Monday, November 22, 2010

Gamer Culture: Youtube Covers: Vol 1

I'm putting a "Vol 1" on this because I fully expect more in the future. I don't quite remember how this happened tonight, but I somehow found myself on Youtube seeking gaming music. Then I stumbled upon this dude (featured below) who is amazingly talented with his Chrono Trigger covers. Well, that's insanely relevant right now, so I thought I'd post two of my favorites of his. First though, the first of these three, is one of my all-time favorite songs ever, done eloquently and beautifully. Sure, the kid pulls a bit of the nerd-factor with his Mario accent, but it just adds to the fun of this cover. Listen and enjoy. After that are two more songs, both from Chrono Trigger, and both by the same amazing talent. A quick warning though, the Chrono Trigger one's are significantly louder than the Super Mario 64 tune. So adjust your volume accordingly.

Super Mario 64 - Credits Theme

Chrono Trigger - Frog's Theme

Chrono Trigger - Robo's Theme

I don't know how to explain why this stuff hits me like it does. Video game music is something that makes me happy in such a way that few understand it. I know I'm not alone though. Do you have any favorites that just make you melt into a big bowl of smiles? Let me know in the comments.


  1. What talent! I don't see enough covers of video game music that do the originals justice quite like this.

    I've got too many favorite tracks I could spend forever and a day listing, but the most recent track I heard that just rolled my cheeks up in a grin was the main theme from Grandia. I listen to that and I think, "What a great day to be alive!"

  2. Definitely Kaise! There's a billion Youtube Covers I could post but I certainly wont because well, then it would become redundant. I've never played Grandia but I'll have to give it a listen, the original and then the covers. BTW, Welcome to the team, Kaise!