5. Xenon II
Following hot on the heels of the boo, and another sampled soundtrack, again from the Bitmap Brothers. Xenon 2 the mix of 80′s beeps and some almost rap suited the futuristic space shooter right down to the ground. The funny thing was, this re-mixed version was better than the full version.
4. Super Castlevania: Level one
This was great, you started the level in some kind of swamp, with your typical haunting music, then BAM, once you entered the castle it all kicked off. Added some much-needed excitement to an otherwise dull first level.
3. Streets of Rage. Level 5
The streets are still raging, even by the time you reach level 5, a kind of techo reggae soundtrack with added orange and black New York skyline (Deus Ex anyone) It made you feel like you were in the future. Games can’t be this cool can they? (ignore the in-game sound effects that ruin the mood)
2.Final Fantasy IX Boss fight
Easily one of my favourite pieces of in-game music. It would have been number one were it not for the fact it came on shiny black PS One disk. An orchestral masterpiece made to get your heart racing as you tried in vein to defeat that whopping great snot monster which was Level 100000,000000 or something similar.
Never has there been a finer soundtrack than that from Gods. Funnily enough it was another Bitmap brothers game. It was simply amazing it had samples, beats, clicks and the hardest man ever to grace a title screen in the 90′s. For your information it was composed by Richard Joseph.