Composer: Kazuo Sawa
System: Nintendo Entertainment System
Date: 1990

In the old days, before sports games got realistic, Nintendo World Cup not only allowed fouling, but also encouraged it. A well-placed crotch kick could be the difference between victory and defeat. Versus mode was where the game truly took off, and the soaring, high-pitched melody was truly distinctive. Upbeat and multilayered, the music kept you motivated to cheat, win, and lose all your friends.