A Speedrunner in the Making

[ Editor’s Note: This feature was commissioned as part of the RetroPitch 2017 event. ] ### Something you end up learning the hard way getting into games writing is just how little time you’ll actually have to spend with each individual game that comes your way, lest you miss out…

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Retro VGM Revival Hour – Ultimate VGM Halloween Playlist

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It’s that time of year again, when every home, school or place of business is decorated top to bottom in fake spider webs, rubber skeletons and quickly rotting jack-o-lanterns, all with “The Monster Mash,” “Ghostbusters” and the occasional track or two from “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” blasting out through some speakers on repeat. As lovers of video game music, isn’t it about time we broke the usual mundane Halloween traditions and introduce our type of music to the neighborhood?
Horror-themed games are fun to play all year round and there are a selected few that have some incredibly amazing music that are just perfect for your Halloween playlist this year. These video game tracks are all you need to have blasting from your doorstep this All Hallows’ Eve.

So you Just came back from trick-or-treating and ready to unwind. you Don’t need to go to any party because You already partied last weekend. You could watch a horror movie, But you already did that Earlier in the day. Why not spend the creepiest hours of All Hallows’ Eve listening to a some spooky video game tracks instead?

So dim the lights and cuddle up real close as we’re about to embrace our darker side on this episode of the retro VGM revival hour dedicated to Halloween.

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Track List:
Game – Composer – Title – Year – Company – System

PART 1:

1.) Sweet Home – Junko Tamiya – “The Eastern Garden” – December 15, 1989 (Japan Only) – CAPCOM – Famicom

2.) Monster Party – Masaki Hashimoto ( Hashimotoravolta ) – “Title Screen” – June 1989 – Human Entertainment/Bandai – NES

3.) Shadowgate – Hiroyuki Masuno – “Entryway” – December, 1989 – ICOM Simulations/ Kemco – NES

4.) Uninvited – Hiroyuki Masuno – “Game Over” – June 1991 – ICOM Simulations/ Kemco – NES

5.) Chakan: The Forever Man – Mark Steven Miller & Jason Scher – “Air Dimension 1 – The Dragonfly King”- June 8, 1992 – Extended Play Productions – Sega Genesis

6.) Clock Tower – Kouji Niikura & Kaori Takazoe – ” Don’t Cry, Jennifer” – September 14, 1995 (Japan Only) – Human Entertainment – Super Famicon

7.) Devilish: The Next Possesion – Hitoshi Sakimoto – “Stage 1 (Graveyard)” – 1992 – Aisystem Tokyo/ Sage’s Cration – Sega Genesis

8.) DOOM – Robert Prince – “E1M1 At Doom’s Gate” – September 1, 1995 – Sculptured Software/Williams Entertainment – SNES

9.) Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts – Mari Yamaguchi – “Stage 1″ – November 28, 1991 – CAPCOM – SNES

10.) Ghoul School – Scott Marshall – “Hall Theme” – March 1992 – Imaineering/ Electro Brain – NES

11.) The Immortal – Rob Hubbard – “Barrel Ride” – August 9, 1993 – Sandcastle/ Electronic Arts – Sega Genesis

12.) Splatterhouse – Katsuro Tajima & Yoshinori Kawamoto – “Evil Cross & Nightmares (Stage 4)” – April 21, 1990 – Namco – TurboGrafx-16

13.) Fester’s Quest – Naoki Kodaka – “Underground Sewers” – September 1989 – SunSoft – NES

14.) Bram Stoker’s Dracula – Matt Furniss & Andy Brock – “Stage 2-3” – September 1993 – Traveller’s Tales/ Sony Imagesoft – Genesis

15.) Master of Darkness – Yoko Wada & Takashi Horiguchi – “Epitaph (Round 3)” – 1992 – SIMS/ SEGA – Sega Master System

16.) Nosferatu – Masanao Akahori – “Main Theme” – October 1995 – Sea Corporation – SNES

17.) Phantom Fighter – Hironari Tadokoro – “Town” – April 1990 – Marionette/ FCI – NES

18.) Werewolf: The Last Warrior – Shogo Sakai & Yusuke Takahama – “Werewolf Form (Stage Theme 2)” – November 22, 1990 – SAS Sakata/ Data East – NES

19.) Zombies Ate My Neighbors – Joe McDermott – “Mars Needs Cheerleaders” – September 24, 1993 – LucasArts/ KONAMI – Sega Genesis

20.) Zombie Nation (AKA Samurai Zombie Nation) – Takane Ohkubo & Norio Nakagata – “Exodus (Round 1-2/ New York Night)” – January 1991 – KAZe/ Meldac – NES

