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2nd Jun '18 11:06:03 AM nombretomado
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** Tropers may know its first song, "Pollyanna," from the fact that it's the official unofficial theme song of the SugarWiki.

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** Tropers may know its first song, "Pollyanna," from the fact that it's the official unofficial theme song of the SugarWiki.SugarWiki/SugarWiki.
3rd Apr '18 8:09:11 PM wolftickets1969
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* The 2017 remake of ''VideoGame/WonderBoyIIITheDragonsTrap'' has an orchestral soundtrack arranged by Michael Geyre, along with the original UsefulNotes/SegaMasterSystem PSG music by Shinichi Sakamoto.
19th Mar '18 2:16:34 PM wolftickets1969
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* The VideoGame/{{Ys}} series has redone several major themes in full orchestra. Konami's [=PS2=] port of ''The Ark of Napshtim'' [[WhatCouldHaveBeen was originally going to have an entirely orchestral soundtrack]], but fortunately [[AuthorsSavingThrow they decided at the last minute]] to keep the signature {{awesome music}} from the PC version and instead used the orchestrated tunes for the {{Bonus Dungeon}}s.

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* The VideoGame/{{Ys}} series has redone several major themes in full orchestra.
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Konami's [=PS2=] port of ''The Ark of Napshtim'' [[WhatCouldHaveBeen was originally going to have an entirely orchestral soundtrack]], but fortunately [[AuthorsSavingThrow they decided at the last minute]] to keep the signature {{awesome music}} from the PC version and instead used the orchestrated tunes for the {{Bonus Dungeon}}s.Dungeon}}s.
** ''The Oath in Felghana'' has a particularly [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic awesome]] example in the form of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTp8qHnE7sQ "Chop!!"]], which combines Chester's {{leitmotif}} with the midboss theme from the [[UsefulNotes/SharpX68000 X68000]] version of ''Wanderers from Ys'', the game's predecessor.
5th Mar '18 4:49:46 PM nombretomado
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* The original off-Broadway production of ''Theatre/{{Assassins}}'' was done without a real orchestra, but Creator/StephenSondheim's score was orchestrated by Michael Starobin for the original cast album.

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* The original off-Broadway production of ''Theatre/{{Assassins}}'' was done without a real orchestra, but Creator/StephenSondheim's Music/StephenSondheim's score was orchestrated by Michael Starobin for the original cast album.
18th Feb '18 6:43:27 PM nombretomado
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* The VideoGame/{{Ys}} series has redone several major themes in full orchestra. Konami's PS2 port of ''The Ark of Napshtim'' [[WhatCouldHaveBeen was originally going to have an entirely orchestral soundtrack]], but fortunately [[AuthorsSavingThrow they decided at the last minute]] to keep the signature {{awesome music}} from the PC version and instead used the orchestrated tunes for the {{Bonus Dungeon}}s.

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* The VideoGame/{{Ys}} series has redone several major themes in full orchestra. Konami's PS2 [=PS2=] port of ''The Ark of Napshtim'' [[WhatCouldHaveBeen was originally going to have an entirely orchestral soundtrack]], but fortunately [[AuthorsSavingThrow they decided at the last minute]] to keep the signature {{awesome music}} from the PC version and instead used the orchestrated tunes for the {{Bonus Dungeon}}s.
15th Feb '18 4:29:33 PM nombretomado
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* The original arcade version of ''VideoGame/WonderBoyIIIMonsterLair'' and its UsefulNotes/MegaDrive port had tinny FM-synthesized music, but the PCEngine[=/=]TurboGrafx16 CD version received a professionally mixed [=RedBook=] soundtrack, which is [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome quite awesome]].

