Nitro Game Injection #414: Game of Souls (Patreon’s Choice Special: Cover Bands That Don’t Rock)


There are a lot of bands out there that cover video game music, but not all of them are rock and metal! Here are just some of the bands who fall outside of the guitar-driven sphere, ready to NOT rock your face!

WillRock – Nitroglycerin Injection (Theme of KNGI :: Bandcamp)
Rune-Bertil’s feat. Uncle & the Bacon – Afterburner (After Burner [C64] :: KWED)

The World is Square – To The Sea (Legend of Mana [PS1] :: Bandcamp)
Select Start – Town/Bloody Tears (Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest [NES] :: Bandcamp)
Videri String Quartet, David Peacock – Aquatic Ambiance (Donkey Kong Country [SNES] :: GameGrooves)

Mariachi Entertainment System – Theme of Love (Final Fantasy IV [SNES] :: Google Play)
International Dub Ambassadors – Fighting / Training Theme (Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! [NES] :: VGMdb)
The 8-Bit Big Band – Gerudo Valley (Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time [N64] :: Bandcamp)

Retro Remix Revue – Overworld BGM, Athletic BGM (Super Mario Bros. 3 [NES] :: VGMdb)
Neskvartetten – Link Goes to New Orleans (Legend of Zelda [NES] :: OverClocked ReMix)
PlanetSkill – Oil Ocean [WT-40 Mix] (Sonic the Hedgehog 2 [GEN] :: OverClocked ReMix)

The University of Toronto 10 O’Clock Big Band – Big-Band Battlefield (Super Mario 64 [N64] :: OverClocked ReMix)
Michigan State University Spartan Marching Band – The Legend of Zelda (Legend of Zelda [NES] :: Google Play)
University of Maryland Gamer Symphony Orchestra – Objection! (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney [NDS] :: Artist website)

The Runaway Five – The Shinra Shuffle (Final Fantasy VII [PS1] :: OverClocked ReMix)
The Game Brass – The Old Ways (Pyre [PC] :: Materia Collective)
The OneUps – Donut Lifts (Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island [SNES] :: Bandcamp)

ConSoul Big Band – Sinking Old Sanctuary (Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness [N64] :: Patient Corgi)
Super Soul Bros. – One Night in Neo Kobe City [Live at PAX Prime 2017] (Snatcher [SCD] :: YouTube)
xclassicalcatx, The Consouls – Karin’s Theme (Street Fighter V [PC/PS4] :: YouTube)

C64 Orchestra – Hawkeye (Hawkeye [C64] :: VGMdb)
ContraBand – The Moon (DuckTales [NES] :: Bandcamp)
V-Jams – Killa NSYNC (Killer Instinct [ARC/SNES/N64] :: Bandcamp)

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