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Ken Ishii and Danalogue join forces on the synth-infused soundtrack for C-Smash VRS

Take an exclusive listen to Ken Ishii’s new track ‘Warp’, written for the game

Brian Tyler’s score for the ‘Super Mario Bros.’ movie is a love letter to Koji Kondo

The Fast and Furious composer tells NME why Nintendo music is in his DNA

Video game music wouldn’t be the same without Ryuichi Sakamoto

The legendary musician inspired a generation of video game developers and composers while paving the way for electronic music

‘1080 Snowboarding’ introduced Nintendo kids to jungle and drum ‘n’ bass

With its mix of drum and bass, jungle and risque VFX samples, Kenta Nagata composed a Nintendo soundtrack unlike any other

The musical legacy of Kenji Eno, video game developer and musical maverick

Eno collaborated with major names including Coldcut, The Cinematic Orchestra, Michael Nyman and Arto Lindsay

How Queen inspired the ‘Ogre Battle’ tactical RPG series and a spin-off prog-rock album

Series creator Yasumi Matsuno has made countless nods to the British rock band throughout his career

How ‘Pokemon’ predecessor ‘Pulseman’ bridged the gap between German and Japanese techno

German DJ Mijk Van Dijk explains how the ‘Pokémon’ composer’s music found itself in the middle of a thriving techno scene

Grammy-winning producer Knxwledge on dishing out the beats in ‘Capcom Fighting Collection’

The Kendrick Lamar and Joey Bada$$ collaborator tells NME why he thinks video game music "is fucking incredible"

Machine Girl’s music turns ‘Neon White’ into a Y2K demonic rave

How ‘Ape Escape’, ‘Jet Set Future’, ‘Doom’ and DJ Sammy shaped the musical DNA of 2022’s wildest and weirdest game, ‘Neon White’

Listen to this hour-long DJ set of Soichi Terada’s music from ‘Ape Escape’

The set also features an exclusive interview with the pioneering Japanese producer, who shares his favourite video game soundtracks, composers and more