RetroGamer's Music Collection
There are music tracks from the good old 90' video games, mostly on Amiga and PC (DOS) platforms. Music comes from multiple sources, from simple Chiptunes (Arcade, NES) through digital synthesis and sampling (Amiga), MIDI (Adlib, Roland MT-32, General MIDI) to the complete pre-recorded CD Audio tracks (late 90' games or remastered releases).
Video game music in general
Early video game music was once limited to simple melodies of early sound synthesizer technology. These limitations inspired the style of music known as chiptunes, which combines simple melodic styles with more complex patterns or traditional music styles, and became the most popular sound of the first video games.
With advances in technology, video game music has grown to include the same breadth and complexity associated with television and film scores, allowing for much more creative freedom. While simple synthesizer pieces are still common, game music now includes full orchestral pieces and popular music. Music in video games can be heard over a game's title screen, menus, as well as during the entire gameplay.Modern soundtracks can also change depending on a player's actions or situation, such as indicating missed actions in rhythm games.