Mario Strikers Charged for the Wii turns eight years old

Daisy has been waiting too long for a rematch

Daisy may be a Princess, but she carries herself knowing full well that she can completely dominate a heated soccer match against any challenger.

Rare is the Super Mario game that earns anything higher than the all inclusive E rating from the ESRB. It's been eight years since Next Level Games was able to accomplish such a daring task with the Wii title Mario Strikers Charged. Unlike the friendly rounds of golf and tennis the Mario party take part in, soccer in the Mushroom Kingdom is an unbelievably competitive experience. The intensity of the Strikers series is on par with the all out brawls of the Super Smash Bros.

The developers at Next Level Games' most recent release was the well received Luigi's Mansion Dark Moon for the 3DS. I hope that Next Level Games will get the chance to return to their sports game roots sometime in the near future, preferably with another soccer tournament involving the citizens of the Mushroom Kingdom, especially in a world with the Nintendo expanding DLC of Mario Kart 8.

Link leading a team of Stalfos with an octorok goalie fending off Bowser and his crew of dry bones? I'll pre-order that right now.

Remix of "Road to the Striker Cup" from Mario Strikers Charged (Football). A really awesome game!
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The GM4A Weekly VGM Recap for November 17-23, 2014

I've been playing Smash Bros for Wii U. Big shocker. I hope to have  post about that later this week. Soon I also hope to start showing off some of those big bad updates coming to the site.

If you've been visiting a lot recently, you probably noticed the constant changes to the main blog page, sidebar, archives, etc. Please let me know what you think of the changes, and what you, the readers, would like to see in regards to site layout and content. 

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The GM4A Weekly VGM Recap for November 10-16, 2014

Smash Bros for Wii U comes out this week! This week, Smash Bros for Wii U comes out! I already broke the circle pad on my 3DS, so I am amped up to lay fools out with a trusty GCN controller and my dozens of custom made Mii fighters.

As anyone who reads this site could easily assume, I am also excited for the litany of rearrangements of classic gaming themes that will appear in the upcoming Smash Bros. Brawl had a ridiculous amount of music, but the Wii U version looks to dwarf that by a fair amount.

Be sure to grab all your hype battle music right here for the coming Smash gatherings!

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Last Week's Stories

Looking upon a 'World of Ruin' from Year 200X / November 10, 2014

Electric Light Orchestra chiptune tribute compilation 'ELO: The Video Game OST'/ November 11, 2014

Listen to Power on, Power off! from the Um Jammer Lammy OST / November 11, 2014

Intense chiptune action in Please Lose Battle's 'Bedroom EP' / November 12, 2014

Power Up Review: Super Mario's Mushrooms / November 12, 2014

Listen to Game Boy Color inspired remix 'Monster Hunter Awakening DX' by Mega Flare / November 13, 2014

Trigger Happy, an album of Chrono Trigger based hip hop remixes by Raisi K./ November 13, 2014

Watch FamilyJules7X perform metal guitar remix of the 3DS Puzzle Swap theme. / November 13, 2014

Listen to some Final-n-Fantasy - FFV X Bone Thugs-n-Harmony mashup by Froskees / November 14, 2014

Music video debut 'Rocket Shoes' from chiptune rock duo Please Lose Battle / November 14, 2014

Watch the new music video for Pokerus' "Atsui Kodou" (feat. Iris) from Rival Schools / November 14, 2014