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How Ship to Shore Phono Co keeps Konami, Taito and even Nintendo classics alive

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Ship to Shore Phono Co. is keeping unlikely gaming classics alive and well. Before Nintendo finally released Mother, otherwise known as Earthbound 0, in the US, Ship to Shore re-released its classic soundtrack. Where Konami won't even talk about games anymore, Ship to Shore has released soundtracks to obscurities like the NES' Lagrange Point and even Hideo Kojima's Snatcher. It's even keeping the legendary Taito house band Zuntata in print with soundtracks like Arcade Classics Vol. 1. Aaron Hamel, the founder of Ship to Shore, explains to us what it's like keeping these pieces of video game history alive. 

I've been playing games since I turned four in 1986, been writing about them since 1987, and writing about them professionally since 2008. My wife and I live in New York City. Chrono Trigger is my favorite game ever made, Hum's Downward is Heavenward is my favorite album, and I regularly find myself singing "You Won't See Me" by The Beatles in awkward situations.