Nintendo’s team-based, ink-redible title Splatoon stunned the gaming market. Thematically inspired by skater-culture and hip hop music, it was a game like none other. Flipping between an ink-firing kid to a rapid-speed squid was one of many reasons why it was so great.
In fact, the Wii U title was so popular, it received a sequel, an expansion pack, multiple soundtrack releases, and even a few live concerts. Rightly so, too, partially-thanks to its cheery, experimental and downright-eccentric soundtrack, not to mention the beloved pop idols from both games.
From the nod-inducing rock tracks to the funky pop-tunes, these are ten awesome songs from the Splatoon series (note: this list contains some spoilers).
“Splattack!” by Squid Squad – Splatoon
The signature theme for Splatoon. “Splattack!” features a great drum-led intro, a funky bass, head-banging guitar riffs and synths that will put a smile on anyone’s face. Its fictional, nonsensical lyrics are just as quirky and peppy as the song itself.
“City of Colour” by Squid Sisters – Splatoon Live in Makuhari
When it was time for a Splatfest in Splatoon, the Squid Sisters would perform their hit song “City of Colour” in the streets of Inkopolis. Its groovy synths and catchy vocals are just the tip of the iceberg. A similar version of the song, entitled “Maritime Memory”, is a mellowed-out version which plays during the credits, and is definitely worth a listen, too.
The live version performed in Makuhari, Japan, featured some loud ‘n’ proud guitar riffs and a super-satisfying outro, making it the must-have version.
“#8 regret” by Dedf!sh – Splatoon 2: Octotune
The 8-Ball missions in the Octo Expansion were fiendish, but at least they were home to this mellow, atmospheric track. So simple, but so soothing…
“Inkoming!” by Wet Floor – Splatoon 2
Splatoon 2’s title track was so good, it was released on a promotional