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The 15 greatest video game theme tunes ever

Much like a great TV show, having a memorable theme tune for a game isn't essential, but it doesn't half help when it's a corker.

They were especially important in the old days of having to wait aeons for the game to load - ironically, it was also more difficult to make them, as programmers were restricted to 8-bits of musical power - or, if they were really lucky, a bit of MIDI as well.

Some even ended up being more memorable than the games themselves. Join us in taking a look, and a listen, at 15 of the best.

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