Episode 370: Super Mario Galaxy 2

In this cosmic episode, Karl & Will dive deep into one of the greatest video game soundtracks of all time: Super Mario Galaxy 2! The guys discuss why Mahito Yokota's sequel score is so incredible. Enjoy some of the finest VGM in this galaxy or any other!


Super Mario Galaxy 2 - Mahito Yokota, Koji Kondo, Ryo Nagamatsu - Nintendo - Wii - 2010
-Cloudy Court Galaxy
-Unknown Star/The Starship Sails
-Yoshi Star Galaxy
-Starship Mario 1-3
-Cosmic Cove
-Sky Station Galaxy
-World 3
-Honeybloom Galaxy
-Freezy Flake Galaxy
-Bowser Jr.'s Fiery Flotilla
-Bowser's Lava Lair
-Bowser Battle
-Starshine Beach Galaxy
-Throwback Galaxy
-Space Storm Galaxy
-Melty Monster Galaxy
-World S
-Bowser's Galaxy Generator
-Fated Battle
-Staff Credits

Episode 369: Listener Show & Tell 8

It's time for another installment of Listener Show & Tell! These very special episodes consist purely of tracks submitted by the wonderful listeners of the SMBVGMP! Enjoy an eclectic mix of great VGM both old & new!


(Carlos) DoDonPachi DaiFukkatsu Black Label - Jake "virt" Kaufman - Stage 2

(Arwin) Gimmick! - Masashi Kageyama - Good Morning

(Steve D) Chrono Cross - Yasunori Mitsuda - Dream of the Shore Near Another World

(Brian B) Metal Masters - Alberto Gonzalez - Title Screen

(Amy) Assassin's Creed Syndicate - Austin Wintory - Jokes Jokes Jokes

(Preston C) Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom - Yuzo Koshiro - Misty Woods

(Steve V) Astro Bot Rescue Mission - Kenneth Young - Tite Mites

(Adrian) Salamander 2 - Naoki Maeda - Sensation

(Niamh S) Persona 5 - Shoji Meguro - Beneath the Mask (Rain)

(Moonie) The Ghost Mall - SpeakEasy

(Zach W) Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World - Daisuke Achiwa - Hyacinth

(Henry R) Deltarune - toby fox - Field of Hopes And Dreams

(Thorben D) Tomoya Tomita - Take Me

(Brandon S) Lost Odyssey - Nobuo Uematsu - Neverending Journey

(Sean T) Donkey Kong Country - Dave Wise - Fear Factory

(Jon E) Fire Emblem: Three Houses - Unknown - -Main Theme (Japanese)

(Zach W) Atelier Online - ACE - Battle

(Benjamin H) Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles - Kumi Tanioka - A Gentle Wind Blows

(Mike P) Nintendo Badge Arcade - Masato Onishi - Title Theme

(Alex P) Snowboard Kids - Isao Kasai - Big Snowman

Episode 368: The Lufia Series

In this exciting Patreon-suggested episode, Karl & Will explore the music of the Lufia series! The guys discuss how even though this series may not break the mold, it provides tons of super solid and effective VGM. Enjoy!


Lufia & the Fortress of Doom - Yasunori Shiono, Aki Zaitsu - Taito - SNES - 1993

-Battle 2

-The Battle of the Island in the Void


Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals - Yasunori Shiono - Natsume - SNES - 1995


-Battle 2

-Peace of Mind

-The Earth

-The Prophet


-Final Battle


-The Savior of Those on Earth

Lufia: The Legend Returns - Yasunori Shiono, Akiko Ishibashi, Tomoko Morita - Natsume - Game Boy Color - 2001

-Prologue~ The Decisive Battle

-Town of Albano

-Chivalrous Thief Deckard

-To Doom Island

Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals - Yasunori Shiono, Tomoko Morita - Natsume - DS - 2010

-Town of Abundance, Elcid

-Logismos Shrine Underground

Lufia: The Ruins of Lore - Yukio Nakajima, Yasunori Shiono - Taito - GBA - 2002

-Title Screen

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!


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 366: Marcato Radio 15

It's time for another installment of Marcato Radio! Once again, it's another non-stop collection of outstanding video game music. Some you've heard before, and some you have not. How many tracks can YOU recognize? Enjoy!


King of Dragons - Yoko Shimomura - SNES - Cave of Hydra

Energy Breaker - Yasunori Shiono - SNES - The Sky's Brilliance

Trauma Center: Under the Knife 2 - Manabu Namiki - DS - Gentle Breeze

Stellar Assault - Masaru Setsumaru - 32X - Mission 4

I Am Setsuna - Tomoki Miyoshi - PS4 - Dance of Death

Nagz - My Dog Lives on the Moon

Shadow of the Ninja - Iku Mizutani - NES - Stage 3: Rooftops

Fury of the Furries - Frederic Motte - Arcade - Lagoon (Fun)

Chaos Seed - Yasunori Shiono - SNES - Sadness of the Heroine

Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna - The Golden Country - Kenji Hiramatsu - Switch - Battle!!

