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VGMpire

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A video game music podcast exploring 8-bit and beyond

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A video game music podcast exploring 8-bit and beyond

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By Spilly Dee Thrill'Em - May 30 2018
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Show has been a serious inspiration! Do it now

Best game music podcast

By Limbic - Jan 27 2018
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A delight. I wish Brett would post more frequently, but I’ll take what I can get.

iTunes Ratings

397 Ratings
Average Ratings
385
5
4
1
2

Dope

By Spilly Dee Thrill'Em - May 30 2018
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Show has been a serious inspiration! Do it now

Best game music podcast

By Limbic - Jan 27 2018
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A delight. I wish Brett would post more frequently, but I’ll take what I can get.

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VGMpire

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A video game music podcast exploring 8-bit and beyond

Rank #1: VGMpire 138 – Sunsoft Tech

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Rock out to three hard-hitting NES soundtracks powered by Naoki Kodaka and the talented team at Sunsoft. We’re diving into Gremlins 2, Fester’s Quest and Journey to Silius! Download Now SHOW NOTES 00:00 – Stage 1 (Gremlins 2) 08:42 – Stage 3 (Gremlins 2) 10:26 – Stage 5 (Gremlins 2) 23:24 – Overworld (Fester’s Quest) [...]

Feb 28 2018

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Rank #2: VGMpire AOTY 2015 – Undertale

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Our second Album of the Year award goes to Undertale, which lovingly combines the sounds of the NES and SNES with modern chiptunery. The result is a 100-track OST that can’t be missed – but be prepared for some light spoilers! Download now We all kind of agree that RPG battle music rules, right? Well, [...]

Dec 30 2015

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Rank #3: VGMpire Episode 54 – FF Overworlds

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Rocktober 2013 is here – a full month dedicated to Final Fantasy, starting with a thorough look at the soothing sounds of the overworld. Download now 0:00:00 – Prelude (FFI) 0:13:35 – Main Theme (FFI) 0:14:10 – Main Theme (FFII) 0:16:57 – Eternal Wind (FFIII) 0:29:40 – Main Theme (FFIV) 0:32:20 – Land of Dwarves [...]

Oct 02 2013

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Rank #4: VGMpire 133 – Blaster Master Bonanza

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Nearly 30 years old, the Blaster Master series peaked on the NES and spent decades trying to recapture the magic. And part of that game’s success was the incredible soundtrack! Let’s listen to some classic jams and then explore the series’ Sega, PlayStation and Switch sequels. Download Now SHOW NOTES 00:00 – Area 1 (Blaster [...]

Mar 15 2017

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Rank #5: VGMpire episode 05 – A Salute to Samus

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An hour-long tribute to the creepy, claustrophobic and downright awesome music of the Metroid series, which is 25 years old this year. Download episode five and instantly feel better about your day Show notes: 0:00:00 – Menu Select (Metroid Prime) 0:06:41 – Title Screen (Metroid) 0:08:16 – Kraid’s Hideout (Metroid) 0:09:53 – Norfair (Metroid) 0:11:12 [...]

Nov 23 2011

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Rank #6: VGMpire Episode 47 – DKC Jamboree

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A thorough look at Donkey Kong Country, from its SNES beginnings to modern Wii revival. This show is bananas, B A N A N A S SHOW NOTES 0:00:00 – Title Screen (DKC) 0:14:31 – Jungle Groove (DKC) 0:17:18 – Aquatic Ambiance (DKC) 0:20:43 – Life in the Mines (DKC) 0:26:17 – Ruins (DKL) 0:28:14 [...]

May 15 2013

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Rank #7: VGMpire 72 – Movie Mania

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Movie games used to suck, but their soundtracks sure didn’t! We take a look at NES and SNES tie ins that defied the odds. Download now 0:00:00 – Main Theme (Super Star Wars) 0:06:56 – Imperial March (Super Empire Strikes Back) 0:09:03 – Theme of the Jedi (Super Return of the Jedi) 0:15:46 – Truck [...]

Jul 09 2014

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Rank #8: VGMpire Episode 56 – FF Locations

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Oh the places you’ll go in this whirlwind tour of ten different FF worlds, from Matoya’s Cave to the floating city of Bevelle. Download now SHOW NOTES 0:00:00 – Prelude (FFVII) 0:11:09 – Town (FF Origins) 0:12:29 – Matoya’s Cave (FFI) 0:14:09 – Castle Pandemonium (FFII Origins) 0:15:24 – The Cave Where the Crystal Lies [...]

Oct 16 2013

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Rank #9: VGMpire 127 – Shadow of ICO

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The Last Guardian is FINALLY out, and its PS2 predecessors have cast a decade-long shadow over its development. Odds are LG will turn out fine, but as you’ll see from this selection of tunes from ICO and Shadow of the Colossus, it has some big shoes to fill! Download SHOW NOTES 00:00 – Castle in [...]

