Not enough chip tunes in your life? Well, you've come to the right place. Let's jump right in.
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Last Messiah by Carina
The Aleste series games are vertical shoot-em-ups that started in the early nineties but received a surprise third instalment in 2020, alongside its collection release on modern consoles. This cover takes a simple and exciting song from wave two and really gives it a robust upgrade that will leave you feeling out of this world.
Carnival Night Zone Act 1 Reimagined by CartoonsAnimate
This is Proto Carnival Night Zone Act 1. This is a reimagining of the original song from the Sonic 3 prototype, and it adds a very enjoyable amount of fun and flare. The prototype version of the game was only discovered as recently as 2019, and with a good soundtrack, it's truly worthy of being called a hidden gem.
Steam Gardens by Matt J Hart
Next, it's time for a retro makeover of a modern piece. This Super Mario Odyssey is an arcade mode remake keeps the funky surf rock feel of the original piece. And still differentiates itself beautifully from even the eight-bit version that's in the game as well. The wooded kingdom's gardening robots would love jamming out to an amazing chiptune like this one. And so would you.
Sky Sanctuary Zone by 4sythe
This piece from Sonic Three and Knuckles has always been full of excitement and wonder. But with this upgrade, they've really elevated it to new heights. Let this song take you on the high flying adventure of a lifetime.
Forest Funk by Matt J Hart
Here's a cover of Forest Funk from Super Meat Boy. The dark and moody feel of the Mega Drive chipset really adds an extra air of mystery and intrigue to this one. If you're looking to go on a quest to rescue your 16-bit girlfriend, then this song has you covered.
Tetris Type B by Evan Shenfield
It feels like everyone knows the classic Tetris theme, but far fewer know this one. This cover uses the Mega Drive chipset and expands it to much more potential. Get ready to throw this piece on a loop for a long puzzle-solving extravaganza.
Blizzard Turbine by RandomTomato Music
This is an original piece from Norteca OST, and it's called Blizzard Turbine. They used the Famicon chipset to create an incredibly catchy and action-packed tune with a futuristic feel. This song is guaranteed to be a great addition to any chiptune playlist.
Battle In The Shaft by Delta 225
This original piece was done as a commission with only a single image as the inspiration. Its fast-paced, metal-type vibe is intense, chaotic, and absolutely incredible.
OP As Heck by Ethan Quach
This is an original piece made for the Genesis that uses dynamic baselines and chord progression to create an almost pop-punk feel. All of the instruments come together to make a song that is incredibly upbeat and charming from beginning to end.
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