Guess what lies ahead, only one way to find out. 🎶🦔

Welcome back to Video Game Grooves! In this episode we have a lot of catch-up work to do regarding the news, so buckle in your ears and your wallet as we cover the new releases and new announcements in the world of video game music on vinyl record.

Features-wise, we have a couple of treats in store! First, Anthony triumphantly features the music of Sonic Mania, in what is surely 2017’s happiest reversal of fortune. The music of Tee Lopes is a great fit for the latest revival of the spiny speedster, and a couple of choice tracks from the Data-Discs release underscore some discussion of our thoughts on the game as well.

Next, Jeremy mellows us down with Flyrule, the trip-hop remix of Ocarina of Time’s iconic soundtrack. It’s our second Ocarina feature this year, but it’s something special. Selecting favorite tracks from this solid overall release was tricky, but we think you’ll feel the flow and float free with the funky fluctuations of Flyrule. Phew.

Finally, ’tis the season, and we have a few recommendations for gift ideas for the vinyl record fans in your life. Or, heck, drop some hints to those who may be confused about what YOU might need for your turntable. Feel free to post in the comments or tweet to us at @vg_grooves with gift ideas of your own!

Outro: “Escape from the City” – Sonic Adventure 2, by Jun Senoue, performed by Ted Poley and Tony Harnell

Twitter – @vg_grooves, @ajohnagnello, @walnutsoap, @jeremy_lamont

Sonic Adventure 1 & 2 (Fangamer) (box set sold out)
The Witcher 3 four LP set (Spacelab9)
What Remains of Edith Finch (iam8bit)
Battletoads in Battlemaniacs (iam8bit)
Viva Piñata (iam8bit)
Conker’s Bad Fur Day (iam8bit)
Flinthook (with bonus flexidisc) (TheYetee)
Tumbleseed (TheYetee)
Rocket Knight Adventures (ShiptoShore)
Welcome to the Fantasy Zone (ShiptoShore)
Kid Dracula (ShiptoShore)
Rocket Ranger (Cinemaware)
Breach & Clear: Deadline (Limited Run Games) (sold out)
Nex Machina (Limited Run Games) (sold out)
Nex Machina (Fangamer)
Tormentor X Punisher (Fangamer)
Shadowrun: Hong Kong (Black Screen Records)
Shadowrun: Dragonfall (Black Screen Records)
Future Unfolding (Minimum Records)
Lightfield (Minimum Records)
Portal (grey/white variant) (Mondo)
StarCraft Remastered (Blizzard)
Another World (blue variant) (Another World Store)

Gift ideas mentioned in the show:
Audio Quest anti-static brush (US) (UK)
The music of Yoshitaka Azuma (Discogs Marketplace)
LP GEAR
Diskeeper anti-static record sleeves
Ortofon replacement needle cartridge (US) (UK)