Monday, January 23, 2012

Official Nintentunes giveaway! Hope you have a hankering for free stuff!

So Nintentunes is a fairly new website, as I'm sure you who have followed it for the last few weeks know, and I am looking to increase my readership. What better way to do it then by giving away some free stuff! Yeah, it may all about self promotion, but I figure the more people that read up on Nintendo music, the better!

So here's the deal. I already own a copy of Xenoblade Chronicles, but have been toying with the idea of buying an NTSC copy just to support the cause. Problem is, I just can justify owning a PAL and NTSC copy of the game, so I have decided to give one away as the first ever Nintentunes.com giveaway!

Want a copy? It's simple as pie to get one. Here's all you have to do:


  1. Click the follow button on the top right corner of the page, keeping you up to date with all the Nintentunes.com posts and going-ons.
  2. Post a comment on this page telling me your favorite soundtrack found on a Nintendo console of all time.
  3. Follow me on twitter @infendo_eugene.
  4. Post about the contest on twitter, mentioning @infendo_eugene and Nintentunes.com in the tweet. Something to the effect of: Nintentunes.com is running a contest to win a free copy of Xenoblade! @infendo_eugene would be really awesome if he picked me to win!
  5. That's all!
I will be picking two people at random, and will place a Nintendo.com order in their name with a preoder of Xenoblade Chronicles. The contest will close on Saturday, January 28 at 5PM MST. As the site is fairly new, your chances of winning are very good, so be sure to enter!

Thank you all for reading the site, and good luck!

32 comments:

  1. Great promo!! I linked it on my Blog Facebook page too. The more people who play that game the better!

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  2. The first time I cared about video game music was after playing The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of time. Before that game, music in a video game was nothing more than background noise; Keeping in mind that I was relatively young at the time.

    It is the way that the game had the player interact with the music by using the Ocarina that made the music hard to ignore. Whether it was calling Epona, changing the time of day, or solving puzzles, the player interacted with the music in a way that was rare for video games at the time.

    I absolutely loved the songs you could play with your Ocarina. Now I know these songs are just short tunes on not full soundtracks but none the less, they were great and they were memorable. And it wasn't just the Ocarina music, I love all the songs of the soundtrack like the opening title and the music playing in Hyrule Field. If one thought about it, they could probably still remember how some of those songs go even if they haven't played the game in a decade; they were that catchy.

    So there you have it. It might not be an obvious choice but it gets my pick for my all time favorite soundtrack on a Nintendo console of all time

    Youtube link to soundtrack:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6b6aUiFA_Jg

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  3. Final Fantasy 6. Loved it, loved everything about it, and the music actually affected my experience for the first time I remembered as a child.

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  4. My all-time favorite soundtrack on any NES Console will always be Final Fantasy VI for SNES. This was the first time music from a video game actually caused me to care for the characters.

    Each song fits absolutely perfect with the location, mood, or character. I ended up buying the original soundtrack from one of the Anime Conventions I ever went to.

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  5. My favorite video game soundtrack without a doubt is Super Mario RPG on the Super Nintendo. Gotta love Beware the Forest Mushroom's and the hidden Final Fantasy music!

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  6. I see I'm not the only one, but, hands down, Final Fantasy VI has my absolute favorite video game soundtrack of all time. It embedded itself so far down in my brain that to this day I still listen to an old bootleg disc full of the original MIDIs to put myself to sleep. Damn do I love that game.

    Legend of Zelda: A Like to the Past comes in at a close second.

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  7. The Majora's Mask soundtrack for sure. Everything from the somber Ikana Kingdom to the insanity of Majora's Wrath. Every song perfectly captures the essence of the location and the game as a whole.

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    1. My goodness, you are speaking to my heart. I love Majora's Mask. Pretty sure it is my favorite in the whole franchise.

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  8. Alright, I'll be honest with you. Nintendo music, whatever the game, is catchy and memorable. Their repertoire is astounding. It doesn't matter where you are or what situation you're in, you will always recognize the Overworld Theme from Super Mario Bros. or the Main Theme from The Legend of Zelda.

    All that said, I think there's one game that I found I could recollect nearly every piece of music from when asked: Pokémon Red and Blue/Green for the Game Boy.

    Even with the limited creative space they were afforded by the Game Boy's Sound Chip, Game Freak was able to exceed my expectations by providing a memorable soundtrack that expresses a wide range of emotions.

    Remember when Prof. Oak appeared, explaining the world of Pokémon, with a song belying the grand adventure that awaited you?

    Remember your first Gym Leader fight, and the upbeat and furious song that compelled you to victory?

    Remember entering Lavender Town? That song is a legend all on its own.

    I still play that game to this day, and I can hum every song as I enter every town and route without missing a beat. And people around me notice what I'm humming, and ask me if I'm playing Pokémon. The mark of a soundtrack masterpiece.

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    1. I love chiptunes, I think the limitations really help musicians become more creative with their music.

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  9. My favorite soundtrack would have to be the one for Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker.
    Wind Waker was the game who really got me into the Zelda franchise (I had only played Oracle of Seasons before then) and I absolutely loved it. Of course every Zelda game has amazing music, but the Wind Waker tracks are the best in my book. Every one is so amazing and holds so many memories for me... My favorite of the tracks is the song for Dragon Roost Island. Whenever I went to the island, I would stop for a minute just to listen to the music.

