Welcome back g1s to the Infinite Video Game Playlist! After a two-week hiatus, the IVGP has returned to bring you you’re weekly supply of quality video game tunes. This week, we’re paying a musical tribute to one of the gaming industry’s most tried and true staples, the mascots.
Whether they were made to sell consoles, boast a developer’s brand, move merchandise, promote cartoons, or endorse heavily salted and or fried junk food; mascots have been a proud video game institution for over three decades.
Tonight, we’ve got 50 songs representing a wide range of mascots from those who’ve found moderate success to those who’ve become the stuff of LEGENDS…or failed miserably and fell of the face of the Earth.
Are you ready for this? Lets go!
- Track 01: Main Theme - Super Mario 3D World (suggested by g1 The Leader of the Gobforsaken)
- Track 02: Sonic Team Staff Roll - Sonic the Hedgehog
- Track 03: Crash Dance (The Time Machine) - Crash Bandicoot: Warped (suggested by LordoftheDerp)
- Track 04: Main Theme – Halo (Master Chief)
- Track 05: The Legend of Zelda theme - Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Link)
- Track 06: Pac-Man’s Street Fighter X Tekken theme
- Track 07: Opening – Pokemon Yellow (Pikachu)
- Track 08: Wily’s Castle Part 1 - Mega Man 2
- Track 09: Circus: Act 1 - Aero The Acrobat
- Track 10: Bubsy’s Theme - Bubsy
- Track 11: Spiral Mountain – Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts (suggested by g1 Falcovsleon20)
- Track 12: Sandover Village (Green Sage Mix) - Jax & Daxter
- Track 13: Aristans Homeworld - Spyro the Dragon
- Track 14: Cave - Bonk’s Adventure
- Track 15: Main Theme - Gex: Enter the Gecko
- Track 16: Rainforest - Awesome Possum
- Track 17: Island Swing Returns - Donkey Kong Country Returns
- Track 18: Mog House X – Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Dungeon
- Track 19: Infinite Tower - Rayman Legends (suggested by g1 The Leader of the Gobforsaken)
- Track 20: Zoolrave - Zool (Amiga)
- Track 21: Mickey Junk Mountain - Epic Mickey (suggested by g1 Falcovsleon20)
- Track 22: Pizza Eating Contest - Yo-Noid
- Track 23: Toro and Kuro - Street Fighter X Tekken
- Track 24: Classic Bomberman – Bomberman Ultra
- Track 25: Uranian Space Port - Blasto (suggested by LordoftheDerp)
- Track 26: Paramonian Temple - Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee
- Track 27: Message From Nightopia - NiGHTS into Dreams
- Track 28: Samba de Janeiro - Samba de Amigo
- Track 29: Off Da Wall - Cool Spot
- Track 30: Alien Ship – McDonald’s Treasure Land
- Track 31: Nate’s Theme – Uncharted Trilogy
- Track 32: Type A - Yoshi’s Cookie
- Track 33: Totally Mysterious - Chester Cheetah in Too Cool to Fool
- Track 34: Flat Zone 2 (Mr. Game & Watch) – Super Smash Bros. Brawl
- Track 35: Stage Theme Game Mode A - Gyromite (Rob the Robot)
- Track 36: Tails’ House - Tails’ Adventure
- Track 37: Hyper-Hyper - Knuckles Chaotix
- Track 38: Banjo Race - Earthworm Jim
- Track 39: Rainbow Cliffs - Ty the Tasmanian Tiger
- Track 40: Time Square - Blinx the Time Sweeper
- Track 41: Windy and Co. - Conker’s Bad Fur Day
- Track 42: Burning Town - Shantae: Risky’s Revenge (suggested by g1 QuartrGuy)
- Track 43: Alex Kidd’s Theme – Alex Kidd in Miracle World
- Track 44: Intro – Kirby’s Dreamland
- Track 45: Live Rap With Mc. King Kong Mushi - Parappa the Rapper
- Track 46: Character Roll – Jack Bros. (Jack Frost)
- Track 47: A Stealthy Approach - Sly Cooper & The Thievius Raccoonus
- Track 48: Metropolis - Ratchet & Clank
- Track 49: Angry Birds Theme
- Track 50: E. Gadd’s Lab – Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon
Sorry I didn’t include every Nintendo character. If had, this list would have gone on forever.
That was certainly quite the trip through history. What the hell was Zool supposed to be anyway? A gremlin ninja or ninja alien? Also, are there enough animals on this? I wasn’t sure if I added enough animals.
All joking aside though, this was a fun and very nostalgic list to put together, and I even learned a few things. Like for example, I learned the ultra rare Virtual Boy title Jack Bros. is a Shin Megami Tensei spin-off. I also learned that Cool Spot got a sequel. Was there really such a high demand for that?
It’s great to be writing this blog again!
Inspired by the news of the Outlands Kickstater campaign, I’ve decided to let this classic vibe blend into next week’s playlist, as it will be dedicated to classic arcade games. If you have any suggestions for pieces of coin-munching music that should be included, please suggest them in the comments below or tweet them to me @Ryan_ConwaySA.
Until then…buy some stuff or something, I dunno.
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