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[[folder: Video Game/MOTHER 1 ]]

* The ''Mother'' games' signature song: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDpowHy2QPI Pollyanna (I Believe In You)]]".
** As far as the actual in-game versions go, they aren't too shabby; [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYqDCPg7GPE Mother]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6UrOCDiNbE Earthbound]], and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TXsCvcV5eo Mother 3]].
** Also the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGB1e9BABNM Smash Bros. version]]. Definitely one of the better remixes from ''Melee''.
* The ''VideoGame/MOTHER1'' [[http://starmen.net/mother1/music/01%20-%20MOTHER%20-%20Introduction.mp3 title theme]], also called "Mother Earth" or "Time Passage". [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKpaKlatg5M This video pretty much sums it up]].
* Snowman appeared in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZ2CY2BrQX4 ''MOTHER'']], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjVx2FVENJ4 ''MOTHER 2/EarthBound'']], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UH8JL_jGS_w ''MOTHER 3'']], was [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M60tdB383ZM remade for ''MOTHER 1+2'']], appeared in a remixed form on the ''MOTHER'' soundtrack (which was an incredible album considering it was more than just a BGM-rip) and of course has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1Md2ODg-0M the obligatory Brawl remix]] which makes it even more haunting and beautiful.
* There's also [[http://starmen.net/mother1/music/26%20-%20MOTHER%20-%20Roving%20Tank.mp3 Rovin' Tank!]] from the first game.
* And the awesomely romantic [[http://starmen.net/mother1/music/30%20-%20MOTHER%20-%20All%20That%20I%20Needed%20Was%20You.mp3 All That I Needed (Was You)]].
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhhy5sylSD8 Maybe now you have figured it out, that's what bein' friends is all about!]]" ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TF8waW3nXo And the game version, as well.]])
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrtM4onLQ1I Take a melody, simple as can be...]]
** Also, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7S0aQEfUX4 the equivalent song in the sequel]].
** See also the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZbqrZJ9VA4 song]] in ''Mother 3'' which combines the two melodies above and the Love Theme.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNyt7Sv-7b0 Show me the wisdom of the world...]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_arLw3I2QI Here's a great string orchestral version.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlSJmqmwoII Versus Giegue]], the final boss theme, is nothing but a screeching DroneOfDread. It is used to rather great results, though, as it perfectly captures the atmosphere of the final battle of the game.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26D1fHpy0hM Fallin' Love]]. It's...beautiful.
** Unfortunately, the intro of the cover from the OST sounds like something from a bad porno... But either way, it's a masterpiece.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOUKQLbWlbs This]] is an awesome remix that twists the melody into something new.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZknAIYHCa6w The Twinkle Elementary theme]]. Which was then remixed into [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=en5MpP4Wnhg the file select theme from the sequel]]. And was then made even ''more'' awesome in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJ7VuVx5oZs the credit crawl for the Game Boy Camera]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-rwgE38ZQs Dangerous Foe.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1k9h1e22VwA The relaxing Magicant]] theme from the first Mother game.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIXsg_wxf5c The factory theme]] used for Sweet's Little Factory and Duncan's Factory. Very, very eerie...
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNCNz7w96sY Paradise Line,]] like all music for forms of public transportation in the ''Mother'' series, sounds awesome and catchy and is the only public transportation theme in the series to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hcgZK-jgTE receive an equally as awesome vocal track.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jT50gxC-dU Flying Man.]]
* The haunting theme that plays at [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nc83W2Hrsk Mt. Itoi.]]
** The GBA port's inferior audio quality ironically makes it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6q8I5qTZ6sM WAY better]] than the Famicom/NES originals!

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[[folder: Video Game/Earthbound ]]

