Best Video Game Music podcasts — Music from your favorite video games (Updated September 2018; image)
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A podcast which shares, discusses and analyzes the best in video game music from all different generations. Topics of discussion include: composition, melody, harmony, chords and rhythm, as well as technical aspects, such as hardware limitations and production. Enjoy a new episode every Monday!
 
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Top Score
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Some of the scores for video games are incredibly intricate and deserve recognition, which is why we've created Top Score: a series of podcasts dedicated to the music that accompanies soldiers through battle, sorcerers through forests and aliens through space.
 
Join Rob and Pernell as they listen to great video game music!
 
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Battle Bards
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A musical journey through MMO soundscapes, Battle Bards reviews and discusses the soundtrack of MMORPGs with a trio of engaging hosts. The Battle Bards podcast alternates with Retro Reprise, a half-hour podcast showcasing classic VGM from the ’80s and ’90s.
 
The KNGI Network is the home of radio shows and podcasts dedicated to the promotion and preservation of video game music, independent music communities, and gaming culture.
 
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High Scores
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A weekly show about Video Game music where we cover all the bases. From retro 8-bit tunes to orchestral medleys, covers and even remixes, along with weekly discussion from your three hosts, Jackson, Mateo and Miqueas.
 
KNGI podcasts are dedicated to the promotion and preservation of video game music, independent music communities, and gaming culture.
 
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VGM Tracker
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Video game mixtapes.
 
The Virtualosos podcast.
 
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A Band of Gamers
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Gaming podcast with a flip side by gamers who love music. Side A Video Games and Side B Music. Over-the-hill gamers geek out about video games, recommend new music and drink good beer. Delivered in a casual, conversational style by three positive-minded best mates. They share what's in their pint glasses between the two sides.
 
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Spider-Man review, Bally and Williams pinball tables coming soon to Pinball FX 3, more Nintendo franchises on the Switch, Karl recommends Pagan Black Wash and both Joel and Shane share their thoughts plus a couple more album recommendations to close out the episode. 0:03:15 Side A Video Games News Bally and Williams pinball tables are coming to ...…
 
50’s-80’s inspired rock remixes dominate NGI‘s airwaves, with cuts by ilp0, Mutherpluckin’ B, WillRock, Xoc, norg, virt and more! PLAYLIST: 1. WillRock – Nitroglycerin Injection (Theme of KNGI :: Bandcamp) 2. Sixto Sounds – Crash Test Star (The Incredible Crash Dummies [GB] :: YouTube) 3. ilp0 – Whale of September (Breath of Fire II [SNES] ... ...…
 
To celebrate seventy-five consecutive episodes (and make up for missed updates), enjoy this Q&A-heavy episode of the BumbleKast! Patreon Perk – Jump the Q&A: 4:35 Support the show on Patreon! Check out BumbleKast Gaming on Twitch! Shop the BumbleStore! Show Information The Q&A list is TOO LONG! Find the full list here: http://bumbleking.com/BK7 ...…
 
Framed for a crime we're 99% sure they didn't commit, Rob and Pernell listen to music on the run. Looking for their arch-nemesis, the criminal that set the police on their trail. And their enemies in their path.
 
You all asked for it...literally. For the fourth time on the podcast, Karl & Will are punished with some of the worst video game music that was ever composed. This is by far the most requested follow-up topic. The good news is, the music here is so bad that it provides plenty of laughs. Enjoy?By supermarcatobros@gmail.com (Karl & Will Brueggemann).
 
Season 2 of Iron Fist is only 10 episodes! 35:13 – Nintendo Direct postponed by major earthquake 46:52 – Gaming tournament tries new security procedures in wake of shooting If you missed Saturday’s live broadcast of Molehill Mountain, you can watch the video replay on YouTube. Alternatively, you can catch audio versions of the show ... Continue ...…
 
Why not sail up to our dock and tie your ship to ours for an hour? The Battle Bards return for another great episode examining MMORPG music, with the focus this time around being on harbor and port music. Does the sight of boats sailing out into the open ocean inspire you? Then this music may be the soundtrack to your next great adventure! Epis ...…
 
00:01 Test Drive II - Main Theme - Amiga 03:03 The Amazing Spider-Man - Stage Theme 1 - GB 05:37 Castlevania II - Belmont's Revenge - New Messiah - GB 08:53 Switchblade - Main Theme - Amiga 12:27 Mighty Gunvolt - Train - Nintendo DS 15:19 After Burner - GaMetal Hosted by Ramtin Gomer Deyhim Contact trackerpodcast@gmail.com VGM Shows Youtube…
 