21.) Silent Hill – Akira Yamaoka – “Silent Hill” – January 31, 1999 – KONAMI – PlayStation

PART 2:

1.) Bram Stoker’s Dracula – Jeroen Tel – “Daytime Scenes (Part 1)”- 1993 – Probe Software/Sony Imagesoft – NES

2.) Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest – Kenichi Matsubara – “A Requiem (Ending)” -1988 – KONAMI – NES

3.) Altered Beast – Tohru Nakabayashi (arranged by Kenji Eno & Michiya Hirasawa)- “Altered Beast Mode” – June 1986 – Interlink/Asmik Corporation – Famicom

4.)Dr. Chaos – Ponii Ichinen – “Mansion Theme”- 1988 – Marionette/FCI – NES

5.) The Immortal – Rob Hubbard – “Battle Theme” – 1990 – Sandcastle/Electronic Arts – NES

6.) Splatterhouse 2 – Eiko Kaneda – “Escape from the Evil One” – August 3, 1992 – Namco – Sega Genesis

7.) Dracula X – Tomoya Tomita, Masanari Iwata, Harumi Ueko & Masahiko Kimura – “Illusionary Dance” – September 1995 – KONAMI – SNES

8.) Ghostbusters – Kazuhiko Nagai – “Final Case – Deep Hole” – June 29, 1990 – Compile/SEGA – Sega Genesis

9.) Silent Hill 4: The Room – Akira Yamaoka (performed by Mary Elizabeth McGlynn)
– “Room Of Angel” – September 7, 2004 – KONAMI – PlayStation 2 & Xbox

10.) Master of Darkness – Yoko Wada & Takashi Horiguchi – “ Laboratory (Round 4)“ – 1992 – SIMS/SEGA – Sega Master System

11.) Wolfchild – Martin Iveson – “Ancient Temple (Stage 3 )” – May 13, 1996 – CORE Design/JVC Musical Industries, Inc. – Sega Genesis

12.) Splatter House : Wanpaku Graffiti – Anna Puruna – “The Cabin“ – July 31, 1989 – Now production/NAMCO – Famicom

13.) Shadowrun – Sam Powell – “Redmond Barrens“ – 1994 – BlueSky Software/SEGA – Sega Genesis

14.) Castlevania – Lords of Shadow – Óscar Araujo – “Belmont’s Theme” – October 5, 2010 – MercuryStream & Kojima Productions/KONAMI – PS3 & Xbox 360

15.) Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly – Akayo Toyoda – “Crimson Butterfly“- December 10, 2003 – Tecmo – Playstation 2 & Xbox

16.) Monster in My Pocket – Hiroshi Takeyasu & Kozo Nakamura – “Stage 1: Monsters In My House” – January 1992 – KONAMI – NES

17.) Frankenstein: The Monster Returns – Linus & Cha-Cha – “Stage 2“ – 1990 – TOSE/Bandai – NES

18.) Attack of the Killer Tomatoes – Mark Van Hecke – “Streets“ – January 1992 – Imagineering/THQ – NES

19.) A Nightmare on Elm Street – David Wise – “House Theme 3” – October 1990 – RARE/LJN – NES

20.) Godzilla: Monster of Monsters – Masatomo Minamoto – “Godzilla & Title Screen(Planet X theme)“ – October 1989 – Compile/TOHO – NES

21.) Nosferatu – Masanao Akahori – “Creature of the Night” – October 1995 – SETA Corporation – SNES

PART 3:

1.) The Addams Family: Pugsley’s Scavenger Hunt – Jonatahn Dunn – “House Interior” – February 1993 – Ocean Software & Enigma Variations Ltd./ Ocean Software – SNES

2.) Dr. Franken – (arranged) Mark Cooksey – “Title Screen (Johann Sebastian Bach’s Fugue No. 2 In C Minor BWV 847 (The Well Tempered Clavier in C)” – December 1992 – MotiveTime, Ltd./Kemco – Game Boy

3.) Alien vs. Predator – Tenpei Sato & Hisayoshi Ogura – “Battle & City” – January 8, 1993 – Jorudan/Activision – SNES

4.) Doraemon – Giga Zombie no Gyakushuu (Doraemon The Revenge of Giga Zombie) – Kutsukake Takashi, Miyata Yasuo & June Chikuma – “Cave and Little House (Cave 2) & Tower of Evil King (Siedon’s base)” – September 14, 1990(Japan Only) – Epoch – Famicom

5.) Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – Michiharu Hasuya – “Title Screen (Opening) & Jekyll’s Theme” – April 8, 1988 – Advance Communication Co./Bandai – NES

