Nov 122015
 

Yooka

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! Continue reading »

Aug 192013
 

Every single time I see that classic Capcom logo and its accompanying jingle (you know the one), I instinctively input a code from the Street Fighter II SNES port. At the time, it was DOWN R UP L Y B, and I put that code in countless times from August 1992 to July 1993. A year of that has burned it into my brain so much that when DuckTales Remastered first booted up, I had to try. And would you look at that, WayForward made it so that code unlocks the NES game’s original 8-bit soundtrack. Continue reading »

Nov 252011
 

Wow, talk about perfect timing! Looks like Nintendo released Metroid II: Return of Samus on Thanksgiving Day – just one day after my Salute to Samus episode posted! Now you can sample the Metroid-busting awesomeness of this forgotten classic on your 3DS… although you still won’t have a map… or color! Continue reading »