Video Game Boom Box: History of Mario Music

To celebrate Thanksgiving, as well continue Mario’s 35th Anniversary, here’s a video by Youtuber String Player Gamer with an awesome medley of the themes.

(Thanks for the suggestion @ubernerd527 !)

Happy Thanksgiving Arcaders!

Adam WarRock – Video Game Boom Box Pokemon Sun and Moon Countdown Edition

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Today’s the day for Pokemon Sun and Moon! So we here at the Arcade Archives want to celebrate by counting down some of our favorite Pokemon Music! Our last  Artist is Indie Rapper Adam Warrock!

 

 

Nathanael Platier – Video Game Boom Box Pokemon Sun and Moon Countdown Edition

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We are just days away for having Pokemon Sun and Moon in our hands. So we here at the Arcade Archives want to celebrate by counting down some of our favorite Pokemon Music! Next up Indie Artist Nathanael Platier!

 

Weird Al Yankovic – Video Game Boom Box Pokemon Sun and Moon Countdown Edition

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We are just days away for having Pokemon Sun and Moon in our hands. So we here at the Arcade Archives want to celebrate by counting down some of our favorite Pokemon Music! Next up Musical Artist Weird Al Yankovic!

FamilyJules – Video Game Boom Box Pokemon Sun and Moon Countdown Edition

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We are just days away for having Pokemon Sun and Moon in our hands. So we here at the Arcade Archives want to celebrate by counting down some of our favorite Pokemon Music! Next up an Artist named FamilyJules!

 

GlitchxCity – Video Game Boom Box Pokemon Sun and Moon Countdown Edition

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We are just days away for having Pokemon Sun and Moon in our hands. So we here at the Arcade Archives want to celebrate by counting down some of our favorite Pokemon Music! Next up an Indie Artist named GlitchxCity!

Little V – Video Game Boom Box Pokemon Sun and Moon Countdown Edition

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We are just days away for having Pokemon Sun and Moon in our hands. So we here at the Arcade Archives want to celebrate by counting down some of our favorite Pokemon Music! Next up an Artist named Little V!

Songs of Time – Video Game Boom Box

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videogameboomboxOne of the down sides to doing an entire month dedicated to Pokémon was that we didn’t get to talk about other important events that happened that month. One of those events was another important anniversary that we didn’t get to talk about which was the 30th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda. Just like Pokémon, Zelda is very influential video game series always pushing the limits of any video game system it’s on. Through these games players for the last 30 years have had an amazing journey through Hyrule and parts beyond. One of the hallmarks of The Legend of Zelda, like any influential video game series, is the music. The Legend of Zelda has a history of impressive musical scores; from the original NES game to the newer games. However, no Zelda game is a better example of a great musical score than The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

It is so influential that one of my favorite YouTube music creators NateWantsToBattle made an entire album dedicated to this monumental video game. The album Songs of Time, in my opinion is what a rock opera based on the game would sound like. While this album doesn’t hit all the story points of Ocarina it does hit some of the more important points. The album starts out with the first song Same Old Forest going through Link’s thoughts at the beginning of the game. Next we are treated to two guest singers Amanda Lee and Adriana Figueroa singing as both Saria and Princess Zelda respectively. After the next two songs Hero of Our Time and Time to Go, we get five songs each representing of the five temples that you go to after waking up seven years older. Each song is from the bosses’ perspective and is different genre of music depending on the boss themselves.  The finale of this album all ramps up with the last song The Evil King which is mainly just Ganondorf talking to Link near the end of the game.

NateWantsToBattle is one of the best music creators on the internet. He has a knack for making awesome music; whether its music from games like The Legend of Zelda, Pokémon, and even Five Nights at Freddie’s to anime with English versions of themes like Sword Art Online and Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood. He is defiantly a total professional and loves what he does either through singing or playing instruments. Check out NateWantsToBattle’s music on his YouTube Channel and check out these samples of this album below.

 

Video Game All Stars 3 Part Series From 1983- Part 1!

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Hey Arcaders!

I love YouTube. It’s like a library of the past- and if you put in the right search words, you can find some amazing things!  Things like Video Game All Stars!

The show Starcade was lightning in a bottle! This show is what revitalized  the children’s game show in the early 1980’s. What made it popular? VIDEO GAMES! Competing in video game challenges on the show, and winning an actual arcade game was what kids wanted ( and still do ). Other Shows tried to capture that same  excitement that Starcade did. We did a piece on The Video Game Challenge about four years ago. that looked like it was headed for syndication lake Starcade did- but sadly, never made it past the pilot (if it did, please let us know- we would like to put more up her at the Archives!)

Cut to today, and I’m looking for some arcade footage to put up on the site, and this little nugget pops up on the screen. And I’m floored.This description is from the YouTube Chanel-

In 1983 and 1984 I produced and directed a local Colorado Springs TV show called “Video Game All Stars,” which aired on KOAA TV, channels 5 and 30, the NBC affiliate. There were only 3 episodes produced. I consulted with my friend, experienced TV professional Larry Frost before getting started, and then hired Wes Rogers to host the first episode. He interviewed players and did a few stand-ups.

Highlights of this show include the early 1980s coin-op video games, the big Eighties fashions, hairstyles and the players’ funny descriptions of how they beat the games.


What fascinates me most about this, is that its a local show- and it looks it! And I mean that in a good way! From the old videotaped look to it, to the interviewers that you can tell DON’T PLAY GAMES… It screams early 1980s more so than even Starcade does. It’s so…rural. It’s like a group of friends got together and said “Let’s make a TV show about something popular, even though we know nothing about the subject!” Very typical back then- remember: there was no internets to cheat with back then! You learned about the subject as you rolled with the interviews! And the kids! They were so into playing games ant telling you about the experience- because it was so new! Some highlights of the episode include-

What you like most about playing games!

Tips on Tron!

Tips on Frogger!

The future of the arcade (and boy, was this guy wrong!)

New game reviews!

But the best part- is… THE COMMERCIALS!

The local arcade footage is nothing short of awesome!

With names like QuarterFlash, and The 5 Center, I wish I had gone to these arcades!

Let me know what you think- Let me know in the comments section below!

I’ll post the next video soon!

Keep Playin’ Like It’s 1981!