6.) Party Hard – Felipe Adorno Vassao – “My Future Broken Heart (Miami Party)” – August 25, 2015 – Pinokl Games/TinyBuild Games – Windows, OS X, Linux, PlayStation 4 & Xbox One

7.) Drac’s Night Out – Mark Lesser, Rex Bradford & Advanced Audio Productions – “Story (Pause Menu) & Castle Interior (Main BGM)“ – 1991 (Unreleased) – Microsmiths/Parker Brothers – NES

8.) New Ghostbusters II – Jun Ishikawa – “Round 5 (Museum)” – December 26, 1990 (Japan/Europe Only) – HAL Laboratory – NES

9.) Dungeon Explorer – Tsukasa Masuko – “Dungeon BMG 1 & Dungeon BGM 4“ – March 4, 1989 – Atlus/Hudson Soft – TurboGrafx-16 (PC Engine)

10.) Decap Attack – Fumito Tamayama & Hiroto Kanno – “Stage 5” – September 1991 – Vic Tokai/SEGA – Sega Genesis

11.) Ghouls ‘n Ghosts – Tamayo Kawamoto – “Level 5 (The Castle) & Level 2 (The Village of Decay and Destruction)” – October 29, 1989 – CAPCOM/SEGA – Sega Genesis

12.) Halloween Harry (Alien Carnage) – Steven Baker & George Stamatiadis – “Mission 2A & Mission 4B” – October 10, 1993 – Interactive Binary Illusions & SubZero Software/Apogee Software – MS-DOS

13.) Corpse Party: Blood Covered: Repeated Fear – Mao Hamamoto – “Chapter 1 (Main Theme)” – August 12, 2010 – Team GrisGris/Marvelous USA – Playstation Portable, IOS & Nintendo 3DS

14.) Laser Ghost – Koichi Namiki – “Foot Smell (My Shadow)“ – 1989 – SEGA – Arcade

15.) Monster World IV – Jin Watanabe – “Kool Dude” – April 1, 1994 (Japan Only) – Westone/SEGA – Sega Genesis

16.) Demon’s Crest – Toshihiko Horiyama – “Over the Demon Realm & Metropolis of Ruin” – October 21, 1994 – CAPCOM – SNES

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Retro VGM Revival Hour – STAGE 35: CASTLEVANIA (Part 2)

STAGE-35_castlevania2It’s really hard to believe that it’s been almost 3 decades since we were first introduced to Konami’s Castlevania, which has become its very own institution in gaming. We still remember those first few steps we took with Simon Belmont, on his request to destroy Dracula and his army of ghouls and monsters. And since then, the series has gradually grown into something stronger, thanks to the addition of compelling gameplay, unique storylines, and memorable boss encounters. Many still consider it one of the best video game series that is still enjoyable to this day.

So let’s return to That famous castle once again for the most haunting adventure that only the bravest vampire hunters can endure. what better way to venture forth in this dark world filled with monsters and creatures of the night than with some amazingly inspiring tracks in this STAGE of the retro vim revival hour covering CASTLEVANIA games.

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Track List:
Game – Composer – Title – Year – Company – System

1.) Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin – Michiru Yamane & Yuzo Koshiro – “Gaze Up at the Darkness, In Search of the Secret Spell & The Gears Go Awry” – November 16, 2006 – KONAMI – Nintendo DS

2.) Castlevania: The Adventure – Shigeru Fukutake, Hidehiro Funauchi & Norio Hanzawa – “Revenge (Stage 4)” – October 27, 1989 – KONAMI – Game Boy

3.) Castlevania II: Belmont’s Revenge – Hidehiro Funauchi – “Ripe Seeds (Plant Castle) & “Psycho Warrior (Rock Castle)” – July 12, 1991 – KONAMI – Game Boy

4.) Castlevania: Bloodlines – Michiru Yamane -“Together Forever (Ending Theme), The Prayer Of A Tragic Queen (Stage 5 BGM) & Calling From Heaven (Stage 6 BGM)” – March 17, 1994 – KONAMI – Sega Genesis

5.) Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth – Manabu Namiki – “A lullaby sent to the Devils” – October 27, 2009 – M2/KONAMI – Nintendo Wii (WiiWare)

6.) Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia – Michiru Yamane & Yasuhiro Ichihashi – “Wandering the Crystal Blue & Rhapsody of the Forsaken” – October 21, 2008 – KONAMI – Nintendo 3DS

7.) Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest – Kenichi Matsubara , Satoe Terashima & Kouji Murata – “The Silence of The Daylight (Town theme) & Final Boss: Dracula” – August 28, 1987 – KONAMI – NES

