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Old Apr 30, 2018, 02:27 PM
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Water Continent Maharl from Bahamut Lagoon and Leftherian Archipelago from Xenoblade 2 begin with almost the same chord progression. What's interesting is that both games take place on land masses/islands floating in the sly/cloudsea, and both Maharl and Leftheria are water-themed (the latter due to its jellyfish-like titans and their many aquatic features).
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Old May 2, 2018, 02:06 PM
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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?
And again in the Tottemo SNES RPG. Another staff roll...
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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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It's a stereotypical ondo rhythm. All of these songs are trying to sound like the music you'd hear at a Bon festival etc. and swung rhythms like that are a hallmark.

That specific pattern may be derived from the Hanagasa Ondo, but maybe it was extant before that (this is way outside my area of expertise lmao)

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Old May 3, 2018, 10:36 AM
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It's a stereotypical ondo rhythm.
For more examples of this riff in usage and (lack of) discussion, check out: http://soundtrackcentral.com/the-ori...-music/ps87088
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Old May 3, 2018, 02:33 PM
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That specific pattern may be derived from the Hanagasa Ondo, but maybe it was extant before that (this is way outside my area of expertise lmao)
That's exactly it! Thanks. I learned something about Japanese folk music. The Hanagasa Ondo video put it into perfect context.
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Old May 5, 2018, 01:30 PM
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Anime, but Yoko Kanno-related. Her "Ephemera" from Brain Powerd OST 1 seems to borrow a voice sample from Perez Prado's "The Voodoo Suite", much like the Lou Bega worldwide pop hit "Mambo No.5" (which Kanno would later remix for a commercial advert, included in her second CM compilation).
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Nakamura's Spring Yard Demo bears an uncanny resemblance to Paula Abdul's Straight Up.
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Old Jun 7, 2018, 11:55 PM
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I suppose you could say Heroes from The Legend of Heroes III is "similar" to the Pet Shop Boys' Being Boring.

So similar, in fact, that it, and it alone, was replaced by a new song in a rerelease of the game, replaced by a different new song in the Windows port, and excluded from digital releases of the soundtrack.
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Old Jun 10, 2018, 01:36 PM
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I noticed "Another Warm Body" from Silent Hill: Shattered Memories actually contains the same piano line as "Secure Place" from Resident Evil 2. Well, except for the last note from Secure Place.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53aDI5K49F4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLkYIiWtgXI&t=4
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Old Jun 26, 2018, 07:45 PM
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A song from Guardian Heroes called Fighters of Pain, at least to me, sounds very similar to Shinobi III's Idaten in parts.
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Old Jul 9, 2018, 09:41 PM
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Ys IV - Walking the Path of Legend

The synth line in the background is slightly reminiscent of the Act 1 boss theme in Sonic & Knuckles.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wC39YadF1AQ&t=1s
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Old Jul 27, 2018, 07:44 AM
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So we've got a trio here...
First is from FFXII, "Abandoning Power":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZPJGDoKYkw

Tnen we've got Satorl Marsh (Night) from Xenoblade:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TA7pFI4pEv0

And finally A Hat in Time - Clocktowers Beneath the Sea:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NICSuX25KQY

Crazy thing is I feel there's yet another one out there that sounds like that and I can't figure out what.
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Not sure if it's what you were thinking of, but the first thing that came to mind when I listened to those 3 tracks was how similar they were to the opening of Ryuichi Sakamoto's Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence theme
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xv2JuqNxxak
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Old Jul 29, 2018, 12:41 AM
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I randomly stumbled across this when I was listening to random GBA music...

Fire Emblem 6 - In the Name of Bern
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iax8RsoQfY
Camel - Lunar Sea
https://youtu.be/ZIXGijqME-w?t=304

Also unrelated to the above:

El Viento - Stage 7 (High Sky)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6BWE827yd0&t=1535s
Naoya Matsuoka - Summer Travel
https://youtu.be/QfhZsmZw8U4?t=538

Ridge Racer V - Paris
https://youtu.be/9_3maLhhAHk?t=108
Soft Machine - Soft Space (the album is called 'Alive and Well - Recorded in Paris')
https://youtu.be/ecma6vrB3rI?t=74

3D Out Run - Cruising Line
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0hD7V0tMxM
Masayoshi Takanaka - Blue Lagoon
https://youtu.be/b3hXNicMQHs?t=65
Casiopea - Asayake
https://youtu.be/yTZNoFGRCA4?t=187 (at 3:57 in 'Cruising Line')

Also this is probably already known but not in this thread...

Battle Garegga - Underwater Rampart (Stage 2)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kcTXUwViWM
Underground Resistance - Jupiter Jazz
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQv3dCkY2Tk

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Old Dec 28, 2018, 04:54 AM
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Killer Instinct - Yo Check This Out!
Tricky Sliders - Let's Get Together

Has a very similar vibe imo.
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Greetings,

I'm starting a blog about this topic with some of my very own findings.

Hope to see you soon!

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Old May 9, 2019, 12:16 AM
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Sonic 1 (8-bit) - Bridge Zone
Casiopea - Step Daughter
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The following similarities are very well-known, but I haven't seen them posted in this topic, so there they go:

Sonic The Hedgehog 3 - Credits
Michael Jackson - Stranger In Moscow

Sonic The Hedgehog 3 - Ice Cap Zone Act 1
The Jetzons - Hard Times

Sonic The Hedgehog 2 - Ending
Dreams Come True - Sweet Dream

Actually, the chord progressions are identical in all the cases (and even the whole melody in some of them), so we could even say that they are cover/remixes.
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Old Jun 19, 2019, 03:10 PM
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Here is a couple from two different Pokémon games having similar chord progressions:

Pokémon GSC - End Credits + The End
Pokémon Pinball - Name Entry

I find both of them really outstanding.
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