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Soundtrack Saturday: Aug.8

Ypx here—today we’re going to be listening to “Flower Fields” from Kirby’s Epic Yarn. Composed by Tomoya Tomita and released with the game Kirby’s Epic Yarn in 2010 for Japan and 2011 worldwide, the soundtrack consists mostly of Piano with some accompaniment interspersed. The game was re-released as Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn for 3DS in […]

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Soundtrack Saturday: Aug.1

Ypx here—today we’re going to be listening to “Heahea City (Night)” from Pokémon Sun/Moon. Released in 2016 for the 3DS, Sun and Moon garnered mixed reviews. The games have been praised for deviating from a decades-old formula, but derided for a lack of post-story content that was traditionally expected. Regional forms were a notable inclusion […]

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Soundtrack Saturday: Jul.25

Ypx here—today we’re going to be listening to “How To Play” from Wii Sports. In a continuation of our almost-entirely Wii music month, today we listen to music from Wii Sports. Released in 2006 alongside the console itself as a demonstration of the motion control’s capabilities, the game has gone on to be one of […]

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Soundtrack Saturday: Jul.18

Ypx here—today we’re going to be listening to music from the Option menu in Mario Kart Wii. Another game released in 2008, Mario Kart Wii is the 6th game in the series, and featured motion controls to mimic steering controls augmented by the wii wheel accessory. According to the Guiness World Records, Mario Kart Wii […]

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Soundtrack Saturday: Jul.11

Ypx here—today we’re going to be listening to “Trophy Gallery” from Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Released in 2008 as the third installment of the notable Super Smash Bros. franchise, Brawl introduced some new features to the series and most notably several characters. The game has been a critical mix, noting the poor competitive play but […]

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Soundtrack Saturday: Jul.4

Ypx here—today we’re going to be listening to “Island Tour (Night)” from Animal Crossing New Horizons. The newest installment in the Animal Crossing series is New Horizons and released this year (2020). Yasuaki Iwata, Yumi Takahashi, Shinobu Nagata, Sayako Doi, and Masato Ohashi were the composers for the game, and most if not all of […]

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Soundtrack Saturday: Jun.27

Ypx here—today we’re going to be listening to “Departure” from Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles. A spin-off of the main Final Fantasy series, Crystal Chronicles was released in 2003 in Japan, and elsewhere the following year. It was also the first to be released on a Nintendo console since VI in 1994. Kumi Tanioka, as mentioned […]

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Soundtrack Saturday: Jun.20

Ypx here—today we’re going to be listening to “View” from Pikmin. I am surprised we have not yet covered the Pikmin franchise in these weekly discussions yet. Released in 2001 for the GameCube, the first Pikmin game introduced us to Olimar and the first four species of pikmin. Today we listen to the map theme, […]

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Soundtrack Saturday: Jun.13

Ypx here—today we’re going to be listening to “Bellflower” from Baten Kaitos. Released in late 2003 in Japan, late 2004 in NA, and elsewhere in 2005, Baten Kaitos was one of Monolith Soft’s first games and was an interesting mix of turn- and action-based battles, as well as card games. While the game was a […]

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Soundtrack Saturday: Jun.6

Ypx here—today we’re going to be listening to “Phandrana Drifts” from Metroid Prime. The original Metroid Prime is the fifth game in the series, and the first to be 3D as well as being played in first-person. It was well received at launch and continues to be praised almost two decades after its release in […]