Soundtrack Saturdays: Super Smash Bros. 4 – Gerudo Valley Remix

Since its release at the beginning of October, all of my gaming time has been relegated to the new Smash Bros. Having a game of this scope and scale is a double-edged sword; it’s by far the most extensive title on the 3DS, but due to hardware limitations, it’s not quite as good as its predecessor on the Wii. This is especially true when it comes to the soundtrack, which has only a fraction of Brawl’s mind-blowingly huge playlist. That doesn’t mean the music is bad, though; Rio Hamamoto shows off a new flamenco remix of the classic Gerudo Valley theme from Ocarina of Time. The original was amazing enough (seriously, give it a listen), but the instrumentals in the new version add so much energy.

If you want more Super Smash Bros. 4, you can find the full OST here.

Good gaming, good music.

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Soundtrack Saturdays: Super Smash Bros. Brawl – With Mila’s Divine Protection

With the Japanese release of the new Super Smash Bros. on the 3DS this week, I thought it’d be a good idea to revisit the OST of its predecessor. Brawl gets a bad rap for being less focused on competitive gameplay (especially regards to its slower pacing and random tripping mechanic), but no one can argue the quality of its music. With over 250 songs spanning more than a dozen franchises, the soundtrack is still one of the most extensive and varied selections you’ll ever find on a single disc. There are so many remixes, instrumentals, and arrangements of the most famous music in gaming, especially with regards to Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda. Much like the game itself, the soundtrack hits you with wave after wave of geeky nostalgia. However, one of the best tracks is often overlooked; With Mila’s Divine Protection is an arrangement from an old Fire Emblem title, and is the only flamenco-themed song in the game. It’s good for fighting and dancing.

Good gaming, good music.