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Soundtrack Saturday: May.30

Ypx here—today we’re going to be listening to “Staff Credits” from Mario Party 3. To wrap our accidental N64 month, we’re looking at the Staff Credits from Mario Party 3. Released in Japan at the end of 2000 and worldwide in 2001. The game contained 71 mini-games, and introduced the duel mode and story mode, […]

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Soundtrack Saturday: May.23

Ypx here—today we’re going to be listening to “Fortune Teller II” from Ogre Battle 64. Like the previous game, this was released in 1999 in Japan and worldwide in 2000. The full subtitle is “Person of Lordly Caliber”, and it made significant changes form its predecessors to be a game of lordly caliber. I’ve got […]

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Soundtrack Saturday: May.16

Ypx here—today we’re going to be listening to “Staff Credits” from Mario Party 2. Mario Party is, as evident by the name best enjoyed as a party game. Released in 1999 in Japan and 2000 worldwide, the game sees players fight for stars and defeat Bowser to secure the rights to an amusement park. This […]

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Soundtrack Saturday: May.9

Ypx here—today we’re going to be listening to “Bonus Stage” from Lode Runner 3D. Released in 1999, the Lode Runner series is an platforming puzzler game, often called the trap-em-up genre. What we’re listening to today is the soundtrack for the Bonus Stage. We begin immediately in the groove, with a repetitive piano riff over […]

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Soundtrack Saturday: May.2

Ypx here—today we’re going to be listening to “Piranha Plant’s Lullaby” from Super Mario 64. Super Mario 64 was a groundbreaking game in many regards, and another gem composed by Koji Kondo. We have discussed 64 once before and the two Galaxy games many times, but the first open-ish levels were in this game, and […]

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Soundtrack Saturday: Apr.25

Ypx here—today we’re going to be listening to “Elvish Piper Academy” from Dustforce Fastfall. Another game from 2012, this game is also a developer/composer combination. Dustforce is a precise platformer, where the player controls a janitor. Released in 2012, it has seen multiple updates adding new content and music and is available on Steam, PS3, […]

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Soundtrack Saturday: Apr.18

Ypx here—today we’re going to be listening to “Moths and Moonlight” from The Floor Is Jelly. The Floor is Jelly is another puzzle-platformer scored by Disasterpeace, and it is again masterful. Developed by Ian Snyder and released in 2014, the game imagines if the entire world was made out of non-Newtonian fluids. Everything is bouncy! […]

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Soundtrack Saturday: Apr.11

Ypx here—today we’re going to be listening to “Missing Link -6-” from Final Fantasy XIII-2 Released in 2012 (seems to be a good year for soundtracks) as a sequel to Final Fantasy XIII, XIII-2 kept many of the same systems in place, which allowed for refinement. Three composers worked on this game, a departure from […]

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Soundtrack Saturday: Apr.4

Ypx here—today we’re going to be listening to “Agitha’s Castle” from the Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess How long has it been since we listened to some music from the Legend of Zelda series? One internet point if you stop reading and guess now. Okay, it’s been about three and a half months—December 21, 2019 […]

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Soundtrack Saturday: Mar.28

Ypx here—today we’re going to be listening to “One Polymer” from the game Polymer. A fun game where the developer and the composer are the same person! A game from Whitaker Trebella, Polymer is a mobile-designed game where the player matches shapes to create polymers. Today we listen to one of the five pieces of […]