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Episode 367: Mario Kart: The Golden Years

In this exciting episode, Karl & Will focus on the iconic and beloved soundtracks to both Super Mario Kart and Mario Kart 64! Enjoy this race down memory lane!

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Super Mario Kart - Soyo Oka - Nintendo - SNES - 1992
-Title Screen
-Mario Circuit
-Donut Plains
-Bowser’s Castle
-Koopa Beach
-Battle Mode
-Vanilla Lake
-Rainbow Road
-Tournament Win and Lose
-Special Ending
Mario Kart 64 - Kenta Nagata - Nintendo - N64 - 1997
-Mario Kart 64 Theme
-3 Raceways, Wario Stadium
-Moo Moo Farm, Yoshi Valley
-Koopa Troopa Beach
-Winning Results
-Toad’s Turnpike
-Frappe Snowland
-Choco Mountain, Battle Arenas
-Rainbow Road
-Victory Lap
-Kalimari Desert

Episode 343: The Wii Series

For the first week of Nintendo Month '18, Karl & Will focus on the delightful and underrated music of the Wii series. If a title was released for the Wii and started with the word "Wii", it's probably featured in this episode. Enjoy some feel-good Nintendo music!

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Wii Sports - Kazumi Totaka - Nintendo - Wii - 2006

-Title Screen

-Tennis (Results)

-Baseball (Results)

-Bowling (Results)

Wii Fit - Toru Minegishi, Manaka Kataoka - Nintendo - Wii - 2007

-Training Music

Wii Music - Toru Minegishi & Mahito Yokota - Nintendo - Wii - 2008

-Game Introduction

Wii Sports Resort - Ryo Nagamatsu - Nintendo - Wii - 2009

-Golf Results

-Main Theme

-Wakeboarding Theme 1

-Bowling Results

-Power Cruising Results

-Air Sports Theme

Wii Fit Plus - Toru Minegishi, Asuka Ohta - Nintendo - Wii - 2009

-Hoop Dance

-Step Rhythm

-My Routine Menu (Yoga)

Wii Party - Ryo Nagamatsu - Nintendo - Wii - 2010

-Main Theme

-Rankings

-Swap Meet (One to Go)

-Globe Trot

Episode 333: Super Mario Galaxy

In this cosmic episode, Karl & Will dive deep into one of the greatest video game soundtracks of all time: Super Mario Galaxy! The guys discuss why Mahito Yokota's score to this 2007 Wii game is so groundbreaking. Enjoy some of the finest VGM in this galaxy or any other!

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Super Mario Galaxy - Mahito Yokota & Koji Kondo - Nintendo - Wii - 2007
-Overture
-Starbit Festival
-Enter the Galaxy
-Good Egg Galaxy
-Honeyhive Galaxy
-Space Junk Galaxy
-Rosalina's Story Theme
-Battlerock Galaxy
-Beach Bowl Galaxy
-To the Gateway
-Rosalina in the Observatory (2 & 3)
-Buoy Base Galaxy
-Enter Bowser Jr.!
-Gusty Garden Galaxy
-Bowser, Great Koopa King
-Ghostly Galaxy (Waltz of the Boos)
-Melty Molten Galaxy
-Bowser's Galaxy Reactor
-Battle for the Grand Star
-Birth

Episode 292: Nintendo 3DS

For the first week of Nintendo Month 2017, Karl & Will share some of the very best music released for the 3DS! This system was responsible for some of the greatest and most expressive soundtracks in the past six years of video games. Enjoy!

