91: Four Flavors of Forest

Do video game composers speak a language that video game players understand? I’d like to think so, and maybe there’s some small proof in the way they score forest scenes. In this episodes, I talk about four different styles of forest VGM that might be particular to this genre of music but also happen to be pretty sweet to listen to.

Track listing:

0:13: Lost Forest / Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box / Tomohito Nishiura
2:59: Boggly Woods / Thousand Year Door / Yoshito Hirano and Yuka Tsujiyoko
5:01: Great Forest of Moore / Final Fantasy V / Nobuo Uematsu
6:51: Wood Man / Mega Man II / Takashi Tateishi
8:24: Kolima Forest / Golden Sun / Motoi Sakuraba
9:34: Agata Forest / Okami / Masami Ueda
13:01: Forest of Confusion / Monstania / Noriyuke Iwadare
16:34: Cerulean Woodlands / Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan / Yuzo Koshiro
23:03: To Sunshine Forest / Mother 3 / Shogo Sakai
26:13: Silent Forest of Doubt / Arcana / Jun Ishikawa and Hirokazu Ando
28:03: The Forested Temple / Nobuo Uematsu / Final Fantasy VII
32:55: Forest of the Treant / Tales of Phantasia / Motoi Sakuraba
35:51: Lost in the Forest / Romancing Saga 3 / Kenji Ito
37:22: Surrounded by Forest / Treasure Hunter G / John Pee
40:50: Passing Through the Forest / Threads of Fate / Junya Nakano
46:36: Dark Forest / Magical Quest Starring Mickey Mouse / Mari Yamaguchi
48:28: Enchanted Forest / Pocky & Rocky / Hiroyuki Iwatsuki
50:04: Scarlet Forest / Deltarune / Toby Fox
52:07: Forest of Monsters / Super Castlevania IV / Masanori Adachi and Taro Kudo
56:55: Silence of the Forest / Bravely Default / REVO
61:01: Fangle Forest / Trine / Ari Pulkkinen
65:15: Cedar Forest (Falling Green) / Breath of Fire III / Yoshino Aoki and Akari Kaida
68:57: Forbidden Forest / Etrian Odysse IIy: Heroes of Lagard / Yuzo Koshiro
74:24: Whisker Woods / Boot Hill Heroes / Jake Kaufman
78:19: Woodlands / Octopath Traveler / Yasunori Nashiki
86:11: Windy Cliffs / Do-Re-Mi Fantasy / Jun Chikuma

 
 
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Drew Mackie