History SuspiciouslySimilarSong / VideoGames

26th Mar '17 2:43:48 PM nombretomado
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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isaOrKNHw7g Ghosts and Glass]] is strikingly similar to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InvY9JXyVW8 Fairytale]] from ''{{Shrek}}'', which itself was a suspiciously similar version of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBZ3w5b8if0&feature=fvst Nocturne]] by Secret Garden. Also resembles "Sorrowful Goodbye" from ''{{Okami}}''.

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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isaOrKNHw7g Ghosts and Glass]] is strikingly similar to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InvY9JXyVW8 Fairytale]] from ''{{Shrek}}'', which itself was a suspiciously similar version of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBZ3w5b8if0&feature=fvst Nocturne]] by Secret Garden. Also resembles "Sorrowful Goodbye" from ''{{Okami}}''.''VideoGame/{{Okami}}''.
26th Mar '17 8:59:04 AM nombretomado
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* Videogame/EtrianOdyssey: The boss theme [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VL40UhE3rRU&t=3m15s Their Own Brand of Justice]] has a lot in common with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbHc5i4O2tc&t=4m58s Far Beyond The Sun]] and other Yngwie Malmsteen songs. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbHc5i4O2tc&t=3m42s A less distinct,]] but similar part [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VL40UhE3rRU&t=1m7s occurs here as well.]]

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* Videogame/EtrianOdyssey: ''Videogame/EtrianOdyssey'': The boss theme [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VL40UhE3rRU&t=3m15s Their Own Brand of Justice]] has a lot in common with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbHc5i4O2tc&t=4m58s Far Beyond The Sun]] and other Yngwie Malmsteen songs. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbHc5i4O2tc&t=3m42s A less distinct,]] but similar part [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VL40UhE3rRU&t=1m7s occurs here as well.]]



* Weirdly, the NintendoDS game based on ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure Max Heart'' used Suspiciously Similar Songs to several themes from the anime (most noticeable is the Marble Screw music). What's weird about this is that they used the ''real'' version of the show's opening theme song. That, and the whole "same franchise as the original music" thing makes it smack of HomeVersionSoundtrackReplacement.

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* Weirdly, the NintendoDS UsefulNotes/NintendoDS game based on ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure Max Heart'' used Suspiciously Similar Songs to several themes from the anime (most noticeable is the Marble Screw music). What's weird about this is that they used the ''real'' version of the show's opening theme song. That, and the whole "same franchise as the original music" thing makes it smack of HomeVersionSoundtrackReplacement.



* When ''VideoGame/TrackAndField'' was included on a NintendoDS compilation, "Chariots of Fire" (which was heard in the original arcade release) was turned into a suspiciously similar version.

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* When ''VideoGame/TrackAndField'' was included on a NintendoDS UsefulNotes/NintendoDS compilation, "Chariots of Fire" (which was heard in the original arcade release) was turned into a suspiciously similar version.
23rd Mar '17 7:58:17 PM Midna
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* When Capcom re-released ''VideoGame/{{Aladdin|Capcom}}'' for the GBA, their rights to "Friend Like Me" and "Whole New World" had expired, so they were forced to replace them with similar sounding new tunes. The original SNES version did this from the start with a "One Jump Ahead" Substitute for the first level, and an "Arabian Nights" one for a cutscene.

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* When Capcom Creator/{{Capcom}} re-released ''VideoGame/{{Aladdin|Capcom}}'' for the GBA, their rights to "Friend Like Me" and "Whole New World" had expired, so they were forced to replace them with similar sounding new tunes. The original SNES version did this from the start with a "One Jump Ahead" Substitute for the first level, and an "Arabian Nights" one for a cutscene.


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** The Game Boy Color port of the Virgin Games ''Aladdin'' has an odd relationship with this trope. Certain songs from the movie and even original pieces from the source game were replaced with soundalikes, while others were left alone. This is particularly odd in the case of "Prince Ali", which was replaced with a sound-alike even though a few bars from it are still used as the "stage clear" theme.
15th Mar '17 9:33:50 AM TheMartianGeek1
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*** Also in Mega Man 2, Crash Man's theme resembles "Love Roller Coaster" by The Ohio Players.

