Various artists from the gaming commuunity have come together to make Heavy Troopa is Ready to Launch!, a fanmade 3 disc album to Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. The covers here don't stick to one genre. There's rock, rap, retro, this soundtrack is all over the place. I would have finished listening to it a lot sooner but I kept replaying "Beware the Forest's Mushrooms" (a favorite of mine since I played Super Mario RPG more than 10 years ago). The best thing about this album aside from the sweet music is that its free! They could have easily charged us for it but they've decided to give it away, God bless 'em.
One look at the album cover for Here Comes a New Challenger and you'd think it would have songs all about fighting games. That's what I thought, anyway. No, this lyric-heavy fanmade album hardly even touches on fighting games but it's still pretty cool. The first song, "Not This Castle" says what I've been saying about Princess Peach for years (you'll have to listen to it to see what I mean). I could do without the use of the f-bomb in some of these songs, but on the whole, I found this album enjoyable. "Game Girl" cracks me up each time I listen to it. Like Heavy Troopa is Ready to Launch!, this one is also free.
Featuring 11 songs and a length of over 45 minutes, Noentiendo is a metal album with music from the Mega Man X series, Kirby, the Mario games, Contra and more. ThePlasmas did a fantastic job on this one. And you can't beat the price: free!
I've got lots more albums to mention so I'll be back for pt. II later on. Hope you enjoy the tunage. I know I did.