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Just a Friendly Reminder That Wild Arms Had One of the Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

One thing that often goes unnoticed in conversations about classic video games — with the exception of horror games, I suppose — is atmosphere. And Wild Arms for the PlayStation was a game drenched in it. With such a rich atmosphere, Wild Arms could jump between steampunk Western, high fantasy, and even science fiction while never compromising its identity. Part of this, of course, is its incredible soundtrack. When you fire up the game for the first time, you’re greeted with one of the most memorable RPG opening sequences of the PSOne era. From the moment your hear that whistle over the acoustic guitar riff, you know you’re in for something you won’t soon forget. And then there’s “Lone Bird in the Shire (Rudy’s Theme),” which brings the memories flooding back. The village theme, too, is just fantastic. Wild Arms won’t soon be forgotten, and that’s thanks in part to its incredible music.…

The Tim and Andy Show: “Didgeridoo of Time”

Tim and I count down our favorite video game soundtracks ever made. There’s also plenty of news to talk about, including Netflix’s Zelda series and a spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie. We also have a handful of debuting segments to further increase your knowledge of all things retro gaming. Or maybe we just blabber on a little longer than usual. Click here to listen to the episode or direct download by right-clicking and selecting ‘Save link as…” Intro – 0:00 News – 8:20 Stella Obscura – 55:27 The Import Report – 1:04:52 The Pawn Shop – 1:07:29 Top Ten Video Game Soundtracks – 1:19:40 Top Ten Results and farewell – 3:03:10 Links: Netflix producing The Legend of Zelda series RadioShack is going out of business How Sega built the Genesis Richard Garriott’s new game approaches release RBI Baseball returns for 2015 Gran Turismo Academy drivers win real race Street Fighter II ported to Virtual Boy New Asteroids game Quake running on an oscilliscope Spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie The Lost Vikings in Heroes of the Storm Ultima IV free on…
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