Games with actual Weezer songs in the soundtrack don't count. I'm just talking in terms of composition for original soundtracks. My pick is the Mother/Earthbound series. What's yours?

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Nobody? Okay...

so what is it about the music of that series that reminds you of weezer?

It's just the quirkiness, beauty, and constant undermining theme of love that always brings me back thoughts of Weezer. In terms of composition I hear a lot beautifully placed accidentals and chord changes that very much reminds me of the first two records. I was wondering if there was any other 8 or 16-bit music out there resembling Weezer.

You should check out the 8-bit weezer tribute album if you haven't. It's pretty great. 

Weezer and 8-bit go together like cocaine and waffles. Thank you

Honestly nothing does. Video game music (at least 8-bit) tends to have complex layers and crazy methods to mask the limitations. Weezer is pretty standard formula.

Yeah, I'm referring more heavily to 16-bit music where the game music began branching out more but still had clear limitations, that way coherent composition was still a key factor.

My point stands. Most video game music up until disc gaming had a complexity behind it. It used more than 4 chords and wasn't afraid to use a chromatic note. Weezer is the opposite: Mostly using 4 chords per song and rarely breaking the pop music formula. Not to mention they hardly use any electronic sounds.

Indierocks said:

Yeah, I'm referring more heavily to 16-bit music where the game music began branching out more but still had clear limitations, that way coherent composition was still a key factor.
Okay I disagree, Weezer uses(or used) a lot of accidentals and chromatic dynamics, especially the way Rivers wrote vocal melody over the chords. Then again, I may be using the Mother series as a focus point.

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