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Super Mario 3D Land - Asuka Hayazaki, Mahito Yokota - 2011
-Snow Land
Etrian Odyssey V - Yuzo Koshiro - 2017
-Labyrinth I ~ Guardian
Kid Icarus Uprising - Motoi Sakuraba - 2012
-Dark Pit Battle
Professor Layton and The Azran Legacy - Tomohito Nishiura - 2014
-Main Theme
Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance - Yoko Shimomura - 2012
-Distant From You
Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth - Atsushi Kitajoh, Shoji Meguro - 2014
-Like a Dream Come True
Bravely Default - Revo - 2014
-Land of Light and Shadow
Fire Emblem: Awakening - Hiroki Morishita - 2013
-And What if I Can't? What if I'm Not Worthy...
Pushmo - Shoh Murakami - 2011
-Challenge
Kirby: Planet Robobot - Hirokazu Ando - 2016
-Patched Pathway
Etrian Mystery Dungeon - Yuzo Koshiro - 2015
-Waterfall Woodlands
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds - Ryo Nagamatsu - 2013
-A Kingdom's Legend
Mutant Mudds - Troupe Gammage - 2012
-World 4-1
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon - Chad York, Darren Radtke, Mike Peacock - 2013
-Gloomy Manor
Pokemon Sun & Moon - Junichi Masuda, Go Ichinose, Minako Adachi - 2016
-Lillie Encounter
Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure - Tomoya Ohtani - 2012
-Phantom R's Theme
Fire Emblem Fates - Hiroki Morishita - 2016
-For Sakura and Elise
The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes - Ryo Nagamatsu - 2015
-Title Theme
Kirby: Triple Deluxe - Hirokazu Ando - 2014
-The World to Win
Code Name S.T.E.A.M - Yoshito Sekigawa - 2015
-Intersection: Me vs. You

Episode 287: Metroid Revisited

In this episode, Karl & Will revisit the Metroid series! Using mostly the same playlist way back from Episode 33, minus some changes, the guys check back in with the music of some of their favorite games of all time. Enjoy!

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Metroid Prime - Kenji Yamamoto - Nintendo - Gamecube - 2002
-Main Title
Metroid - Hirokazu "Hip" Tanaka - Nintendo - NES - 1987
-Brinstar, Kraid
Metroid II: Return of Samus - Ryoji Yoshitomi - Nintendo - Game Boy - 1991
-Surface of SR388
Super Metroid - Kenji Yamamoto, Minako Hamano - Nintendo - SNES - 1994
-Brinstar Underground Depths, Maridia, Ridley's Theme
Metroid Fusion - Minako Hamano, Akira Fujiwara - Nintendo - GBA - 2002
-Facing a Huge Reaction, Arachnus X Boss Theme, Underwater Depths
Metroid Prime - Kenji Yamamoto - Nintendo - Gamecube - 2002
-Phendrana Drifts, Underwater Frigate Reactor Core, Chozo Artifact Temple, Menu
Metroid: Zero Mission - Kenji Yamamoto, Minako Hamano - Nintendo - GBA - 2004
-Title Theme
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes - Kenji Yamamoto - Nintendo - Gamecube - 2004
-Torvus Bog
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption - Kenji Yamamoto, Minako Hamano, Masaru Tajima - Nintendo - Wii - 2007
-Rundas Boss Theme, Skytown
Metroid: Other M - Kuniaki Haishima - Nintendo - Wii - 2010
-Staff Roll

Episode 252: Zelda Handhelds

In this exciting episode, Karl & Will explore the wonderful music of the Zelda Handheld games! Starting with Link's Awakening, all the way to the recent Tri Force Heroes. Enjoy some incredible and slightly under-appreciated Zelda music!

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening - Minako Hamano, Kozue Ishikawa - Nintendo - Game Boy - 1993
-Mabe Village
-Koholint Island
-House
-Mysterious Forest
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages - Kiyohiro Sada & Minako Adachi - Nintendo - Game Boy Color - 2001
-Sadness
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons - Kiyohiro Sada & Minako Adachi - Nintendo - Game Boy Color - 2001
-Din's Theme
-Credits
The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap - Mitsuhiko Takano - Nintendo - GBA - 2004
-Introduction
-Minish Village
-Hyrule Town
-Vaati Battle
The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass - Kenta Nagata & Toru Minegishi - Nintendo - DS - 2007
-Mercay Island
-Oshus's Theme
The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks - Toru Minegishi, Manaka Kataoka, Asuka Ota - Nintendo - DS - 2009
-Aboda Village
-Byrne
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds - Ryo Nagamatsu - Nintendo - 3DS - 2013
-A Kingdom's Legend
-Peaceful Castle
-Hilda's Theme (Milk Bar)
The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes - Ryo Nagamatsu - Nintendo - 3DS - 2015
-Stage 2 - Riverside
The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords - Yuko Takehara - Nintendo - GBA - 2002
-Zelda's Theme

Episode 244: Soyo Oka

For the final week of Nintendo Month '16, the guys explore the career of classic Nintendo composer Soyo Oka! Her music is as iconic as any in the heyday of VGM, but she is not a household name. The bros do their part to change that. Enjoy some of the best Nintendo music ever composed!

