Best Video Game Music podcasts — Music from your favorite video games (Updated March 2019; 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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VGMpire
Monthly
 
A video game music podcast exploring 8-bit and beyond
 
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Top Score
Weekly
 
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
Monthly+
 
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
Weekly
 
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.
 
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VGM Tracker
Daily
 
Videogame music mixtapes from all generations.
 
KNGI podcasts are dedicated to the promotion and preservation of video game music, independent music communities, and gaming culture.
 
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A Band of Gamers
Monthly
 
Three best mates meet at the virtual pub to share their lifelong passion for video games and music discovery. Side A Video Games and Side B Music. Two hobbies in separate segments by aging gamers who love talking about the latest trends, playing new games alongside their retro favorites and recommending records to help you and each other discover new music.
 
The Virtualosos podcast.
 
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Our podcast this week features only music composed by the prolific artist Noriyuki Iwadare! We find some great tracks in this episode, exploring not only his most famous games like Grandia and Langrisser, but also some interesting Japan-only titles on the PlayStation! Things go a little off the rails once we get into 90's-TV-sitcom-mode and Per ...…
 
In this very exciting episode, Karl & Will spotlight on one of their favorite soundtracks: Ys II! The music to this beloved Falcom action RPG is rocking, emotional and downright entertaining. Enjoy this focus on an incredible soundtrack!By supermarcatobros@gmail.com (Karl & Will Brueggemann).
 
Disney corrects two of its embarrassing and harmful mistakes. 10:15 – Official Doom twitter and ID Software distance themselves from the upcoming direct to video Doom movie 20:32 – Sega halts sales of Judge Eyes because voice actor is arrested on suspicion of cocaine use 30:22 – Netflix cancels show it never advertised 50:06 – ... Continue read ...…
 
New stuff from Super Soul Bros., Travis Morgan, Tee Lopes, Meteor, MRT, Joshua Morse, and the Pixel Mixers round out this no-laughing-matter episode of Nitro Game Injection! 01.WillRock – Nitroglycerin Injection (Theme of KNGI :: Amazon) 02.Super Soul Bros., Prince uf Darkness – Mushroom Hill Zone (Sonic & Knuckles [GEN] :: YouTube) 03.GaMetal ...…
 
The future of gaming including potentially the beginning of the end of physical media, playing games on a smart phone with a controller, first impressions of Devil May Cry 5 and Tetris 99, and a recommended record for fans of the Big Four of Thrash. 0:03:09 Side A Video Games News: Disc-less XBOX One S rumored to be incoming. Windows Central sa ...…
 
This week, Ian and Kyle take to the skies with Marvel’s latest outing, Captain Marvel! Patreon Perk – Jump the Q&A: 44:10 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 Check out Bumbl ...…
 
Villains are just plain terrible. Sometimes they're trying to end the world, sometimes they're turning woodland creatures into evil robots. But mostly all they want is to bring back swing music in the 90s, big brass bands and all. We have Cameron from The Mad Gear and joining us to sing along with these villainous hits, and think back fondly of ...…
 
In this episode, Karl & Will explore the delightful music of the TwinBee series! A long-running "cute-em-up" series by Konami, the music of these games is incredibly fun and energetic. Enjoy!By supermarcatobros@gmail.com (Karl & Will Brueggemann).
 
Seriously, I’ve never cared for the series but this is just cruel. 8:24 – Valve cites “unknown costs and risks” for deciding not to sell Rape Day 30:55 – Nintendo announces Labo VR with a web page but no video 44:46 – Nintendo does not want to maximize profits on mobile by exploiting its fans ... Continue reading ‘Molehill Mountain Episode 137 ...…
 
Time to drop some blocks and hope they fit together! Celebrating the reintroduction of Tetris into popular consciousness thanks to Tetris 99, this episode of NGI takes a listen to tracks from Mariachi Entertainment System, Vurez, Stemage, Sir_Nuts, and of course Ozma and many more! PLAYLIST:01.WillRock – Nitroglycerin Injection (Theme of KNGI : ...…
 
It's one of the most powerful and versatile of musical instruments, and now the piano is getting its own featured show here on Battle Bards! The crew re-assembles, not to avenge, but to uplift beautiful, striking, and moving piano themes from MMORPGs. So tickle the ivories with Syl, Steff, and Syp as they listen to today's signature tracks. Epi ...…
 
Rob and Pernell travel across strange lands in search of musical adventure! Together they find magical cars, flying robots, and the fastest hedgehog alive. (which is 5 mph, btw). Joining this week for a brief interview/hang-sesh are the rockstar boys from video game music mega group Lame Genie!
 
