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VGMpire

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Rank #193 in Video Games category

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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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397 Ratings
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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 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 #2: VGMpire 150 – Chrono Conclusion

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Before we bow out for an indefinite hiatus, journey from 65 million BC to parallel dimensions in this Lavos-sized 150th episode. To far away times SHOW NOTES 0:00:00 – Presentiment / Chrono Trigger0:25:48 – Guardia Millennial Fair (CT)0:29:02 – Memories of Green (CT)0:32:54 – Wind Scene (CT)0:36:16 – Secret of the Forest (CT)0:48:58 – Battle [...]

Sep 15 2019

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Rank #3: VGMpire 134 – Donkey Kong 94

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One of the absolute greatest games of all time also sports a peppy, anxious soundtrack. Listen as we gush over this 1994 re-imagining of Nintendo’s oldest rivalry. Download Now   SHOW NOTES 00:00 – Title Screen 08:47 – Big City 11:00 – Desert 17:32 – Theme 2 19:08 – Theme 5 19:54 – Theme 6 [...]

Mar 29 2017

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Rank #4: VGMpire 130 – Kirby Classics

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Before he was made of yarn or a stylus-guided sphere, Kirby ruled the original Game Boy and starred in several console classics. This week we examine Kirby’s pre-2000 era, which includes bubbly tunes from Adventure, Super Star and all three Dream Land titles. Download Now SHOW NOTES 0:00:00 – Green Greens (Dream Land) 0:09:35 – [...]

Jan 25 2017

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Rank #5: VGMpire Episode 42 – Mario RPG Music Hour

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More like 90 minutes of Mario RPG goodness, from the SNES original to Sticker Star. Download here SHOW NOTES 0:00:00 – Title Screen (Sticker Star) 0:08:43 – Booster Tower (Mario RPG) 0:10:12 – The Road is Full of Dangers (Mario RPG) 0:11:47 – Forest Maze (Mario RPG) 0:18:00 – Battle (Mario RPG) 0:19:06 – Happy [...]

Mar 06 2013

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Rank #6: 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 #7: VGMpire Episode 55 – FF Battle Jams

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Fifteen rockin battle themes from eleven different Final Fantasy games. Buckle up! Download Now 0:00:00 – Prelude (FFIV) 0:12:23 – Battle 1 (FFI Origins) 0:13:59 – Battle 1 (FFII) 0:15:26 – Boss Battle (FFIII) 0:22:51 – Battle 1 (FFIV) 0:24:37 – Boss Battle (FFIV) 0:26:55 – Battle Against Gilgamesh (FFV) 0:29:21 – Dancing Mad (FFVI) [...]

Oct 09 2013

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Rank #8: VGMpire 120 – Star Fox Salute

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We take a tour through the first three Star Fox soundtracks and discuss the brand’s many unique selling points, from its muppet animal heroes to its gamey-orchestral jams. SNES and N64 tunes incoming! Download Now SHOW NOTES 0:00:00 – Main Theme (Star Fox) 0:18:25 – Emergency Call (Star Fox) 0:18:45 – Corneria (Star Fox) 0:25:21 [...]

Aug 10 2016

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Rank #9: 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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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 113 – Hyrule Hits Vol 3

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We complete our Zelda audio triforce by discussing Skyward Sword, Spirit Tracks and Link Between Worlds, plus touch on the newly released Twilight Princess HD. Download Now SHOW NOTES 0:00:00 – Hyrule Field (Twilight Princess) 0:20:51 – Exploring the Sky (Skyward Sword) 0:24:10 – Lanaryu Desert (Skyward Sword) 0:27:58 – Ancient Automaton Koloktos Allegro (Skyward [...]

Mar 09 2016

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Rank #12: VGMpire 128 – 2016 Year in Review

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While there was plenty to dislike about 2016, at least we got several top-notch game soundtracks! Let’s listen to numerous examples of modern VGM excellence, from Doom to Furi to Watch Dogs 2. Download Now SHOW NOTES 0:00:00 – Rip & Tear (Doom) 0:11:07 – At Doom’s Gate (Doom) 0:12:16 – Flesh & Metal (Doom) 0:18:52 [...]

Dec 21 2016

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Rank #13: 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 #14: VGMpire Episode 45 – Beats of Rage

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Celebrating three Genesis soundtracks that are streets ahead. Download now 0:00:00 – Player Select (Streets of Rage) 0:08:59 – Fighting in the Street (Streets of Rage) 0:11:36 – Moon Beach (Streets of Rage) 0:14:23 – Stealthy Steps (Streets of Rage) 0:23:42 – Attack of the Barbarian (Streets of Rage) 0:26:35 – You Became the Bad [...]

Apr 17 2013

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Rank #15: VGMpire Episode 50 – Best of the Best

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An obscenely long sampler of the show up to this point. A perfect jumping on point or a great refresher for longtime listeners! Download now SHOW NOTES 0:07:10 – Inside the Whale (Super Adventure Island, Yuzo Koshiro) 0:09:57 – Control Center (GoldenEye 007, Norgate, Kirkhope, Beanland) 0:12:11 – Level 1-1 (Jumping Flash, Takeo Miratsu) 0:14:09 [...]

Jul 03 2013

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Rank #16: VGMpire 131 – Turok Turns Twenty

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The Nintendo 64 didn’t have the third party support of the PlayStation, but Iguana’s Turok series ruled the FPS roost for the platform’s entire life cycle. The 1997 original turns 20 this month, so let’s examine the booming, epic scores of the four N64 hits. Download Now SHOW NOTES 0:00:00 – Port of Adia (Seeds [...]

Feb 08 2017

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Rank #17: VGMpire Episode 12 – Ys-y listening

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Face-crunching guitars meet soul-soothing melodies in our 90 minute tribute to the majesty of Ys Download episode 12 here SHOW NOTES 0:00:00 – Release of the Far West Ocean (Ys VI) 0:10:28 – Field Mountain Area (Ys Book I & II) 0:12:30 – Shrine Entrance (Ys Book I & II) 0:14:32 – Shrine Depths ( Ys [...]

Jan 25 2012

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Rank #18: VGMpire 121 – Crash Courses

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The Boundin’ Bandicoot turns 20 years old this month, so we’re looking back at his original PlayStation adventures. Thumping drums, twangy rock and tinkly xylophones provide a backdrop for this chart-topping trilogy. Download now SHOW NOTES 0:00:00 – N Sanity Beach (Crash Bandicoot) 0:12:57 – Hog Wild (Crash Bandicoot) 0:15:11 – Pinstripe (Crash Bandicoot) 0:17:21 [...]

Sep 07 2016

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Rank #19: VGMpire Episode 32 – CastleMania Vol 3

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Onward to the GBA and DS era, including Circle of the Moon, Aria of Sorrow, Portrait of Ruin and more Six amazing OSTs await your ear holes

Oct 17 2012

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Rank #20: VGMpire 119 – Monster Hunter Mania

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Celebrating over 10 years of incredible orchestral tunes, from the original PS2 title through the latest MH Generations. With guest Yuri Araujo! Download Now 0:00:00 – Main Theme (MH) 0:10:07 – Forest and Hills / Rathalos (MH) 0:11:46 – Yian Garuga (MH) 0:23:30 – Desert (MH Dos / Freedom 2 / Freedom Unite) 0:25:03 – [...]

Jul 13 2016

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