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Monday, September 9, 2013

Donkey Kong 64 Official Soundtrack

Grant Kirkhope. Video game music composer and all around nice guy. I mean, he's gotta be one of the most swell guys on the planet to be giving out his compositions for nothing. First it was Banjo-Kazooie, then Banjo-Tooie, then it was Perfect Dark and now Donkey Kong 64. For whatever price of your choosing (including zero dollars), you can download a digital version of the Donkey Kong 64 Official Soundtrack. We haven't received all of Rare's N64 soundtracks, but if this keeps up we just might.

There's a lot to like about the music in Donkey Kong 64. Since this score was handled by the same man behind both Banjo titles, it's very hard not to find similarities in the music but that's hardly something I'd call a bad thing. The Donkey Kong 64 Official Soundtrack gives you 18 tracks and over an hour of music, including that (in) famous DK Rap, DK Isle, Jungle Japes (wouldn't be a DK game without this one), Angry Aztec (LOVE this song), Frantic Factory (creepy tune), Fungi Forest and more.

Like the Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie soundtracks, the Donkey Kong 64 Official Soundtrack is not a complete one. Lots of tracks from the game are unfortunately absent like the Angry Aztec (Lobby) and the Angry Aztec (Caves) and plenty of other variations on other tracks. If you want a more fully fleshed out DK64 audio listening experience, you'll have to hunt down a game rip.

That being said, free (if you choose) is a tough price to argue against for what you end up getting, which is some of the very best music from DK 64 either in MP3 or FLAC format. Besides, a physical copy of this soundtrack is next to impossible to find so I doubt anyone will cry about a free digital version. Once again, my hats off to Grant Kirkhope.

Donkey Kong 64 Official Soundtrack 


Adam said...

the game that gave us the DK (C)rap

Reggie White Jr. said...

Ha ha, nice one!