* [[http://starmen.net/mother2/music/004-%20Earthbound%20-%20Title%20Screen.mp3 If the game's title screen has an epic jingle, you know you're in for a ride.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oa_GzFRmpc The song]] [[http://earthboundcentral.com/2009/03/pokey-means-business/ Cease to Exist]] aka Pokey Means Business used in the battle against Giygas in the "Devil's Machine". It starts out like a throwback to traditional 8-bit RPG battle music, then unexpectedly erupts into something... unsettling, yet [[UpToEleven even more awesome.]]
** A simple but effective [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yS25AepodK0 Trash Metal remix]] that'll get your blood pumping. Unlike a lot of other remixes, this one keeps the tempo in both the fast and slow parts accurate.
** And then [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMwHjk60PeE a remix]] that throws away all restraint, culminating in the musical insanity the battle strove for.
** A couple of Japanese guys crank it UpToEleven with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-u3B62pYRnw this vocal remix]]. ''SPARK SPARK SPARK SPAAAARK''...
* One of the beautiful ending themes to ''Earthbound'', known as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwHZwvTdnPI Smiles and Tears]].
** "I miss you."
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmhO07S5Ty0 This remix]] features one of the most beautiful violin solos ever written.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QcnI9EXUlI Good Friends, Bad Friends.]] All the best songs combined into an amalgam of awesome.
** [[http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vxhy7PIwsxc The beautiful Smash Bros. 4 remix]], which also has the original Eight Melodies mixed in for good measure.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIZVQxcFW7A Because I Love You]] or even the remixed version which plays [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvBT1Cspwss in Fourside]].
** Even better is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2yklqn0Ce4 the remix]] for ''Videogame/SuperSmashBros Melee''.
** Or [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hdu--h3uFWM the version]] from the ''Mother 1+2'' soundtrack.
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nj8nv5sk1Kc#t=3m25s Giygas Battle Music]] that plays during his second form. Insanely creepy and way ahead of its time, this HarshNoise backdrop sounds like something from ''Silent Hill'', or the love child of Music/{{Merzbow}}, Music/{{Autechre}} and Music/AphexTwin. Certainly not the kind of music you expect from a final boss fight in a JRPG. Those death cries over the static set in musical tone were one of the most jaw-dropping death scenes of the generation.
* For some 1950's rock 'n' roll goodness, you have a choice for the 'New Age Retro Hippie' battle theme from the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ps3tJ6dFmKE first]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mo8rU7VjJ9Y second]] games, and 'Rock and Roll' (either [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uVECeqZZaQ 'Mild']] or [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndY3sNdTzjM 'Spicy']]) from ''Mother 3''.
* [[http://starmen.net/mother2/music/060-%20Earthbound%20-%20Paula_s%20Theme.mp3 Paula's Theme]], a remix of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQqipQvtz7w Youngtown]] from the first game.
* [[http://starmen.net/rockcandy/boundtogether/ Bound Together]]; "48 songs Nearly 3 hours of music 8 bonus songs including demos and alternate takes the VGFrequency radio show from October 29th which featured the debut of Bound Together." Download it and give it a listen, If you have any love for Earthbound, it ''will'' take you back.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXro1PFCC8E Mustin's vocal version of the Flying Man theme]] from said album.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmTs4ZFXvlM The Runaway Five Left The Building]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMiEZ7AvUD4 Runaway Five Final Performance]], for jazz goodness.
** As well as a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-BqakRd64c vocal arrangement]] made by {{Hyadain}} himself.
* The sublimely groovy [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-iZopf7POc Sanctuary Guardian]] boss theme is an absurdly chill remix of Mother's boss theme.
** On the subject of boss themes, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmuYSU0ghKU Otherworldly Foe]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQYSPtfirLM Hi Hi Hi]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D20dF5Ao1mE Kraken. Of. The. Sea.]]
* How about [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XRNibspon0 the "Heartless Hotel" music]] in Threed? Sounds like the hotel is having a stroke...
* TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon has ''extremely'' fitting music. HellIsThatNoise, thy name is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRL5TWF_0eU the Cave of the Past theme.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNGY_fvXUCY The Onett theme.]] A ridiculously ear-wormy theme for a wonderful first town.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFU6zwV47Q4 Battle against a Machine]].

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[[folder: Video Game/Mother 3 ]]

* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-C3T83mUpc Master Porky's Theme]] from ''Mother 3''.
* Also from ''Mother 3'', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPQ8rkfMzm0 "Unfounded Revenge" (the Fierce Pork Trooper's boss music) and "Smashing Song of Praise" (the Steel Mechorilla's boss music)]]. They're in ''SuperSmashBros Brawl'' for a reason.
* Hell, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMcEBUnIDgs You Call This A Utopia?!?]], and the ''Super Smash Bros Brawl'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfP5KaWwQ1c version]] are Creepy Music.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwoqY0PISCs F-F-F-F-F-FIRE!]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KIDtrS9VDM Mr. Batty Twist]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhllp2DV5r0 Ode to Ancestors: 8th Movement]] works as a SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome, since it puts several well-known pieces of classical music together.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiMOHUANeLk Family Matters: 2nd Movement]] also works for the same reason.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBGILqp6kQs Porky's Porkies]] is a bizarre, yet supremely awesome, 8-bit track from the third installment.
** While not complete, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_N53qJYjWg this guy's]] remix probably counts as well.
** By the same token, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JpLPVZNfO8 that little song]] that plays when DCMC comes to the rescue. Surprisingly good, considering it's something most people probably won't hear all the way through.
* One Word: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZ4ChNgMLjQ Mother!?]] As if Chapter 6 of ''Mother 3'' wasn't poignant enough, this song really drives it into absolute TearJerker territory.
* Dry Guys and its faster remix [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxERaqQ1drU Even Drier Guys]]. Its whimsical and slightly melancholy tone coupled with an accordion and an excellent piano solo captures the top quality standard for music in the game as well as the tone of the story.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thBxpSbFaeg A Letter to you, Honey]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jt8RpLZzNY Letter from you, my sweet]] pull off the same effect.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODCPUNtocwU Run, My Dog, Run!]] from ''Mother 3''. It's basically the soundtrack to Boney's SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome. Whether or not Boney is the most powerful character, that scene singlehandedly solidified his "Boney is awesome" status forever.
* Whether [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAY53qUUzy4 cheery]] or [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idULzIIF950 heartrending]], Theme of Love is simply a beautiful song.
** Speaking of Theme of Love, there is also the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fax72hPuoEw vocal version of the song]] which is sweet and heartrending no matter what language it's being sung in.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eo8-B6BgFgE Fan remixes]] of Theme of Love are no slouches either. There's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lql3TE5fS-U this localized version of it in English,]] with lyrics translated by the person behind the fan translation of ''Mother 3'', Tomato, so you can be sure this English version of the song is really as accurate as it can be in the language without sounding too awkward.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w36PdRaRSi4 Mind of a Thief]] from ''Mother 3'', the Tazmily music for Chapter 2.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4nDglu78d8 Intense Guys]]. It seems like okay boss music, until you realize that... "Whoa, that's not a boss I'm fighting. It's a freaking golden bat." Possibly the most epic non-boss tune in existence.
** Sticking with epic non-boss music, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Xju4bK8INU Bothersome Guys]].
** Speaking of guys, they can also be quite [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQxEKE2FLas cumbersome]] at times.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzJ5jd6hzhU Volcano! Inferno!]] A slow yet exciting piece, perfect for exploring a volcano.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOIej1AMqIQ A Railway In Our Village?]] is sadly only played in the beginning of the future.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LovjsnINGjk Piggy Guys]] is so awesome that it received an [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjFFmBSEHig epic remix]] that contains another song which SHOULD have been in ''Brawl''.
* Though they were basically a spinoff of the Runaway Five from ''Earthbound'', DCMC was an in-game rock/jazz band that took a few of the best SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic candidates from the game and made them a million times more Awesome. For example, the "DCMC Theme," a remix of Duster's "Mind of a Thief" tune.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9z_UrNvRhpY Fate]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8gzPalCyVc Serious]] from ''Mother 3''. The way to combo these songs is pretty clever, too.
** Here's an [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ddhhB4Gizk awesome remix]] of these songs too!
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHEhkeRlldQ Natural Killer Cyborg]]. An amazing rockin' theme that assures the player they are going up against a massive super-robot, and it's even got a bit of 'Beat It' mixed in for extra awesomeness.
* At the end of ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'', the most beautiful songs from the trilogy are reprised, including (surprisingly) the ''VideoGame/MOTHER1'' main theme. What makes it go into absolute TearJerker territory, though, is the reprise of ''Pollyanna'', played as [[spoiler:you take the boat ride to Porky's room]]. What makes it so sad is that [[spoiler:Porky has crossed the MoralEventHorizon so many, MANY times, in such horrible ways, that you know there's no way he can have a happy ending, and also that you're surrounded by mementos from ''Earthbound'': turns out he really did like Ness as a friend after all, huh?]]
* Both [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WjEF9H3LBA Dangerous Guys]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZ_njpif0yw Even More Dangerous Guys]] feature a fantastic saxophone line that you just can't help but smile when listening to either.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmobfd3hiUk Bon Voyage Amigo]]. Only a game like ''Mother 3'' can make what's supposed to be the joyous occasion of completing your party, a TearJerker moment.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-EKQp4Hedk It Is Finished/It's Over]], a remix of the Love Theme played at the climax of Mother 3 where [[spoiler: The Masked Man AKA Claus finally comes to his senses and says one last goodbye and apologizes to Lucas before killing himself.]] It's... [[TearJerker very sad.]]
* Bordering on SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic and horror is the final boss theme, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzEDw9lNxpo Battle Against]] [[spoiler:[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzEDw9lNxpo The Masked Man]]]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iyo-bisJ1L4 Fall of the Pig King]] should have been used in the game.
