In this episode we pick out some of our favourite uses of music in video games.
- The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker combat
- Video of an example of combat with audio ‘accents’ (minor Wind Waker spoilers)
- Listen: Middle Boss Battle
- Final Fantasy VI
- Half Life 2
- Listen: CP Violation
- Music levels from Rayman Legends
- Listen: ‘Gloo Gloo’ Musical Level (video of level)
- Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Some other games that we were considering include: Banjo-Kazooie, Journey and Audiosurf. There are many more great examples of the use of music in video games, get in touch and let us know yours!
Intro music: JACKS – Runaway Fashion
In another case of ‘Jalada and Sefran weren’t paying attention to the episode timer’, this bonus-length episode is all about our favourite video game consoles.
- Nintendo GameBoy
- Sega GameGear
- Nintendo 64
- PlayStation 4
- Joint favourite: Nintendo GameCube
- In the episode we say that the Wavebird was the first wireless controller. Of course, there were others before it, but it was pretty much the first to use radio-frequency (which was great) instead of infrared (which was terrible).
In this episode of Octal FM, Jalada tells Sefran what he thinks of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD for the Wii U.
Spoiler warning: Contains minor spoilers about Twilight Princess and a general discussion of the Zelda timeline.
Related reading from the show:
- The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, and The Wind Waker HD.
- Zelda teaser trailer from Spaceworld 2000 (linked video is actually a longer cut than the one we used to watch).
- The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia (affiliate link).
- Copy of the Hyrule Historia timeline.
- Jadusable Wiki, the official database for the Haunted Majora’s Mask Cartridge story (Elegy of Emptiness creepypasta).
- Twilight Princess Wii, Gamecube and Wii U graphics comparison.
- Issues when you force Dark Souls to run at 60fps on PC.
And finally here’s a photo of Jalada’s Zelda poster with a MacBook Air for scale:
- Intro: JACKS – Runaway Fashion.
- Outro: Life of a Bowling Pin by Hylian Lemon for ocremix.org.