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VIDEO GAME MASTERPIECES Vol. 8-bit

Side A
Artist Song Buy
Yuichi Ozaki, Kazumi Totaka, Minako Hamano, and Kazue Ishikawa  The Storm (from The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening)  buy on itunes
Unknown/Unknown/Unknown/Hirokazu Tanaka/Jun Ishikawa  Intro (from Godzilla)/Title (from Chip 'n Dale's Rescue Rangers)/Title Screen (from Fester's Quest)/Dr. Mario Title (from Dr. Mario)/Intro (from Kirby's Dreamland)  buy on itunes
Yuichi Ozaki, Kazumi Totaka, Minako Hamano, and Kazue Ishikawa/Unknown/Hirokazu "Hip" Tanaka  Title Screen (from The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening)/Neighborhood Stage (from Chip 'n Dale's Rescue Rangers)/Metroid Title (from Metroid)  buy on itunes
Koji Kondo  Overworld BGM/Course Clear Fanfare (from Super Mario Bros.)  buy on itunes
Unknown  The Earth (from Godzilla)  buy on itunes
Unknown  Zone Boss (from Chip 'n Dale's Rescue Rangers)  buy on itunes
Yuichi Ozaki, Kazumi Totaka, Minako Hamano, and Kazue Ishikawa  Sword Search (from The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening)  buy on itunes
Unknown  Outside BGM (from Fester's Quest)  buy on itunes
Hirokazu Tanaka  Fever (from Dr. Mario)  buy on itunes
Jun Ishikawa/Unknown  Bubbley Clouds (from Kirby's Dreamland)/Tree Stage (from Chip 'n Dale's Rescue Rangers)  buy on itunes
Yuichi Ozaki, Kazumi Totaka, Minako Hamano, and Kazue Ishikawa  Inside the Houses (from The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening)  buy on itunes
Hirokazu "Hip" Tanaka/Koji Kondo  Brinstar (from Metroid)/Underground BGM (from Super Mario Bros.)  buy on itunes
Unknown  Japanese Army March (from Godzilla)  buy on itunes
Unknown  Kitchen Stage (from Chip 'n Dale's Rescue Rangers)  buy on itunes
Yuichi Ozaki, Kazumi Totaka, Minako Hamano, and Kazue Ishikawa  Marin Sings the Ballad of the Wind Fish (from The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening)  buy on itunes
Unknown  Sewers BGM (from Fester's Quest)  buy on itunes
Hirokazu Tanaka  Chill (from Dr. Mario)  buy on itunes
Jun Ishikawa  Castle Lololo (from Kirby's Dreamland)  buy on itunes
Unknown  Toy Stage (from Chip 'n Dale's Rescue Rangers)  buy on itunes
Yuichi Ozaki, Kazumi Totaka, Minako Hamano, and Kazue Ishikawa  Mysterious Forest (from The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening)  buy on itunes
Hirokazu "Hip" Tanaka  Kraid's Chamber (from Metroid)  buy on itunes
Koji Kondo  Underwater BGM (from Super Mario Bros.)  buy on itunes
Unknown  Ending (from Godzilla)  buy on itunes
Unknown  Sewer Stage (from Chip 'n Dale's Rescue Rangers)  buy on itunes
Unknown/Yuichi Ozaki, Kazumi Totaka, Minako Hamano, and Kazue Ishikawa  Boss BGM (from Fester's Quest)/Boss Battle (from The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening)  buy on itunes
Hirokazu Tanaka  Level 20 HI Clear - Ending (from Dr. Mario)  buy on itunes
Tadashi Kimijima  Bubble Bobble (origional version) (from Bubble Bobble)  buy on itunes
Unknown/Hirokazu "Hip" Tanaka  Final Stage (from Chip 'n Dale's Rescue Rangers)/Staff Roll (from Metroid)  buy on itunes
Koji Kondo  Koopa Stage BGM (from Super Mario Bros.)  buy on itunes
Yuichi Ozaki, Kazumi Totaka, Minako Hamano, and Kazue Ishikawa  Link and Marin Talk (from The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening)  buy on itunes
Side B
ArtistSongBuy
Yuichi Ozaki, Kazumi Totaka, Minako Hamano, and Kazue Ishikawa  Main Theme (from The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening)  buy on itunes
David Wise/Miyamo Shant/David Wise/Unknown  Elm Street (from A Nightmare On Elm Street)/Intro Theme (from The Guardian Legend)/Title Screen (from Beetlejuice)/Title (from Tetris)  buy on itunes
Jun Ishikawa  Float Islands (from Kirby's Dreamland)  buy on itunes
Yuichi Ozaki, Kazumi Totaka, Minako Hamano, and Kazue Ishikawa  Level 6 - Face Shrine (from The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening)  buy on itunes
Miyamo Shant  Boss Fight 1 (from The Guardian Legend)  buy on itunes
Yoshihiro Sakaguchi/Akito Nakatsuka, Kenji Yamamoto, Yukio Kaneoka  Title (from Duck Tales)/Title Screen (from Punch-Out!!)  buy on itunes
David Wise  Elm St. High (from A Nightmare On Elm Street)  buy on itunes
Miyamo Shant  Mini Boss Fight (from The Guardian Legend)  buy on itunes
Yuichi Ozaki, Kazumi Totaka, Minako Hamano, and Kazue Ishikawa  Color Dungeon (from The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening)  buy on itunes
David Wise  Town (from Beetlejuice)  buy on itunes
Unknown  A-type: Korobeiniki (from Tetris)  buy on itunes
Jun Ishikawa/Miyamo Shant  Green Greens (from Kirby's Dreamland)/Aqua Sector Corridor (from The Guardian Legend)  buy on itunes
Yuichi Ozaki, Kazumi Totaka, Minako Hamano, and Kazue Ishikawa  Wind Fish's Egg (from The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening)  buy on itunes
Yoshihiro Sakaguchi  The Amazon (from Duck Tales)  buy on itunes
Akito Nakatsuka, Kenji Yamamoto, Yukio Kaneoka/David Wise  Characters Presentation (from Punch-Out!!/House 3 (from A Nightmare On Elm Street)  buy on itunes
Miyamo Shant  Aqua Sector (from The Guardian Legend)  buy on itunes
Yuichi Ozaki, Kazumi Totaka, Minako Hamano, and Kazue Ishikawa/David Wise  Nightmare Battles (from The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening)/Sewers (from Beetlejuice)  buy on itunes
Unknown  B type: Unknown (from Tetris)  buy on itunes
Jun Ishikawa  King Dedede (from Kirby's Dreamland)  buy on itunes
Miyamo Shant  Forest Sector (from The Guardian Legend)  buy on itunes
Yuichi Ozaki, Kazumi Totaka, Minako Hamano, and Kazue Ishikawa  Song of Awakening! (from The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening)  buy on itunes
Yoshihiro Sakaguchi  The Himalayas (from Duck Tales)  buy on itunes
Akito Nakatsuka, Kenji Yamamoto, Yukio Kaneoka/David Wise  Entering the Ring/Bout Theme (from Punch-Out!!)/Freddy's Coming/Freddy's Here (from A Nightmare On Elm Street)  buy on itunes
Miyamo Shant  Crystal Sector Corridor (from The Guardian Legend)  buy on itunes
David Wise  House (from Beetlejuice)  buy on itunes
Yuichi Ozaki, Kazumi Totaka, Minako Hamano, and Kazue Ishikawa  Ending (from The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening)  buy on itunes
Unknown, originally composed by J.S. Bach  C type: French Suite No. 3 in B-Minor (from Tetris)  buy on itunes
Tadashi Kimijima/Miyamo Shant  Love & Friendship (staff roll) (from Bubble Bobble)/Game End (from The Guardian Legend)  buy on itunes
Yoshihiro Sakaguchi/Akito Nakatsuka, Kenji Yamamoto, Yukio Kaneoka  The Moon (from Duck Tales)/Training (from Punch-Out!!)  buy on itunes
Yuichi Ozaki, Kazumi Totaka, Minako Hamano, and Kazue Ishikawa  Staff Roll (from The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening)  buy on itunes

