Opinion: What songs might come with Terry in Smash Ultimate? My guesses!

Let’s discuss more Smash music options, this time the vast array of Fatal Fury and King of Fighters tracks likely coming into the game alongside Terry Bogard. As per usual, here’s five tracks I’d like to see in the game. Terry’s theme from Fatal Fury 2/Special is almost a given. I expect this remixed without…

Music: Women VGM Composers You Should Know About – Shinobu Amayake

Shinobu Amayake Amayake had a short career in VGM, working for Nintendo from 1991 to 1994 before departing to embark on her own career in music, performing live shows with other performers. While at Nintendo, she contributed music to three games: Mario Open Golf (the Japanese version of NES Open Tournament Golf), the NES version…

Site News: Music Hub YT Updates

Hey all, Periodically I have to go through my music hub and update links thanks to the mystique behind Youtube’s algorithms, publishers claiming content ID, lost accounts, discovering a user is a sexist asshole, etc.  Well, today was one of those days, and now we have functional links for all of the Women Composer posts,…

Music: Top 25 Video Game Fan Remixes: #21- 25

Let’s wrap up my remix picks today! To kick us off, here’s Thailand’s Simon Leong absolutely nailing Dr. Wily’s theme from Mega Man 2. This is an acoustic guitar cover, but it is played with the energy and the tempo of a much heavier instrument choice, and it just clicks. Leong has a lot of…

Music: Women VGM Composers You Should Know About – Michiru Oshima

Michiru Oshima Oshima is perhaps better known for her work outside of video games — working on anime soundtracks like Full Metal Alchemist, Le Chevalier d’Éon and Little Witch Academia; films including several in the Godzilla franchise, and dramas and concerts — but she has done quite a few gaming soundtracks on top of that,…

Music: Women VGM Composers You Should Know About – Atsuko Asahi

Atsuko Asahi Asahi is another newcomer to Nintendo’s sound team, joining in 2010 and having her first music credit for the 3DS launch title Steel Diver. She quickly expanded into many of Nintendo’s premiere Wii U and 3DS titles of the period, including Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Mario Kart 8, Super Smash Bros. for 3DS/Wii…

Music: Top 25 Video Game Fan Remixes: #16 – 20

Rock band On Being Human splits its focus between original music and video game covers, and when they switch over to the VGM side of things they’re quite smashing at it. Their medley of Goldeneye injects a lot of apropos edge to the spectacular soundtrack, and their rapid fire transitions give a lot of songs…

Music: Women VGM Composers You Should Know About – Shiho Fujii

Shiho Fujii Fujii is a relative newcomer to Nintendo’s sound team, joining the company in 2007. After getting her feet wet with some musical support for Wii Fit and Animal Crossing: City Folk, she was asked to contribute to New Super Mario Bros. Wii and Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword‘s soundtracks. Once the Wii U…

Music: Top 25 Video Game Fan Remixes: #11 – 15

I did not plan this, but we have five rock-heavy anthem remixes on tap for today, so let’s kick off the jams with Lame Genie’s superb take on Jake Kaufmann’s legendary “Strike the Earth” from Shovel Knight. This is a pretty direct cover of the original, but the band delivers a decibel-ridden arrangement that digs…

Music: Women VGM Composers You Should Know About – Yumiko Kanki

Yumiko Kanki Kanki joined Nintendo around 1987, beginning her career of music and sound programming working on the two Famicom Golf titles for Japan. From there, she shared music duties on F-Zero, perhaps her greatest contribution to Nintendo’s musical history. She also worked on the Super Scope 6 pack-in, Tetris and Dr. Mario, Star Fox…