Video Game Music of the Week - 12

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game


Another World, Cheap Shop, Sushi Box


When it was announced that video game inspired rockers ‘Anamanaguchi’ were set to score the soundtrack to Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game, those who knew the band were already convinced that the soundtrack would be one unbeatable game score.

Anamanaguchi is a chip tune rock band from New York City that is inspired by Pop music (Such as Weezer and The Beach Boys), but is also influenced by 8-bit sounds/music (coming from the Gameboy and NES). They combine instruments such as guitar and drums with 8-bit chip tunes to create their unique music.

Another Winter

The first song I’ve chosen is also the same track that is the new intro song for ‘The VG Island Podcast.’ It’s the perfect blend between classic gaming and modern rock. A mix that I find super interesting. Anamanaguchi has an ability to create a catchy and easy to listen to song, without the need for lyrics, which can be a very difficult thing to do.

Cheap Shop

Cheap Shop is a slow and mellow song that has a tropical vibe, and the acoustic guitar track that plays throughout the middle of the song gives the entire track a brilliant vibe and moves the song along in a ‘jam’ manner. The track is reminiscent of Kirby’s Dreamland and has some deep inspiration from the gameboy era of game music.

Sushi Box

Sushi Box is a really cool song on the soundtrack and a personal favourite of mine. Its reminiscent, to me at least, of some of the classic tracks in the history of the Mega Man series. Its a simple song, but it has a brilliant melody that really carries the song a long perfectly.

Written by - Michael Villalon for ‘The VG Island’.
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