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[Playlist of the Week] 5 Retro Video Game Themes for E3

Sonic the Hedgehog title screen

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!

Geoff Henao is a writer/kinda photographer affiliated with the Chicago collective LOD. His interests include film, punk rock, cute girls, graphic novels, video games, and the Chicago Bulls. He’s funny sometimes.

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