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*** Also in Mega Man 2, Crash Man's theme resembles "Love Roller Coaster" by The Ohio Players.Players, as well as "Chinese Way" by Level 42.
13th Mar '17 7:55:28 PM wolftickets1969
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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOXSvhUxqFo Incident]]: ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dmokw0GkEKU Jungle]]
13th Mar '17 7:53:01 PM wolftickets1969
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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOXSvhUxqFo Incident]]: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dmokw0GkEKU Jungle theme]] from ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' (NES) and/or [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxyQxwRNQhI Frequency 140.85]] from ''VideoGame/MetalGear2SolidSnake''
13th Mar '17 7:32:26 PM wolftickets1969
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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHy31IP3dRo Biffman]]: 1960's ''Series/{{Batman}}'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpWVV8wuM1A theme]]
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSzydow3Lcw One Last Quest]] (intro): ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxEyzxJ4NGI theme]]
5th Mar '17 3:52:42 AM NotSoBadassLongcoat
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* The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lq_y2KFjHic main menu theme]] of ''VideoGame/ConanExiles'' is very similar to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHfE682mm3c "Anvil of Crom"]] from ''Film/ConanTheBarbarian''.
4th Mar '17 8:15:03 PM wolftickets1969
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* The title theme of the [[PortingDisaster disastrous N64 port]] of ''VideoGame/{{Quake}}'' resembles "Terrible Lie" by Music/NineInchNails, who also produced the music for the original PC version, and the N64 intermission music is a JHV of the PC's.

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* The title theme of the [[PortingDisaster disastrous N64 port]] of ''VideoGame/{{Quake}}'' resembles "Terrible Lie" by Music/NineInchNails, who also produced the music for the original PC version, and the N64 intermission music is a JHV soundalike of the PC's.



* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOB278741rQ title theme]] of ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' (and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNxgKHX2B0g some of]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7frZL4xM8Q its variations]]) resembles Richard Strauss's "Music/AlsoSprachZarathustra", specifically [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mmuNxYLxTs the movement]] used as the theme to ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''.



** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shvbqQ-1vww Rainbow Road]] theme is similar to the ''Film/ChariotsOfFire'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RY3XiM7oGj0 theme song]]. The ending theme from the same theme bears similarities to "To Far-Away Times", the ending theme of ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger''.

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** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shvbqQ-1vww Rainbow Road]] theme is similar to the ''Film/ChariotsOfFire'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RY3XiM7oGj0 theme song]]. The ending theme from the same theme game bears similarities to "To Far-Away Times", the ending theme of ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger''.



* ''VideoGame/{{Risen}}'''s [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8vcVkZc26A title theme]] is quite similar to that of the aforementioned ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}''.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Risen}}'''s [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8vcVkZc26A title theme]] is quite similar to that of the aforementioned ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}''.3}}''.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Byz6960tWxQ Aurora's theme]] from ''VideoGame/ChildOfLight'' also resembles the ''FO 3'' theme.



* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6IPtRIDzoA Aurora's theme]] from ''VideoGame/ChildOfLight'' sounds like a slower, sadder rendition of the second half of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmN9btd7Ttg Eternal Shrine Maiden]] from ''[[VideoGame/TouhouProject Touhou: Highly Responsive to Prayers]]''.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6IPtRIDzoA Aurora's theme]] from ''VideoGame/ChildOfLight'' sounds like a slower, sadder rendition of the second half of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmN9btd7Ttg Eternal Shrine Maiden]] from ''[[VideoGame/TouhouProject Touhou: Highly Responsive to Prayers]]''.
4th Mar '17 10:16:36 AM nombretomado
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** The ''MarioParty'' series, particularly games composed close to one another, are prone to having similar versions of each other. Compare, for example, ''Mario Party 1''[='s=] soundtrack with ''Mario Party 2''[='s=], or ''3''[='s=] with ''4''[='s=]. It's especially noticeable when ''Mario Party Advance'' [[RecycledSoundtrack re-uses mini-game themes from both 3 and 4.]]

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** The ''MarioParty'' ''VideoGame/MarioParty'' series, particularly games composed close to one another, are prone to having similar versions of each other. Compare, for example, ''Mario Party 1''[='s=] soundtrack with ''Mario Party 2''[='s=], or ''3''[='s=] with ''4''[='s=]. It's especially noticeable when ''Mario Party Advance'' [[RecycledSoundtrack re-uses mini-game themes from both 3 and 4.]]



** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3tPa9DEmxQ Sticker Album/Replay/Chronicle theme]] from ''Brawl'' sounds similar to the first few notes of the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTRpN-FSl5E introductory theme]] from ''[[VideoGame/MarioParty Mario Party 6]]'', a connection heightened by the fact that the Sticker Album opens similarly to the book in ''[=MP6=]'''s intro.

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** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3tPa9DEmxQ Sticker Album/Replay/Chronicle theme]] from ''Brawl'' sounds similar to the first few notes of the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTRpN-FSl5E introductory theme]] from ''[[VideoGame/MarioParty Mario Party 6]]'', ''VideoGame/MarioParty6'', a connection heightened by the fact that the Sticker Album opens similarly to the book in ''[=MP6=]'''s intro.
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