Robo's theme, because I love you

For all you old school nerds who remember one of the best RPGs of all-time, Chrono Trigger, this will make you smile.

For all you non-gamers and youngsters who missed the golden age of console RPGs, you’ll still enjoy this happy melody, which they intermix cleverly with Rick Astley.

  • http://criticallyskeptic-dckitty.blogspot.com Katherine Lorraine, Chaton de la Mort

    So yea, Robo’s Theme sounds like Never Gonna Give You Up. What about it? Robo still kicks ass!

  • Desert Son, OM

    For all you old school nerds who remember one of the best RPGs of all-time, Chrono Trigger,

    Out of curiosity, if a video game released in 1995 qualifies players as “old school,” what category do those of us who started playing video games in 1979 fall under?

    Still learning,

    Robert

    • Brownian

      Don’t even worry about it—it’s ironic terminology. Other than games for the Apple IIe like Montezuma’s Revenge and Secret Agent and Karateka, we generally didn’t play video games in school.

      • Desert Son, OM

        Brownian at 2.1:

        Other than games for the Apple IIe like Montezuma’s Revenge and Secret Agent and Karateka

        I am now positively awash in nostalgia. Awash, I say.

        Good times.

        Still learning,

        Robert

        • Brownian

          And I totally forgot about Epyx’ Summer Games, Winter Games, and the classic California Games.

          • Desert Son, OM

            If we’re going to go down this road, we should probably just get it all out primal scream style. In no particular order (or platform):

            Pac-Man (fer cryin’ out loud)
            Sword of Fargoal
            Bilestoad
            Skyfox
            Archon
            Track and Field
            TRON
            Castle Wolfenstein
            Moon Patrol
            Arctic Fox
            Wizardry
            Zork
            Frogger
            Lode Runner
            Ghosts ‘n’ Goblins
            Dragon’s Lair
            (personal financial losses to this one alone are staggering)
            Choplifter
            Burger Time
            Pole Position
            Qbert
            Zaxxon
            Space Invaders
            Asteroids
            (stop me if this seems like a scene from National Lampoon’s Vacation)
            Karate Champ
            Yie Ar Kung Fu
            Double Dragon
            Gauntlet
            (GAUNTLET! . . . GAAAUUUUNNNTLETTTT!!!!)

            Not sure I can go on. Nostaliga . . . so . . . heavy . . .

            Still learning,

            Robert

  • Robert B.

    It loses something without the horns.

    And it would have been nice if Robo kicked ass, because I liked his character. But he was so slow! They really underestimated how good speed was in that game. Robo had some unique techs and a lot of damage, but I never used him once I had a choice.

    Now Frog… hit like a truck, healed like a champ, didn’t even need TP because Hero Medal + Masamune = Double Damage Fun Times on basic attacks, and his theme was, IMO, the best piece of video game music ever written. If he hadn’t had such a lame final single tech he might have been better than Crono.

    • Clifton Moore

      This shit right here is the truth.

  • https://twitter.com/#!/Erulora Erulóra Maikalambe

    what category do those of us who started playing video games in 1979 fall under?

    What’s that, Pong? *checks link* Oh!

    *ducks*

    • Desert Son, OM

      Erulóra Maikalambe at 4:

      No need to duck. My older brothers got there before I did, and for them, it was, indeed, Pong. :)

      Still learning,

      Robert

  • Michaelyn

    Did you just subconsciously Rick Roll everyone?

    • Michaelyn

      Well this is embarrassing. Maybe I should read what you write before I watch videos. Or maybe I should read the title of the video.

      Uhm. Love you.

  • http://petterhaggholm.net Petter Häggholm

    Just in case you weren’t aware, there’s also an orchestral arrangement of the whole soundtrack, with various people reinterpreting it.

  • Timid Atheist

    I happily rick roll people in my roleplaying flag in WoW. I disguise it as a +18 section as if I’m going to reveal all the naughty ERP things that my character does or likes. Then I post Rick Roll lyrics. I get varying reactions of humor, outrage and disappointment. It’s amazing.

    Chrono Trigger is still one of my all time fav RPGs. I have it on my DS and happily play it whenever I get nostalgic.

  • passerby

    Another wonderful piece by Uematsu. Strange how a dude with a keyboard at a company about to go under can put out stuff like this.

    I’ve owned every version of this game that has come out, and I don’t regret it. It still holds up as a great game decades after release, which really is saying something.

    As for the music, it’s fun to see how well the pieces are made, especially coming from my time playing Nintendo and Commodore 64 to today.

    • passerby

      Just as a P.S., The guy who did this has his own orchestra these days, where they still make music. Check them out.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Black_Mages

      On another note, the more rock-minded among us might look up Daisuke Ishiwatara, the guy behind the songs for Guilty Gear and Blazblue.

      Keito Kobayashi is another one to look for, since the music for the Ace Combat series is usually amazing, especially some of the tracks for ‘Unsung War’.

      …what? I’m a nerd. Give me this indulgence.


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