Paper Mario is one of our favorite Nintendo RPGs with its unique graphics, simple story, and charming characters. The soundtrack is one of our favorites to listen to, as well, and one of the most iconic tunes from the game is Toad Town.
A few years ago, a trio of talented musicians came together and created a cover of Toad Town. The YouTuber known as MichelleHeafy was on piano while 8BitBrigadier played the flute. ThunderScott was, well… everything else. I’ll admit, I was really amused to see him use the triangle in the cover!
All three of these musicians have their own channels dedicated to covers of beloved video game music. We hope you enjoy their Toad Town cover enough to visit some of their other videos!
This month’s music video is a cover from a game that we don’t even have. Spider-Man for the PS4 has quite the fanbase and, even though we don’t have a PS4, we can admit how much fun the game looks to play!
This rock cover of the video game’s main theme is by Epic Game Music. James Ronald is the name of the man behind the guitar (and, in some music videos, the Nintendo Labo). He’s been on the YouTube scene since March 2007, almost always breathing new life into video game tunes with his guitar.
We just recently discovered him, so we hope you enjoy his music too as we dive down the rabbit hole of his videos!
This month’s featured music video is from a talented man who goes by the name Smooth McGroove. We actually never miss an upload from this guy, but I don’t think we’ve ever showcased him on our blog before, which is being rectified today.
Smoothie has been created acappella music videos of video game tunes since the end of 2012. While he did go on a hiatus for a little while, he has been making more music lately. He did remake one of his very first videos recently, which is the title theme to Ocarina of Time.
Rachel and I really enjoy his works (as well as his cat’s cameo in nearly every video!), and we hope you do as well!
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!
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!
Crazy Group Trio was discovered via Spotify when the music streaming service recommended the artist due to the covers and remixes of video game music that the artist creates. Super Mario RPG covers were included, something that was exciting to us!
Crazy Group Trio’s YouTube channel is fairly active, with music being uploaded a couple of times a week. The music ranges from several games, including Final Fantasy, Super Mario, Legend of Zelda, and Banjo-Kazooie. The piano arrangements give familiar video game music a fun, new twist.
Below is the YouTube video that shows off the piano arrangement for Barrel Volcano from Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
Why, yes, it’s another Legend of Zelda music cover! The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, has some of the most impressive music to go with its cel-shaded graphic style. Longtime Zelda fans were able to pick out strings of familiar music in the game’s locations from previous Zelda games, smiling at the nostalgia-inducing melodies.
While most Legend of Zelda games have a song for Hyrule Fields or another similar “hub” area, the Wind Waker had the Great Sea. Some folks found the sailing from island to island to be a bit tedious, but the music still invoked that same sense of adventure as the previous Hyrule Field melodies have done.
Josiah Everhart is a YouTuber who mixes his songwriting talents with his love of video games. He has a plethora of video game covers, along with some brilliant original work, and one of our favorites is his cover of the Great Sea. The cover includes guitars, some guest drum work, and the lyrics that Josiah wrote and sings himself. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
We’ve showcased Taylor Davis on this blog before, and we thought it high time that we do it again.
This time around we’re showing off her cover of the Megalovania melody from the game Undertale. We figured it was a fair fit for around this time of year. Arguably, there’s spookier game music out there for Halloween, but Kris is not a fan of horror games. So you get this awesome rendition of Megalovania’s battle theme performed by the talented Taylor Davis!
As you can probably imagine, music plays a huge role in our love of video games. Not only does music in video games help set the mood, we adore hearing how people can remix or put their own spin on iconic medleys. This one, for example, is a Kingdom Hearts Medley by Rush Garcia.
Rush Garcia takes beautiful video game music and rearranges them as orchestra pieces, coming out with amazing results. Not only does Rush Garcia do fan compilations with video game music, there’s also plenty of original pieces to listen to. We hope you enjoy Rush Garcia’s work as much as we do!
What’s your favorite piece of music by a video game fan? What did you think of the video? Let us know in the comments!
It’s no secret that one of our favorite aspects of video games are the gorgeous music compilations. We’re suckers for covers of and tributes to video game music. We thought we’d share one of our favorites with you today.
Taylor Davis is a violinist who has many movie, anime, TV show, and video game covers under her belt. She also has a couple of albums full of her original music that we cannot recommend highly enough. It’s quite a trip to see how far she’s come from playing covers in her bedroom to having full-fledged, original music videos of her own songs!
Her Gerudo Valley music video encompasses the adventure that the music promises, along with an awesome cosplay of Link’s red tunic and adorable Ocarina of Time moments that will make gamers smile. Enjoy!
What do you think? Do you have any favorite video game tunes that you want to share? Let us know in the comments below!