Piano arrangements of classic Super Nintendo RPG's in 'Illusion of Mana' by srmusic

Piano arrangements of classic Super Nintendo RPG's in 'Illusion of Mana' by srmusic

This piano tribute to classic Super Nintendo games from Square (now Square-Enix, so I've heard) will turn you into a blubbering JRPG fanboy in mere moments. Evocative arrangements of some standards from the likes of Chrono Trigger, Secret of Mana, and more. 

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Incredible collection of chiptune jazz by Shnabubula 'Cybersoccer 4141 Perfect Best Selection'

Both Shnabubula and sci-fi sports game fiction both hold a special place in my heart. It's the best of both worlds with the latest spo-sci-fi music collection Cybersoccer 4141. 

Cybersoccer 4141 was the much anticipated follow up to the arcade smash Cybersoccer 2099 offering bigger better visuals and sound, the release scored major goals for its publisher.

In order to celebrate this hugest of successes, this 5 tack arrange/medley EP was made, Unfortunately it was a Jupiter exclusive, until now as it is FINALLY getting an earth-side release.

This EP is also a prequel, taking place 10 thousand years before the universe shattering events of the upcoming EPIC “Cosmic Diaspora” Stay Tuned and enjoy! LET US YEAH TO THE MOMENT!

Music: Shnabubula
Artwork: Francis Coulombe (twitter.com/FrancisCoulombe)
— Perelandra Records

A loving tribute to the music of Yasunori Mitsuda in 'Piano Collections: Chrono Trigger' by Trevor Gomes

The debut game soundtrack by Yasunori Mitsuda is still considered one of the greatest in video game history. Trevor Gomes pays tribute to some of the memorable themes from the 20 year old SNES game.

“The Chrono Trigger Piano Collection takes the same sort of pristine, crafted quality of the Final Fantasy Piano Collections to a beloved classic that had not yet been explored on the piano to such an extent. The vibrance and creativity of Chrono Trigger translates to a piano album that is dynamic and versatile, with a fusion of classical, jazz, rock, Japanese pop and more, but in such a way that feels organic and essential. Each track has been carefully selected to create the most complete picture of the game possible in ten tracks.

While the arrangements have been written to give a sort of new life to the originals, at the heart of the Chrono Trigger Piano Collection is the desire to honor its source material and fill its listeners with the same bittersweet nostalgia that the game so immediately evokes.” - Trevor Gomes
— Materia Collective

The latest from VGM band Rare Candy, "Finally"

10 classic tracks. 

only posting this a year late, so the titular 'Finally" can also apply to this blog post. Incredible renditions of classic music from Mario Kart, Sonic, Metroid, Chrono Trigger, Castlevania, and more!

Baltimore VGM Tribute band Rare Candy has released their second album, FINALLY.
— Rare Candy

JacksonImprov performs live video game piano medley in honor of Satoru Iwata

Thank you for coming to the open mic tonight. For those who know or not, Nintendo president Mr. Satoru Iwata passed away yesterday. Because he had such a profound impact on gamers like myself, I’ll be doing a video game set on piano.

*holds up glass*

This is for you. May you never fall off the Rainbow Road.
— JacksonImprov

Shnabubula's album in a day, VGMCAST Vol. 1

All of the songs here were performed live on stream at www.hitbox.tv/shnabubula, you can watch the full performance here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=25ubGHRTrK0

These 14 Songs were all requested 2 days before on the regular weekly stream held every Friday from 12 PM to 8:30 PM EST (GMT -5). Part of the fun is learning all this material for the first time in front of a live audience watching me struggle and occasionally triumph, one tiny 5 second long portion of the “Bloody Roar 3” song took me more than a half hour to be able to play with any kind of consistency, but it all paid off in the end that Sunday. A good friend, Tadd Nuznov a.k.a. Rushjet1 (rushjet1.bandcamp.com) managed to save FLACs of each of the individual songs played and since I hadn’t expected them to come out so well, I didn’t properly prepare.

In the future, all Sunday streams will be recorded via direct audio to my computer, unfortunately, since that was not the case this time, the audio is not as good quality as I would have liked, but it’s pretty good and definitely better here than on either the hitbox or youtube versions.

