|Just a few days ago I found out about DCK3's soundtrack differences in the SNES and the GBA, and I thought I'd post it here, but then I saw that you all already discussed this earlier and I just completely glanced over it. Hoooray.
It's not like the discussion is a few months old or anything, right? Oh it is. Darn.
Both OSTs have goods and bads. The original is very atmospheric, creating a very unique ambience to DKC3. The bad about it is that, some if not all of the songs are somewhat bland. The GBA one is magical and wonderful, creating various different atmospheres through the entire game, but then you lose the theme of what's supposed to be DCK3 once the songs don't fit very well with each other and the game itself.
Rockface Rumble is a great example, along with Cascade Capers (in another post). The SNES version matches a theme, while keeping the tracks different, while the GBA ones separate the themes, making something that sounds way better, but overall doesn't match the game. If you look through the comments of the GBA version of Treetop Tumble, you can see some people saying that it's a good song, but it doesn't match with one stage in particular.
Originally posted by devin
"Stilt Village" is probably one of the only tracks in the original that doesn't fit the series that well, and personally I think a lot of the GBA version's themes don't really fit it any better. Most of DKC3's soundtrack was cool and atmospherical in a really similar way to DKC1's, I think.
At the same time, if you compare Water World for example, you can see how much more alive the GBA soundtrack is. I'll admit it, I listened to the GBA Water World through the entire 30m loop and afterwards I still hit replay. It is that good, but I also listen to the SNES version of the same song, as depressing as the song is, it's a good song too, just not in the same way.
Overall, it really just comes down to preference. I listen to both OSTs because each one is good on their own way. I feel bad when someone just completely glances over the GBA OST saying it's bad, because it is good, but the same goes for the SNES one.
Sonic 1. I don't like it very much. The first one I played was Sonic & Knuckles, and then afterwards the other ones. I played all of then a few times and I realized how they were great games, but after a while, I felt like there was something missing in Sonic 1. That should be understandable, since it's an earlier game. I dunno, maybe I got sick of playing Sonic 1? If that's the case then that's weird, because I still enjoy playing Sonic 2 and 3.
I never understood the hype about the Sonic Adventure games. I have played then and it just doesn't feel right, like some sort of predecessor to Sonic '06. At least this doesn't feel like a too unpopular of an opinion.
I prefer Super Mario 64 DS over Super Mario 64, because overall the game feels more complete (like it should), even if the controls are sligthly more weird.