Depending on the DAW you're using, many of these lower quality sampled instruments come bundled with the program. For example, when I was on Sonar I could find many options to fit these needs. Same with Reason and Logic as well as Pro Tools. What program(s) are you using?
Hm, didn't even think of that! I use Ableton, and was able to find some decent j-rpg sounding strings in the Tension section. Thanks
I think it might also help if you get a hold of some cheesy midi sounds, like from the Roland MT-32 or some other similar device. I believe I heard that synthesizer was used in some SNES games. Then downsample those!