Some tunes we often overlook in video games are the intro themes of publishing/developing companies, and the boot-up themes to various systems. Here is a medley of system boot-ups and company themes that can be recognized by gamers everywhere, and have special importance to me.

Composer — Various

In order of appearance:

  • Sony PlayStation 1 
  • Sony PlayStation 2 
  • Sony PlayStation 3 (before firmware 3.00)
  • Sony PlayStation Portable (system and game boot-up)
  • Nintendo GameCube
  • Sega Dreamcast
  • Microsoft XBox
  • Microsoft XBox 360 (newest version)
  • Sega
  • Konami (newest version)
  • Konami (heard when playing Metal Gear Solid 1)
  • Capcom (newest version)
  • Capcom (older version)
  • Eidos
  • Ubisoft
  • EA
  • BioWare

The Konami theme from MGS1 was only on that one game, and it was popular enough to be featured on a listing of the most memorable start up themes.

If that doesn’t show how influential Metal Gear Solid is, then I don’t know what is.