Wow, 10 years and still no cease and desist letters. I'm on a roll! Let's all remind ourselves of why I started this playlist, because sometimes I forget it. 10 years ago, I compiled a short playlist of around 100 tracks for 4chan /f/ and /v/, as a sort of Christmas gift. It was a silly gift filled with some of my favorite video game music. People enjoyed the playlist, so I continuously expanded on it. Later on, it became clear that I was doing it to share my unique obsession with VGM; which is pretty much the only music I listen to. This playlist is unique in that I like to share all the obscure VGM that's generally overlooked, including talented artists who take the time to arrange their favorite tracks, sometimes even exceeding the quality of the originals. There's just a ton of good VGM out there that people aren't listening to. Hell, I even made a YT channel just so I could share more. I feel like I can keep doing this forever. So here's to another 10 years unmolested! Code: Splatoon - Tokyo Active NEETs - Splattack Ranked Session Splatoon - White Owl - Maritime Memory (Charisma Fes Girls Remix) Splatoon - NOQQYSC - Shellfie the remix Splatoon - RetroSpecter - Final Boss Phase 1 & 2 (Squid Sisters Remashed) Splatoon 2 - Tudd - Ebb and Flow Splatoon 2 - Hylen - Ultra Color Pulse Splatoon 2 - CG5 - Inkcoming Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion - RobKTA - Octo DLC Remix Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion - VGR - Into The Light Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion - sheddy - 'Sea-P-U' (Blitz It! Remix) Let's start with some popular games, then rapidly delve into obscure territory. Everyone knows and loves Splatoon. All the tracks I'm adding are remixes from different artists. One of the remixes is from one of my favorite Touhou doujin bands, Tokyo Active NEETs. Most of the Splatoon 2 remixes came from this album! Code: Final Fantasy XIV - Answers Final Fantasy XIV - Steel Reason Final Fantasy XIV - The Rider's Boon Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn - Torn from the Heavens Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn - Ultima Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn - Zephyr Cradle - Through the Maelstrom Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward - Imagination Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward - Coming Home Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward - Revenge Twofold Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood - Husky by the Geek - Under the Moonlight (Tsukuyomi) Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood - The Worm's Trail Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood - Beauty's Wicked Wiles You probably already saw this coming: FF14, the game I've been playing for the past year. Well, did you know it holds TWO Guinness world records? One for the longest end credits in an MMO(which is kinda BS, since the credits list every player before the revamp) and one for the most original pieces of music(384 at the time of awarding, not even including Stormblood). Yours truly went and listened to all the damn OSTs and filtered all the fillers. Picking through RPG tracks is tough, which is why I rarely go through RPG OSTs. Code: Sonic Mania - Friends Sonic Mania - James Wong - Mirage Saloon (James Wong Remix) Sonic Mania - Lights, Camera, Action!-Studiopolis Zone Act 1 Sonic Mania - Guided Tour-Credits It's Sanic! Good of Sega to finally hire Tee Lopes and finally make a good Sonic game. Code: The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel - The Red Wings -New Wind- The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel - Skies of a Strange Land The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel - jdk Band - Tie a Link of ARCUS! The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel - jdk Band - Belief The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II - Bring up Trust! The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II - Phantasmal Blaze The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II - Still Countryside The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II - Blue Destination I'm a huge fan of the Falcom Sound Team. I'm usually up-to-date with their music, which is why Trails of Cold Steel has been sitting in the backlog for years. I'm not sure why I haven't added it yet. It's probably because I was waiting for an English localization title. That sounds like a terrible reason. Now that the games are out on Steam, it feels appropriate to add them now. Code: DEEMO - Metal Hypnotized DEEMO - Saika DEEMO - Evolution era DEEMO - Wings of Piano I really should've added this one a long time ago. Deemo is perhaps the only story-based rhythm game with an actual good story. Every time I listen to some of the music, I get an incredible feeling of nostalgia. Having a sad ending just makes it worse. "Metal Hypnotized" sounds like it doesn't belong here. That's because it was composed by none other than Nobuo Uematsu. He's fucking everywhere. Code: VA-11 HALL-A Prologue - Skyline VA-11 HALL-A Prologue - Showtime! VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action - Every Day is Night VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action - Through the Storm, We Will Find a Way VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action - Drive Me Wild VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action - A. Rene Let's continue with an indie game that came from /agdg/. VA-11 HALL-A, which is leet speak for "Valhalla", is a VN about running a cyberpunk bar. The music is great, reminiscent of classic shmups. No, the game is not a shmup; but if you're like me and you listen to the music without having played the game, you'll be thinking, "Hm, this sounds like it came from a shmup." In fact, one of the tracks in the OST is "Umemoto", named after