As promised, here is a second top ten list of video game music, this time focusing on battle themes.
Honorable Mention: The boss battle music from Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga.
While I’m not sure this song was good enough to make the top ten, a friend of mine brought it up recently, and Superstar Saga is an awesome game that deserves at least an honorable mention. What I didn’t know back when I played the game was that the soundtrack was done by none other than Yoko Shimomura. No wonder it’s so good.