Another heartfelt tribute to the infectious and nostalgic themes of the Pokemon series. No one does tributes the best selling Nintendo RPG quite like Pokerus. Clearly, from the name, you can tell Pokerus' music is quite intertwined with Pokemon. As such the attention and style of this album is quite impressive, and a great listen for Pokemon fans of any generation.Read More
Pixel Quemado is a collective of video game inspired musicians out of Chile, and their first compilation is impressive. featuring both known and unknown talent for readers of this blog. I'm glad to be knowing all these artists and groups now though! This compilation is dedicated to those most memorable of opening stage themes. From Mega Man to Kirby, Doom, Metroid and more, reintroduce yourself to these classic games with these epic VGM rearrangements.
It's been a quarter of a century since Legend of Zelda a Link to the Past was released in Japan on November 21st, 1991. To celebrate, I'll be sharing tons of content! Be sure to check out my album and remix reviews, articles (coming soon), and a very special SUBCON Podcast 45, all dedicated to the Super Nintendo classic, Legend of Zelda a Link to the Past.
Tomorrow I drop another SUBCON Podcast. It's a podcast dedicated to the best hip hop and rap inspired by video games. Unfortunately, time and format constraints led to a few great tracks getting left out.
Just like my SUBCON Link to the Past special, each song listed here is a rearrangement from the classic Legend of Zelda a Link to the Past soundtrack composed by Koji Kondo. We've got a few more hip hop vibes. Monstrously metal covers by ThePlasmas and Pokerus, and a clasy orchestral medley from Shiyru.
These tracks were shared by the amazing artists and musicians from the Game Music 4 All facebook group. Be sure to head over and join our discussions about music, gaming, and more! Check out these artists, and share some of your favorite Legend of Zelda Link to the Past memories with me on Twitter @genoboost!
Pokerus begins a very long journey wih the album PokeMemories Volume 1. Over a dozen classic Pokemon themes comprise merely the first of a planned four disc compilation. With a name like Pokerus, it's clear there are plenty of Pokemon based memories to dig through for inspiration.
Paying homage to a life changing classic
I've been beating around the bush every time it comes time to talk about this album. The fact is, Golden Sun holds a very special place in my heart, as it was one of the first Nintendo games I got into after a brief hiatus from video games in my younger days. Once I dove back into the GS series, all my beloved memories of childhood, leveling up and fighting epic bosses in classic RPGs like Chrono Trigger and FFVI. The Golden Sun series kept that tradition alive for the handheld set, with three wonderful classics from Nintendo & Camelot.
Pokerus apparently feels the same way about the series, and has created nearly two dozen metal rearrangements from the series, originally composed by the eminent Motoi Sakuraba.