8.) Castlevania: Curse of Darkness – Michiru Yamane & Yuka Watanabe – “A Town Called Cordova” – November 1, 2005 – KONAMI – PS2 & XBOX

9.) Castlevania – Kinuyo Yamashita & Satoe Terashima – “Poison Mind (Boss Theme) & Out of time (Upper Terrace/ClockTower)”- September 26, 1986 – KONAMI – NES

10.) Castlevania Judgment – Yasushi Asada- “Darkness of Fear & Slash – November 18, 2008 – Konami & Eighting/KONAMI – Nintendo Wii

11.) Castlevania Chronicles (Akumajō Dracula x68000) – Shin-chan
,Keizo Nakamura, Hiroshi Kobayashi & Sota Fujimori – “Thrashard in the cave & Creatures in the depth” (X68000 versions) – July 23, 1993/May 24, 2001 – KONAMI – Sharp X68000 home computer & Sony Playstation

12.) Castlevania Legends – Youchi Iwata & Kaoru Okada – “Game Select, Prologue & Inside the Castle/Guest Hall (Stage 2)” – November 27, 1997 – KONAMI – Game Boy

13.) Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse (Akumajou Densetsu)
– Hidenori Maezawa, Jun Funahashi, Yukie Morimoto & Yoshinori Sasaki – “Dead Beat, Dracula Battle 2 & Deja Vu (Vampire Killer) – December 22, 1989 – KONAMI – NES

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My Top 30 NES Games

With the announcement of the Nintendo Classic Mini this morning (if you don’t know what I’m talking about, check the link) and the list of games that will come built-in, I was surprised at how many of them would probably be on my personal top 30 NES games, which…

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Retro VGM Revival Hour – PLATFORMERS

RVGMep33Platformers are ,for many gamers, the first introduction into the world of video games. Many of them have existed since the inception of arcades, home consoles, portable devices or even the home Personal Computer. There is certainly something about a platform game that’s just right.

Certainly, there are many Iconic game titles we can turn to when we’re looking for some old-school gaming enjoyment but lets not ignore the new generation of titles that were influenced by those old school favorites, which is why this episode of the retro VGM revival hour is dedicated to Platform games.

 

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Track List:
Game – Composer – Title – Year – Company – System

1.) VVVVVV – Magnus Pålsson – “Potential for Anything & Passion for Exploring” – January 11, 2010 – Nicalis – Windows PC,3DS,PS4,OSX,Linux

2.) Flimbo’s Quest – Reyn Ouwehand & Johannes Bjerregaard – “Intro part 1” – 1990 – System 3 – Commodore 64

3.) Kirby Super Star – Jun Ishikawa & Dan Miyakawa – “Gourmet Race” – March 21, 1996 – HAL Laboratory/Nintendo – SNES

4.) Bit Trip Runner – Anamanaguchi – “Blackout City” – May 17, 2010 – Gaijin Games – 3DS,Windows PC,OS X,Linux,Wii

5.) Batman – Naoki Kodaka – “Stage 4-2 (Gotham City Streets 3)/Stage 6-2 (Gotham Cathedral 2)” – July 27, 1990 – SunSoft – Sega Genesis

6.) The Battle of Olympus – Kazuo Sawa – “Pelopenessus Forest” – March 31, 1988 – Infinity/Broderbund – NES

7.) The Smurfs – Alberto Jose Gonzalez – “Stork” – 1994 – Infogrames – Game Boy

8.) Canabalt – Danny Baranowsky – “RUN & Mach Runner”- October 1, 2009 – Adam Saltsman/Semi Secret Software – Windows PC,iOS

9.) Jazz Jackrabbit – Robert A. Allen – “Bonus Level” – July 30, 1994 – Epic Games – MS DOS, Windows PC

10.) The Great Giana Sisters – Chris Hülsbeck – “Menu Theme” – 1987 – Time Warp Productions/Rainbow Arts – Commodore 64

11.) Valkyrie no Densetsu – Hiroyuki Kawada – “Theme of Lava Cave” – April 1989(Japan Only) – NAMCO – Arcade

12.) Bucky O’Hare – Tomoko Sumiyama – “Center of Magma Tanker” – January 31, 1992 – KONAMI – NES

13.) Flashback: The Quest for Identity – Jean Baudlot & Fabrice Visserot – “Conrad’s Memories” – 1992 – Delphine Software/U.S Gold – Sega Genesis