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* The original arcade version of ''VideoGame/WonderBoyIIIMonsterLair'' and its UsefulNotes/MegaDrive port had tinny FM-synthesized music, but the PCEngine[=/=]TurboGrafx16 UsefulNotes/PCEngine[=/=]UsefulNotes/TurboGrafx16 CD version received a professionally mixed [=RedBook=] soundtrack, which is [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome quite awesome]].
12th Feb '18 7:15:08 AM Cryoclaste
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* ''DoubleDragon I'' and ''II'' both have professionally arranged OST albums. More recently, Jake Kaufman reworked several of the series' iconic tunes for ''VideoGame/DoubleDragonNeon'', including the title theme, "Arrival of the Black Warriors"(City Slum), "The Great Fray"(Industrial Area), "Abobo the Giant Appears"(the Green Abobo cave theme, which gets a literal orchestra arrangement in the Haunted Forest level, and two power metal arrangements for Skullmageddon), "Old Nemesis Willy"(Hideout), "Unleashing The Ogre"(''DD II'' Mission 1), and the Stage Clear and Intermission jingles.

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* ''DoubleDragon ''VideoGame/DoubleDragon I'' and ''II'' both have professionally arranged OST albums. More recently, Jake Kaufman reworked several of the series' iconic tunes for ''VideoGame/DoubleDragonNeon'', including the title theme, "Arrival of the Black Warriors"(City Slum), "The Great Fray"(Industrial Area), "Abobo the Giant Appears"(the Green Abobo cave theme, which gets a literal orchestra arrangement in the Haunted Forest level, and two power metal arrangements for Skullmageddon), "Old Nemesis Willy"(Hideout), "Unleashing The Ogre"(''DD II'' Mission 1), and the Stage Clear and Intermission jingles.
26th Jan '18 7:29:36 PM WillKeaton
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* Done with many ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' themes, such as "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5auAouxoq4 Entrance Hall & Chandeliers]]" from ''VideoGame/SuperCastlevaniaIV''.
* The themes from ''VideoGame/{{Astyanax}}'''s first two stages (NES version) were arranged into [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCb86UauH7U an orchestral suite by DCT and GrayLightning]].
* Blake Robinson orchestrated the ''VideoGame/SuperMetroid'' soundtrack as ''[[https://soundcloud.com/blaketothefuture/sets/super-metroid-symphony Super Metroid Symphony]]''.
** The ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'' series features orchestral versions of the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxSkZ8ySo1o "Samus's Appearance"]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1tyK9BCSL0 "Item Acquisition"]] fanfares, "Brinstar"(in the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mziw3FQkZYg Tallon Overworld]]), "Lower Norfair"(in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQCZIb0fbt8 Magmoor Caverns]]), and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Unkrc1saV2A "Escape"]].

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* Done with many ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' themes, such as "[[https://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5auAouxoq4 Entrance "Entrance Hall & Chandeliers]]" Chandeliers"]] from ''VideoGame/SuperCastlevaniaIV''.
* The themes from ''VideoGame/{{Astyanax}}'''s first two stages (NES version) were arranged into [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCb86UauH7U an orchestral suite by DCT and GrayLightning]].
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* Blake Robinson orchestrated the ''VideoGame/SuperMetroid'' soundtrack as ''[[https://soundcloud.com/blaketothefuture/sets/super-metroid-symphony Super Metroid Symphony]]''.
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** The ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'' series features orchestral versions of the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxSkZ8ySo1o "Samus's Appearance"]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1tyK9BCSL0 "Item Acquisition"]] fanfares, "Brinstar"(in the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mziw3FQkZYg Tallon Overworld]]), "Lower Norfair"(in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQCZIb0fbt8 Magmoor Caverns]]), and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Unkrc1saV2A "Escape"]]. "Escape."]]



** Also a literal orchestra version. Several of the ''Melee'' themes have been performed by the New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra and released as an album called ''Smashing...Live!''.

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** Also a literal orchestra version. Several of the ''Melee'' themes have been performed by the New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra and released as an album called ''Smashing...Live!''.Live!''



* The original MIDI music to ''VideoGame/{{Descent}}'' was heavily dependent on specific sound card models. Fortunately, the Macintosh version was given [=RedBook=] recorded music, which included awesome arrangements of several of the PC tunes. Compare the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tdKZAFsCaI PC version]] of the Lunar Scilab BGM to its [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRh38kgzh9g Mac counterpart]].

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* The original MIDI music to ''VideoGame/{{Descent}}'' was heavily dependent on specific sound card models. Fortunately, the Macintosh version was given [=RedBook=] recorded music, which included awesome arrangements of several of the PC tunes. Compare the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tdKZAFsCaI PC version]] of the Lunar Scilab BGM to its [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRh38kgzh9g Mac counterpart]].counterpart.]]



