Pixel Playlist: “36 Best Video Game Music Castle Themes”

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-King Richard III, Blackadder



Video games have had a long relationship with castles. They are the starting point, destination, rest stops, or the entire backdrop for countless games. You could make a mile-long list of heroes, villains, and key NPCs that are knights, kings, queens, princes, princesses, or royal wizards of some kind or another. So, of course video games have also had a long history of musical themes for castles and royalty.

Pixel Playlist: “36 Best Video Game Music Castle Themes” is a collection of these grand, regal tunes from throughout gaming’s past. Put on your crown, grab the royal scepter, and get comfortable on your golden throne. Or just listen to this mix and pretend you have those things. Imagine life isn’t hard. It’s good to be the king.



0:00 “Guardia Castle (Pride & Glory)” – Chrono Trigger
3:21 “Theme of Kefin” – Ys V: Lost Kefin, Kingdom of Sand
5:38 “Edgar & Sabin’s Theme” – Final Fantasy VI
8:09 “Edward’s Castle” – Illusion of Gaia
10:10 “Castle” – Lufia II: Rise of The Sinistrals
11:52 “Altago Ring” – Ys Seven
14:14 “Adlehyde Castle” – Wild Arms
15:51 “Kingdom” – Breath of Fire II
17:10 “An Inspection Which Values Harmony” – Eternal Sonata
19:50 “Team Making” – Final Fantasy Tactics
20:43 “Gatekeeper of The Castle Ruins” – Shadow of The Colossus
22:37 “White Defender” – Hollow Knight
26:09 “Knight of Fire” – Xenogears
28:44 “Welcome To Tubba Blubba’s Castle” – Paper Mario
30:45 “King’s Quest Main Theme” – King’s Quest: Quest For The Crown
31:46 “Royal Palace” – Final Fantasy V
33:16 “No Weapons Here (Village)” – Shovel Knight
36:22 “Hyrule Castle” – The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks
37:58 “Royal Palace” – Dragon Quest V: Hand of The Heavenly Bride
39:58 “Royal Castle” – Trails In The Sky
42:11 “Castle Cornelia” – Final Fantasy Origins
44:10 “The Fleet of Romn” – Ys 6: The Ark of Napishtim
47:40 “Dragon’s Lair Theme” – Dragon’s Lair
49:41 “Overture XI (Main Theme)” – Dragon Quest XI
51:36 “Against The Dark Knight” – Super Smash Bros. Brawl
52:37 “Cid’s Theme” – Final Fantasy IX
56:29 “Windia Castle” – Breath of Fire
57:29 “Ding Dong Dell ~ The Cat King’s Castle” – Ni No Kuni: Wrath of The White Witch
1:00:04 “Fairfax Castle” – Fable 2
1:02:18 “Castle Towns” – Heroes of Might and Magic III
1:04:48 “Trump Card” – Gravity Rush
1:06:53 “Adventure” – Dragon Quest III
1:09:49 “A Proclamation Most High ~ Storybook Intro” – Shovel Knight: King of Cards
1:11:14 “Kingdom of Baron” – Final Fantasy IV
1:12:44 “Castle” – Fire Emblem Fates
1:16:46 “The Great Hall of Kings” – Quest For Glory V: Dragon Fire



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