Listen to Urban Flow's remix of Mystic Cave Zone from Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Mind melting mysticism

I have to spotlight this ridiculous Mystic Cave Zone remix by one of my new favorite beatmakers, Urban Flow. (Art is Mystic Cave Zone by AIBryce

Listen to Final Fantasy VII hip hop mashup 'Aerith's Airplanes' by Tovarisch!

Some mashups just fit the mood of both the original song and game so well, and much of the music from Tovarisch! is just that. Aerith's Airplanes is a mix of B.o.B.'s nostalgic track Airplanes along with the somber music of Aerith's Theme from Final Fantasy VII from the PSX.

Check out this amazing Advance Wars artwork by artist Joe Sparrow

It's not often I run across some unbelievable fan art for the niche handheld series Advance Wars. Today is unlike those many other days though, as I have recently come across the online portfolio of one Joe Sparrow, and besides the cool name that would fit right into an Advance Wars title, Joe has also created some fantastic artwork of CO Lash of the Black Hole Army.

You can grab the very first Advance Wars on the Virtual Console for Wii U right now by the way!

Listen to Super Mario RPG remix 'Tadpole Party' by AJ DiSpirito

It's a mutha fuckin' Tadpole Party!

Listen to this over the top party jam by AJ DiSpirito inspired by Super Mario RPG Legend of the Seven Stars.

As should be well known by now, my favorite composer, Yoko Shimomura worked on this game. She not only providing a wealth of new tunes that continues to be used in Paper Mario and Mario & Luigi games to this day, but also rearranged classic music from both Super Mario's Koji Kondo, and Square-Enix composer Nobuo Uematsu to complete Super Mario RPG's enormous and vibrant soundtrack.

Not to mention, Shimomura also did the infinitely catchy, globe spanning music of Street Fighter II. 

Laughed the Boy releases Bits and Bytes, an album of Nintendo rock rearrangements

Toronto seems to be host to Canada's own litany of video game cover bands. Well looks like one more can be added to the list. Laughed The Boy has released their first album of video game rearrangements, known as Bits and Bytes.

The group pays special attention to Nintendo produced games, including classics like Donkey Kong Country 2 and Legend of Zelda Ocarina of TIme.

My personal favorite on the album so far have been the aforementioned DKC2 remix known as "Forest Interlude." Though the relaxed guitar style present on "Dire Dire Docks (Mario 64)" comes in a very close second.

Find your own favorites on the full album, which is available for free download via bandcamp.