14.) Super Meat Boy – Danny Baranowsky – “McLarty Party People, Ballad of the Burning Squirrel & Rocket Rider – October 20, 2010 – Team Meat – Xbox 360, Windows PC, OS X, PS4, Wii U & Linux

15.) Sonic Generations – Jun Senoue ,Naofumi Hataya ,Kenichi Tokoi ,Tomoya Ohtani ,Richard Jacques ,Yutaka Minobe & Yasufumi Fukuda – “Rooftop Run (Act 1)” – November 1, 2011 – Sonic Team/SEGA – PS3, XBOX 360, 3DS & Windows PC

16.) Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island – Koji Kondo – “Flower Garden” – October 4, 1995 – Nintendo – SNES

17.) Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest – Kenichi Matsubara, Satoe Terashima & Kouji Murata – “Dwelling of Doom (Mansion)” – December 1, 1988 – KONAMI – NES

18.) The First Samurai – Artrmis & Ica – “Battle Field, 1730″ – 1993 – Vivid Image/Kemco Corporation – SNES

19.) Mega Man ZX Advent – Ippo Yamada, Masaki Suzuki, Ryo Kawakami, Kōji Hayama, Luna Umegaki & Akari Kaida – “Target Chaser“ – October 23, 2007 – Inti Creates/CAPCOM – Nintendo DS

20.) Shovel Knight – Jake Kaufman & Manami Matsumae – “Fighting with All of Our Might” – June 26, 2014 – Yacht Club Games – Windows PC, Mac OS X, Linux, PSN, 3DS, Wii U & XBLA

Retro VGM Revival Hour: HANDHELD GAMES

STAGE32_HandheldIt’s almost impossible to overlook the impact of handheld games, there’s no question that a huge part of our gaming lives recently have centered on gaming on the go with actual hand-held systems.

Playing amazing games anywhere we want is the goal of any gamer but as much as the hardware might change or upgrade, its the games that we look forward to every-time we dig into our suitcases, book bags or even fanny packs. An experience that could only be amplified by the great music these games have is why this episode of the retro VGM revival hour is dedicated to Handheld game music.

 

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Track List:
Game – Composer – Title – Year – Company – System

1.) Mega Man Maverick Hunter X – Toshihiko Horiyama, Yuki Iwai, Yuko Takehara, Makoto Tomozawa, Setsuo Yamamoto, Kento Hasegawa, Seiko Kobuchi & Shinya Okada – “New-Type Airport (Storm Eagle Stage)” – January 31, 2006 – CAPCOM – PSP

2.) Sylvan Tale – Saori Kobayashi – “Overworld 1” – January 27, 1995 (Japan Only) – SEGA – Game Gear

3.) Trip World – Manami Matsumae, Masayuki Iwata, Tsutomu Ishida, Atsushi Mihiro & Shinichi Seya – “World 1” – November 27, 1992 (Japan & Europe Only) – SunSoft – Game Boy

4.) Power Pro Kun Pocket 7 – Shoichi Tanaka , Yoshihiro Tagawa, Watanabe Kino, Naoyuki Sato & Tomoaki Hirono – “Guts’s Over!” – December 2, 2004 (Japan Only) – KONAMI – GBA

5.) Kirby’s Block Ball – Sukezo Ouyama & Ryoue Takagi – “Mr. Shine and Mr. Bright’s Stage (5th Stage)” – 1995 – HAL Laboratory/NINTENDO – Game Boy

6.) Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow – Masahiko Kimura & Michiru Yamane – “Cursed Clock Tower”- August 25, 2005 – KONAMI – Nintendo DS

7.) Electrocop – Bob Vieira – “Level Theme” – 1989 – Epyx/Atari – Atari Lynx

8.) Ys: Memories of Celceta (aka “Ys: Foliage Ocean in Celceta”) – Hayato Sonoda, Takahiro Unisuga, Saki Momiyama, and Tomokatsu Hagiuda – “The Great Forest of Celceta” – September 27, 2012 – Nihon Falcom/Sxeed Games – Playstation Vita

9.) Mother 3 – Shogo Sakai – “Serious” – April 20, 2006 (japan Only) – HAL laboratory & Brownie Brown/NINTENDO – GBA

10.) Ganbare Goemon: Tōkai Dōchū Ōedo Tengu ri Kaeshi no Maki – Yasuhiro Ichihashi – “I Am Impact!” – June 23, 2005 (Japan Only) – KONAMI – Nintendo DS

11.) Shinobi – Yuzo Koshiro – “Rush, First Step & Distant Thunder” – April 26, 1991 – SEGA – Game Gear

12.) Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth – Atsushi Kitajoh & Toshiki Konishi – “Footsteps of Time” -June 5, 2014 – Atlus – Nintendo 3DS