Dec 07 2016

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Rank #10: VGMpire Episode 30 – CastleMania Vol 1

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Our four part series detailing the many stellar songs of Castlevania begins with this look at the NES and Game Boy titles. Get crackin and download now

Oct 03 2012

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Rank #11: VGMpire Episode 68 – Amazing X-Men

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An X-ellent assortment of mutant melodies, plus a few jams from their 1992 Spidey crossover. Download now 0:00:00 – Title Screen (Spider-Man and the X-Men) 0:06:33 – Gambit (Spider-Man and the X-Men) 0:11:40 – Spider-Man (Spider-Man and the X-Men) 0:21:46 – Title Screen (Wolverine) 0:22:47 – BGM2 (Wolverine) 0:32:20 – Title Screen (X-Men) 0:33:31 – [...]

Apr 30 2014

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Rank #12: VGMpire 101 – Rockmantober Part I

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ROCKTOBER 2015 kicks off with a deep dive into the first three Mega Man games. Download Now 0:00:00 – Opening and Title (MM2) 0:13:01 – Cut Man (MM1) 0:14:31 – Elec Man (MM1) 0:16:01 – Bomb Man (MM1) 0:22:42 – Fire Man (MM1) 0:23:47 – Wily 1 (MM1) 0:30:22 – Bubble Man (MM2) 0:31:40 – [...]

Oct 07 2015

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Rank #13: VGMpire AOTY 2014 – DKC Tropical Freeze

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Our first ever Album of the Year award goes to David Wise’s stunning Tropical Freeze OST. Its varied set list, consistent quality and overall VGM-ness makes it the best video game soundtrack of the year. Discuss! Download As you may have heard in the Year in Review episode, there was some stiff competition in 2014. [...]

Dec 21 2014

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Rank #14: VGMpire Episode 41 – Hyrule Hits Vol 1

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The very best Legend of Zelda tracks, from the original classic through Ocarina of Time. Hey, Listen! SHOW NOTES 0:00:00 – Title Screen (Legend of Zelda) 0:10:29 – Overworld (Legend of Zelda) 0:11:46 – Labyrinth (Legend of Zelda) 0:24:14 – Title Screen (Zelda II) 0:25:28 – Overworld (Zelda II) 0:26:58 – Palace Theme (Zelda II) [...]

Feb 20 2013

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Rank #15: VGMpire 78 – Pokemonth GBA

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Rocktober moves ahead into Pokemon’s Game Boy Advance days, including Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, FireRed and LeafGreen. Download now 00:00 – Title Screen (RSE) 15:42 – Dive (RSE) 17:35 – Route 120 (RSE) 19:04 – Mt Chimney (RSE) 27:59 – Battle vs Trainer (RSE) 30:16 – Battle vs Team Aqua and Magma (RSE) 32:46 – Battle [...]

Oct 08 2014

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Rank #16: VGMpire 118 – Mario Madness

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Look, we had to do a Super Mario episode at some point, and with Mario 64 turning 20 it seemed like a great time to look back on SMB1~64 and discuss its well-known (but still quite good) tunes. Download now SHOW NOTES 0:00:00 – File Select (Mario 64) 0:19:18 – Ground Theme (SMB2) 0:20:51 – [...]

Jun 29 2016

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Rank #17: VGMpire Episode 18 – The Sinister Sounds of Silent Hill

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A tribute to the hauntingly beautiful, occasionally terrifying tunes of Silent Hill – plus an Akira Yamaoka deep cut Download and listen in the dark SHOW NOTES 0:00:00- Theme (Silent Hill) 0:09:25 – Blood Tears (Silent Hill) 0:12:12 – Alchemilla Hospital (Silent Hill) 0:15:38 – Green Lion Antique Shop (Silent Hill) 0:26:26 – End of Small [...]

Mar 28 2012

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Rank #18: VGMpire Episode 51 – F-Zero GX

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One of my personal favorite OSTs is 10 years old this month, and the time to celebrate is NOW. Forever he will be my hero 0:00:00 – Pico 0:11:21 – Kate Allen 0:12:46 – Mighty Gazelle 0:14:07 – Michael Cain 0:23:21 – Black Shadow 0:25:11 – Dr Stewart 0:27:16 – Mr EAD 0:34:57 – Mrs [...]

Aug 21 2013

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Rank #19: VGMpire 79 – Pokemonth DS

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Get ready for a 90 minute dosage of Super Effective tunes from the DS days, featuring Diamond, Pearl, Black, White and HeartGold SoulSilver. Download now 0:00:00 – Opening Movie (DPP) 0:21:34 – Battle vs Trainer (DPP) 0:23:15 – Battle vs Team Galactic (DPP) 0:24:31 – Battle vs Diagla Palkia (DPP) 0:35:55 – Oreburgh Mine (DPP) [...]

Oct 16 2014

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Rank #20: VGMpire Episode 31 – CastleMania Vol 2

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Onward to the 90s with Castlevania IV, Bloodlines, Dracula X and Symphony of the Night. An impossibly good episode awaits

Oct 10 2012

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