Anyway, I’m very happy with my playing on these recordings and I hope you all enjoy. Special Thanks to everybody who made it to either stream, can’t wait to see you all again on Friday/Sunday coming up.
— Shnabubula

Listen to piano and violin cover of 'Great Fairy Fountain' from Legend of Zelda by Kim Kev

You know you want to start a new save file after hearing this

We record covers of video game music arranged for violin and piano. Video game music is amazing, and our mission is to keep this music alive, and inspire people to play video games and appreciate it as an art form. Our arrangements are all done by us, and we strive to keep the nostalgia factor of the original tracks while showcasing the timbre and virtuosity of our instruments.
Enjoy and share our covers!
— Kim Kev

Inafune week continues with a piano and violin arrangement of Hyrule Town from Legend of Zelda The Minish Cap

Get caught up in Keiji Inafune's take on Hyrule Town in this adventurous remix by Kim Kev

After Mighty No. 9, perhaps Inafune would be interested in creating a new top down adventure in the style of Legend of Zelda? I would absolutely help kickstart that idea. Let us know what you think of the idea in the comments!

Amazing tribute to Chrono Trigger and Secret of Mana, at the same time, A Mana Trigger album by SRMusic

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A stunning series of arrangements of music from the classic role playing games Chrono Trigger and Secret of Mana. The album is masterfully done, and will move you to your nostalgic core as you think about some of the greatest moments in those two games as Sébastien Ridé performs classic themes on piano. 

My personal favorites are any time something from Chrono Trigger is played, as I am not nearly as familiar with the catalogue of music from the Secret of Mana series. I expect several people to scold me for that fact after this post.

If you enjoy the album as much as I did, you can purchase it via loudr starting at $5.

Watch EarthBound/Mother 2 - Humoresque of a Little Dog cover video by Game & Sound

Humoresque of a Little Dog, also known as “Buy something, will ya?” or simply as “The Drug Store theme”, is a tune which appears in all three games of the Mother series.

This tune clearly aims to represent the American culture as blatantly as possible, and it successfully manages to do so. In fact, this piece is one of the most recognizable themes in the Mother Series. In EarthBound, “Humoresque of a Little Dog” can be heard throughout drug stores all over the game world.

To further amplify the “american vibe” of this tune I chose to include in my cover two main styles: Ragtime and Country/Folk.

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Listen to piano cover of the Market theme from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time by TPR Piano

A chilling piano arrangement of the carefree tune.

A chilling piano based adventure in the Hyrule market from Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time. I think this track will be an instant classic for anyone who is a fan of the game.

Brian Cubria's Video Game Piano Arrangements Vol. 1 available to purchase

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Incredible piano arrangements from a variety of games, all rearranged with great care in Brian Cubria's Video Game Piano Arrangements Vol. 1. Little flourishes and references in each song will warrant intense repeated listening for fans of games such as Final Fantasy VII, Shadow of the Colossus, Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, and personal favorite, the intro stage theme from Mega Man X.

I do have to admit, my favorite track just tends to be the one I'm listening to, since they are all so impressive.

The album is available for $50 MXN (according to Bandcamp, about $4 USD) and is definitely worth the price. You can also find more of Brian Roke's music via his SoundCloud page.

Listen to a piano arrangement of Song of Healing by Brian Cubria

This rearrangement straddles the line between simple relaxation and haunting loneliness in under five minutes. Listen to the somber piano driven sounds of the Song of Healing by Brian Cubria and get washed away in the cursed world of Termina.

Watch as Claire Plays an Ocarina of Time Medley on piano

A beautiful medley of songs from the also beautiful Claire W. of the PrettyPrettyPianist Youtube. The songs are from a pillar of gaming perfection, The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time. This medley is only five minutes long but travels throughout Hyrule with precise, flowing rhythms. This is just one of many amazing piano renditions available on her youtube page.

All of what you see on my channel is played by ear unless otherwise noted :) A medley of 8 songs from LOZ: OOT which in my opinion is the pinnacle of game music scoring. I want to be your best friend if you can name all 8.