NGI departs for space this week with a special dedicated to the legendary Gradius series! Nemesis, Salamader, Life Force: Whatever you call it, they’re some of the best sidescrolling shoot-em-ups ever made, so it’s only fair that some great remixes by CarboHydroM, SnappleMan, bLiNd, Scaredsim, Benjamin Briggs, and more complement them! 1. WillR ...…
 
Football! Football! Football! Why do a focus on just one game of football when we can get all the footballs into one episode! We look at games of soccer, American football, and futbol!Helping us out this week is Michael Bridgewater from the excellent video game podcast Forever Sound Version. We are big fans of his show and excited to have him w ...…
 
In this episode, the guys present a hand-picked collection of obscure awesome 8-Bit music that you probably haven't heard! Who doesn't like discovering new music? Enjoy these "Lost Treasures."By supermarcatobros@gmail.com (Karl & Will Brueggemann).
 
My opinion hasn’t changed, so suck it, random Pyra fanboy! That aside, this show had a pretty good playlist, nice mix of city pop, new wave, synthwave, , whatever. Read on for the full playlist: The Beatniks – THEME FOR THE BEAT GENERATION Catherine Warwick – All That I Needed Was You Die Hard Cafe ... Continue reading ‘Radio OverCoat #258 (201 ...…
 
You can barely see Snake there, thanks to Carpenter Brut’s new album, Leather Teeth [Bandcamp, €8 or more], which came out in February of last this year, and it’s about as loud and as good as you’d expect! I also played a lot of assorted VGM and EDM goodness. Read on for the full playlist: ... Continue reading ‘Radio OverCoat #257 (2018-05-06): ...…
 
00:01 Cosmic Crush - Jredd 01:54 Ys IV: Mask of the Sun - Crimson Wings - PS2 05:29 Bucky O’Hare - Escape! - NES 08:52 Speedball - Main Theme - Amiga 11:33 Curses 'N Chaos - Curses 'N Chaos - PC 14:14 Curses 'N Chaos - Forest - PC 17:43 TMNT IV Turtles in Time - Bury My Shell at Wounded Knee - GaMetal Hosted by Ramtin Gomer Deyhim Contact track ...…
 
As is marmalade. 12:31 – Cyberpunk 2077 has a filthy, potty mouth 27:40 – Super nifty game jam challenges participants to make a game that removes a standard mechanic of its genre 35:45 – Nazi imagery removed from new survival game 48:20 – Sony’s reason for not enabling cross platform play is bunk If you ... Continue reading ‘Molehill Mountain ...…
 
This week, NGI returns for a cruise with K.K. Slider, goes on patrol with Astrocops, hits up new OCR, KWED, and DoD goodness, gets all chiptune-y for a bit, and all sorts of other fun stuff! 1.WillRock – Nitroglycerin Injection (Theme of KNGI :: Bandcamp) 2.Vincenzo – Cycles [The Lost Black Sabbath Tapes] (Cycles [C64] ... Continue reading ‘Nit ...…
 
Shane buys pie under the table at a roadside stand. Karl has a secret admirer who lavishes him in external disk space. Joel doesn't care about frosting. Just give him a good cake. Grab some sweets and enjoy another episode of video games, recommended music and good beers with three mates having way too much fun doing a podcast they love. 0:04:5 ...…
 
This week's soundtrack is provided by supporters of Patreon! We talk about our favorite Batmen, and take a look at Pernell's professional RPG speed-running career. Throughout the episode, Pernell attempts to complete Ninja Gaiden 2, and Rob distracts him through the power of modern dance.
 
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 many you have not. How many tracks can YOU recognize? Enjoy!By supermarcatobros@gmail.com (Karl & Will Brueggemann).
 
When you sit down to make a list of the greatest heroes that humanity has ever known, obviously the Battle Bards will top that list. So who better to comment on the music to the sadly neglected superhero MMO Champions Online than they? The trio wiggle into their ill-fitting tights and see if they can make sense of this off-kilter soundtrack bef ...…
 
This is why we can’t have nice things. 28:22 – Amazon decreases the value of its subscription service’s video game pre-order perk 42:09 – Valve makes Windows games playable on Linux 52:56 – Miyamoto opines on flat-fee vs free-to-play mobile games If you missed Saturday’s live broadcast of Molehill Mountain, you can watch the video ... Continue ...…
 
Likes podcasts. Puts video game music in every episode. In this week's podcast we pick a song that matches a video game meme, so get ready for LOTS of memes! This topic was brought to us from Good Guy Messenger!
 
