Incredible synth jams from two overlooked katana-em-ups. There may only be two games to discuss, but holy crap get ready for sincere 80s awesomeness.
If you’re a fan of Rare’s Bear & Bird duo then odds are you’ve been following the creation of Yooka-Laylee, the Mighty Number 9 / Bloodstained-style spiritual successor to Banjo Kazooie. Numerous ex-Rare folks are on board, including Banjo’s original voice, level designers from the N64 days and several others who date back to the DKC days. But perhaps most relevant to VGMpire is the fact composer Grant Kirkhope is returning as well, and IGN has a quick sampling of some of the game’s tunes!
Platformer percussion from the man behind The Police. Like literally behind, since we’re talking about drummer and composer Stewart Copeland!
Though I no longer work at Capcom, one of the last projects I worked on was this thorough and top-notch SFII soundtrack. The fine folks at Brave Wave have spared no expense in order to bring you the absolute best version of the classic SFII OST – both CPS1 and CPS2!
You may have seen my post over on LaserTime already, but in the off chance you don’t visit that fine, wonderful site on a regular basis, I’mma post today’s big update here, too. The tl;dr version is that you can now directly support the show through Patreon, and there’s a lot more everything on the way!
Rocktober 2015 concludes with incredible MM10 jams, surprising tracks from Wily Wars and a trio of tunes from Mega Man and Bass.
We travel from 1995 all the way to 2009 with this look at MM7, 8 and 9. SNES tunes, PSX dance grooves and modern-era chiptunes await.
The second NES trilogy keeps the mega music moving with amazing jams like Skull Man, Stone Man and Mr X Castle.
ROCKTOBER 2015 kicks off with a deep dive into the first three Mega Man games.
During a recent trip to Japan, I spent a fair amount of time perusing local game shops and retail chains in search of legit game music purchases. While I did indeed buy a lot while over there, I never did see the OST to the first Wild Arms, which had been on my mind since guest Patrick Kulikowski named one of its songs as his favorite back in VGMpire 100.
But then today I randomly came across that very album on Play Asia… which made me wonder, what other “top tracks” from that episode might be lurking about, ready for some of you FINE LISTENERS to pick up?