Yeah, I remember the SNES version music being great. I may pick up the genny version to see the differences though, but I am not expecting to be blown away. The Genesis sucked ass when it came to music, and its the consoles fault, not the games.
Ys III is in English for the Snes and Genesis for sure. I came out on the Master System for sure, and I know there are NES copies of I and II floating around. IV and V never made it to English consoles, and VI is on PS2/PSP.
As for PC versions, your asking the wrong guy. We didn't even get internet till 1997, which was the same year we got a PC. Good ol Pentium II, 12 gig piece of shit. I loved it!!
i really don't like the snes version, maybe it's a taste matter, but after seeing your videos, all the tracks seamed really flat to me, expecially the lava stage track, that musically is a neo-classical style, not spanish, so adding trumpet on that track will do no good to it
the genesis soundtrack is really the most expressive and the most powerfull version, and in some track this really rule, just like be careful, valestine castle and the lava zone there are many other reason because i consider the genesis version better than the snes one, but since it's probably a matter of taste, there's no need to write more ^^
for the ones that think that genesis synth suck, try to play thunder force IV first XD
I think the entire Ys 3/YsF soundtrack is overrated. I don't really like Ys music (I'm so tired of it after all these years) and Ys 3's soundtrack hasn't aged well for me due to its repetitive nature. The songs are so similiar. Either it's the typical dungeon music, with "catchy" melodies, or the dramatic mysterious tunes that nobody ever talks about.
Doesn't matter what version. But at least the chip tune versions (especially X68000) are better to me than the PCE/PC soundtracks (with the PCE version being the worst of them all for me, as I can't stand typical 80's rock music).
Ys 4's soundtrack is the only one that I still listen to occasionally (in chip tune form). It's nice.