If you love retro game music as much as I do and haven't heard of Smooth McGroove, then you really need to head on over to YouTube post haste and check out his fantastic Acapella renditions of classic videogame soundtracks.
There are loads of instantly recognisable classic tunes here, with plenty of Zelda and Final Fantasy Themes as well as Mario, Street Fighter 2, Castlevania, Sonic, Mega Man, Phoenix Wright, Kirby and even Tetris making an appearance. Even Smooth's cat, Charl, gets involved in the videos and is as adorable as Mr. McGroove is talented.
Smooth and his feline accomplice kicking back in the sound booth
Every single piece is an utter delight to listen to, and is guaranteed to have you grinning from ear to ear, regardless of whether you remember the tunes or not. My personal favourites are:
- Super Mario World - Overworld Theme
- Zelda : A Link to the Past - Dark World Theme
- Super Mario Land - Muda Kingdom
- Castlevania - Vampire Killer & Bloody Tears
- Duck Tales - Moon Theme
- Sonic 3 - Ice Cap Zone - Act 1
- F-Zero - Mute City
- Donkey Kong Country - Aquatic Ambience