Composer: Yoshio Hirai
System: Nintendo Entertainment System
Date: 1990

If Link and Zelda went on a Caribbean vacation, it would be something like this underrated gem. You played as Mike, searching through the tropical islands for your archeologist uncle. StarTropics had a warm, island spirit exemplified by its songs. The soundtrack could fill a list by itself, but the Beach theme was particularly sunny. It was a bright 'Aloha' to begin your adventures, armed with nothing but a Yo-Yo and your wits.