In this episode, Karl & Will explore an interesting situation in video game music. This is where a game, for various reasons, had multiple soundtracks. Whether it was due to differing platforms, technology, or even copyright reasons, this is an interesting look at multiple composers scoring the same stage or setting. Enjoy!…
 
In other news, Detective Pikachu still looks great! 9:26 – THQ Nordic pulls the greatest PR boner in years 26:10 – Detective Pikachu still looks great! 38:23 – Pokemon Gen 8 and the new starters 1:03:12 – Lightning Round: Upcoming movies, the Oscars, super expensive DLC and more! If you missed Saturday’s live broadcast of ... Continue reading ‘ ...…
 
00:01 Q-Bert - Coily - GB 01:53 Fester's Quest - Outside Streets - NES 04:01 Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals - Battle 1 - SNES 05:39 Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals - Battle 2 - SNES 08:07 Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals - Battle 3 - SNES 10:14 Tactics Ogre: The Knight of Lodis - Battle BGM - GBA 12:12 Romancing SaGa 3 - Magical Tank Battle ...…
 
With the Wii Shop recently shuttered, a chapter in gaming history closes, so on this episode NGI takes a look back at the musical legacy of the Wii! Featuring remixes by Rexy, Smooth McGroove, OverClocked University, Jer Roque, and more! PLAYLIST:1.WillRock – Nitroglycerin Injection (Theme of KNGI :: Amazon) 2.AlteredBeats – Blown Mind Bolero ( ...…
 
They might not have been the AAA-budget titles of the 1990s, but shareware games were perhaps even more well-known due to the proliferation of these demos. Studios such as id, Epic, and Apogee made their mark with these titles -- and the simple but memorable tunes from each got lodged into our brains. Joining Syp today is Chaos Constant from Oc ...…
 
Joel cracks the XBOX and feels left behind. Shane won't say anything bad about Anthem and prefers swinging after brownies. Karl hits a gaming milestone and can handle a strong breeze. 0:03:25 Side A Video Games News: Weezer debuts The Black Album on Weezer Island in Fortnite XBOX Game Pass rumored to be coming to Nintendo Switch Is Joel being l ...…
 
On this episode, Ian & Kyle go nuts with the very last BumbleRaffle before going over their top three movie moments. Patreon Perk – Jump the Q&A: 32:20 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 ap ...…
 
This week's podcast features music so emotional, it drives Pernell into tears and Rob into song. We get serious about our pun-work, and get deep into the funk of the NBA!All tracks featured in the show this week were submissions by members of our Patreon! So we'd like to thank: Chris Schrenstrom, Chris Steenerson, Ok Impala!, Electricboogaloo, ...…
 
In this long-overdue and rocking episode, Karl & Will explore the awesome music of the Contra series! This music is active, progressive, and undeniably fun. From the NES all the way to the PS3, enjoy some classic Konami VGM!By supermarcatobros@gmail.com (Karl & Will Brueggemann).
 
Your legs will give out before it finishes loading. 30:44 – Xbox VP blames Anthem reviewer for not understanding a feature the game doesn’t explain well 52:36 – Zenimax gets a taste of its own medicine as it’s smacked with a trademark dispute If you missed Saturday’s live broadcast of Molehill Mountain, you can watch ... Continue reading ‘Moleh ...…
 
Kyle plays fast and loose (y’know, like drifting) with the definition of “eurobeat” on this episode, featuring tracks from Dominic Ninmark, AkumajoBelmont, MYRONE, Magical Trick Society, and more! PLAYLIST: 01.WillRock – Nitroglycerin Injection (Theme of KNGI :: Amazon) 02.chjolo – Super Sonic Racing (Sonic R [SAT] :: Amazon) 03.Dominic Ninmark ...…
 
It has been a good long while since the Battle Bards walked the road that led them from the Shire to Mordor, but now they're back in Lord of the Rings Online -- and they have a lot of positive things to say about this beloved soundtrack. If the word "quaint" can ever be used as a recommendation for a score, it has to be done so here! Tune in as ...…
 
Grab your zippers, chains, and Mickey Mouse hats! We are here to celebrate the release of Kingdom Hearts 3 with a super-special episode of Kingdom Hearts music! Superstar musician and Kingdom Hearts expert Key Jay is here to help us make sense of the story and timeline. If you listen closely, you can hear the point where are brains break!…
 
This week, the guys (joined by Marty and Carlos) explore music from video games with robots! They also celebrate the release of ROBOGIRL 2 by playing a few tracks from it as well. Enjoy some groovy robot music!By supermarcatobros@gmail.com (Karl & Will Brueggemann).
 
