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The Year of Luigi Sound Selection

The Year of Luigi Sound Selection was released in August of 2013 as a reward item for Club Nintendo Members of Japan. It was to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Luigi's appearance in the original Mario Bros. Other merchandise was available as well, such as a poster, coin, pin and 3DS XL case. The Sound Selection covers a wide array of games that Luigi either starred in or played a part in. A couple examples are Luigi's Mansion, Mario & Lugi: Dream Team,  Super Paper Mario, Mario Kart Wii and Mario Power Tennis.  I assume there was no fan input into the selection of this soundtrack(unlike Animal Crossing - Your Favourite Songs) but I can't say for sure because I can't find much information on it.

The price is getting up there for new copies of The Year of Luigi Sound Selection, the copies on ebay are going from $60 to $80. So, if you plan on picking up a physical copy I would try and pick one up sooner rather than later. Our copy is uploaded in both MP3 and FLAC format and you'll find it in the archive.

Postal 2 

Postal 2 was released by Running With Scissors  back in April of 2003.  The Postal 2 Music tracks are easily obtainable by browsing the Music folder within the game files, they're in .ogg format and all of the tracks are labeled so identifying them isn't a problem. I only made small tweaks to the titles such as "Fire In The Hole(Club Music)" and "Holy Defecation (Easter Boss)".

In case you're looking for it, we didn't include the track "A Fall To Break-Stole My Faith" that you hear on a player in the hotel because the it's available to purchase at this website for the band.  The soundtrack consists of 19 tracks and you'll find it in our archive or by clicking here. Enjoy!

Super Mario All-Stars Soundtrack

Super Mario All-Stars was released in July of 1993 for the Super Nintendo System and the soundtrack was composed and arranged by Soyo Oka—with most of the original composition credit going to Koji Kondo. The score for the game is essentially an enhanced version of the source material from the original Super Mario Bros. games, with some additions that were not in the original games such as the "Bowser" and "Last Battle" themes for Super Mario Bros. and "Princess Toadstool's Message" and "Bowser's Message" for Super Mario Bros. 3 for example. I'm not sure if I enjoy the enhanced versions more than the originals overall but there are a handful of tracks that I like more than the original versions.

I placed the tracks in the order that you hear them in-game—with the exception of the fanfare cues, which I placed at the end of each score—and I titled the tracks beginning with the game they're from(i.e. Super Mario Bros. 2 - Wart,  Super Mario Bros. 3 - Fortress), to simplify identification. There were some duplicate tracks, such as the "Invincibility Themes" for all three games, which are identicle to one another so, I only included one of them in this case.  I noticed that The Lost Levels Ending track and the Super Mario Bros. Ending track do sound pretty much the same but at 40 seconds in on The Lost Levels Ending the pitch deviates from the SMB version. I looped each track at least one, there are some very short tracks that repeat just 15-20 seconds in and in that case, I looped those tracks a couple times to stretch the length to just about a minute long.

So, there we have it. Super Mario All-Stars Soundtrack includes 95-tracks and both the FLAC and MP3 versions are uploaded.

 

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Sound Selection

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Sound Selection was released in November of 2014 as a Club Nintendo reward in Japan; it was also released in January of 2015 for Nintendo Club members of Europe with a slightly different title: The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Original Soundtrack. The soundtrack was composed and arranged by Ryo Nagamatsu(along with a few tracks originally composed by Koji Kondo & Akito Nakatsuka), known for his fantastic work on games such as Super Mario Galaxy 2, Mario Kart Wii, Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS.

The Soundtrack is no longer available as Club Nintendo is no more, but there are still a handful of physical copies for sale on ebay(some brand new, some used) going from $40-70, in case anybody is interested. The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Sound Selection is uploaded to the archives. Enjoy!

New Super Mario Bros. DS

New Super Mario Bros was released in 2006 for the Nintendo DS and the original score is composed by Asuka Ota and Hajime Wakai. This was my first MIDI file game audio extraction and it took a bit longer to do than I originally thought, mainly because the instrument samples need to be synched properly with the MIDI sound files and if they're not.. what you end up with just sounds ridiculous(I admit, I got distracted more than once just playing around with the sound samples). Once I got the syncing routine down packed, it was just the matter of the usual editing, finding the loop points and labeling each track.

The tracks weren't that difficult to organize, considering most of the default track titles at least gave an indication of where they would play, such as "NCS_BGM_VS_SHUFFLE(VS. Mode Minigame Shuffle)" or "NCS_BGM_VS_REVERSI(Bomb-omb Reverse)".  There were a handful that were not as clear-cut, such as "NCS_BGM_CASINO3(Wanted!/Mario's Slides)" or "NCS_BGM_MINICOIN(Whack-a-Monty/Hide and Boo Seek/Coincentration)" but even with considering those tracks, the labeling process was mostly straightforward(thankfully). There were some redundant tracks but with different files names such as "NCS_BGM_VS_SELECT" and "NCS_BGM_VS_DICISION". So, when I came across tracks like those, I only included one of them rather than both. The quality of the soundtrack is one of the best I've heard.

For VS. there are only two tracks that play during a match, the VS. Grassland Theme  and VS. Snow Theme Underground. Nomatter which VS stage is played: Grass, Ice, Pipe or Castle stages. Those two songs are the only ones that play—just incase somebody thinks tracks were omitted. There is an unused Credits track, which I found interesting.. It seems like it was used for the beta version but it was left in the game files.  I didn't include any of the sound effects(jumping, hitting blocks and so fourth) but I did include the short jingles from the main game, minigames and vs. matches—basically anything with music.

I am glad I finally got around to doing this soundtrack because it really is one of the better—if not the best—soundtracks from the New Super Mario Games. The track "Castle theme" has been one of my favorits since I first played NSSB years ago, it is such a great piece of music and my favorite of the "Castle Themes" from any Super Mario game.

So, there it is. Uploaded in both FLAC and MP3 which were directly converted from the original files. Enjoy.