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Why do we play games? To escape, of course -- to free ourselves from our earthly shackles and enjoy a world of pure fantasy, if just for a moment. To that end, please enjoy this quick escape through the music of the Final Fantasy series on guitar, piano and, er, recorder.Check out our previous Frida...

September 22nd 2006 at 12:25pm 0 Comments
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What better way to wrap up a week chock full of Nintendo Wii news than with some classic tunes from game's confirmed for the U.S. release of the system's virtual console? We've already done Zelda music to death, so please enjoy this beatbox rendition of the Donkey Kong, Super Mario World on the trum...

September 15th 2006 at 3:55pm 0 Comments
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Some days here at Joystiq, we just can't decide what we want. We'll feel like a little Mega Man, only to stop and go searching for Chrono Trigger, then Tetris, then Zelda, Final Fantasy, Mario ... nothing seems to satisfy.Luckily, we're always in the mood for the piano, and YouTube is happy to oblig...

September 8th 2006 at 12:25pm 0 Comments
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All right, we know it's one of the last Fridays of the summer and we should be happy that it's the end of the week and football is about to start and all that. But sometimes, despite all the happiness and joy that surrounds us, we just need to hear some moody, creepy, hard-rocking, gothic/metal/retr...

September 1st 2006 at 12:25pm 0 Comments
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Another Friday, another collection of game music from YouTube. This week's selections don't come from the Legend of Zelda, though, or any other specific game, for that matter. This week we're featuring artists who use the beeps and bloops of classic games to lay down some exquisitely-layered beats.C...

August 25th 2006 at 12:45pm 0 Comments

What's that you say? You didn't get enough Zelda music last Friday? You want even more YouTube videos of people playing Zelda music? Well, who are we to deny our readers...This string quartet will blow your mind, but don't stop there. Continue reading for more Zelda tunes on piano and ocarina. A...

August 18th 2006 at 2:55pm 0 Comments

Today is Friday, and you know what that means. That's right, it's time for a bunch of videos of people playing Zelda music! This ukulele performance (found via Wonderland) is pretty impressive, but continue reading for an equally impressive piano medley (from Video Game Pianist Martin Leung) and a...

August 11th 2006 at 1:00pm 0 Comments