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This week Fred flies solo again and he’s celebrating his favorite songs from video game soundtracks.  The entire history of games is reflected from 8-bit and 16-bit to the glory of CDs and red book audio.  Kick back with a good time wasting game and enjoy a journey through gaming’s musical past.


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Track List:

  • Boss Battle Theme – Streets of Rage
  • Starlight Zone – Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Full Metal Fighter – M.U.S.H.A.
  • Opening Song – Lunar: The Silver Star
  • A Lone Prayer – Shin Megami Tensei: Persona (PSP)
  • Snake Eater – Metal Gear Solid 3
  • Still Alive – Portal
  • The Beginning – Akumajo Densetsu (Japanese version of Castlevania III)
  • The Moon – Ducktales (NES)
  • Intro – Mega Man II
  • Tristram – Diablo
  • Main Theme – Secret of Monkey Island
  • At Doom’s Gate (E1M1) – Doom (Jaguar)
  • Main Theme – Deus Ex
  • Vampire Killer – Dracula X: Chi no Rondo (Castlevania: Rondo of Blood)
  • Overworld Theme – Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
  • Halo Theme (Mjolnir Mix) – Halo 2
  • Theme of Laura – Silent Hill 2
  • Another Winter – Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
  • Main Table Theme – Devil’s Crush
  • Main Theme – Odin Sphere
  • Sneak Man – Jet Set Radio (Jet Grind Radio on US DC)
  • DK Rap – Donkey Kong Country 64
  • Opening Rap – PaRappa the Rapper
  • Chrono Trigger Theme – Chrono Trigger (SNES)
  • Super Metroid Theme – Super Metroid
  • Sewer Surfin’ – TMNT IV: Turtles in Time (SNES)
  • Searching for Friends – Final Fantasy VI (Final Fantasy III on SNES in US)
  • Ghostbusters Theme – Ghostbusters (Commodore 64)

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