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Weirdness: The Roots Perform an Awesome Mario Rap on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

The Roots Perform an Awesome Mario Rap on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

Disses Luigi, rap battle should happen...

For those that don't know, The Roots are a critically acclaimed, Grammy winning band, that also serves as the house band on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Some of you may also be aware that Fallon has been doing a lot of post-E3 coverage, so games have been a prominent part of his show in the past week. That...

News: Pay What You Want For The Mighty Switch Force! 2 OST

Pay What You Want For The Mighty Switch Force! 2 OST

Set fire to the club (then put it out)

Mighty Switch Force! is one of our top 10 third-party titles for the 3DS so far and a big factor in that decision might just be the bouncy, soaring soundtrack provided by Jake “virt” Kaufman. Now that Mighty Switch Force 2! is out in the world, Kaufman has put the full soundtrack to the sequel up online to...

News: Mega Man 5 Soundtrack Rocks Onto Capcom Store

Mega Man 5 Soundtrack Rocks Onto Capcom Store

Tsk, it only has 57 tracks

If you're a Mega Man fan that simply has to buy every re-release that graces Nintendo Virtual Console platforms, chances are you may have just recently downloaded Mega Man 5 onto your 3DS. Coincidentally — or not, we suspect — Capcom has updated its gradual release of the Blue Bomber's soundtracks with the fifth...

News: Time to Rock Out With Some Chiptunes, Thanks to Diad

Time to Rock Out With Some Chiptunes, Thanks to Diad

Could have been called "Super Mosh Bros."

Occasionally we like to direct your attention to some awesome music or videos that we come across, and today we bring you a rock chip-tune album called Diad. As that description suggests, this seven track album aims to produce 8-bit chiptunes that, given the right instrumentation, could very easily be...

News: Fan-Made Legend Of Zelda: Wind Waker Remix Album Coming Soon

Fan-Made Legend Of Zelda: Wind Waker Remix Album Coming Soon

"On the Breath of the Wind" releasing later this year

It's amazing to think that The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker is ten years old — here at Nintendo Life Towers we still vividly recall seeing those lush cel-shaded visuals for the first time and being totally enraptured by the gameplay. To mark the occasion, a fan album is being produced which...

News: Chiptune Album World 1-2 Now Available To Download

Chiptune Album World 1-2 Now Available To Download

Music to our ears

Koopa Soundworks has released its digital album World 1-2 today featuring some of the best retro-style chiptune music you'll ever have the pleasure of hearing. The album is a collaboration that includes some of the biggest names from major gaming franchises and is being distributed via GameChops. One of the most recognisable names...

News: Grant Kirkhope's Perfect Dark Soundtrack Blasts Onto Bandcamp

Grant Kirkhope's Perfect Dark Soundtrack Blasts Onto Bandcamp

The sweet beats

When we think back to iconic Rare shooters that helped to redefine the genre on the Nintendo 64, minds often drift to GoldenEye 007. That has a strong case as a trailblazer, but if you're looking for the best Rare title in that genre from the 64-bit beast, plenty of loyal fans will very enthusiastically and loudly point you towards...

News: Harmony of Heroes, A Smash Bros. Fan Album, is Set to Arrive in 2014

Harmony of Heroes, A Smash Bros. Fan Album, is Set to Arrive in 2014

From the team that produced the Harmony of a Hunter Metroid albums

Shinesparkers is a Metroid fan-site and collective of music lovers that brought us some terrific — and free — Metroid music in the past couple of years. Harmony of a Hunter was followed by Harmony of a Hunter 101% Run, both of which we discussed with the team way back in April...

News: World 1-2 is an Upcoming Chiptune Album With Serious Pedigree

World 1-2 is an Upcoming Chiptune Album With Serious Pedigree

Chiptune arrangers team up with famous composers

As we all know here on Nintendo Life, video game culture isn't just about playing a game and pushing buttons, but about a wider community and other ways of sharing our passion. Whether that's dressing up for expos, writing, making videos or working on music soundtracks, there's more to this hobby than...

News: Mega Man Soundtracks Released on U.S. Capcom Store

Mega Man Soundtracks Released on U.S. Capcom Store

If you're in Europe, tough

The Mega Man franchise is currently indulging in its 25th Anniversary celebrations with various goodies though yes, we know, no full game to date. For fans of the series, however, recent months have given a good opportunity to buy assorted trinkets to celebrate, with Capcom also gradually bringing the first six NES...

News: Zelda Symphony Returning To Los Angeles During E3 2013

Zelda Symphony Returning To Los Angeles During E3 2013

Da da da daaaaaaaaa

It's been almost two years since something beautiful and magical happened during Nintendo's E3 press conference in June 2011 - the company opened the presentation with a spectacular orchestra, displaying tunes from The Legend of Zelda's impressive musical catalogue. The Legend Of Zelda: Symphony Of The Goddesses - under Irish...

News: KORG M01D Music Workstation Hitting 3DS eShop This Summer

KORG M01D Music Workstation Hitting 3DS eShop This Summer

What sweet music you'll make

Some of you may fondly recall KORG DS-10, a "musical workstation" for your humble Nintendo DS. If you enjoyed making bizarre aural creations with this cult release then you'll be please to learn that it's getting a sequel for the 3DS eShop, entitled KORG M01D. Essentially a souped-up version of the DS original, KORG...

News: Zelda Reorchestrated Brings Musical Journey To An End After Nine Years

Zelda Reorchestrated Brings Musical Journey To An End After Nine Years

The final chapter

Zelda Reorchestrated was a fantastic project, led by a team of enthusiastic musicians and fans of one of Nintendo's most recognised franchises. It is with regret that the team are preparing to say farewell to almost a decade of composing the series' most famous themes. Twilight Symphony, the team's greatest achievement to date,...