EZK has the night off so Andrew is all yours… No timestamps this week but I talk about Activision firing a bunch of its workers after bragging about its best financials in its history, Jump Force’s bad trailers, a Twitch streamer who has maybe decided to stop using slurs, a Chucky VS Annabelle video, and ... Continue reading ‘Molehill Mountain ...…
 
NGI moves live to Mondays, so start your week off right with all of the awesome video game remixes you expect, including the latest from our friends at KWED and OverClocked ReMix, a classic of SNES platforming with Dwelling of Duels, and tons more! 01.WillRock – Nitroglycerin Injection (Theme of KNGI :: Amazon) 02.Dominic Ninmark ... Continue r ...…
 
Crackdown 3, Apex Legends, a hop on the same train, recommended record Feral Roots from Rival Sons and a couple gigs including a band celebrating the 40th anniversary of their debut punk classic. 0:03:23 Side A Video Games Games: NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 Crackdown 3 Apex Legends Kingdom Hearts III GameBlast19 Epenis: Access Denied 0:43:40 Drinking ...…
 
This week, Karl & Will revisit the incredible soundtrack of last year’s Octopath Traveler! This score is so jam-packed with amazing tracks that the guys couldn’t resist sharing even more music they weren’t able to the first time. Enjoy some top-tier VGM!By supermarcatobros@gmail.com (Karl & Will Brueggemann).
 
On this episode, Ian and Kyle reminisce about how things weren’t quite as good as they are now. Patreon Perk – Jump the Q&A: 38:01 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 Check ...…
 
Disney and video games go together like peanut butter and chocolate. And you've got to love the old-school Capcom disney games, but what about games outside of Capcom? What about games that aren't about specific characters or shows, but just "Princesses" who knows! Rob and Pernell are joined by Mike and Justin from XVGM Radio to take a deep div ...…
 
Andrew is a sleepy, sleepy host. 28:40 – Machinima shuts down without warning. 81 laid off. Entire video catalog gone 36:30 – EMT imagines an alternate way to play Resident Evil 2 If you missed Saturday’s live broadcast of Molehill Mountain, you can watch the video replay on YouTube. Alternatively, you can catch audio versions ... Continue read ...…
 
00:01 Glider Rider - Main Theme - Amstrad CPC 02:19 Robocop 2 - Title Theme - Amstrad CPC 05:23 Chrono Trigger - Battle 1 - SNES 07:37 Ironsword: Wizards & Warriors II - Stage 1 Mountains - NES 10:08 Batman: Revenge of the Joker - Gotham in Danger - SNES 11:20 Batman: Revenge of the Joker - Gotham in Danger - SEGA 12:28 Batman: Return of the Jo ...…
 
Boy howdy, is it time for another highfalutin Battle Bards episode? Shucks, looks like! In this week's show, the trio saddle up for a ride through the tumbleweeds and mesas of western MMO tunes. It may be slim pickins, but the pickins are actually pretty good! Episode 138 show notes (show page, direct download) Intro (feat. "Renewal" from Falle ...…
 
Romance is in the air this week on Nitro Game Injection! Or at least something is. 1.WillRock – Nitroglycerin Injection (Theme of KNGI :: Amazon)2.Sukotto42 – Blue Balls (Mega Man 3 [NES] :: OverClocked ReMix) SOURCE TUNE SPECTRUM #1: ‘Hard Man Stage’ from Mega Man 3 [NES]3.Danimal Cannon – Mega Manhood 3: The Blasting of ... Continue reading ‘ ...…
 
It's Monday, and that means only one thing. FALCOM SOUND TEAM + VOLUME FULL BLAST! Be prepared for guitars, rock drums, violins, and the baddest synths of the 90s you've ever heard! The long running Ys series has some of the coolest music ever put to video games, and we're here to share the love, enjoy!…
 
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 what is possibly the best Show & Tell episode yet!By supermarcatobros@gmail.com (Karl & Will Brueggemann).
 
00:01 Batman - Gotham City - GB 03:02 Parallax - Marco Swagerman (MC) - C64 07:22 Parallax - Michiel van den Bos (MCA) - C64 11:12 The Messenger - The Arcane Shoppe - PC 12:11 The Messenger - The Shopkeeper - PC 14:16 The Messenger - Into The Depths - PC 15:20 The Messenger - Return to The Depths - PC 17:05 Sight Slashers - Under the Moonlight ...…
 
00:01 Parallax Rip-Off - Matthew Cannon - C64 03:35 Parallax Percs - Andrew Lemon (Ne8) - C64 05:52 Battle Valley - Main Theme - C64 10:14 Corneria - MyNewSoundtrack 13:32 The Messenger - The Corrupted Past - PC 15:29 Enforcer - Main Theme - C64 18:25 Power Drift - Main Theme - C64 Hosted by Ramtin Gomer Deyhim Contact trackerpodcast@gmail.com ...…
 
