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Old Aug 30, 2015, 03:27 AM
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Power Drift - Like a Wind by Hiroshi Kawaguchi
Battle Racers - Hero Course by Katsuhiro Hayashi

I heard the latter first; when I heard the former I immediately guessed that the latter was inspired by the former. It's mostly the first part of the former that is similar to the latter.

Interestingly, Hayashi played keyboards with Kawaguchi in the SST Band version of the former track.

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Old Oct 10, 2015, 10:01 AM
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I wonder if anyone else noticed this on here but Hirofumi Matsuoka heavily took from the intro of Zard's Unmei no Ruureeto Mawashite in the intro of his own ending song from Kaze no Tansakusya ~ Grand Slam ~.
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Not game, but anime. The YKDB is sort of losing activity, and the massive "Based on" thread hasn't been replied to in more than a year, so I figured I'd add this here. Nothing's outright borrowed here, but the style of the second half of "Europe" from GITS:SAC OST 3 is almost certainly influenced by this brilliant gem from 1975:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AG5zs4Xd_kg

The fast jazz drums, the acoustic bass, the guitar chords, the saxophone... yeah.
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Old Dec 29, 2015, 12:15 AM
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Recently listened to the Hang-On soundtrack again and immediately thought of Big in Japan by Alphaville. Turned out they are using the same harmonies. Melody's got some similarities in my feeling too, so I guess it was quite an inspiration for Mr. Kawaguchi
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Old Sep 10, 2016, 04:19 PM
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Am I the only one who finds the chord progression of the strings similar in these two?

Eternal Arcadia (Skies of Arcadia) - "Battle 1" (0:45)
The 3rd Birthday - "Triumph of Wing" (0:11)
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Old Sep 11, 2016, 01:09 AM
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Well known but just a reminder.
Not exact similarities but clear inspiration (like other jazz fusion bands like Casiopea, Prism, etc).

T-SQUARE (Travelers) ~ Guile

Naoya Matsuoka (A farewell to the seashore, The september wind) ~ Outrun
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Old Nov 7, 2016, 03:56 PM
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The opening synth lead in "Bahama" from Cyber Cycles kinda has me thinking of the ending theme from Sonic & Knuckles.
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Old Dec 21, 2016, 06:28 PM
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I swear, T-SQUARE's Wind Song has me thinking of a Castlevania track. I couldn't place it though.. Perhaps someone knows what I may be thinking of?
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I swear, T-SQUARE's Wind Song has me thinking of a Castlevania track. I couldn't place it though.. Perhaps someone knows what I may be thinking of?
Within the first few seconds, it immediately reminded me of "Ghost Ship Painting" from Akumajou Dracula X (PCE) and ADXX (SFC).
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Old Dec 22, 2016, 07:13 AM
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That's interesting. My instincts were on IV or X/XX too, but after listening to that track I wasn't so sure anymore. I guess it just wasn't as similar as I remembered. But clearly I'm not alone hearing a similarity at least.
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Old Feb 6, 2017, 04:59 PM
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Double Dragon 2 Arcade - Stage 3 Boss I have often thought sounded quite like Rainbow - Man on the Silver Mountain

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Old Mar 5, 2017, 07:21 AM
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Dragon Quest fans will know this one. I wonder how often Sugiyama recycles his own material? Still beautiful.

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Old Mar 6, 2017, 10:37 AM
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Öhlins Hyper Rally: opening theme ~ Dynasty Warriors 4: The Wall of Fate

'nuff said!
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Old Mar 29, 2017, 09:58 PM
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Here's an interesting one.

Final Fight Restroom theme sounds surprisingly like Double Dragon 1 NES Mission 4. I realized this after looking back at an old NES cover of the FF theme i tried making a long time ago.
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Old Jul 5, 2017, 09:12 AM
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Seems this melody/track is pretty popular among Japanese composers or something. :P

Martial Medicine from TEKKEN DR ~ Come On You Slags! by Aphex Twin

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Old Oct 3, 2017, 02:29 AM
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Here's a couple.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNb9_JuHjAk
Sounds like a combination of
https://youtu.be/uL0g1mrDot4?t=11s
and
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUESH4vWIos
It's like it starts off as the former, and then turns into the latter.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b71tOrMG-mw
has the essence of
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dASqLXiuomY
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Old Oct 25, 2017, 03:17 PM
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Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers Theme sounds a lot like Breath of Fire 2 - Cross Counter

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Old Oct 26, 2017, 04:38 AM
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Well yeah, those two are the same link....so of course they'll sound 100% the same

Anyways, this one has been brought up a lot across various places:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgUi_kj8Syw

The composer claims it was coincidendal, however.
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Old Oct 27, 2017, 06:11 PM
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Well yeah, those two are the same link....so of course they'll sound 100% the same
Thanks for pointing that out. LOL I did not notice that. Fixed and even named them.
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Double Dragon Stage 2 and Birdie's SF1 Theme (more evident here) both sound quite similar to Michael Jackson's Bad
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Old Nov 10, 2017, 09:53 PM
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Here is an interesting one I have come across. I know nothing of this game, but I like this song in particular. Though personally I prefer this version. But I wondered if it is possible it inspired the hideout theme from Double Dragon. It seems even more apparent listening to this version of the song.
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Old Dec 8, 2017, 01:12 PM
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The style and atonality of "The Backstroke" by Rei Harakami just has me thinking of Kota Hoshino's music a lot, but I think specifically the Evergrace soundtrack.
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Here's a whole bunch: https://youtu.be/L8DaOUnpWS4

I don't remember if I ever posted the first one, so here: https://youtu.be/LJi2Q5NgOHw
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Ok, so i went and listened to Bonnie Tyler's I Need a Hero and I realized it sounded like a few songs. To sum it up, it seems like Sega in the 80s was a fan of this song.

The first one is the theme song to Space Harrier due to it kind of having the feel, but the beat definitely has a lot to do with it. I may be hearing things but the theme to Hang-On kind of gives off that feel. It isn't as distinct as Space Harrier with its beat, but the melody and overall key is certainly there.

Another one is the third BGM in E-Swat arcade. This may only be me, but when the song takes off, it really sounds similar to me.
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Old Feb 4, 2018, 06:19 AM
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Robotrek Staff Roll

Hourai Gakuen no Bouken Staff Roll

I've heard this rhythmic figure used in other Japanese-themed media, too. Is must be derived from a popular TV show or event or something?

I've heard this
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Old Feb 4, 2018, 06:43 AM
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I've heard this rhythmic figure used in other Japanese-themed media, too. Is must be derived from a popular TV show or event or something?
Oh yeah, I've heard that in a lot of places too. I'm curious to know where it's from..
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Here is an interesting one. It didn't instantly jump out at me, and it is one I covered before, but i realized this while humming it one day.

Is it possible that Zangief's Theme (CPS1) may have been inspired by Michael Jackson's Bad? It mostly seems apparent in the intro, but there are little bits throughout the song that raise an eyebrow.

Also, this may just be me and an extreme stretch, but to me the women's team from KoF 2003 sounds oddly reminiscent of Fire Man's Stage. It just stood out to me, personally, but my ears are probably strange and thus I hear it.
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Old and probably well-documented, but search didn't turn it up in this thread:

"Ending Theme" from F-Zero was obviously influenced by "Things Can Only Get Better" by Howard Jones.
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