Retro Nostalgia

from by Ryan Alvarado

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Life was good in the 90’s. The Super Nintendo was released and it’s 16-bit goodness was sold 49.1 million times. Popular games like Metroid, Mario, and Donkey Kong showed the potential of game consoles. The Playstation was released in 1994 exhibiting that true 3D gaming was possible. Games like Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy, and Gran Turismo changed the face of gaming forever. The Nintendo 64 (N64) was released in 1996, a couple of years after the Playstation. It still used ROM cartridges and had a funky controller, but it had mind-blowing games like Super Smash Brothers. The Dreamcast gaming console, released in 1998 and discontinued only 3 years later, captured the hearts of gamers everywhere with it’s unique games like Sonic the Hedgehog, distinct controllers and memory units, and amazing graphics.

Retro Nostalgia, a song designed to resemble older video games, features lush pads and vintage analog synthesizer leads. This song is very melodic similarly to old-school game music but is mixed with the latest and greatest modern technologies. Retro Nostalgia will make dig out your old game consoles in your closet, blow inside game cartridges, and plug in those controllers.


from ExoNova, track released February 6, 2012



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Ryan Alvarado

Musician of 12 years, amateur recording engineer, sound designer, digital artist, web designer, a science enthusiast, and a technology buff. Ryan plays guitar, bass, drums, synth, and does some vocal work. Ryan is also currently the guitarist for the progressive melodic metal band "Gemanon" ( ... more

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