00:01 Mega Man 7 - Intro Stage - MyNewSoundtrack 02:51 Phantasy Star IV - Laughter - Czethros11 05:26 The Messenger - To Break The Curse - PC 07:18 The Messenger - A Melody To Break The Curse - PC 09:22 Think Twice III - Jeroen Kimmel (Red) - C64 17:46 Storm Eagle - MyNewSoundtrack Hosted by Ramtin Gomer Deyhim Contact trackerpodcast@gmail.com ...…
 
00:01 ActRaiser - Fillmoa - SNES 01:47 Batman - Streets of Desolation - MyNewSoundtrack 04:44 Jewels - Thomas E. Petersen (Laxity) - C64 09:27 Torchlight II - Temple Steppes - PC 12:06 Torchlight II - Echo Pass - PC 14:02 Torchlight II - Camp Dawn - PC 17:45 Give It a Try - Charles Deenen - C64 Hosted by Ramtin Gomer Deyhim Contact trackerpodca ...…
 
00:01 Tyrian - Secret Level - PC 00:59 Tyrian - Ending 2 - PC 01:34 Castlevania 3: Dracula's Curse - Mad Forest - NES 03:13 Sonic 2 - Oil Ocean Zone - SEGA 05:09 El Viento - Detroit Car Factory - SEGA 07:46 Ghosts'n Goblins - Mads Orbesen Troest (Hobbit) - C64 11:22 Golden Axe - Battlefield - BitSymphony 15:35 Final Fantasy VIII - Don't be Afra ...…
 
Turns out EZK is the better fanboy. Yes, it’s a competition. 12:28 – EZK, the better fanboy, talks about Iron Fist S2, Daredevil S3 and Punisher S2 47:46 – DC Super Pets movie! Who cares about anything else? DC SUPER PETS MOVIE!!! 1:01:37 – NetherRealm artist tells IGN Brazil that Mortal Kombat boss won’t be ... Continue reading ‘Molehill Mount ...…
 
00:01 Bionic Commando - GaMetal 02:38 Final Fantasy VIII - The Man With the Machine Gun - BitSymphony 05:38 Final Fantasy VII - Cosmo Canyon - BitSymphony 09:37 Castlevania - Wicked Child - NES 12:01 Sonic - Final Zone - SEGA 13:19 Encounter in the Abyss - Vincent Rubinetti 17:46 Ken's Theme - GaMetal Hosted by Ramtin Gomer Deyhim Contact track ...…
 
00:01 Tyrian - Parlance - PC 00:38 Tyrian - Asteroid Dance Part 2 - PC 02:43 Sonic 2 - Mystic Cave Zone - SEGA 04:51 Sonic 2 - Death Egg Zone - SEGA 07:12 Final Fantasy IX - Battle Theme - BitSymphony 10:29 Lotus Esprit Turbo Challenge - Title Screen - Amiga 12:02 Mega Man 4 - Skull Man - NES 13:46 Golden Axe - Wilderness - BitSymphony 16:51 Me ...…
 
00:01 Shatterhand - Area G - NES 02:09 Haunted Castle - Cross Your Heart - Arcade 05:23 Silver Rush - Jredd 07:20 Shining in the Darkness - Fateful Battle - SEGA 08:48 Battlefield - Main Theme - Vincent Rubinetti 12:24 Elemental Master - Blood-Stained Lake - SEGA 16:37 Castlevania - Heart of Fire - NES 18:46 Balls of Steel - GaMetal Hosted by R ...…
 
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…
 
00:01 Cosmic Crush - Jredd 01:54 Ys IV: Mask of the Sun - Crimson Wings - PS2 05:29 Bucky O’Hare - Escape! - NES 08:01 Speedball - Main Theme - Amiga 10:42 Curses 'N Chaos - Curses 'N Chaos - PC 12:57 Curses 'N Chaos - Forest - PC 15:28 TMNT IV Turtles in Time - Bury My Shell at Wounded Knee - GaMetal Hosted by Ramtin Gomer Deyhim Contact track ...…
 
00:01 Earnest Evans - Stage 5 - SEGA 02:46 DooM - Intermission - Andrew Hulshult 05:34 Devil's Crush - Main Theme - Toshinori Hiramatsu 08:04 Ghost 'n Goblins - MASTER BOOT RECORD 10:56 Tiasu - Unstoppable 15:46 Catalypse - Game Over - C64 Hosted by Ramtin Gomer Deyhim Contact trackerpodcast@gmail.com VGM Shows Youtube…
 
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