Yes, really. It’s called Menu, and it’s all just menu music. It’s actually brilliant.
The Materia Collective, who specialise in music from or inspired by video games, are rather prolific. From soundtracks to compilations to homages and new arrangements, they’re always up to something new, different, or interesting.
Their latest project, Menu, is something a little more unusual: it’s an album comprised entirely of new arrangements of classic video game menu music.
That’s not as mad an idea as it sounds. Think about how much time you’ve spent listening to menu music over the years. Hearing even just a few notes can transport you back to a warm, fuzzy place. Hearing 52 of them? Well, that’s just guaranteed to give you the good feelings.
Here’s the full list of tracks included on the Materia Collective Menu album:
- Thomas Kresge – Katamari on the Symphony (from “Katamari Damacy”)
- JohnStacy – Super Deluxe Grand Prix 64 (from “Mario Kart 64″)
- When the Clock Strikes, YUNGxHALLOWEEN – Wily’s Mysterious Freaking Intro (from “Mega Man 2″)
- Losn – Break Out (from “Ape Escape”)
- Eileen Snyder – Dragón de samba y l’espada de luz (from “Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon”)
- Patrick Dunnevant – Stardew Valley Overture
- Alex Hill, Tia Maxfield – Made of Happiness (from “The Sims 3″)
- Lazerwolph (Phillip Merriman) – Until the Very End (from “Mass Effect: Andromeda”)
- James C. Hoffman – Chaosium Sword (from “Ninja Gaiden II”)
- Joe Zieja – Reel ‘Em In, Boys! (from “Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag”)
- Jorito – Until Dawn (from “Final Fantasy XIII”)
- Ronin Op F – Chronometric Dimension Shifter (from “Chrono Trigger”) 03:17
- Fabian Fabro – Doki Doki Literature Club! (from “Doki Doki Literature Club”)
- Ben Emberley – Choose Your Player! (from “Super Smash Bros. Melee”)
- Matias Castro Cancino – Motherless (from “Horizon Zero Dawn”)
- Will Dawson – Title (from “Mega Man 3″)
- Mairiba – Main Title (from “Deus Ex”)
- Ian Martyn – L’ouverture Tactice (from “Final Fantasy Tactics”)
- Melancholy Robot – Kirby Dreaming (from “Kirby’s Dream Land”)
- Daniel Romberger – The Adventures of Cuphead and Mugman (from “Cuphead”)
- Lord Bif – Geralt of Rivia (from “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt”)
- Nautilus T Party – The Axiom (from “Axiom Verge”)
- John Robert Matz – Dragonborn (from “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim”)
- Dean Nguyen – Title Theme (from “Diddy Kong Racing”)
- Josué Ferreira de Oliveira – Belmont Overture (from “Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse”)
- Bark Boiz – When You’re With Me (A Sunny Day) (from “Nekojishi”)
- Fredrik Häthén – Opening Movie (from “Vagrant Story”)
- David Russell – File Select (from “Super Mario 64″)
- Lucas Guimaraes – Tale of the Star Rod (from “Paper Mario”)
- Glenntai – Wishes To Relax & Study To (from “Final Fantasy XIII-2″)
- Peter Jones – WAKE UP (from “Minecraft”)
- Austin Hart – A Place to Call Home (from “Final Fantasy IX”)
- Chris Porter – Florence’s Lullaby (from “Florence”)
- Alex Hill, Andrew Kroepel – Recall the Heroes: An Overwatch Fanfare (from “Overwatch”)
- Vaughn Rowles – Reign of the Septims (from “The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion”)
- Garrett McPherson – Crimson Lunar Dream (from “Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight”)
- Ashlee Busch – Dragon Wings (from “Dragon Age: Inquisition”)
- Catboss. – Aurora’s Theme (from “Child of Light”) (Growing Up Sucks Remix)
- zykO – Fever Dream (from “The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D”)
- Ilium – Postcard from Celeste Mountain (from “Celeste”)
- Soren Laulainen – Myst Theme
- DS – Concert Paraphrase on “Select Theme” (from “Star Fox 64″)
- Michael Hoffmann – Space Cruise (from “FTL: Faster Than Light”)
- Sam Bobinski – The Red Strings Club (from “The Red Strings Club”)
- Michael Schiciano – Out Into The Frontier (from “SaGa Frontier”)
- Jon Bash – Limbo
- Anne Strader – Twenty Years (from “Shardlight”)
- Sean Schafianski – Lost Verse – Shadowlord (from “NieR”)
- Reven – Somnus (from “Final Fantasy XV”)
- Jeremy Harris Jones – Waterside (from “Blue Dragon”)
- Thomas Spargo – Bob, Let the Plant Go (from “Yoshi’s Story”)
- Eric Buchholz, Sauraen – The Dawn of Twilight (from “The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess”)
You can listen to and purchase individual tracks from the album with the links above, or purchase the whole album for $16.
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