than appropriate that the final installment of the Battle Network series has the most blood-pumping, intense, and overall best soundtrack of the whole main series.
Wait, isn’t there still another spot left…?

Standout Tracks
- Theme of Mega Man Battle Network 6
- Central Town
- Aquarium Question
- Battle Field
- Tree of Judgement
- Navi Customizer
- Two of Braves
Top Pick
Surge of Power!
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#1
Mega Man Network Transmission
Release Year: 2003 (GCN)
Composers: Shinji Hosoe, Yousuke Yasui, Ayako Saso


So, remember how I said that these games are pretty similar in the music department, with one glaring exception? Well, here’s the glaring exception. Honestly it’s really not fair to throw this one in with the other titles because it’s just a billion times better than the others in the series, but hey, that makes it a fun surprise! I wouldn’t be exaggerating if I said I saved the best for last. For this whole list, I mean. Network Transmission was a 2D platformer spinoff for the Gamecube with some…really ugly graphics, actually. And lots of subtitled Japanese voice acting. But the music? Holy f***. If you’ve never heard anything from this before (and chances are you haven’t), you’re in for a treat. Take everything great about the synths in the PSX Mega Man X titles and the chiptune/cybernetic sampling and mixing of the Battle Network franchise, throw it in a blender with some CD-level sound quality, and BAM, one of the best soundtracks in Mega Man history. There’s just so much depth, nuance, complexity, and layering to this soundtrack, I don’t even know where to begin. If there’s any soundtrack in this entire endeavor I would actively encourage you to listen to from beginning to end, it’s this one. It’s just so, so, so unexpectedly good. And it also gets Dudeman brownie points for throwing in some references to Classic stage themes, which is always great.

Standout Tracks
I really couldn’t limit this one to seven, guys, I just couldn’t. Since it’s the end of this whole big mistake of a list, I’m gonna splurge and list all of my favorites. It’s not the whole soundtrack, I swear.
- Relaxation
- Internet Area - Basic Stage
- Blazing Internet - FireMan Stage
- Water Service Bureau - IceMan Stage
- Game Center - ColorMan Stage
- Old Generation Area - SwordMan Stage (This one is suuuuuper quirky and a little discordant-sounding towards the beginning, but those drums, man)
- Abnormal Gravity Area - GravityMan Stage
- Zero Gravity Area - StarMan Stage
- Navi Battle
- Demolished WWW Area - ShadowMan Stage
- The Undernet - Final Stage
- Firewall Battle
- Epilogue - Zero Reforms
Top Pick
VS. Zero
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Welp, that’s about the size of it. If anyone actually took the time to just read through this, let alone listen to any of the tracks or set aside a soundtrack to listen to later, really truly, thank you so much. And even more so if you’ve never been interested in Mega Man or are only familiar with Wily Stage 1 from MM2 like everyone else in the world. I’ve had a weird passion to make some sort of ranking of all the Mega Man soundtracks I’ve heard for a while now so it felt really good to get this all out there and try to put into writing how I feel about each and every game’s musical selection. I’m sure this will get buried before long, but I hope someone finds something interesting in here. And hey, if you disagree about something, I’d love to hear it, and if there’s a spinoff I missed that has a fantastic soundtrack, let me know; I’d love to add it to my lineup of tracks. Also if anyone can direct me to a good, complete soundtrack for both Legends games, that would be awesome. The bits I’ve heard here and there seem to be pretty okay.

I guess that’s all, then.
Title: Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
Post by: mikey on October 01, 2019, 08:39:49 PM
It's really cool to see your enthusiasm for the series.  I don't particularly like the games myelf but they really do have some sweet music especially 1&2 imo