Awesome Music / Ace Attorney

Your Honor, the defense submits this evidence to the court as proof of the Ace Attorney franchise's excellence in music!
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    Phoenix Wright: Original Trilogy 
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
  • Objection!. It's fitting for explaining to someone just what you think they're doing wrong. Its return in Apollo Justice counts as an Awesome moment as well.
  • Pursuit ~ Cornered. They hit it out of the park the first time, and though each game features a new version, the original returned for the Moment of Awesome at the end of the third game. And Smooth McGroove's A Capella version takes it to a whole new level.
  • Turnabout Sisters and Turnabout Sisters' Ballad, the slower, sadder version played when Maya leaves at the end of the first game. It's even better than its original.
  • Ace Attorney's Courtroom Lounge.
  • Gumshoe theme is more of a "detective theme" than a "Gumshoe theme" but it's still awesome because of the crime scene feeling it gives, helps to make the cases more serious.
  • The Steel Samurai Theme. It's the perfect theme music for an in-universe action show.
  • From the first game's bonus case comes this song, Detective from the Wild West. It fits Jake Marshall's character like a suntanned pair of rusty boots fits a sheriff.
  • Also from the bonus case, Swimming, Anyone?. You wouldn't find a more lighthearted and innocent police song if you tried. It's a shame that the person who uses it is anything but innocent.

Phoenix Wright: Justice for All
  • The Steel Samurai's Ballad, which is slowed down version of the Steel Samurai's theme, which matches the despair you find in the case it appears in. Due to its reappearance in the sequel, it could be said this is Adrian Andrews' de facto theme.
  • Great Revival. Oh, And if you haven't played through the second game, don't click that link. The moment will be better if it's the first time you hear it. Franziska von Karma has her own variation of this theme, which she carries over to Investigations. Manfred also enters to this theme as well in the Investigations series.
  • Hotline of Fate is the perfect theme to announce desperate situations.
  • Confess the Truth 2002 sounds amazing in the courtroom segments.
  • Investigation ~ Core 2002. The situation where this song is first played makes it an instant classic even when it's overused in the next game.
  • Fire Carves Scars, which first plays right at the depressing, and somewhat haunting, intro of 2-2.

Phoenix Wright: Trials and Tribulations
  • Fragrance of Dark Coffee. Bonus points for Godot having that as his cellphone's ringtone.
  • The Reminiscence themes are widely considered to be some of the best tracks in the Ace Attorney games. A couple of the best among those being Shadow on the Bridge (also an effective Tear Jerker) and The Bitter Taste of Truth.
  • The Pursuit ~ Caught theme is as most would describe it, epic.
  • Dahlia Hawthorne's Theme: "Distant Traces of Beauty". A calm, deeply nostalgic theme, although mysterious, which hides what she is inside. When you think about it, the song shows quite well how pathetic she really is.
  • Luke Atmey's theme, "I Just Want Love", which is a Sherlockian-type old Victorian theme, fitting his Ace Detective persona. He even composed it himself!
  • Mask☆DeMasque's Theme ~ Listen!, the song is awesome on its own but becomes doubly so due to what it's paired with. Throughout the case it's used both for Mask☆DeMasque and Ron DeLite and is generally flamboyant and awesome, but at the end of the case it plays when Desiree declares that she still loves Ron, demonstrating that she accepts him despite his thieving ways. Heartwarming Moment, hello.
  • Elise Deauxnim's / Misty Fey's theme: Gentle Melody. Does a nice job of portraying Elise as a kind, gentle woman, as the name of the song implies.
  • Being the final game in the Phoenix Wright Trilogy, Trials & Tribulations features court themes with a strong sense of finality to them that make the atmosphere of the court heavier than at any other point in the series. In particular, the trial music playing immediately after Godot delivers his Tears of Blood quote over silence at the tail end of the final case. Best musical cue in the entire series to date.
  • The remix of the trial music used in the end credits medley of Trials and Tribulations makes this song a lot more epic, and in some ways sad. Partially because the last case cemented Wright's career and role as a respectable attorney, and partially because it's the last game in the Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy, meaning we leave behind all the people and adventures for one hell of a great memory. Makes you wonder exactly what has happened with all the characters since those seven years in the canon timeline and if we'll be seeing them again in the future installments.

    Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney 
  • Guilty Love, Klavier Gavin's theme. According to the composer, it came to him in a dream. It's so awesome that it's apparently the only song the Gavinners ever play.
  • Apollo Justice may not get as much love as Phoenix Wright, but no one can deny that his pursuit theme totally rocks. What makes it so great to listen to, especially to fans who played the first game, is that it sounds like an updated remix of the first one.
  • The Examination themes from Apollo Justice were fantastic (Allegro version), too.
  • Examination is awesome. Perceive is Examination on acid. Makes the Perceive all the more surreal.
  • There's also Announce the Truth 2007, which is much shorter than the others, but is pretty damn catchy.
  • The magical Troupe Gramarye.
  • Solitary Confinement ~ Darkness Theme. This perfectly suits the scene of Phoenix and Kristoph's confrontation in prison, and Kristoph's general attitude, as well as being damned catchy.
  • The new Suspense theme is rather short and simple, but you can't help feeling a chill go down you spine when it plays. A very worthy successor to the Phoenix Wright Suspense theme.
  • Ema Skye ~ Scientific Detective is a remix of "Turnabout Sisters 2005", her theme from Rise from the Ashes. It's got a "poppier" sound to it than the original theme (which is kind of contrasting to Ema's personality in this game but it's still a good theme nonetheless).
  • Detention Center ~ Tragicomical Meeting. A chilling theme, suitable for sinister moments and mysterious suspects like Machi Tobaye.
  • Lamiroir ~ Sight-Seeing Music. A beautiful, yet mysterious theme, fitting for someone like Lamiroir.
  • Trucy Wright~Child of Magic. Heartwarming and lighthearted just like Trucy. No matter what it can always bring a smile to your face.

    Phoenix Wright: Dual Destinies 

    Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth 
First Game
  • Confrontation ~ Presto marks the first time the series has ever had a third Cross Examination theme in a single game. Fittingly, it only plays on the suspect's very last testimony, showing how you're just one step from discovering the truth. You know they really made an epic piece when you actually stop playing the first time this kicks in just so you can listen to it uninterrupted.
  • Pursuit ~ Lying Coldly, which also plays during epic showdowns. It's Edgeworth's 'Cornered' theme.
  • Investigations has "KG-8 Case", "False Relations" and "Torn Apart Countries" as reminiscence themes. Just... wow.
  • "The Great Truth Burglar" for Kay Faraday. Using different traditional Japanese instruments in abundance, it feels like a second Steel Samurai theme.
  • Dick Gumshoe's "I can do it when it counts, pal!" While Gumshoe already had a theme in the Phoenix Saga (listed in the first game section), that one had a more slow-paced serious tone to emphasize the seriousness of the cases and also to give the "Gumshoe scenes" a "crime series" atmosphere. The AAI rendition of the song is more up-beat and was clearly made to give Gumshoe a song that emphasized his goofy and clumsy (and adorable) personality but also conserved his leitmotif of the Phoenix Saga as well, so this version can be considered his real theme while the first one can be considered the Police Detective theme.
  • Shi-Long Lang's "Speak up, Pup!" and Tyrell Badd's "The Truth isn't Sweet". They rival Godot's theme song in awesomeness!
  • Calisto Yew's "Let Me Laugh at the Cool". Great sax action right there.
  • Ace Attorney Investigation's epic rendition of the Blue Badger theme.
  • The Enemy Who Surpasses The Law (be advised that the biggest spoiler of all is on the complete name of the song so enter under your own risk), which shows you just how powerful and haughty the Big Bad is. It is the kind of masterfully composed and executed piece of music you would expect in a game like Kingdom Hearts, famous for such soundtrack. Especially powerful when it plays for the first time in conjunction with The Reveal.
  • "Investigation ~ Middlegame 2009", possibly the most investigative of all the games' investigation themes to this point.
  • Investigation ~ Contradiction at the crime scene is THE investigation song.
  • Although it only appears in one case, there is the track Guardians of the Law. Partially based on the trial themes of the first and third games, the epicness of this music only makes you wish it played more.

Prosecutor's Path

    Dai Gyakuten Saiban 

    Multiple Games 


  • Not officially belonging to Capcom, these two guys make their own Ace Attorney custom soundtrack, and they're both really good. Check them out if you're a fan of the Ace Attorney soundtrack.
  • The official anime opening.