Episode 374: Original Showcase 15

It's time for another installment of Original Showcase! These episodes, done once a season, are when the guys share their own original music they have composed for various projects and albums. Enjoy an eclectic mix of music by the Super Marcato Bros!


Super Marcato Bros. - Occultus - A Rushing Stream of Unspeakable Horrors

Karl Brueggemann - Spring Tracks VIII - Don't Hesitate

Will Brueggemann - Super Star Squadron - Saturn at Sunset

Karl Brueggemann - Winter Chip XIV - Super Ski '99

Will Brueggemann - Scherzo for Sara

Karl Brueggemann - Winter Chip XIV - Wild Penguin Strike

Marty Brueggemann - Robogirl 2 - Tasha & Tia (Terrible Twins)

Super Marcato Bros. - Secret Project - Stage 2: Sewers

Will Brueggemann - Super Star Squadron - Chillin' with the Villains

Karl Brueggemann - Spring Tracks VIII - Pour Your Heart

Super Marcato Bros. - In Days of Old - Love Scene

Super Marcato Bros. - In Days of Old - To and From the Great Peaks

Will Brueggemann - Unseen

Karl Brueggemann - Winter Chip XIV - Turbo Engine Force

Super Marcato Bros. - Unstable Scientific - Lava Landscape

Will Brueggemann - Super Star Squadron - Onward Excelsior

Karl Brueggemann - Spring Tracks VIII - Strolling the Sewer

Will Brueggemann - Upcoming Musical - Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

Marty Brueggemann - Robogirl 2 - Two Worlds

Karl Brueggemann - High Flyer - Full Tilt

Episode 373: Reeeemix! 6

It's time once again to play nothing but outstanding video game remixes! This is a very popular and active community of VGM that the guys like to check-in with every year or so. Enjoy a diverse collection of outstanding remixes, covers and arrangements!


The OneUps - Volume 4 - Steam Gardens [Super Mario Odyssey]

Mordi, Slaygon - Donkey Kong Country 2 "Woodland Intermission" OC ReMix

GaMetal - Silver Surfer Main Theme

insaneintherain - Super Mario Galaxy - Buoy Base Galaxy Jazz Cover

Involved in the Troubles - Opening Stage (Mega Man X)

TiVAN - Monkey Island ["Pirates of the Caribbean" Style]

The Hit Points - A Settlement In The Red Bluffs (Octopath Traveler)

Scrab Cakes - Silent Film Partita (Symphony of the Night)

NoteBlock - Cherry Blossom Color Season (Katamari Damacy Remix)

Hypetreme - Shovel Knight "More Might" OC ReMix

Jake Kaufman - DuckTales Remastered - The Amazon

The 8-Bit Big Band - Press Start! - Zeldas Lullaby (Ocarina of Time)

Joshua Morse - Arcade Attack - ROYGBIV (Super Mario Kart Rainbow Road Remix)

HephestosMusic - Super Mario World Game Over Remix Part 3

Super Guitar Bros - Starfox Medley

The Consouls - Theme of Love (Final Fantasy IV)

Beg Briggs - Super Mario Galaxy - Good Egg (Remix)

Super Marcato Bros. - Castlevania III - Beginning

Naz3nt - Shy Guy Beach (Future Funk Remix)

Kyle Landry - Dearly Beloved 2017

Episode 372: The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

In this exciting and overdue episode, Karl & Will focus on the wonderful and underrated score to A Link Between Worlds! The guys discuss how Ryo Nagamatsu struck a perfect balance by both honoring the existing music in the series and exploring new directions.


The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds - Ryo Nagamatsu - Nintendo - 3DS - 2013

-Kakariko Village

-A Kingdom's Legend

-Hyrule Field

-Peaceful Castle


-Safety in the Sanctuary


-Hyrule Castle

-Milk Bar

-Hilda's Theme

-History of Lorule

-Lorule Main Theme

-Death Mountain

-Yuga Battle (Hyrule Castle)

-Thieves' Hideout

-Lorule Castle

-Yuga-Ganon Battle

-Final Battle

-Return of the Hero

-Staff Roll

Episode 371: Gradius

In this very exciting episode, Karl & Will finally spotlight on the wonderful music of the Gradius series! Focusing on the first 7 entries in this beloved Konami shooter series, this music is sure to leave you soaring!


Gradius - Miki Higashino - Konami - Arcade/NES/TG-16 - 1985

-Challenger 1985


-Stage 4: Free Flyer

Life Force (Salamander) - Miki Higashino, Hidenori Maezawa, Shinya Sakamoto - Konami - Arcade/NES - 1986

-Fly High


-Burn the Wind

-Stage 5: Road to Mystery

Nemesis 2 - Kinuyo Yamashita, Motoaki Furukawa - Konami - MSX - 1987

-A Journey to the Start (Air Battle)

-Don't Leave Me Alone

Gradius II - Shinji Tasaka, Motoaki Furukawa, Kenichi Matsubara - Konami - Arcade - 1988


-Burning Heat

-Synthetic Life

Gradius II - Hidenori Maezawa, Yukie Morimoto - Konami - NES - 1988

-Heavy Blow

-Over Heat

-Something Ghostly

Nemesis 3: The Eve of Destruction - Michiru Yamane, Kazuhiko Uehara - Konami - MSX - 1989

-Close Quarters (Stage 10)

-Give My Heart to You

Gradius III - Kazuki Muraoka, Kazuhiko Uehara, Harumi Ueko, Yukie Morimoto - Konami - SNES - 1990

-Fire Scramble

-Cosmo Plant

-Accident Road

Gradius: The Interstellar Assault - Yoshiyuki Hagiwara - Konami - Game Boy - 1991


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