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Nintendo Switch Review

The Nintendo Switch is Nintendo's latest home/portable gaming console released on March 3, 2017. It's powered by NVIDIA's Custom Tegra processor(the same that powers NVIDIA's Shield), has a 6.2-inch 1280x720 LCD Multi-touch capacitive touch screen, 802.11 ac wireless card, Bluetooth 4.1, 3.5mm audio jack, 32GB of internal storage and weighs about .66lbs. This is not your typical video game console that just resides underneath your television(as was the case with its predecessor the Wii U), this is a truly portable console that you can enjoy from the comfort of your couch for long gaming sessions or you can take it with you and continue your game session wherever you left off. The switch from home to on the go, is absolutely seamless..

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Knuckles' Chaotix Soundtrack

Knuckles' Chaotix was released in 1995 for the SEGA 32x(which is an add-on for the Mega Drive), It's a spin-off of the Sonic The Hedgehog series and the only one to feature the character Knuckles as the main protagonist.  I was unaware of this game before it was requested, so I was curious to try it out and the design of the game is pretty much the same as one of the main Sonic games—collecting rings, jumping on baddies, bonus rounds ect—but the gameplay mechanics are different, you have another character attached to you by a set of rings and you control both of them at the same time to solve puzzles and complete the levels. It a pretty fun game and I can't believe I've never heard of it before. And now to the music..

The volume of the tracks was a little on the low side, so I amplified them, equalized and looped them twice, with a fade-out on the third loop; for the very short tracks I looped them a couple of times to stretch out the length. I kept the titles that are shown in the sound test from the options menu within the game and added in parenthesis the location or event that occurs when the particular track is played, to make them easier to identify and I placed the tracks in the order that they're heard in-game, starting with the "Overture" and finishing with the "Good and Bad Endings".  It shouldn't be any surprise at this point but I didn't include the sound effects files, I did include the short fanfares such as "Got a Chaos Ring" and "Reach The Goal" and put them at the end of the soundtrack as we've been doing with most of our uploads.

The soundtrack's uploaded and you'll find it in the archive.

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.