Video games have played a large role in my nearly 30 years of life; so, too, has music. While video game OSTs (Original Soundtracks) don’t get the acclaim and recognition they often deserve, the right soundtrack can easily be replayed countless times without the context of a boss battle or stage selection screen.
With this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) taking place this week, I figured it’d be as good a time as any to curate a playlist of five iconic, retro video game themes for this week’s installment of Playlist of the Week. I capped my selections to only include video games released before 1993 to get that extra retro, MIDI feel… and to keep the door open for even more in the future.
I hope you enjoy my selections! We’ll also be covering the major video game announcements from E3 this week, so if video games tickle your fancy, we’ll have you covered!