Ice Hockey - Soyo Oka - Nintendo - NES - 1988
-Team Selections
Vs. Excitebike - Soyo Oka - Nintendo - FDS - 1988
-Title Screen & Vs. Edit Mode
Famicom Mukashibanashi: Yuyuki - Soyo Oka - Nintendo - FDS - 1989
-Ending
Pilotwings - Soyo Oka - Nintendo - SNES - 1990
-Opening & Flight Club
-Light Plane
-Skydiving
-Rocketbelt
SimCity - Soyo Oka - Nintendo - SNES - 1991
-Title
-Town
-Megalopolis
-Bad Evaluation
Super Mario Kart - Soyo Oka - Nintendo - SNES - 1992
-Title Screen
-Mario Circuit
-Donut Plains
-Koopa Beach
-Vanilla Lake
-Rainbow Road
Super Mario All-Stars - Soyo Oka - Nintendo - SNES - 1993
-Title, Bonus
Wario's Woods - Soyo Oka - Nintendo - NES - 1994
-Title Screen
Nurse Witch Komugi - Soyo Oka - Kid - PS2 - 2004
-Exploring
Famicom Grand Prix II: 3D Hot Rally - Soyo Oka - Nintendo
-Title Screen

Episode 242: Nintendo DS

For week two of Nintendo Month '16, the guys focus on the music of the DS! This handheld saw the release of many beloved games and soundtracks. The guys discuss how the DS in many ways helped to extend the lifespan of 16-bit style video game music. Enjoy!

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl - Go Ichinose - Nintendo - DS - 2006
-Research Lab
Kirby Squeak Squad - Hirokazu Ando, Jun Ishikawa, Tadashi Ikegami - Nintendo - DS - 2006
-Having Fun Outside
Professor Layton and the Curious Village - Tomohito Nishiura - Nintendo - DS - 2007
-St. Mystere
Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow - Masahiko Kimura - Konami - DS - 2005
-Dracula's Tears
Animal Crossing: Wild World - Kazumi Totaka & Asuka Ohta - Nintendo - DS - 2005
-The Roost
Radiant Historia - Yoko Shimomura - Atlus - DS - 2010
-Where the Wind and Feathers Return
Dragon Quest IX - Koichi Sugiyama - Square Enix - DS - 2009
-Heaven's Prayer
New Super Mario Bros. - Koji Kondo - Nintendo - DS - 2006
-Walking the Plains
Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City - Yuzo Koshiro - Atlus - DS - 2010
-Battlefield - Those That Slay and Fall
Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light - Naoshi Mizuta - Square Enix - DS - 2009
-Horn, the Home of the Wind (Day)
Super Robot Taisen: OG Saga - Kayoko Matsushima, Naofumi Tsuruyama - Atlus - DS - 2008
-Ash to Ash
The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks - Koji Kondo - Nintendo - DS - 2009
-Credits
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days - Yoko Shimomura - Square Enix - DS - 2009
-Vector to the Heavens
Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story - Yoko Shimomura - Nintendo - DS - 2009
-Waltz in the Lake
Rhythm Heaven - Masami Yone - Nintendo - DS - 2008
-Remix 10
7th Dragon - Yuzo Koshiro - Sega - DS - 2009
-Battlefield - Swords Bursting
Professor Layton and the Unwound Future - Tomohito Nishiura - Nintendo - DS - 2010
-Theme of the Last Time Travel
Luminous Arc - Yasunori Mitsuda & Akari Kaida - Atlus - DS - 2007
-Ancient Myth
Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin - Yuzo Koshiro - Konami - DS - 2006
-Dance of Sadness
Major DS: Dream Baseball - Unknown - Takara Tomy - DS - 2008
-BGM 10