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Musical Showcase
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MS: ActRaiser

Take Castlevania, John Williams, the composer of Streets of Rage and sprinkle in a little bit of plagiarism.

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MS: Super Smash Bros Melee

James explains how this sweeping, franchise-crossing soundtrack awakened him to the power of video game music.

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MS: The Pikmin Singles – Strawberry Flower

Did you know that a band of Pikmin had a string of chart hits? In Japan, naturally.

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MS: Pokémon Red/Blue/Green

Twitch Plays Pokémon reminds us that the Game Boy original had, among other things, a brilliant and iconic soundtrack.

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MS: Command & Conquer

Revisiting the original C&C is like opening up a time capsule from the mid-90s, partly due to its unforgettable soundtrack.

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MS: Street Fighter II

Songs to kick arse by.


MS: Freezeezy Peak – Banjo-Kazooie

A truly festive number from Rare's Nintendo 64 classic.


MS: The Legend of Zelda: A Link the Past

With its sequel out this week, we remember one of Koji Kondo's musical master works.


MS: Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Before the Michael Jackson and Sonic 3 saga, SEGA had already hired pop royalty to compose for their flagship series.


MS: The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

Much like its art style, The Wind Waker's score charts new territory while still encapsulating the spirit of the series.


Grand Theft Auto: Vice City & Vice City Stories

Arguably two of the greatest licensed soundtracks in gaming history.


Game Music Concert Series

We remember five pioneering albums by the granddaddy of game soundtracks, orchestral performances and concerts.


Bound Together

An Earthbound fan album par excellence.


Mirror’s Edge

Artificial, cold and often mysterious electronica beautifully accompanied DICE's original free-running vision.


Hikari – Utada Hikaru (2002)

The Sixth and Final Day of VG Chart Hits