** On that note, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwH0izveHmA Sad Tazmily]].
* The transitioning of the music in Mother 3 works out really well. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wsNJ9K9ROw The MT Apartments]] song represents mystery, what has happened to our world? Immediately afterwards, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcfV4HvPE5Q Leder's Gymnopedie]] explains. The scene is concluded by [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_jTw7HopPA The unnamed remix of the Chapter 3 closing music]], which symbolizes Lucas's ambition to do whatever it takes to bring back peace.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nr-TJTK2XmY Refreshing Toilets]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ds2rJxjOUkQ Monkey's Love Song.]] Being stuck with a total douchebag should ''not'' sound this catchy...
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjRCgPFS2Jw Strong One]] is quite possibly one of the best boss themes in a game with nothing but good boss themes. Enjoy comboing to [[UncommonTime the 15/8 meter]].
* The music used in the battle against [[spoiler: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRNdp6t4oeU Mecha-Drago]]]]. Very melancholic, very awesome.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTiLBXsFRW4 Battle Against the Masked Man]]. Massive terror in this song; it sounds like the soundtrack is dying.
** Absolutely nightmarish in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6qKsfCjP90 reverse]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPvuoI672IU Wasteful Anthem]] has a flute portion worth listening to.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zA0UC3D_Zoo Even]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8o-cxJ6z_oA the]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUtO0RrR67Q songs]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8o-cxJ6z_oA that]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21FRBqqhFAc only]] a few people will ever hear are still amazing.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0OVbqOJFJs Gentle Rain]], a very peaceful and soothing track. The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-uNc8b0MHw Mother 3i]] remixed version combines this with a remix of Confusion, the music that plays when [[spoiler: Flint finds out Hinawa has been killed in a not precisely tactful manner]], perfectly conveying a sense of shock and loss.
* The entire game kicks off with a little song called [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BN5r1Ou99YY Fun Naming]]. It's a gentle, moving piece that helps welcome the player to the Mother 3 world.
** And after that, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHLy-40kyXs this song]] accompanies a sweeping view over the Nowhere Islands.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqBwqjmEWLM The Attic's A Dungeon!?]] is pretty easily overlooked, playing in only one pretty short area, but that doesn't stop it from being an awesome beat.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFFNzipmvoY The Green Train's Fun Too!]] sums up the joy of riding a green-colored train.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5D8uoNada8 The normal train music]] is really awesome, really making use of the electric guitar.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Obwv8E16ktg A Tiny, Enormous Miracle]], one of the game's most [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments heartwarming]] pieces of music. Especially at the 1:05 mark, when it changes to a beautiful reprise of "A Railway In Our Village?".
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4opqy1iN6A Open Sesame Tofu!]] Also known as the Osohe Dance song.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1apnueAdZRs Memory of Life]], the ''very'' last song of the entire franchise. A soft, heartwarming track that is all but saying "the happy ending is finally here, after all this time."
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mc_VBFu9VLY And Then There Were None]] is, simply put, TearJerker in musical form.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZQdrKGETyc Monkey's Delivery Service]], though not as sad as the aforementioned music, is still damn hard to listen to without getting teary, as it embodies all the shit Fassad put Salsa through.
* After going through a long adventure, seeing the ending, the "The End?" screen and its secret, you're treated to a roll call of the characters you met in the game, set to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ry04jr15vh8 this awesome medley]], appropriately called Curtain Call. The way it starts, you can almost hear an entire audience roaring with applause in your head.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyeCgErLo4k LOG-O-TYPE]], a grand, majestic theme that plays when the ''Mother 3'' logo appears in the intro of the game. To quote a Youtube commenter, "The first time you heard this, you knew you were in for one hell of a game".
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzRGFKAQW4s "Accelerono".]] It's used as the battle theme for the walking tombstone enemies, whose gimmick is that they walk towards you... slowly... until they ''very painfully strike.'' And the music sounds slow and lumbering at first, until it gets faster... and faster... ''and faster...''
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPtYr4pez6Y "And El Mariachi"]], used for battles against the cactus wolf. [[DissonantSerenity Sounds absolutely nothing like battle music.]] ''Is still awesome.''
* The song for the credits, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZbqrZJ9VA4 16 Melodies,]] combines all three main themes from each ''Mother'' game. It starts out with brief snippets of "Theme of Love", "Eight Melodies", and "Smiles and Tears", then plays the first full verses of "Eight Melodies" from ''Mother 1'' and Earthbound''[='=]s "Smiles and Tears", and finishes with the full version of "Theme of Love" which ends its last remaining verse very triumphantly. It's uplifting, tearjerking, and heartwarming all at once as it embodies the strong end to this trilogy of great games.
* The GameOver theme, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7fy-MSNJsU Stand Up Strong,]] is - like pretty much everything else in ''Mother 3'' - beautifully tearjerking, in that it embodies the serenity of death: it's pretty much a funeral tune, played with an organ. It is, essentially, "you can now rest in peace" in musical form.

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[[folder: Video Game/Mother 4 ]]

* Special mention should go to Azure Studio's project. Though it may be a FanSequel, it looks as every bit as awesome as the official titles, and it's no slouch in the music department either. A small example is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcsJVwq8RUk this remix]] combining both ''MOTHER 1''[='=]s "Battle Against a Dangerous Foe" and ''Earthbound''[='=]s "Sanctuary Guardian" themes.
** It doesn't stop there as Azure Studio even takes time to turn the level up Jingles into separate themes for each party member that, when played together, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9Y4cmZ_3Yk make the theme larger as the party levels up together]].
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