This is true music we're making - Big Band plays Bugler's Holiday, other songs with his trumpet in Skullgirls Encore

Posted by Cheng Kai 'KarbyP' Sim • July 18, 2014 at 8:31 a.m. PDT

Skullgirls is a fighting game known for some of the most soulful BGMs in the genre's history, no doubt thanks to its excellent composing credits which include Michiru Yamane of Castlevania and other Konami game music's fame.

But did you know that, with the addition of Big Band to the game's roster, developer Lab Zero Games has effectively given players a means to play entire songs in the middle of a match (or, more likely, training mode) through by having the character pull out his trumpet with medium punch, and then hitting the right buttons at the right time?

The process is incredibly difficult if you were to try and do it organically (i.e. without tool-assistance). But if you were to write down the inputs and do it as a tool-assisted video, the results can be quite impressive -- such as the efforts of Japanese Skullgirls player KST, which you can listen to below.

Bugler's Holiday
Secret of Mana: Meridian Dance
Paganini Moto Perpetuo

(For some reason I laughed out loud when I heard this)
Natsu Matsuri (J-Pop)
Touhou: U.N. Owen Was Her?

Check out Smooth McGroove's version of the same song if you need something to compare this to.
Bonus: practical trumpet combos ft. McDonald's I'm Lovin' It, Super Mario Bros., etc
Videos from SKT KST.

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