Ryu Umemoto, a composer known for his works in shmups such as Psyvariar, Mushihime-sama, and Espgaluda. RIP. Code: Freedom Planet - Toni Leys - Dragon Valley (Toni Leys Remix feat. Esteban Bellucci) Freedom Planet - Relic Maze 2 Freedom Planet - Trap Hideout 2 Oh look, it's that blatant Sonic ripoff that became somewhat of a spiritual successor before Sonic Mania came along. Code: Wangan Midnight Maximum Tune 4 - Re-Birth feat. Aubrey Ashburn Wangan Midnight Maximum Tune 4 - Taillight feat. Emi Evans Classic Yuzo Koshiro doing another obscure video game, which is actually pretty popular in Asia. This arcade racing series plays a lot like an RPG. All your progress is saved on a card. You buy the best car that everyone else uses, get money from races, and upgrade your car with the money until you're overpowered and crush all the other players. Then you realize you spent thousands of [insert Asian currency here] on an arcade game. Code: Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun - Lone Trooper 8-Bit Armies - Check My Creds 8-Bit Armies - Blockhead 8-Bit Armies - Oh Snap 8-Bit Hordes - Frank Klepacki - Horde March (Trailer Version) 8-Bit Hordes - Retro Hero Grey Goo - War Is Evolving Grey Goo - Agile Maneuvers Grey Goo - Materialize Grey Goo - Beta Formation Classic Frank Klepacki doing the music for obscure RTSs for ex-Westwood employees(Petroglyph). Code: Finding Paradise - Wish My Life Away Finding Paradise is the sequel to the hit tearjerker To the Moon. I have this game installed but haven't gotten around to playing it yet! Code: Uncharted Waters - Yoko Kanno - Portugal Uncharted Waters - Yoko Kanno - Olive Wind Uncharted Waters: New Horizons - Yoko Kanno - WIND AHEAD ~Wind Ahead~ Uncharted Waters: New Horizons - Yoko Kanno - CATALINA ~Catalina's Theme~ Uncharted Waters: New Horizons - Yoko Kanno - THE CHASE ~Chase~ I had an obscure request(more like complaint) for this obscure game series, and it's Yoko Kanno so I had to put it in. The Uncharted Waters series is comparable to games like Sid Meier's Pirates and all those other nautical economy sims. There's an MMO coming out on Steam very soon, but it's already been out for a decade and has changed developers a lot. Also, too bad it doesn't have Yoko Kanno. Code: Napple Tale - Wild Wind returned from exile Napple Tale - Dreams in a pie I'm bringing a track back from Exile! Mostly it's because we need a little more Yoko Kanno in our lives, but also partially because my standards have lowered since years ago. That may be good or bad depending on who you ask. Let's just say I'm a little more open-minded; which can also be good or bad. Code: Beatbuddy - Europa Deep - Lost in Yesterday (SupaFunk Remix) Beatbuddy - I'm Your Star Beatbuddy - This Moment Beatbuddy: On Tour - Beatbuddy Rocks Beatbuddy is a game in which most of the budget went to the music. If this game was played on mute, it would just be a pretty-looking mediocre platformer. But it's a good game, because the music is incredible. Everything moves to the beat and the characters beatbox during dialogue sequences. On Tour is a completely different game. Code: Valkyria Chronicles - Gallant Fight This should have been in there. Code: UNDERTALE - String Player Gamer - ASGORE replacing UNDERTALE - ASGORE UNDERTALE - GaMetal - Bad Times replacing UNDERTALE - MEGALOVANIA UNDERTALE - Sauraen - For Good! (feat. Rugal) UNDERTALE - Dating Start! exiled from VIP Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow - Splitscreen - Rivals Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire - Little V - Battle! Wally Sonic 3D Blast - James Wong - Credits (Quick Remix) Mega Man 2 - Ulfhedn4r - Flash Man Theme Mega Man - Ulfhedn4r - Bomb Man Mega Man - Mesmonium - Cut Man Theme Remix rainblocks - Benjamin Briggs - Rainy Day Random remixes coming through! Now that the dust has settled, it's time to look at some Undertale remixes; I've listened to hundreds. Hope you like these selections I picked liked a goddamn sommelier. "For Good!" is hideously underrated, having less that 2k views on YT. A couple of Pokemon remixes! I didn't like this "Rivals" remix at first, but it grew on me. I guess you could say my feelings for it ""evolved"". "Battle! Wally" is another rival remix from another game. Oh, it's James Wong again. You may remember him from earlier in this update. Enjoy these fun Mega Man remixes from Ufnedl4hr. Here's another Mega Matsumae remix. Speaking of Manami Matsumae, here's another track of hers remixed by Benjamin Briggs. I think this is a good time for me to confess that I never liked any of Matsumae's music, past and present, from Mega Man to Mighty No. 9. Code: Omen of Sorrow - Untamed Madness Badass Inc. - Tony Chew is Dead (Radio Edit) Below Kryll - Finding Your Destiny Tunnel X1 - Ingame 1 Into the Dead 2 - Nails Fire Arrow X - A Mercenary Backed By The Howling Wind (STAGE A) WEC Le Mans 24 - DNA be ROCKS - GARAXIAN EXPRESS (arrange ver.) Adolescent Santa Claus - santa main theme And now for a bunch of single tracks from games no one has played! This fighting game just came out on PS4 but is still very much obscure. The last 1/3rd of this track saves it - completely smooth genre switch. Badass Inc is a Ludum Dare game. This track from Below Kryll reminds me of Vangelis. Tunnel X1 is a cancelled game composed by Chris Huelsbeck, one of my faves. The OST is now royalty-free to Patreon subscribers. Into the Dead 2 is another generic zombie survival game for mobile, but this track sounds like it came from Bastion. Fire Arrow X is a new age retro shmup. You can tell from how the track sounds. What even kind of title is WEC Le Mans 24? I don't know, but it's classic Konami. Seriously, this shit was on cassette tape. And last but not least, here's a sickeningly heartwarming track from a free game. Phew, that was a lot of tracks! Happy holidays and see you next year!