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The M Disk Playlist Video Game Music Primer series normally explores ten game scores from each year starting with 1990. Scores that are iconic, forgotten, timeless, or innovative. The 80s had some scores that fit the aforementioned criteria, but it would have been difficult to highlight each score in that decade in the M Disk VGM Primer format. So I chose to highlight the best of the 80s in one special primer episode!

GAMES FEATURED

Altered Beast

Batman: The Video Game

Bosconian

Castlevania

Castlevania II: Simon's Quest

Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse

Contra

Dragon Quest

DuckTales

Final Fantasy

Forgotten Worlds

Ghosts n' Goblins

Ghouls n' Ghosts

Golden Axe

Gradius

Idol Hakkenden

Kid Icarus

The Legend of Zelda

Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

Mega Man

Mega Man 2

Monty on the Run

Mother

OutRun

The Revenge of Shinobi

Super Mario Bros.

Wizards & Warriors II: Ironsword

Ys: Ancient Ys Vanished

Ys II: Ancient Ys Vanished The Final Chapter

SOURCES
Gaming History 101
Hardcore Gamer 101
Shmuplations
Original Sound Version
Medium
Destructoid
IGN
Video Game Music Online
Nintendo
Koopa Soundworks
Rockman Corner
gaming.moe
sidmusic.org
Kotaku
Pixel Tea
Red Bull Music Academy
Video Games Daily
Moby Games

VIDEO SOURCES

T-0815
Spazbo4
PepAlacant
Ultima
Nintendo Complete
Tsunao
RavenLord
Valis77
ScHlAuChi
MontyMole
Amy Rose Longplays
BimmyLee83
Heroes of Xanadu - Sloth
DerSchmu
Nitrodon
Al82: Retrogaming & Computing
RickyC
JagOfTroy
kireev20000
Ohige2100
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Also, forgot to mention this in the video itself, but the first piece of Gradius footage was from Seahawk0027.

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