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New poll on video game music (and other updates)
News posted 25th March, 2020 by Joshtek  

Entura suggested we have more polls, so I have now created a Poll Suggestion thread. The first poll suggestion was from MonadoBoy64 for a poll relating to favourite video game soundtracks, so I've made a poll on which classic video game franchise has the best music. Take part now, and provide your thoughts in the comments!

In terms of the previous poll which ran from March 2018, 161 people responded to the poll asking: "What did you start clicking with?". The results ranked by number of votes were: Fusion 2.5 (39% / 62 votes); Klik & Play (34% / 54 votes); The Games Factory (15% / 24); Multimedia Fusion 2 (8% / 13); The Games Factory 2 (3% / 5 Votes); Click & Create (1% / 2 votes); and Multimedia Fusion 1.x (1% / 1 vote).

Round #41 of the Picture Me This competition was won by Hayo, but the winner for Round #42 is still up for grabs. Keep an eye on the Competitions Forum which is where new rounds will be posted

Posted by Hayo 25th March, 2020

Nice poll! I voted Donkey Kong, the DKC2 soundtrack is my fav!
Posted by Joshtek 25th March, 2020

The Donkey Kong games indeed had a great soundtrack. You might be interested in an interview with David Wise, the composer of the DK soundtrack: and also Franny Fantastic did a great breakdown of the DK2 soundtrack:

More generally, 8-bit Music Theory has some interesting analysis of classic video game songs:
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Posted by Hagar 25th March, 2020

We can of course conclude from the previous poll that TGF was the best .
Posted by Joshtek 25th March, 2020

There actually was a poll on "What is the best Clickteam product ever?" back in 2007: - I'll not spoil the result, but I will note that two people voted for Jamagic so it's unlikely to have been the winner.

While today I developer using CF2.5+, personally I am really fond of TGF because it was my first Klik product and had an intuitive interface, was really fast and responsive, and had some fun example games.
Posted by Hagar 25th March, 2020

I was making a jab at the online world's refusal to accept the result of votes, polls etc.

However, I do agree, TGF was wonderfully intuitive and responsive and my best click memories are from that era. I found MMF 1.2 to be a complete and utter pig to use. MMF2 CF2.5 are nice too.
Posted by BigAl0104 25th March, 2020

This is cool, but I'm disappointed that there is no Banjo-Kazooie in the poll...
Posted by MonadoBoy64 25th March, 2020

Yeah, me too @BigAl0104
Posted by Joshtek 25th March, 2020

I can add options to the poll, but as you've already voted you don't have the power to change your vote. As such, I guess the best way forward is to give Banjo-Kazooie an honourable mention when I note the results listing the number of "write-in" votes that it gathered.
Posted by BigAl0104 26th March, 2020

Lol. I guess that's good enough
Posted by Hayo 26th March, 2020

Thanks for the links Joshtek! I have seen most of the interviews with David Wise, the 8-bit music theory video is really interesting!

Jammin' Sam Miller is restoring the DKC soundtracks using the original samples, before they were downsampled to fit the SNES specs. It sounds amazing:

Posted by BigAl0104 26th March, 2020


This is awesome, thanks for sharing!
Posted by Ambrion 28th March, 2020

Since I'm somewhat a JRPG loving dork myself, I'd say Beyond The Beyond, Chrono Trigger, Chrono Cross, Secret of Mana, Seiken Densetsu 3 and Final Fantasy VII have fire soundtracks themselves
Posted by Joshtek 28th March, 2020

@Hayo - Some great music there!

@Entura If you like Final Fantasy music, have you ever tried out Final Fantasy Theatrhythm (available for 3DS and iOS and in some arcades)? It's a touch-based rhythm game which uses FF music at its base, and is quite a fun way to engage with the tunes.
Posted by Clubsoft 31st March, 2020

Gotta be Jazz Jackrabbit for me, Alexander Brandon is an absolute legend


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