Video Game Nerd’s Craplist: Nightmare on Elmstreet OST

May 17, 2010

Well I’ll admit that most games that the AVGN trashes I usually don’t think about playing for a second unless they’re just THAT bad. But due to the music on this game, man I’d almost consider playing it just for effect.

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The Angry Video Game Nerd’s Shitlist is Made of Gold

May 12, 2010

Well I’ve had this article idea floating around in my head ever since James the Nintendo nerd made an appearance at Magfest this year. If you’re not familiar with him (otherwise known as the Angry Video Game Nerd) then I recommend checking him out on Youtube or Gameshock Trailers. In an interview at Magfest, someone asked the AVGN what game out of all the ones that he reviewed had his favorite music. He responded that it was probably Fester’s Quest. This, of course, piqued my interest and I listened to the soundtrack to come to the same conclusion that it actually wasn’t half bad.

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Hidden Secrets are Hidden

April 20, 2010

Well I was rolling along in my day listening to some music from the Donkey Kong Country series when I noticed something odd about the music. It seemed vaguely familiar… as if I had heard it before. But no, this was not a carry over from a different Donkey Kong game or SNES title. No, it was from… the future?

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Stand Out Game Introductions

June 18, 2009

Well today I was playing an online Video Game Music quiz and I happened upon the opening theme of Cannon Fodder. I’ll just say that I had no idea what was coming there, it starts out with ska chords and goes into “♫ War, never been so much fun…♫” So for the focus of this article I will talk about some attention grabbing intros.  Not all of them need take the Cannon Fodder approach but all of them have some quality that makes them unforgettable.

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Collection of Epic Tracks

June 3, 2009

Well I have been lagging on coming up with a new soundtrack to do, so I decided to go with my idea of making a top list of epic tracks. One of my favorite things about making this list was seeing how varied each track was from system to system and game to series.

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Top 10 Soundtracks: ???

December 30, 2008

super-mario-bros-question-blockWith one article left and a many possible video games left to go, which could it be? There have been many possible considerations for this soundtrack, but there’s one that has stood the test of time. If you were thinking it was Final Fantasy… then you’re completely right. Mitsuda, Kondo, Shimomura, and Wise have all had their place and Uematsu has been absent other than through an assisting role. Now of course, which game is it?
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Top 10 Soundtracks: Donkey Kong Country 2

December 24, 2008

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Number seven on our list of the top ten game soundtracks is none other than Donkey Kong Country 2. The work of David Wise and the Rare sound team is groundbreaking on this one. Though the first game set a precedent for how the games should sound, Rare went ahead and created four times as many songs for the second and they created many amazing tracks in the process.

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