13.) Xanadu Next – Falcom Sound Team – “Evildoer” – June 20, 2005 (Japan only) – Nihon Falcom/Nokia – Nokia N-Gage

14.) Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 2 – Kazuhiro Nakamura & Go Shiina – “Break Through with the Sword“ – January 29, 2009 (Japan Only) – Alfa System/Bandai Namco Games – PSP

15.) Mega Man Xtreme – Toshio Kasino & Story Utsumi – “Magna Centipede” – October 20, 2000 – CAPCOM – Game Boy Color

16.) King of Fighters R-1 – Shinsekai Gakkyoku Zatsugidan – “Fairy (Chizuru Kagura’s Theme) & Psycho Soldier Remix ’97 (Athena’s Theme)” – March 16, 1999 (Japan & Europe Only) – SNK – Neo Geo Pocket

17.) Zan Gear – Motoi Sakuraba – “Age of Heat Haze“ – October 23, 1990 (Japan Only) – Wolf Team/Nippon Telenet – Game Gear

18.) Medarot 5: Susutake Mura no Tenkousei: Kabuto ( AKA “Medabots 5″) – Kinuyo Yamashita – “Hardness Ten” – December 14, 2001 (Japan Only) – Natsume/Imagineer – GBC

19.) Guilty Gear Petit – Daisuke Ishiwatari -“Holy Orders” – January 25, 2001 (Japan Only) – Arc System Works/SAMMY – WonderSwan Color

Retro VGM Revival Hour – Sony Playstation

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A couple of months back, the 20 year anniversary of the Sony PlayStation occurred and For any product in this vast and unpredictable world of gaming to last that long is undeniably quite an achievement.

The PlayStation revolutionized the videogame industry immersive gameplay and cinematic storytelling experiences that weren’t previously possible on older hardware, and ushered in a new era of videogaming which shifted game developers and publishers from being considered toy makers to being seen as part of the entertainment industry.

The sony Playstation made its mark in the video game industry and continues to entertain gamers world wide through its various iterations. That is why this STAGE of the retro VGM revival out is to celebrate the 20th year anniversary of the sony playstation.

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Track List:
Game – Composer – Title – Year – Company – System

1.) Megaman X5 – Naoto Tanaka, Takuya Miyawaki & Naoya Kamisaka – “X vs Zero” -January 31, 2001 – Capcom – Sony Playstation

2.) Street Fighter Alpha 3 – Yuki Iwai, Takayuki Iwai, Isao Abe,
Hideki Okugawa & Tetsuya Shibata – “Scala (Rose’s Theme)” – April 30, 1999 – Capcom – Sony Playstation

3.) Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back – Josh Mancell – “Crash Dash, Crash Crush, Un-Bearable” – October 31, 1997 – Naughty Dog/Sony Computer Entertainment – Sony Playstation

4.) Chrono Cross – Yasunori Mitsuda – “Dream of the Shore Near Another World” – August 15, 2000 – SquareSoft – Sony Playstation

5.) The Legend of Dragoon – Takeo Miratsu & Dennis Martin – “Dart’s Theme” – June 11, 2000 – Sony Computer Entertainment – Sony Playstation

6.) Guilty Gear – Daisuke Ishiwatari, Takahiro Uematsu, Hatsuaki Takami & Takuya Moritou – “Conclusion” – October 31, 1998 – Arc System Works – Sony Playstation

7.) Castlevania: Symphony of the Night – Michiru Yamane – “Lost Paintings” – October 2, 1997 – Konami – Sony Playstation

8.) Tomb Raider III: Adventures of Lara Croft – Nathan McCree – “Main Theme” – November 21, 1998 – Core Design/EIDOS Interactive – Sony Playstation

9.) Final Fantasy VIII – Nobuo Uematsu – “The Man with the Machine Gun” – September 9, 1999 – SquareSoft – Sony Playstation

10.) Brave Fencer Musashi – Tsuyoshi Sekito – “The Palace of Ice” – October 31, 1998 – SquareSoft – Sony Playstation

11.) Einhänder – Kenichiro Fukui – “Madness“ – May 5, 1998 – SquareSoft/Sony Computer Entertainment – Sony Playstation

12.) Resident Evil 2 – Masami Ueda, Shusaku Uchiyama
& Syun Nishigaki – “Secure Place” – January 21, 1998 – Capcom – Sony Playstation

13.) Silent Hill – Akira Yamaoka – “Tears of…” – January 31, 1999 – Konami – Sony Playstation