In this cosmic episode, Karl & Will dive deep into one of the greatest video game soundtracks of all time: Super Mario Galaxy! The guys discuss why Mahito Yokota's score to this 2007 Wii game is so groundbreaking. Enjoy some of the finest VGM in this galaxy or any other!By supermarcatobros@gmail.com (Karl & Will Brueggemann).
 
EZK has weighty topics to discuss but I just want to talk about cartoons. 0:12 – All of the Operation Rainfall games are good! 33:13 – Should publishers announce paid DLC before the game is out? 44:33 – Andrew is disappointed that the third sequel to slasher flick “Hatchet” is very bad 53:39 – Netflix ... Continue reading ‘Molehill Mountain Epi ...…
 
August really got blown out this year, with tons of games celebrating milestone anniversaries! Join Kyle as he hoarsely guides you through a gaming adventure! PLAYLIST: 1.WillRock – Nitroglycerin Injection (Theme of KNGI :: Bandcamp) 2.Ben Briggs, PrototypeRaptor – Rolling Start! (Daytona USA [ARC] :: OverClocked ReMix) [JPN Release: August 199 ...…
 
Shane's soul is worth one hundred bucks, Joel doesn't tinker with the price of hot dogs and Karl doesn't play well with others in the kitchen. 0:05:03 Side A Video Games News Bethesda doesn't want you to buy their games used Google didn't make 50 million off of Fortnite sales in their Android store Diablo III coming to the Nintendo Switch this ...…
 
Dark clouds are looming over this podcast, something's happening. Something great and terrible! On this week's episode we listen to moody and suspenseful music, perfect to ramp-up the tension on an otherwise fun and friendly podcast. But of course we can't hold it in, and this episode features more singing and silliness than ever!To help us out ...…
 
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!By supermarcatobros@gmail.com (Karl & Will Brueggemann).
 
It's time to boldly go where no podcast has gone before -- by exploring MMO space themes! It's perhaps the flat-out goofiest and silliest Battle Bards episode to date, so you're going to have to excuse a whole lot of diversions, arguments, and giggles. Because that's what space does to people? We do not know. This episode is also notable for Sy ...…
 
What’s more rad than a shark that’s on fire? Not much, but this episode of NGI comes close! Especially with a Source Tune Spectrum featuring Toaplan arcade shooter Fire Shark, the Soundtrack Spotlight hitting Splatoon 2, MYRONE returning for yet another Featured Album, and plenty more! PLAYLIST: 1.WillRock – Nitroglycerin Injection (Theme of KN ...…
 
Yo Dawg, did you ever play a game and want to make another game inside of that game? We're talking all things creativity and listening to the music that accompanies your game building fun!
 
In this bodacious episode, Karl & Will finally dive into the TMNT series! The guys share and discuss why the music to these beloved and classic video games is more fun than pretty much anything else. Cowabunga!By supermarcatobros@gmail.com (Karl & Will Brueggemann).
 
Boy howdy, this was a fun show! I played all sorts of different genres: metal, eurobeat, old terrible VGMixes, chiptunes and MIDIs, it’s kind of all over the place but that’s why I enjoy doing the show! Don’t forget to also check out Lunar’s old MIDI files that he put up on Bandcamp, Supernova (Bandcamp, ... Continue reading ‘Radio OverCoat #25 ...…
 
Activision, EA, Steam and a Senran Kagura pinball game. 9:58 – Peach Ball is gross 31:06 – The physical release of the Spyro trilogy only includes the first game 47:07 – EA DMCAs an opensource city building sim that uses SimCity 2000 assets 55:30 – Steam game caught installing crypto currency miners on users’ PCs ... Continue reading ‘Molehill ...…
 
Joel sticks up for Hello Games, Shane needs eleven spins to confirm an album is good and Karl has a deal for you. 0:04:35 Side A Video Games News Nintendo sues a couple ROM sites to protect their IP's Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition is the best selling console for the month (June). First time in over 30 years. Exercise to sta ...…
 
On this episode, Ian and Kyle talk about the latest animated Ninja Turtles series and how it stacks up to the others! Patreon Perk – Jump to the Q&A: 24:46 Support the show on Patreon! Check out BumbleKast Gaming on Twitch! Shop the BumbleStore! Show Information Subscribe and listen on YouTube, iTunes, Stitcher and Google ... Continue reading ‘ ...…
 
Rob goes head-first into the fishing game deep end and finds that there is so much more to listen to! Enjoy this short mix-tape of excellent fishing music to cast your week and catch a great day! Oh, and enjoy the stylings of MC Sega Bass Fishing!
 