Hotdog Storm - Shigenori Masuko - Arcade - Stage 1

Lucky Luke - Alberto Gonzalez - Game Boy - The Fierce Duel

Etrian Odyssey Nexus - Yuzo Koshiro - 3DS - Shop

Cosmic Fantasy Stories - Hisao Inoue, Jun Hasebe - Genesis - Field

Mystic Ark - Akihiko Mori - SNES - The Rise and Fall of the Waves

Air Zonk - Daisuke Morishima - TurboGrafx 16 - Stage 5-4

Carrier Air Wing - Manami Matsumae - Arcade - Mission 10: Stratosphere

Famicom Grand Prix: F1 Race - Soyo Oka - FDS - Track 8

Quest for Glory 1 - Mark Seibert - PC - Erana's Peace

Episode 365: Yet Another Installment of Modern Chiptunes

This week, the guys check back in with the world of Modern Chiptunes! There is some incredible music being created in this passionate community, and this episode showcases some of the very best of it. WARNING: Extremely good music lies ahead...


Jredd - Winter Chip XIV - Rebirth

nu11 - Here We Go

WillRock - Spacetunes = WIN - Intergalactic Space Mice

Shirobon - Distant Reality - Cyber Party ft Radix

Shnabubula - Game Genie - Moonlight Passage

MovieMovies1 - Winter Chip XIII - Crossroads

maak - illuminate

nelward - the mondo zone - fizzPOP

kulor - Soundchip Salad - The Recovery

Vince Kaichan - ChipWINter Wilderness - Carriage Ride

Umeboshi Chazuke - Fatality Saga

Sinc-X - Big Package - Inubuna

aivi & surasshu - The Black Box - Shapeshifter

Simon Stalenhag - Thirty-four Forty-two

Shirobon - Under The Moonlight

potato-tan - Tobu Tobu Girl - Where Are We Going?

Umeboshi Chazuke - Infinite Horizon

nu11 - Famicompo Pico 3 - Approaching Your Fate

ipi - 2A03 PURITANS - Garten

Episode 364: Masashi Hamauzu

In this exciting Patreon-suggested episode, Karl & Will explore the incredible video game music of Masashi Hamauzu! Known for his work on series such as Final Fantasy, SaGa and more, Hamauzu's music is well-crafted and uniquely beautiful. Enjoy!


Musashiden II: Blademaster - Masashi Hamauzu - 2005
-Village of the Sacred Beast
Unlimited Saga - Masashi Hamauzu - 2002
-Enigmatic Scheme
Sigma Harmonics - Masashi Hamauzu - 2008
-Gentle Timbre, Dance of the Cornered Rat, The Screams of the Time Cycle
Final Fantasy XIII - Masashi Hamauzu - 2009
-The Gapra Whitewood, A Brief Respite, The Hanging Edge
Final Fantasy X HD Remaster - Masashi Hamauzu - 2013
-Besaid Island
The Legend of Legacy - Masashi Hamauzu - 2015
-Bi-Dimensional Battle, Goblet of the Stars
World of Final Fantasy - Masashi Hamauzu - 2016
-World of Beauty, Happy Melody
The Alliance Alive - Masashi Hamauzu - 2017
-Main Theme ~Understanding~, Ignition, Flight
Imeruat - Far Saa Far - 2017

Episode 363: Ys III

In this exciting follow-up to last week, Karl & Will focus on the rocking soundtrack to Ys III! The subsequent entry in the Ys series, this score by Mieko Ishikawa takes what has worked previously and kicks things up to the next level. Enjoy!


Ys III: Wanderers From Ys - Mieko Ishikawa, Masaaki Kawai - Falcom - Sharp X68000 - 1989


-Trading Town of Redmont (Town)

-A Quiet Moment (Inn)


-Welcome (Shop)

-The Boy Who Had Wings (Stage Entrance)

-Be Careful (Tigray Quarry)

-Lovely Elena

-Illburns Ruins

-A Searing Struggle

-Steeling the Will to Fight (Eldam Mountain Range)

-Tearful Twilight

-Valestein Castle

-Radiant Key

-Seal of Time

-Beat of Destruction (Galbalan's Island)

-Tower of Destiny

-Chester's Theme

-The Strongest Foe (Final Boss)

-Wanderers from Ys (Ending)