Octopath Traveler’s Decisive Battle II – BrawlBRSTMs3 X

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It’s the end of the first month of 2019! How’s everyone doing? Your resolutions holding up? Discover any awesome new games in January, or are you focused on finishing up some of 2018’s games?

Rachel’s and my Spotify playlists are a bit dominated by video game soundtracks, but there are a few that are missing from the streaming service. One such soundtrack is Octopath Traveler, which I was grateful enough to receive for Christmas, but since the CDs are in my car, it is also nice to have the soundtrack readily available on the computer or something for while we’re working.

Enter BrawlBRSTMs3 X. Rachel discovered this YouTube channel fairly recently. Whoever is behind this channel seems to somehow upload full soundtracks. Each song is individual and most of them are put on a loop for about thirty minutes or so, so if there’s a particular song that’s your favorite, you can continue to listen to it for as long as you like.

This song is from Octopath Traveler, titled Decisive Battle II. We adore the fast-paced battle themes of this game, and we hope you like it too! If not, take a couple of hours to dive down the rabbit hole that is this YouTube channel. There are so many soundtracks and songs on there, it’s almost too good to be true!

As someone pointed out on Twitter, the uploader does not allow these videos to be played on other sites. You can follow this link to YouTube to listen to it there!

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Top 20 Winter Nintendo Songs – Henriko Magnifico

Merry Christmas and happy holidays, everyone! Similar to last December, this month’s music video is celebrating songs from winter and ice levels from a plethora of Nintendo games.

This compilation was done by Henriko Magnifico, who’s channel is dedicated to all sorts of video game music. Aside from his YouTube channel, he also has a Twitch channel for his gaming and music. We first discovered this guy when we were searching for some background music to work to and realized he has a 24/7 radio dedicated to Nintendo and other video game music.

We hope you enjoy this compilation just as we did!

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Song of Time and Song of Storms — Taylor Davis

Hello everyone! To go along with Zelda Month, this month’s music video showcases a blend of the Song of Time and Song of Storms, both from the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. I believe I had this on a Friday Favorites a long time ago, but I figured it deserved to be given a little more of the spotlight, especially this month.

This cover is done by Taylor Davis and is probably one of my all-time favorite covers of hers. The violin and scenery are gorgeous, and Davis went all out with being in a Sheikah costume for the video. This particular video was released about 4 years ago — since then, Taylor Davis has two albums of original songs and a Christmas album (and a few other albums of covers, including one dedicated to Legend of Zelda music), not to mention about two to three tours under her belt.

We’ve showcased her work on this blog before with Gerudo Valley (one of Rachel’s favorites) and Megalovania from Undertale. We hope you enjoy this cover!

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Take My Star — Yungtown

Happy Wednesday, everyone! As you may have noticed, we’re really enjoying Super Mario Party on the Nintendo Switch and this month’s music reflects that.

We’ve showcased Yungtown on here before with Settle It in Smash. This time around we’re showing his Mario Party game rap “Take My Star.” It’s a catchy song, with Rachel and I occasionally bursting out into the chorus while playing Mario Party.

While Yungtown hasn’t uploaded on YouTube in a while, his music is enjoyable on that platform, iTunes,  and Spotify. He does stream on Twitch as well, if you wanted to check him out there. Either way, we hope you enjoy “Take My Star!”

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Triforce Quartet — Super Smash Brothers Brawl Theme

Happy Saturday, everyone! We’re sharing some more music today. This time it’s a cover of the Super Smash Brothers Brawl theme by the Triforce Quartet.

While they only have about a dozen videos up on their YouTube channel, they are fairly active on their Twitter channel considering they’re busy performing in various venues and conventions, such as PAX West.

Rachel and I love hearing covers of our favorite video game music, especially when the covers include string instruments like violins and cellos! We hope you enjoy this cover like we do!

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Octopath Traveler – Battle Theme

Alright, I know we just had a String Player Gamer video up on this blog last month, but we really enjoyed one of his latest videos!

We’re still in the middle of playing Octopath Traveler, and we’ve fallen in love with the soundtrack. Once we’re able to, I’m sure we’re going to splurge on the soundtrack but, for now, we’re content to listen to String Player Gamer’s rock version of the battle them. We hope you enjoy it too!

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Friday Favorites: Sonic the Hedgehog Songs

Double Jump Kris Mii Hello, hello! Thank God it’s Friday!

Rachel and I are going away next week with the family, which is great, but we’ll also be stuck in the car for the better part of the day. Normally I don’t mind being in the car for that long since I have my music, many of which are from video game soundtracks. While the games sometimes can be lacking, Sonic the Hedgehog titles can come out with some pretty good tunes, especially with Crush 40 at the helm!

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Never Turn Back

The closing song of Shadow the Hedgehog, “Never Turn Back” combines rock with beautiful piano keystrokes for a song about moving forward.

Supporting Me

I love the dark tone of this song, especially the version from Sonic Adventure 2 Battle. Being used during the Biolizard boss fight, it amped up the tension and focus for the battle.

Open Your Heart

Sonic Adventure DX was one of my younger game self’s first foray into Sonic the Hedgehog games — the only experience we had with the original Sonic games was from an old arcade cabinet our dentist office used to have. This song, both in the opening and as the final boss’s theme, is cemented in my head with happy nostalgia.

What I’m Made Of

Sonic Heroes was not a great game, but I love the soundtrack! What I’m Made Of was an amazing final boss song, one that made me want to take on a thousand bad guys barehanded.

What are some of your favorite songs from the Sonic the Hedgehog series? Either lyrical or instrumental?

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