Choicest VGM - VGM #373 - Age of Empires - Cave

Screenshot of Age of Empires: Definitive Edition but running on Classic Mode

Music composed by David Rippy and Stephen Rippy

Ahhhh, this track is a classic; to me, it's one of the tracks that is synonymous with the first Age of Empires - probably because it's the first track that you hear when you start a game proper. The first 38 seconds almost sounds like worldbeat/new-age/ethnic electronica music, like something by Deep Forest or Engima. When the drum beats and the chanting kick in at 0:38, you know you're well on your way to developing that new civilisation :).

Although it seems like this track has disappeared from the remastered version of the game, Age of Empires: Definitive Edition, it actually still exists as a track called "Wonder of the World".

Special thanks to the Video Game Music Preservation Foundation (VGMPF) for extracting this music and creating a wiki to record information on these classic pieces of video game music.