In this very unique episode, Karl & Will explore what happens when video game music created on one system is ported to another! Enjoy this more technical and comparative look at the challenges of recreating music with different means.By supermarcatobros@gmail.com (Karl & Will Brueggemann).
 
The Soundtrack Spotlight shines on Sonic Mania Plus this week, along with a metric ton of new stuff from the YouTube VGM remixing community, a toasty Source Tune Spectrum segment, and more! PLAYLIST: 1.WillRock – Nitroglycerin Injection [LIVE] (Theme of KNGI :: Bandcamp) 2.SixteenInMono, Caleb Hyles & Legendav – Rivers in the Desert (Persona 5 ...…
 
Russ Pitts stops by to discuss the revival of The Escapist. If you missed Saturday’s live broadcast of Molehill Mountain, you can watch the video replay on YouTube. Alternatively, you can catch audio versions of the show on iTunes. Molehill Mountain streams live at 7p PST every Saturday night on RandomTower! Credits: Molehill Mountain is ... Co ...…
 
Let's listen to music for fish! We're talking about classic fishing video games, and even some mini-games about fishing within other games. SO MANY FISH. No matter what angle we come at it, we find super-chill, jazzy, and always positive music. Special shout-out to listener Wicked Sephiroth for the track suggestions which spawned this whopper o ...…
 
On this very exciting episode, Karl & Will spotlight on the score to the game everyone's talking about: Octopath Traveler! The guys gush over this masterpiece of a score, and discuss what makes it the most impressive they've heard in quite awhile. Enjoy!By supermarcatobros@gmail.com (Karl & Will Brueggemann).
 
Maybe DC will start making good superhero movies! No timestamps this week. EZK and I just spend the entire show geeking out about all the nifty news out of Comic-Con! If you missed Saturday’s live broadcast of Molehill Mountain, you can watch the video replay on YouTube. Alternatively, you can catch audio versions of the ... Continue reading ‘M ...…
 
The Battle Bards are always on the prowl for overlooked soundtracks from overlooked MMORPGs, and this week, they might have found a new one to share. Meet Archlord, a Korean title from 2005 that made very little waves in the west. Yet the music is pretty good and worthy of a listen. If you like epic high fantasy, then you're going to love today ...…
 
It’s the rematch of the century this week as SEGA’s upstart SG-1000 takes on the mighty Nintendo Famicom for the first time since 1983 in a new NGI segment we’re calling DUELING CONSOLES! You’ll also get your Dose of Duels for July 2018 as well as a celebration of this month’s gaming anniversaries in a ... Continue reading ‘Nitro Game Injection ...…
 
On this episode of the BumbleKast, Ian and Kyle reflect fondly on Mega Man X of the past and ponder its future. Support the show on Patreon! Check out BumbleKast Gaming on Twitch! Shop the BumbleStore! Show Information Subscribe and listen on YouTube, iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play RSS Feed for podcast apps and readers ... Continue reading ‘B ...…
 
Pizza time! This week we exclusively play music suggested exclusively from members of our Patreon! Exclusive! Rob and Pernell haven't recorded in a little while since they've been travelling so much, so there's lots of silly banter and a (too much) singing!
 
It's time for another installment of Show & Tell! Karl & Will each bring in their own playlist of tracks that the other hasn't heard. And in Show & Tell fashion, they duke it out in order to decide the track of the week. Enjoy a diverse assortment of awesome VGM!By supermarcatobros@gmail.com (Karl & Will Brueggemann).
 
Video games are having a negative affect on my children! What? No, I don’t pay attention to what they’re playing, why do you ask? 32:13 – Wacky survey shows parents don’t pay attention to kids’ gaming, notice bad behavior, don’t think it has anything to do with games, took games away anyway, gave them back ... Continue reading ‘Molehill Mountai ...…
 
Yeehaw, time to rustle up some Nitro Game Injection! The Hit Points self-titled debut album is on tap, along with servings of XPRTNovice, Banjo Guy Ollie, Critical Hit, and more! 1. WillRock – Nitroglycerin Injection (Theme of KNGI :: Bandcamp) 2. The Hit Points – Double Dragon Theme ~ Mission 1 (Double Dragon [NES] :: ... Continue reading ‘Nit ...…
 
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