I really like this kind of music, can anyone tell me what genre this falls under?
It looks like this game came out in 1992, which makes sense, because this is a dead-on low-bandwidth version of the then currently popular rock-influenced pop R&B and hip-hop styles.
Compare the beat and basslines of contemporary hits such as
- Hip Hop Hooray - Naughty By Nature 1993
- Jump! - Kriss Kross 1992
- Jump Around! - House of Pain 1992
- My Perogative - Bobby Brown 1988
- Talk to Myself - Christopher Williams 1989
- Miss You Much - Janet Jackson 1989
The record scratches, the "kick it" intro and the quarter-note weak-beat shouts are all dead giveaways. Also that 90's whole note, whole note, half note, half note, quarter-quarter-quarter-quarter turnaround (such as at 0:33).
Midi. I think... The sounds aren't very authentic because they are identical to the last ones played. But I'm not sure if midi counts for a genre.
The genre is Chiptune. SNES soundtracks are usually grouped in with Chiptune because while the generators are not simple wave forms, the samples and tracking are highly compressed due to technology limitations based on the soundchip.