Chilltendo is a video game concept album. It’s twelve tracks from Nintendo’s rich musical history, reimagined as lo-fi hip hop beats.
Lo-fi hip hop is a subgenre of electronic music that features minimal, instrumental arrangements accompanied by environmental sound design. If you’ve heard a chill beat with the sound of rain falling, ocean waves, or vinyl crackle, you were most likely listening to Lo-fi.
Chilltendo was produced by the artist Jokabi (real name Kai Jakobi), a musician from Germany. He hails from a talented family. His brother, the artist Mikel, produced the hit album “Zelda & Chill.” At the time of writing, the album has racked up over 60M play on Spotify and YouTube. Mikel is features on the remix of Forest Temple.
Chilltendo includes remixes from Animal Crossing, Legend of Zelda, Super Mario Galaxy, Pokémon, and Chrono Trigger. It even includes a remix of Undertale, while not directly a Nintendo game, is now available on Nintendo Switch.
Spindash 2, our Sonic The Hedgehog remix album is coming out on July 1st! We’re so excited for Sonic Mania, plus having just worked with Sega to license a Hyper Potions song for their trailer, we thought it would be the perfect time for the next installment of our hit Sonic remix album, Spindash!
Spindash 2 is a sixteen track, licensed remix album of music from the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series. Themes and songs from all over the series, including the Sega Genesis Sonic games, Sonic Adventure, Sonic Colors, and more! Click on the image below to check out the trailer!
Shooters have been a staple of home consoles and arcades since the beginning of gaming. The Genesis has its share of good shooters, and there are a few especially excellent ones that didn’t come out in North America. While shooters usually aren’t heavy on dialogue or plot, these two deserved a translation as they have more plot than the standard shooter. They also really show off some of the graphical capabilities of the Sega Genesis. Check them out!
Battle Mania Daiginjou is the sequel to Battle Mania – released in North America as Trouble Shooter. Both games are run-and-gun shooters that have heavier story elements than most shooter games. Trouble Shooter was a great game but Battle Mania Daiginjou benefits from continuing the oringal’s plot and balancing out the speed and difficulty compared to the first. The game has both horizontal and vertical shooter levels and really pushes the limits of what the Sega Genesis can do with graphics and music. The soundtrack is one of the heaviest chugging rock soudntracks on the Genesis. Its impressive how they coaxed metal guitar sounds out of simple FM synthesis.
Although this later game out o Wii virtual console in English, you can enjoy the original Sega Genesis ROM and the excellent Manga style cutscenes and story. The game is pretty standard side-scrolling shooter like Gradius but with the ability to shoot in all directions and with its own power-ups and unique environments. It may be a standard style of side-scrolling shooter, but it is a quality game. The music is decent and keeps you engaged in the action.
The backgrounds are gorgeous too. The story deals with the Earth repelling an attack from an unknown alien race. When a high-ranking general is captured, his 16-year old daughter hijacks the prototype “Gley Lancer” starship to rescue him. Both games have nuanced innovations for their genres and are great to play on an emulator.