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What is your favorite default RTP music from RPG Maker? Here's my top 5 from the versions I have:

RPG Maker MZ

Battle 4
Scene 1
Castle 2
Theme 1
Field 1

RPG Maker MV

Town 1
Battle 6
Theme 3
Dungeon 6
Field 1


RPG Maker 2003

Boss 1
Field 4
Village 2
Animal
Battle 2
 

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My top 5, in order with best at top.

RPG Maker 2000/2003
  • Town3 (used this for my first RPG Maker game, super nostalgic, lol)
  • Shop1
  • Village1 (best at max tempo)
  • Hero2
  • Boss1 (especially with a bit of increased tempo)
RPG Maker VX Ace
  • Theme1 (it's overused, but I'll always love it)
  • Town5
  • Theme5
  • Scene4
  • Field3 (why is this so cheerful?)
RPG Maker MV
  • Town1
  • Battle3 (arguably RPG Maker's best battle theme ever)
  • Theme1 (why do I never hear this used in any games?)
  • Theme6
  • Battle1
RPG Maker MZ
  • Town3 (at 80% pitch for perfection)
  • Castle3
  • Scene5
  • Field1 (has a bit of a Fairy Tail vibe)
  • Battle7 (just because it's so unique, lol)
Still waiting for an RPG Maker that has some interesting dungeon themes. Those always feel so meh to me.
 

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Let's see!

[MZ] (has so much good stuff in it, but these are my tops)
  • Battle3
  • Battle8
  • Dungeon5
  • Field1
  • Field2
  • Scene7
  • Ship2
  • Theme3 (this is oddly good for boss battle music due to its tension)
  • Town3
[MV]
  • Battle2 (this is my default battle theme even though it was probably meant as boss music)
  • Battle4
  • Battle8 (even though it's become synonymous with yanfly's plugin videos...)
  • Castle2
  • Dungeon1
  • Dungeon4
  • Scene6
  • Theme4
  • THEME6 ON MAX VOLUME (just kidding, pls no)
  • Town4
 

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THEME6 ON MAX VOLUME (just kidding, pls no)

If MZ's Theme2 was the default one, it would definitely reach the same infamy as MV's Theme6. MZ's default Theme4 is actually a pretty soothing tune.
 

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It's my mood maker for RM Gamedev.
 

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Hmm, let's see...

RPG Maker 2000 (don't have the software installed right now, so I'm just going by the remixed MV soundtrack):

Battle 1
Field 2
Peace
Town 1 to 3


RPG Maker 2003 (same as above)

Beginning of a War
Cyber City
Final Battleground
Little Army's March
Maximum Battle
Repeated Wars
Subterranean Maze (my favourite)
Village in the Valley

RPG Maker XP (Same as above)

Boss 4 (although fit for a last boss instead)
Dungeon 2
Dungeon 4
Field 1
Field 3
Last Boss 1
Last Boss 3
Negative 2
Positive 2
Positive 8
Slow 2 (brings Harvest Moon to mind)
Slow 3
Slow 6 (same as 2)
Theme 5
Town 1
Town 8

RPG Maker VX / VX Ace

Battle 2
Dungeon 7
Dungeon 9
Field 1
Scene 2
Scene 5
Theme 1 & 2
Town 6

RPG Maker MV

Battle 3
Battle 4
Dungeon 3
Field 2
Scene 3
Scene 6
Theme 1
Theme 3 (I actually used this as a credits splash tune in my IGMC18 entry and received positive feedback from it)
Theme 6 (but don't use it at title screen, please)
Town 1

RPG Maker MZ

Battle 6
Castle 2
Field 2
Field 3
Town 1
Town 2


All player at normal settings (90% volume, 100% pitch, no panning)
 

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Let me copy-and-paste my top threes and why from a similar RPG Maker Network thread, because I picked way too many there.

2000
1) Field4 -- My absolute favorite RPG Maker song. Sounds like an shonen theme song. The last bits of the tune really give a "winding roads" feel to an adventure before you.
2) Dungeon 4 -- Natural yet mysterious, it would work perfect for a waterfall cave or sunken ruins.
3) Fairy2 -- My goodness, it's so soft and sweet. Maybe a bit sorrowful? Perfect for innocent love, childhood memories, etc.

2003
1) Tavern -- Well-named! Very cozy and cosmopolitan.
2) IceCave -- Works well for something heavenly, or even the default name of a beautiful ice cave. Maybe a frozen castle?
3) Adventurers -- Jolly, whimsical tune of going on an adventure with your buddies! Great for a lighthearted game, or an opening act before things get serious.

XP
1) Town6 -- Has a rather rustic and ethnic feel, bustling and lively! Reminds me of something out of FF: Crystal Chronicles. Lovely stuff!
2) Theme4 -- A reprise of "Theme 3", it'd be perfect for a heart-string-tugging cutscene if Theme 3 is used for the game's title screen!
3) Battle2 -- Honestly, one of my all-time favorite RPG Maker battle tunes. Kinda reminds me of the battle theme from Dark Cloud 2 / Dark Chronicle. Courageous and fantastical!

VX
1) Field3 -- Warm and energetic! Great for a summertime adventure, or a magical vacation.
2) Battle5 -- As no VX song is designated as a boss tune, this'd work well for a mini boss. Gets you pumped up, but implies the enemy knows what they're doing. A tone of "they're tough, but we're tougher".
3) Dungeon1 -- Earthy but otherworldly, like Dungeon 4 from RM2k. More about the journey into the unknown than anything epic, with an eerie calm.

VX Ace (to be fair, I love most of them)
1) Theme4 -- Dreamy start, then hopeful and heroic when it drops the beat. If not for the third Honorable Mention, this would be my favorite RTP title screen tune.
2) Town2 -- Cozy after-hours tune to me, maybe some late-night shopping or a night on the town?
3) Dungeon3 -- Vibes of Super Mario World's ghost houses drip from this one's gothic tones.

Honorable Mentions
1) Mystery2 (2k/3) -- Lawl, Uematsu plagiarism.
2) Defeat2 (XP) -- For a short game over fanfare, probably my favorite from RPG Maker.
3) Opening1 (2k/3), or Theme3 (VX) -- Far as I'm concerned, this is the unofficial theme song for RPG Maker. ;3
 

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