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This is a trope where, instead of the battle music being a slightly more typical romantic orchestral theme, or heavy metal
, the soundtrack decides the best route to get you, the player, pumped for battle is to make you move your feet.
Cue Breakdance Beat Down
. Knuckles are cracked, one liners are said, and enter swelling bass and synth riffs.
Most common to fighting games
- Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Electronic remixes of most character themes from Mv C 1 including themes previously under Autobots, Rock Out! such as Captain America.
- Megaman: Due to the NES limitations, the original series basically had this. Techno remixes abound, especially of song's like that which accompanied Metal Man's stage
- Street Fighter II: Almost the entire game falls under this, depending on what you think those synthesizers are supposed to sound like. Stuff like Guile's theme and Deejay's theme are definite examples, while Ken and probably Cammy fall under Autobots, Rock Out!.
- Street Fighter Alpha: Alpha 2 features Sakura's theme, which fits under this, and Alpha 3 features entirely new character themes which are a distinct mix of this, Autobots, Rock Out!, and hip-hop (which falls under this trope, but is less common.)
- Street Fighter III: Makoto's theme falls under this.
- Street Fighter IV and it's various updated re-releases have electronic remixes of almost every character. In addition, nearly all stage music is techno.
- Final Fantasy
- Final Fantasy VIII: The character theme of Laguna, "Man With The Machine Gun", a techno song, is featured as a battle theme.
- The first two Parasite Eve games feature electronic music, including battle themes. The first game has a notably less intense version of this.
- Jet Set Radio could be said to be built on this trope. Pulling impossible acrobatics with powered rollerblades on powerful electronic music is awesome.
- Persona 2 (both games) features electronic music throughout, including it's battle themes.