Always glad to rep new Pterodactyl Squad. This is a catchy Atari 2600 based album by San Francisco based musician Weave of K.
This week GM4A pays tribute to Keiji Inafune by playing some of our favorite remixes based on his extensive list of games
This track is a heartfelt remix of Mega Man Legends by Shiyru, a VGM remixer who dropped off the internet about two years ago. Is he still making music? Does he still love Mega Man Legends? Only Shiyru knows.
I am a diehard Mega Man Legends fan. I played the original to completion and was in awe that Mega Man was lovingly brought into the 3D world with as much care as Super Mario or Legend of Zelda, and continue to firmly hold Mega Man on that triumvirate of classic 2D games that made the leap to 3D in near perfect fashion.
As a very broke man, I did not donate money to Inafune and Comcept's Mighty No. 9 Kickstarter campaign, BUT, if Inafune feels the need to fund raise for a 'Mighty No. 9 Legends' I will spend far more money than a fiscally responsible person should to help that happen.
Are you still hoping for a Mega Man Legends 3? or perhaps a Mighty No. 9 Legends???
Party glitch music
The album isn't available to stream in full apparently (wack) but the album is free to download (cool!) You can get acquainted with The Art of Party Trolling with the opening track, "Teh Lulz"
Looking back on 10 years since Sega's Puyo Pop Fever.
It's no secret that I love the Puyo Puyo series. After I was fooled into believing it was a Kirby game back on the SNES, I fell in love with the frenetic pace of the Puyo series (Known stateside as Kirby's Avalanche at the time).
Little did I know that some ten years later I would get an explosively colorful new iteration of the game by Sonic Team, back when those words meant something. This time, Puyo Puyo retained most of it's original name as Puyo Pop Fever when it was released for the Nintendo DS on May 3rd, 2005. Even littler did I know that this would be the final Puyo game in the US ever since.
There have been plenty of Puyo games since 2005 by the way. I've imported a few of them. Unlike the incredibly niche audience the game has garnered in the west, Japan has celebrated the 15th and 20th anniversaries of the series with robust new outings. Recently Japan received a fusion of Puyo Puyo Fever and Tetris in one strange colorful package. I am still waiting for prices to drop a tad before I import that one. Why a floundering Sega refuses to port a ready made puzzler to the US market is hard to fathom, especially in a world now replete with downloadable puzzle offerings. Unfortunately, the consistent incompetence of Sega is movie worthy, so I won't get into it here.
As the Dreamcast slowly faded away, and with it the dreams of many gamers who fell in love with DC Sega games such as Jet Grind Radio, Chu Chu Rocket, and Space Channel 5. I think that the final game to escape that era of Sega and into the wild is the Puyo series re-imagining Puyo Pop Fever. The bright and colorful cast fits right in next to the protagonists of the aforementioned series. To drive the point home about this being the end of an era, The Dreamcast release of Puyo Pop Fever (Puyo Puyo Fever in Japan) was also the final Dreamcast game created by Sonic Team.
Pour a little out for the Dreamcast.
As Sega's star fell, Puyo Pop Fever found itself ported to practically every system available in Japan at the time. Out of about a dozen different platforms, only the Gamecube and DS versions found themselves a release outside Japan. In fact, unlike the Sega published Gamecube release in 2004, the DS version of Puyo Pop Fever was published nearly a year later by Atlus.
I often wonder if this game had come out, perhaps three years earlier, at the height of the Dreamcast, would it have found the same niche audience that loves the Sega games of the era?
Did you ever have the chance to play any version of the long running Puyo Puyo franchise? Do you think Sega should release another Puyo game outside of Japan?
Futuristic robot wars have never sounded so magical
Legend of Zelda, Secret of Mana, Metal Gear, and Final Fantasy V? In four tracks, Bollenbach definitely makes the right choices. Get down to these intense rock remixes of classic Nintendo and Super Nintendo themes. I'm especially a huge fan of the MG Jungle cover on this EP.
When I tap my foot, that means hurry up!
This podcast is making me want to fit some Sonic tunes into my own podcast. Check out the burgeoning podcast focusing on original video game soundtracks.
Probably not coming to the states...
If you love the music from niche DS classic The World Ends With You, then this new tune recently posted to Takeharu Ishimoto's SoundCloud page is exactly what you need to hear.
Soft, refreshing, tunes rise into epic fight themes in the dreeps OST by Japanese game composer Kyohei Fujita. Great use of various noises and glitched-out effects throughout, but especially in the intense closing tracks.
The fate defying debut of The Mad Gear
Some of these infectious beats are definitely going into an upcoming Subcon Podcast. This OST has got those claustrophic, Super Metroid style electronic beats going. Very catchy, but with just the right amount of glitchy dissonance to keep your wits about you. The unique samples give this album a lot of life. The way that the music builds based on the stages of WE ARE DOOMED creates an ever intensifying album experience as well. At least until you're kicked to the main screen with the ending track, "ways of being doomed (menu)."
"Under The Influence//Random+Null Objects//Filler-Arc," a mysterious video game hip hop music video /
I received a link to this Youtube video via the site's contact form with the message, "Rgua Ua Die Tiy". Then the track cuts off as abruptly as it came into my life...
I've got to get some feedback from the hip hop heads, but all my diligence by way of Google have yielded no further info besides the info-less Youtube page of Kelechi Amahk, who uploaded the video on March 12, 2015 alongside several others .
Mayor Wertz is on the ballot in Miami
Catchy EP! I don't know a single thing about Hotline Miami though.
This is by longtime friend of the site, Mayor Wertz, which is why I feel okay in saying, ADD SOME LINER NOTES, "Mayor." Get your secretary on that or something. I don't even have anything to copy/paste here. I'm just grabbing his facebook post...