This section will feature full original albums that are not directly related to a given video game release, but could be an album featuring only covers or songs inspired by games, an album of music played on sound chips and old consoles, etc. This will only feature full albums – singles will fall under the Inspired By VGM-section
Brass 2: Mouth by The Minibosses
This album features rock covers of video game music from games such as Excite Bik, The Legend Of Zelda, Ghosts N’ Goblins, Kid Icarus, Super Mario Bros. 3, and more. It was self-released by the band in 2011.
Get Victimized by R. Cade And The Video Victims
Album featuring pop-rock/funk songs with themes inspired by games such as Donkey Kong, Scramble and Ms. Pacman. It was released on Arrival Records in 1982.
Let’s Kick Shell! by Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
A 7″ release from a band calling themselves Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have been released. The release contains cover versions of tracks from the 1987 cartoon and the 1991 arcade game, TMNT IV: Turtles In Time. It was released on Enjoy The Toons and comes in 6 variants: “Shredder” silver w/ grey and white splatter (100 copies), “Splinter” brown (100 copies), and “Leo”, “Raph”, “Mikey”, and “Donatello” versions on green vinyl with a stripe with the turtle’s respective color in the middle (limited to 200 copies each).
Pac-Man Fever by Buckner & Garcia
Album featuring synth-pop/pop-rock songs inspired by games such as Pac-Man, Centipede, Donkey Kong, Berzerk, and more. It was released on Colbumbia/CBS in 1982.
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The Pink Album by Kirby’s Dream Band
Album featuring rock covers of music from mainly Kirby’s Dream Land, but also Street Fighter II, Sonic The Hedgehog 2, Chrono Trigger, Cave Story, Final Fantasy IV, and Pokémon Red & Blue. It was self-released after a succesful Kickstarter-campaign in 2013. Limited to 300 copies on pink vinyl.
Warp Zone by missingNo.
Album featuring jazz covers of video game songs from Super Mario 64, Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask, Donkey Kong Country 2, Final Fantasy VII, Cave Story, Ni No Kuni, and Chrono Trigger. It was self-released after a succesful Indiegogo-campaign in 2013. Limited to 200 copies.