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[[folder: Secret of Mana/Seiken Densetsu 2 ]]

* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=El7TpDO-Eps Danger]], the boss battle theme. Fast-paced, segues from fast to dangerous to victorious to slow and about to burst and back again, and really gets a person's blood racing.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1S7gJ6J-xw The Oracle]], used for the Dark Lich battle. Starts out with three ominous gongs and just gets creepier from there. Fun trivia: most of the sound from the song comes from the Indonesia chanting called Kecak. Kecak is comprised of 5 different groups chanting in different patterns in unison, which gives it its unique sound. And true to this form, 5 sound channels out of eight on the SNES audio chip are dedicated to the chanting.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2Us6Bg4pw8 Meridian Dance]]. The final boss music. Words do not do it justice, just listen.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kkXHvb8oFw And here's the orchastrated version!]]
* On the calmer side of things, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hk4jTQPF42E Fear of the Heavens]], the opening theme, begins with the distant cry of a dragon, and fully pulls the gamer into the ambiance of the game.
* All three Flammie themes qualify.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19MQKRQw4nk Flight Into The Unknown]] is a happy affair, highlighting the sense of freedom the player gets from receiving a white dragon as a GlobalAirship.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrydlhbLx_A The Dark Star]], however, is a heavy-hearted, somber tune. Appropriate, as it replaces Flight Into The Unknown after [[spoiler: The Lost Continent, and the Mana Fortress, rise from the sea]].
** And [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpPLmSg0BAk Prophecy]], the theme that plays after [[spoiler: the Mana Fortress rises]], is a fast-paced, exotic-sounding tune, making good use of bells.
* The overworld theme, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33d6EK2HykM Into the Thick of It]], never manages to get old despite playing very often in the game.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qh9IRMwYU8A A Curious Tale]] which plays in Southtown and on Gold City. This is one of the best town themes in all [=RPGs=]. Suffice to say - there's a ''reason'' that the composer is the 2nd credit listed in the opening.
* The incredibly soothing [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8sGSKE5j14 "Still of the Night"]], theme of Puritas. The song really conveys that the player set foot in a sacred place, untouched by humans. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KVONffmTGw The Genesis version (from an Arrange album)]] of the song is even better.

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[[folder: Seiken Densetsu 3 ]]

* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEgLRP5GH3A The Sacrifice, Part III]], the final battle theme.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7u107vJFlFg Nuclear Fusion]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rV1wgR7ooVs Meridian Child]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yaV-0EVdVs Decision Bell]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcgW8FaTpjo High Tension Wire]].
* And the new opening theme, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwiKnBglB8c Where Angels Fear to Tread]], every bit as sobering as Fear of the Heavens and ''then'' some.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sVf2O-0RjE Innocent Water]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JHMxkU4lZM Delicate Affection]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l69BmvIc2EE Hope Isolation Pray]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCA1fSbCYC0 Farewell Song]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-GoSVR0Py0 Legend]]. Shame it gets used so rarely.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUwi41c-xTI Frenzy]].

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[[folder: Legend of Mana ]]

* Continuing the venerable tradition of awesome music in the ''Seiken Densetsu'' series, Yoko Shimomura's soundtrack for ''Legend of Mana'' is arguably Shimomura's own, real-life SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFbvp1kkDlI Song of Mana]], one of the best opening tunes ever. The reprise of the song for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXSuAPqmSbo the ending]] is just as spectacular.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Sl-TjTB7OE Daedal's Organ]].
* Most of the boss themes count, particularly [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aNcqCYCJKk The Darkness Nova]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cs2BhOIO4fg Pain The Universe]]. The final boss theme, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nVqEYv_Ris The Gloaming]], is also badass.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HRzKkD20YM Cities of Flickering Destruction]]. Doubly so for the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnzJBVg5uwQ Drammatica]] edition.
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