Submit a news tip



[Podcast] The Best Soundtracks of 2014

Posted on February 2, 2015 by (@Patricklous) in 3DS, 3DS eShop, Features, News, Podcast, Reader Poll, Reader Poll, Wii U, Wii U eShop

Hello everyone, here’s another podcast! All of your votes have been tallied on to put together the definitive list of the top ten game soundtracks (on Nintendo platforms) from 2014. In this almost two-hour podcast you can expect to hear excerpts from all of the soundtracks that made the list with commentary from myself and those who sent in their thoughts. Thank you to everyone who helped make this feature possible and sorry about the delay.

Unlike last year’s show, it’s now available in video podcast form on Youtube (note: podcast may not contain moving images):

If you want the audio version to stick on your MP3 player or whatever, you can download it here. And if you really want to spoil yourself, the results and and a full track list (with timestamps!) can be found over the break:

0:00:00 – Credits (Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker)
0:01:36Introduction/Talking #10. Captain Toad and #9. Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
0:03:50 – Labyrinth City (Layton vs. Ace Attorney)
0:05:25 – Mob Cross-Examination (Layton vs. Ace Attorney)
0:06:57 – Pursuit ~ Casting Magic (Layton vs. Ace Attorney)
0:08:36 – Grassy Plains at Night (Fantasy Life)
0:10:47Talking #8. Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire
0:14:26 – Brendan/May & Battle! Brendan/May (Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
0:16:28 – Slateport City (Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
0:18:00 – Battle! Lorekeeper Zinnia (Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
0:19:56 – Soaring Dreams (Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
0:21:42Talking #7. Kirby Triple Deluxe
0:23:30 – Sky at Sunset (Kirby Triple Deluxe)
0:25:12 – Moonlight Capital (Kirby Triple Deluxe)
0:26:57 – Sullied Beauty (Kirby Triple Deluxe)
0:30:40 – Moonstruck Blossom (Kirby Triple Deluxe)
0:32:55Barely talking #6. Hyrule Warriors
0:33:57 – Scenario Menu (Hyrule Warriors)
0:36:52 – Hammer of Stones (Hyrule Warriors)
0:39:03 – Ocarina of Time Boss Battle (Hyrule Warriors)
0:40:41 – Cut Man (Hyrule Warriors)
0:41:36Talking #5. Bayonetta 2
0:43:14 – Moon River (Climax Mix) (Bayonetta 2)
0:47:15 – The Legend of Aesir (Bayonetta 2)
0:50:39 – The Luman Sage (Bayonetta 2)
0:52:21 – Space Harrier (Climax Mix) (Bayonetta)
0:53:39Talking Space Harrier and #4. Shovel Knight
0:56:15 – Strike the Earth (Shovel Knight)
0:58:15 – High Above the Land (Shovel Knight)
1:00:31 – The Requiem of Shield Knight (Shovel Knight)
1:03:45 – Flowers of Antimony (Shovel Knight)
1:05:29 – Darkest Night (Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse)
1:07:25Talking #3. Mario Kart 8
1:09:47 – Water Park (Mario Kart 8)
1:11:50 – Moo Moo Meadows (Mario Kart 8)
1:13:07 – Electrodome (Mario Kart 8)
1:15:00 – N64 Rainbow Road (Mario Kart 8)
1:17:11 – Mt. Wario (Mario Kart 8)
1:19:54 – Mute City (Mario Kart 8)
1:21:23Talking #2. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
1:24:06 – Windmill Hills (Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze)
1:26:26 – Busted Bayou (Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze)
1:30:19 – Scorch ‘n’ Torch (Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze)
1:32:16 – Irate Eight (Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze)
1:36:55 – Seashore War (Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze)
1:39:45And the winner is… #1. Super Smash Bros. for 3DS/Wii U!
1:42:21 – Style Savvy: Trendsetters (Super Smash Bros.)
1:44:17 – Yoshi’s Wooly World (Super Smash Bros.)
1:46:19 – Fight 1 [Fire Emblem Gaiden] (Super Smash Bros.)
1:48:22 – Pac-Man’s Park/Block Town (Super Smash Bros.)
1:50:25 – Bath Time (Vocal Version) [Nintendogs] (Super Smash Bros.)
1:52:38 – Smiles and Tears [Earthbound] (Super Smash Bros.)
?:??:?? – Ballad Moving Towards Hope [Live Version] (Bravely Default)

Missed last year’s episode? You can listen to it here!

Many of the soundtracks heard in this podcast are available to easily purchase so if you like what you hear why not check them out?
Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire – iTunes
Bayonetta 2 – iTunes
Shovel Knight – Bandcamp
Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse – Bandcamp

Leave a Reply