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VGH #473: Best Game Music of 2020

It’s our biggest music show yet! Take a listen to our favorite tracks from 2020, including Spelunky 2, Paper Mario: The Origami King, 13 Sentinels, and, of course, Animal Crossing.

  • Things Discussed

    Things Discussed:
    13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Bugsnax, game music, Ikenfell, Ministry of Broadcast, Paper Mario: The Origami King, Sackboy: A Big Adventure, Spelunky 2, Super Mario RPG

Episode Timeline:
(1:58) – Intro/Drunktacular hype
(6:48) – 13 Sentinels
(19:18) – Ministry of Broadcast
(25:16) – Paper Mario: The Origami King
(32:04) – Spelunky 2
(43:13) – Animal Crossing: New Horizons
(52:11) – Super Mario RPG
(1:02:36) – Ikenfell
(1:08:44) – Sackboy: A Big Adventure
(1:16:16) – Outro/Bugsnax

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This Week’s Music:
Listen to all of this week’s songs with this playlist!
“Brat Overflow” by Hitoshi Sakimoto, “Good Times” by Azusa Chiba, and “-(LEUCINE)-” by Yoshimi Kudo from 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim
“Good Broadcast” from Ministry of Broadcast by Benjamin McCulloch
“Title Screen,” “Snif City,” and “Thrills at Night” from Paper Mario: The Origami King by Yoshito Sekigawa
“Egg radio.” “Still waters,” “Wet fur II,” and “City of the future” from Spelunky 2 by Eirik Suhrke
“Main Theme,” “10am,” and “5pm” from Animal Crossing: New Horizons by Kazumi Totaka
“Let’s Do the Fluff-Fluff!”, “Beware the Forest’s Mushrooms,” and “Let’s Go Down the Wine River” from Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars by Yoko Shimomura
“Alchemy Is for Everyone,” “Between the Lines,” and “In This Together” from Ikenfell by Aivi and Surasshu
“The Gardens,” “Vexterminate!”, and “EPIC” from Sackboy: A Big Adventure by Winifred Philips
“Sunrise over Snaktooth Island” from Bugsnax by Seth Parker

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