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Happy Fourth, Year 3!

Happy Fourth of July! The years are just flying by..

I wanted to post this yesterday but didn't have the chance to, since we were busy spending the day with our families. This is the third birthday of the website, it went live in July of 2014 and that was after putting over a year of work into designing the site, finding out which video game albums are available to purchase online and providing links to those various outlets, creating playlists and Video Game Music Awards on our Youtube and Soundcloud pages to aid others in discovering new video game music, and of course uploading albums that are currently out-of-print or have never received an official soundtrack release. It's great to hear from all of the people enjoying the hard work we put into extracting, editing and uploading these video game albums. From the people who don't even play many video games but love the music, to the people that want to bring video game music to their Guitar or Piano teacher so that they can learn how to play a song. We appreciate all of the kind words and support. Here's to another year of Video Game Scores.

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!