14.) PaRappa the Rapper – Masaya Matsuura & Yoshihisa Suzuki – “Instructor mooselini’s rap & All master’s rap“ – October 31, 1997 – NanaOn-Sha/Sony Computer Entertainment – Sony Playstation

15.) Final Fantasy VII – Nobuo Uematsu – “Aerith’s Theme” – September 7, 1997 – SquareSoft/Sony Computer Entertainment – Sony Playstation

16.) Twisted Metal – Chuck E. Meyers, Lance Lenhart & Tom Hopkins – “Main Theme” – November 5, 1995 – SingleTrac/Sony Computer Entertainment – Sony Playstation

17.) Vagrant Story – Hitoshi Sakimoto – “Joshua“ – May 15, 2000 – SquareSoft – Sony Playstation

18.) Persona 2: Eternal Punishment – Toshiko Tasaki, Masaki Kurokawa & Kenichi Tsuchiya – “Boss Battle” – December 22, 2000 – Atlus – Sony Playstation

19.) Tekken 3 – Nobuyoshi Sano, Keiichi Okabe, Hiroyuki Kawada, Minamo Takahashi & Yuu Miyake – “Jin Kazama Theme” – April 29, 1998 – Namco – Sony Playstation

20.) Mega Man X4 – Toshihiko Horiyama – “Opening Stage (Playing as X)” – September 25, 1997 – Capcom – Sony Playstation

21.) Metal Gear Solid – Rika Muranaka /Performed by Aoife Ní Fhearraigh – “The Best Is Yet To Come” – October 21, 1998 – Konami – Sony Playstation

Retro VGM Revival Hour – CASTLEVANIA

CASTLEVANIAIt’s time to have your whip handy and make sure you stock up on plenty of holy water, because you’re about to face the master of darkness himself, DRACULA!

And what better way to Overcome his incredible armies of the dead than to have these amazing tunes playing through the background, reassuring that his end will soon be near.

Todays STAGE is all about CASTLEVANIA, so make sure you never experience a horrible time to have a curse wherever you go

 

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Track List
Game – Composer – Title – Year – Company

*Castlevania – Kinuyo Yamashita & Satoe Terashima – “Wicked Child (Stages 7-9)” – September 26, 1986 – KONAMI – NES

*Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest – Kenichi Matsubara , Satoe Terashima & Kouji Murata – “Bloody Tears (Street – Day Time)” – August 28, 1987 – KONAMI – NES

*Castlevania: The Adventure – Shigeru Fukutake, Norio Hanzawa & Hidehiro Funauchi -“Battle of the Holy (Stage 1)” – December 15, 1989 – KONAMI – Game Boy

*Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse (Akumajou Densetsu)
– Hidenori Maezawa, Jun Funahashi, Yukie Morimoto &
Yoshinori Sasaki – “Mad Forest (Block 3)” – JP/ December 22, 1989 NA/ September 1, 1990 – KONAMI – NES

*Castlevania II: Belmont’s Revenge – Hidehiro Funauchi – “New Messiah (Crystal Castle)” – August 1991 – KONAMI – Game Boy

*Super Castlevania IV – Masanori Adachi & Taro Kudo – “Block 1-1 (Theme of Simon)” – October 31, 1991 – KONAMI – SNES

*Castlevania: Rondo of Blood – Akira Souji, Keizo Nakamura, Tomoko Sano & Mikio Saito – “Overture (Introduction)” – October 29, 1993 (Japan Only) – KONAMI – PC Engine (The TurboGrafx-16)

*Castlevania: Symphony of the Night – Michiru Yamane – “Dracula’s Castle” – March 20, 1997 – KONAMI – PlayStation & Sega Saturn

*Castlevania Legends – Kaoru Okada & Youichi Iwata – “Boss Battle” – March 11, 1998 – KONAMI – Game Boy

*Castlevania: Bloodlines – Michiru Yamane – “Reincarnated Soul, Part 2 (Stage 1)” – March 17, 1994 – KONAMI – Sega Genesis

*Castlevania 64 – Masahiko Kimura, Motoaki Furukawa & Mariko Egawa – “Opposing Bloodlines (Introduction)” – December 31, 1998 – KONAMI – Nintendo 64

*Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness – Masahiko Kimura – “Castle Center” – November 30, 1999 – KONAMI – Nintendo 64

*Castlevania: Circle of the Moon – Sotaro Tojima & Hiroshi Mitsuoka – “Clockwork” – June 11, 2001 – KONAMI – GBA

*Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance – Soshiro Hokkai & Michiru Yamane – “Offense And Defense” – September 16, 2002 – KONAMI – GBA