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  10. Final Fantasy VI, Super Mario RPG and Chrono Trigger. They had the same music composer who is my favourite one (Nobuo Uematsu).

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  11. Even though it wasn't found originally on a nintendo console sonic adventure gave me so much inspiration when it came down to it's guitar and singing. It set a standard for me that any game could use whatever music they wanted.

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  12. My earliest Nintendo game was Pokémon Yellow Version, but some time after that I got into the Golden Sun games, and still have selections of their soundtracks in regular rotation. Saturos's battle music is the best of the boss ones, and Jenna's and the ship's are pleasantly upbeat. The third overworld theme is upright, downright appropriate, and for whatever reason I really get into...was it Izumo that had the festival thing, the sacrifice to the dragon? Yeah, yeah, that's it!

    Sometimes WarioWare stuff gets in my head, especially some of the records from Twisted!.

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  13. The first time I turned on my NES and the Legend of Zelda title screen came up, I fell in love with video game music. The original Legend of Zelda has one of the best soundtracks of all time. Every time I play it, it takes me back.

    The soundtracks for Blaster Master, Final Fantasy, and Mega Man 2 also rank very highly on my list. I would love to hear Blaster Master and Mega Man 2 orchestrated. I could go on and on, Nintendo systems have consistently had amazing games with amazing music.

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  14. My favorite all-time Nintendo soundtrack has always has been, and always will be the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time original soundtrack. The new one for Ocarina 3D is a good updated version, might I add.

    On a side note, you might want to correct instruction #1. The Follow button is actuallyon the top left of the Blogger bar, not right. But the "Join the site" button is on the left panel of the blog's layout.

    // Roth

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  15. The first soundtrack I fell in love with was the upgraded sounds of the original Final Fantasy in Final Fantasy 1&2: Dawn of Souls.

    As for my favorite...I don't think I could pick just one, but it'd prolly be either the soundtrack from Grand Theft Auto: Vice City or Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

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  16. My absolute favorite song would have to be Crono's Theme from Chrono Trigger. It had this epic feel to it that let you know you were in for a doozy (yes I just said "doozy") of a game. It set you in the perfect mood for the crazy epic adventure. If you've never heard the song before, here's a link to it:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSaaZe0Qy3g

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  17. hmmm... don't know where to start with my fav. soundtrack but i'd have to say the Super Mario Galaxy 2 Soundtrack :D
    it just gives me this feeling of space adventure
    :P

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  18. My favorite soundtrack from a Nintendo console game is from Zelda:A link to the past. Even from the beginning of the game, the music instantly set the surrounding atmosphere. It could change your mood so easily... The Dark World background music for instance was just intense enough as to make you think "No more joking around, it's time to get the things done once and for all".
    So that's why it's my perosnal favorite.

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  19. I would have to say I really enjoyed the music in the legend of Zelda link to the past. Then of course Chrono Trigger has an amazing sound track. Also Act Raiser had a really good soundtrack. I wasn't able to beat that one myself but my sister almost did. I'll never forget how beautiful the music was especially when the people of the land discover music. heh. Ah and then in newer games there are so many good ones. Luckily there are lots of great soundtracks in video games.

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  20. Hmm...I'd definitely have to say Earthbound has my favorite soundtrack of all. The music was quirky, and therefore fit the game well. Unlike many games at the time (and many games now, probably) there were different tracks for different kinds of monsters--not just bosses. It also had some memorable tracks, like the Eight Melodies and Pokey Means Business. The Smiles and Tears song at the end is also wonderful. Hearing "I miss you" in that song makes you wish it wasn't over. Mother 3 has a great one, too, but that one's the best.

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  21. Thank you all for the overwhelming response to the contest! Hope you all stick around the site, and comment away on future Nintentunes!

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    1. For sure. I joined for the contest, but the articles have definitely convinced me to stick around.

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    2. Thanks that means a lot. Site's still new, but working to make it something special!

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  22. I still get the songs from Breath of Fire II stuck in my head sometimes. It's a shame those games aren't getting made anymore, but I guess that's how it goes.

    I don't even find the soundtrack all that distinctive amongst RPG soundtracks, but hey, I guess sometimes these things come at the right time and stick forever.

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  23. My favorite soundtrack found on a Nintendo console is the soundtrack for The World Ends With You. I don't normally listen to music with lyrics and TWEWY's soundtrack is full of songs with lyrics but I find that TWEWY's songs fit the game so well.

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  24. tough choice but i absolutely love the donkey kong country 2 soundtrack. the pirate tunes i guess are what got me. but pokemon black and white are some new faves, i love N's battle theme.

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  25. It is impossible for me to choose a favorite nintendo song from any console, so I will just say the first thing that came to my mind. Midna's Lament from TLoZ Twilight Princess was very good. It also stood out because it took place of all other music (except the enemy music) until you had completed your objective at that time.

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  26. I'd have to go with Super Smash Bros.: Melee. This kind of feels like cheating, sort of an "All of them!" but I got this CD with my Nintendo Power subscription with a bunch of SSB songs and the Great Medley was just beautiful.

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  27. Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. It's probably still my all-time favorite soundtrack in a video game, I remember playing the game and singing the tune to whatever area I was in.

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  28. I'd have to go with A Link to the Past, that is my favorite Zelda game of all time and I love the music.

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