Video Game Music of the Week - 297

Splatoon (Wii U)


Main Theme, VS Mode 1, Booyah Base, Credits

Toru Minegishi
Shiho Fujii

Splatoon released on the Nintendo Wii U in 2015 and was a fresh new take on an immensely popular video game genre. However, as is often the case with Nintendo, the game featured a remarkably unique style, along with some interesting gameplay ideas.

Main Theme
Everything about Splatoon shows that Nintendo made a very different approach to a brand new IP. The games genre and style has a very unique characteristic, with the games music being one of the main stylistic stand-outs. The games Main Theme shows a very garage/punk-rock style, with a wacky vocaliser incorporated.

Vs Mode 1
The games soundtrack takes musical cues from Rock, Punk, Surf-Rock and Ska just to name a few. Some of these styles and sounds can be found in this track.

Booyah Base
This track features a combination of Funk, Hip Hop and Electronic music with some inaudible vocals. It's a fun tune that plays as a background theme while shopping for various items in the game.

This final track is a very smooth theme that plays during the games credits. Like many of the games other songs, it features some heavily altered vocals to fit with the games unique style.

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

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