I love videogame music. Rarely a day goes by where I don’t have some game tune stuck in my head (Mario and Mariokart being the worst offenders). I find a lot of game music is great to work / code to, as it’s generally upbeat and devoid of lyrics. I thought it’d be fun to put together a short list of my favourite albums and share it here. I’ve put in download / purchase links where possible. For those without a link, you should be able to find them easily enough with a quick google.
If you think I’ve missed anything, please let me know!
- Scott Pilgrim vs the World
Megadrive-esque chiptunes with guitars.
- Super Meatboy
Kind of chiptuney but with real instruments. Fat bass.
- Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP
Lovely folky chiptunes.. I’m currently working on a full review of SB:S&S EP, but needless to say it’s an utterly fantastic game. I love love love this album. It’s just perfect.
- Super Mario Galaxy
Can’t beat a good Mario tune.
Dancey trancey dance dance.
- Jet Set Radio
Quite a fun mix: J-pop, hip-hop, funk, dance, electronic, rock, acid jazz, trip hop…