The latest VG inspired album by Ryan Stunkel, Across the Worlds

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I covered Ryan Stunkel's Animal Crossing inspired album Balloons a few months back, and I'm glad to say he has another new album, Across the Worlds. Stunkel expands his inspiration to a variety of classic game franchises. See if you can pinpoint some of those retro classics within these upbeat melodies.

Hello everyone! To celebrate Mario’s 30th anniversary, I thought it would be appropriate to release an album with music inspired by Mario as well as other Nintendo franchises, including Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda and many more. Across the Worlds is meant to portray a soundtrack for a generic make-believe video game platformer. The album art is meant to represent the game that this music would be composed for and as you will probably notice, the album track names and order replicate exactly what is shown in the artwork. The music in this album is intended to be what I would compose if I were to do the music for one or a few of Nintendo’s game franchises. Although the feel of the music isn’t spot on to Nintendo at all times, it always remained my main source of inspiration during my composing.

My inspirations for this album: Mario Bros, Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda, Banjo Kazooie, Yoshi’s Island, Paper Mario, Final Fantasy, Pokemon, Kirby and Earthbound.
— Ryan Stunkel