OneUps are a video game music cover band that’s been around for 20 years now. That’s a long time! To celebrate their anniversary, the band is releasing a limited edition vinyl album titled 20. It will contain 8 of the best songs of OneUps, including one of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game! Check out our quick impressions before pre-ordering the super limited edition disc.
The OneUps vinyl album, 20will contain one song from each of the band’s main albums:
- The Legend of Zelda – Bossa De Link [Volume 1]
- sonic the hedgehog – Green Hill Zone [Volume 2]
- Super Mario Kart – Rainbow Road [Super Mario Kart Album]
- Super Metroid – Space Warrior sound machine [Intergalactic Redux]
- TMNT II: the arcade game – Super solar sewer system [Intergalactic Continuum]
- Castlevania: Symphony of the Night – Vampire Tour [Songs for the Recently Deceased]
- F-zero – Port Authority [Part Seven]
- Super Mario Odyssey – Steam Gardens [Volume 4]
Music fans can preview the full range of songs via this YouTube Playlist.
The songs on the album have a mostly jazzy feel, although some lean more towards rock than others. The The Legend of Zelda track is the best pure cover, a great take on the classic theme. Another strong contender is the Super Metroid song, which has a fantastic opening and seems to combine a real song from the game with an original composition. The F-zero song is a dud – was it really the best track on the original album?
Regarding the TMNT II song, it’s a cover of “SoHo Sewer System”, the song that plays at the sewer level of TMNT: the arcade game for NES. The NES song seems to be very loosely based on a song from the arcade game, but they’re basically different tunes. OneUps’ version is suitably peppy and faithful, making it a cool (albeit slightly obscure) inclusion for the new album. Check out the original song in the video above.
20 of The OneUps is available for Pre-order now from Troggo Studio for $35. Pre-orders are expected to ship in November. Only 500 albums will be produced, and the album won’t be released digitally, so don’t miss it if you’re a fan! Learn more about the band at their website.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade game, an 8-bit port of the 16-bit arcade game, supports local 2-player co-op. Originally released for the NES in 1990, TMNT II is now included on TMNT: The Cowabunga Collection for Xbox, PlayStation, To changeand Steam.