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Rhythm Encounter 126 – Build Your Own RPG Soundtrack

Rhythm Encounter 126 Build Your Own RPG Soundtrack

We’re kicking off the new year on Rhythm Encounter with a brand-new kind of episode: Building a soundtrack from pieces of other games. We distilled our imaginary RPG down to eight core musical moments — title, overworld, town, dungeon, battle, emotional, final boss, and ending, to be specific — and pulled a song for each from eight different RPGs. While we were all prepared to justify how eight disparate tracks made sense together, the resulting “soundtrack” was more cohesive than we expected!

We hope you like this musical experiment, because we already have plans for a future sequel. Stay tuned!

Featuring: Mike Salbato, Hilary Andreff, Gio Castillo, Lucas Greene; Edited by Paul Dennis

LEGO photo credit: Xavi Cabrera on Unsplash


0:07:45 – Breath of Fire IV ~Opening Animation~ (Taro Iwashiro) – Breath of Fire IV
0:09:13 – Quatera Woods (Yukihiro Jindo) – Falcom Field Zanmai (originally Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim)
0:31:51 – Hateno Village (Yasuaki Iwata) – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
0:37:35 – Pyramid (Yuzo Koshiro) – Actraiser Symphonic Suite
0:58:34 – Battle 1 (Yasunori Shiono) – Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals
1:01:32 – The Sandy Beach of Gumbo (Noriyuki Iwadare) – Grandia
1:25:52 – On Blade’s Edge (Masayoshi Soken) – Endwalker: Final Fantasy XIV
1:30:11 – Journey’s End (Rich Douglas ft. Jillian Aversa) – Shadowgate (2014)

Album Links

ActRaiser Original Soundtrack & Symphonic Suite

Breath of Fire IV Original Soundtrack

Endwalker: Final Fantasy XIV Original Soundtrack

Estpolis Denki II (Lufia II)

Falcom Field Zanmai

Grandia Original Soundtracks

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Original Soundtrack

Shadowgate (2014)

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Mike Salbato

Mike Salbato

Mike has been with RPGFan nearly since its inception, and in that time has worn a surprising number of hats for someone who doesn't own a hatstand. Today he attempts to balance his Creative Director role with his Editor-in-Chief status. Despite the amount of coffee in his veins, he bleeds emerald green.

1 Response to Rhythm Encounter 126 – Build Your Own RPG Soundtrack

Hilary Andreff
Hilary Andreff

I was right about Cadmus and Harmonia when I was talking about Greek Myths, but I conflated Io with another (I guess less prominent??) magical cow. Just wanted to clarify!

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