Comment:

120 minutes long. My first mix of 2008, and how fitting as this mix is all about the number 8. It is volume 8 of VGM, it features only music from the 8-bit NES and Game Boy, and it has a total of 80 tracks on it. This was all done on purpose, it's not an end of the world prophecy coming true in case you were wondering. Each side features the music from 8 games plus music from The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening blankets both sides. I'd say about half the tracks on here have probably never been heard by the video game music layman, but they are just as good as their Super Marioed and Zeldified counterparts. Link's Awakening was the first Zelda game for Game Boy and it is still one of the best games every released for any Game Boy system. The haunting Ballad of the Wind Fish is repeated on here 4 times, twice on each side. The fourth appeareance is simply titled Ending and features the Wind Fishes wail, I surge with adrenaline everytime I hear it. The American genius David Wise of Donkey Kong Country fame is on here with Nightmare and Beetlejuice. The Nightmare music is without doubt the moodiest and scariest ever composed for the NES. (Yes that is Freddy on the cover of 8-bit with his "powerglove" from Freddy's Dead). The Tetris music on here is from the bestselling Game Boy release, C type is still as classic as ever. The Guardian Legend while not an obscure game has never really been given its props for having a great soundtrack. It has without a doubt one of the top 10 NES scores. As a side note, Sewers BGM from Fester's Quest (yes the frogs are from Blaster Master) and Sewers from Beetlejuice mirror each other on both sides, this happened by accident, I found it funny. I buy many expensive Japan only game soundtrack cds, but for this mix almost all the tracks were downloaded from here, it is safe and free: ( http://gh.ffshrine.org/soundtracks/a ) If you want to download A Nightmare On Elm Street look under R (rare). If the world ever becomes a post apocalyptic mess, I will have a boombox covered with samurai swords constantly playing Outside BGM from Festers Quest while I twirl it down the street killing all in my path, this should give you an idea of the music and what I'm talking about: (http://youtube.com/watch?v=fgi3Y1if0xw ) Please visit this link for Guardian Legend medley:
( http://youtube.com/watch?v=KA00N6r2Tt8 ) Visit this link for a remix of the great Elm Street track from Nightmare on Elm Street. This is a really fun remix: ( http://youtube.com/watch?v=TJddSgKwvSk ) Finally for anyone that just needs to hear The Moon: (http://youtube.com/watch?v=G_80PQ543rM )
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Feedback:

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JamesPhoenix
Date: 1/20/2008
Great idea. I was always a big fan of the music for the NES game Equinox (or "Solstice" as it was known over here).

An upload would be sweet.
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fritz1
Date: 1/20/2008
sweet as usual. gh ftw!
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Mesh
Date: 1/21/2008
Another great collection.

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