* The ''VideoGame/DuckTales'' soundtrack was orchestrated by the aforementioned Jake Kaufman for its EnhancedRemake, ''[=DuckTales=] Remastered''. The already epic Moon theme gets two arrangements, a symphonic rock version for [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHEifuLCSIY the stage]], and a piano version for [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svnhHFtYsnU the end credits]].

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* The ''VideoGame/DuckTales'' soundtrack was orchestrated by the aforementioned Jake Kaufman for its EnhancedRemake, ''[=DuckTales=] Remastered''. The already epic Moon theme gets two arrangements, a symphonic rock version for [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHEifuLCSIY the stage]], and a piano version for [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svnhHFtYsnU the end credits]].credits.]]



* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xU-PV_MNKs8 A suite of the Rainbow Road themes]] from ''VideoGame/SuperMarioKart'', ''VideoGame/MarioKart64'', and 'VideoGame/'MarioKart7''.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xU-PV_MNKs8 A suite of the Rainbow Road themes]] from ''VideoGame/SuperMarioKart'', ''VideoGame/MarioKart64'', and 'VideoGame/'MarioKart7''.''VideoGame/MarioKart7''.



* The fans of the ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Project'' are quite fond of making orchestral remixes of ZUN's [[AwesomeMusic/{{Touhou}} already awesome music]]. For example, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajoRqqc6kII Emotional Skyscraper~Cosmic Mind]].

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* The fans of the ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Project'' are quite fond of making orchestral remixes of ZUN's [[AwesomeMusic/{{Touhou}} already awesome music]]. For example, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajoRqqc6kII Emotional Skyscraper~Cosmic Mind]].Mind.]]



* Russell Cox from Music/OverclockedRemix orchestrated ''VideoGame/TheGuardianLegend'''s [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QrTvNl8NuQ title theme]] as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMGax7FkevM "Naju Overture"]].

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* Russell Cox from Music/OverclockedRemix orchestrated ''VideoGame/TheGuardianLegend'''s [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QrTvNl8NuQ title theme]] as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMGax7FkevM "Naju Overture"]].Overture."]]



* In ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', one of Nanoha's {{Leitmotif}}s, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ysWdBTT4J8 Raising Heart, Set-Up!]]", was later updated with "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PR-vzNA1d0Q Raising Heart, Set Up! (The Magical Orchestra)]]". When TheMovie came, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzRnGEWmeaU another Orchestral Version of the song was created]], and one of the the [[LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition Limited Edition DVD/Blu-Ray]] bonuses show that they hired an actual orchestra to perform it along with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2UVZNqDbhU other]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnTg6PzZy9c similar]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9aDEx5gaN0 updates]] to the Season 1 soundtrack.

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* In ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', one of Nanoha's {{Leitmotif}}s, "[[http://www.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ysWdBTT4J8 Raising "Raising Heart, Set-Up!]]", Set-Up!"]] was later updated with "[[http://www.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PR-vzNA1d0Q Raising "Raising Heart, Set Up! (The Magical Orchestra)]]". Orchestra)."]] When TheMovie came, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzRnGEWmeaU another Orchestral Version of the song was created]], and one of the the [[LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition Limited Edition DVD/Blu-Ray]] bonuses show that they hired an actual orchestra to perform it along with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2UVZNqDbhU other]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnTg6PzZy9c similar]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9aDEx5gaN0 updates]] to the Season 1 soundtrack.
13th Dec '17 1:03:04 AM Cryoclaste
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** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy2'' contains orchestral arrangements for the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0WnISE79mU Bowser level]] and main level tunes from ''SuperMario64''.

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** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy2'' contains orchestral arrangements for the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0WnISE79mU Bowser level]] and main level tunes from ''SuperMario64''.''VideoGame/SuperMario64''.
16th Nov '17 1:39:42 AM Cryoclaste
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* ''StarFox'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qy5Yn5aMrI orchestra medley]].

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* ''StarFox'' ''VideoGame/StarFox'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qy5Yn5aMrI orchestra medley]].
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