*Haunted Castle – Kenichi Matsubara- “Don’t Wait Until Night (Heart of Fire)” – February 1988 – Arcade

*Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow – Michiru Yamane, Takashi Yoshida & Soshiro Hokkai – “Epilogue” – May 6, 2003 – KONAMI – GBA

*Castlevania: Lament of Innocence – Michiru Yamane – “Lament of Innocence (leon’s theme)” – October 21, 2003 – KONAMI – PS2

*Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow – Masahiko Kimura & Michiru Yamane – “pitch black intrusion” – September 30, 2005 – KONAMI – Nintendo DS

*Castlevania: Curse of Darkness – Michiru Yamane & Yuka Watanabe – “abandoned castle (the curse of darkness) ” – November 1, 2005 – KONAMI – PS2/XBOX

*Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin – Michiru Yamane & Yuzo Koshiro – “Crucifix Held Close” – December 5, 2006 – KONAMI – Nintendo DS

*Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia – Michiru Yamane & Yasuhiro Ichihashi – “Chapel Hidden in Smoke” – October 21, 2008 – KONAMI – Nintendo DS

Retro VGM Revival Hour – GAME BOY

GAMEBOY25 Years Ago, We started to play with power, Portable Power!
And it seems that we have not stopped yet

Can you believe it’s been 25 YEARS!! 25 Years ago the Game Boy launched in Japan and melted faces. So this special STAGE is here to Celebrate what an amazing console it was with help from some of these selected tracks. You better put on your party hat and get those balloons ready, because this Game Boy party cannot start without YOU!

 

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Track List:
Game – Composer – Title – Year – Company

*Super Mario Land – Hirokazu Tanaka – “Birabuto kingdom” – August 1989 – Nintendo

*Batman – Naoki Kodaka & Nobuyuki Hara – “Gotham City” – June 1990 – Sunsoft

*Donkey Kong – Taisuke Araki – “Upside Down Critters” – June 1994 – Pax Softnica/Nintendo

*Castlevania II: Belmont’s Revenge – Hidehiro Funauchi – “Praying Hands (Cloud Castle)” – August 1991 – Konami

*Final Fantasy Legend II – Nobuo Uematsu & Kenji Ito – “Heartful Tears” – November 1991 – Square

*Astérix & Obelix (GBC) – Alberto Jose Gonzalez – “Britania; Act 1” – EUROPE 1999 – Bit Managers/ Infogrames

*Mega Man II – Kenji Yamazaki – “title screen/final stage” – February 1992 – CAPCOM

*Dragon Ball Z: Legendary Super Warriors (GBC) – Katsunari Kitajima – “Awakening” – November 8, 2002 – Banpresto/ Infogrames

*The Smurfs’ Nightmare (GBC) – Alberto Gonzalez – “Enchanted” – February 28, 1999 – Bit Managers/Infogrames

*Donkey Kong Land – David Wise & Graeme Norgate – “Great Girder Grapple” – June 26, 1995 – RARE/ Nintendo

*Pokémon Red Version – Junichi Masuda – “The Road to Lavender Town” – September 28, 1998 – Game Freak/ Nintendo

*The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening – Minako Hamano, Kozue Ishikawa & Kazumi Totaka – “Sword Search” – August 1993 – Nintendo

*Kid Dracula – Akiko Itoh – “stage 6” – March 1993 – Konami

*Tetris – Hirokazu Tanaka – “Theme 03” – June 1989 – Bullet Proof Software/ Nintendo

*Tintin: Le Temple du Soleil ( Tintin – Prisoners of the Sun) – Alberto Gonzalez – “Title Screen” – Europe 1995 – Bit Managers/ Infogrames

*Metroid II: Return of Samus – Ryoji Yoshitomi – “Enter SR388” – November 1991 – Nintendo

*Gargoyle’s Quest – Harumi Fujita & Yoko Shimomura – “Breager’s Castle” – July 1990 – CAPCOM

*Kirby’s Dream Land – Jun Ishikawa – “Green Greens” – August 1992 – HAL Labs/ Nintendo

*Mega Man 3 – Kouji Murata – “Dr. Wily stage 2” – December 11, 1992 – Minakuchi Engineering/CAPCOM

*Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fall of the Foot Clan – Michiru Yamane & Tomoko Nishikawa – “Stage 4” –
August 1990 – KONAMI

*Shantae (GBC) – Jacob Kaufman – “Bandit Town” – June 2, 2002 – WayForward Technologies/ CAPCOM

*Turok: Battle of the Bionosaurs – Alberto Jose Gonzalez – “Title Screen” – December 1, 1997 – Bit Managers/ Acclaim