An Unsung giant of 80’s Gaming

This company helped define video games throughout the mid 80’s and early 90’s, but you probably wouldn’t think of them as a videogame company. Don’t believe me? Their tech was used in both the Megadrive and the Japanese Master System, but they aren’t anything to do with Sega. It also…

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Thriller, Yo (8-bit)

  Now for something just for fun. I found an 8-bit cover of Michael Jackson’s hit song “Thriller”, so I decided to mess around, and did my best to match up what was there, with the way the music video went (including most of the long interlude part).…

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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 – SEGA vs NINTENDO Part II

stage_37-genvssnesThe fourth generation of consoles produced some of the most divisive and bitter rivalry ever seen in the history of video games. The two main contenders, The Sega Genesis and The Super Nintendo, waged a war against one another unlike anything ever seen before.

Many still make the claim that the 16-bit era of video games was the best/most entertaining era of video games, which is why this STAGE of the Retro VGM Revival Hour is dedicated to the console wars of the 90s pitting the Sega Genesis and the Super Nintendo!!!!

 

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

1.) Sonic 3 & Knuckles – Brad Buxer, Cirocco Jones, Geoff Grace, Sachio Ogawa, Tatsuyuki Maeda, Tomonori Sawada, Jun Senoue, Miyoko Takaoka, Masanori Hikichi, Howard Drossin & Michael Jackson – “Flying Battery Zone 1″ – (sonic 3)February 2, 1994/(sonic & Knuckles)October 18, 1994 – Sonic Team/SEGA – Sega Genesis

2.) Sparkster – Kazuhiro Uehara, Masahiro Ikariko, Minako Matsuhira, Michiru Yamane & Akira Yamaoka – “Lakeside” – September 15, 1994 – KONAMI – SNES

3.) Streets of Rage  – Yuzo Koshiro – “Keep The Groovin (Round 4)” – SEGA – August 2, 1991 – Sega Genesis

4.) Battletoads in Battlemaniacs – David Wise – “The Dark Queen (BonusStage 1)” – June 1993 – RARE/Tradewest – SNES

5.) Batman – Naoki Kodaka – “Gotham City Street” – July 27, 1990 – SunSoft – Sega Genesis

6.) Star Fox – Hajime Hirasawa -“Corneria” – February 21, 1993 – Nintendo & Argonaut Games/NINTENDO – SNES

7.) X-Men 2: The Clone Wars – Kurt Harland – “ Climbing The Temple” – 1995 – HeadGames/SEGA – Sega Genesis

8) Actraiser – Yuzo Koshiro – “Fillmore” – December 16, 1990 – Quintet/Enix – SNES

9.) The Ooze – Howard Drossin – “Toxic Dump (Parts I & II)” – September 22, 1995 – Sega Technical Institute/SEGA – Sega Genesis

10.) Battletoads & Double Dragon – David Wise – “Missile Mayhem (Stage 5)” – December 1, 1993 – RARE/Sony ImageSoft – SNES

11.) Elemental Master – Toshiharu Yamanishi – “Dance of Flame (Stage 1)”- December 14, 1990 – TechnoSoft/Renovation Products – Sega Genesis

12.) EarthBound – Keiichi Suzuki & Hirokazu Tanaka – “Pokey(porky) Means Business” – August 27, 1994 – Ape & HAL Laboratoty/Nintendo – SNES

13.) Advanced Busterhawk Gley Lancer – Masanori Hikichi, Noriyuki Iwadare, Isao Mizoguchi & Yoshiaki Kubotera – “Asteroid Field (Stage 1)” – July 16, 1992 (Japan Only) – Masaya – Sega Genesis

14.) Mega Man 7 – Yuko Takehara, Makoto Tomozawa & Toshihiko Horiama  – “Intro Stage(Opening Stage)” – March 24, 1995 – CAPCOM – SNES

15.) Sparkster (Sparkster: Rocket Knight Adventures 2) –  Akira Yamaoka & Michiru Yamane – “Stage 1-1/1-3” – February 22, 1994 – KONAMI – Sega Genesis

16.) Top Gear – Barry Leitch & Hiroyuki Masuno – “Las Vegas/Mad Racer (Track 1)” – March 27, 1992 – Gremlin Graphics/KEMCO – SNES

17.) Cool Spot – Tommy Tallarico – “Rave Dancetune”  – 1993 – Virgin Games/Virgin Interactive – Sega Genesis

18.) Final Fight 3 – Katsunari Katajima – “For Metro City” – December 21, 1995 – CAPCOM – SNES

19) Decap Attack – Fumito Tamayama & Hiroto Kanno – “Stage 2” – September 1991 – Vic Tokai/SEGA – Sega Genesis

20.) Shadow run – Marshall Parker – “3 AM On A Summer Night(Mourge)” – May 1993 – Beam Software/Data East – SNES

21.) Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster’s Hidden Treasure – Shinji Tasaka, Hideto Inoue & Tsuyoshi Sekito – “Inside the Caverns” – February 7, 1993 – KONAMI – Sega Genesis

22.) Super Adventure Island – Yuzo Koshiro – “Follow Wind(Stage 1)” – April 1992 – Produce/Hudson Soft – SNES

23.) Comix Zone –  Howard Drossin – “Episode 2, Page 1-3 (Later That Night)” – August 2, 1995 –  Sega Technical Institute/SEGA – Sega Genesis –

24.) Lady Stalker: Challenge from the Past – Eri Sugai – “fighting dancer(Fighting Spirit)” – April 1, 1995(Japan Only) – Climax Entertainment/Taito Corporation –  SNES

Edgar Velasco: @MoonSpiderHugs
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Retro VGM Revival Hour: PUZZLE GAMES

STAGE34Long before the Wii brought casual games to consoles and mobile devices kick started a new era of pick-up-and-play and socially driven titles for gamers and non-gamers alike, there were puzzle games. Of all the classic video game genres, puzzle games are among the most classic,Whether you prefer a hardcore match-three session, brain teasers or just a five minute distraction on your morning commute, this genre has something for everyone.

So put aside your prescription from Dr. Mario, and embrace some of the finest puzzling experiences you can find in this Stage of the retro VGM revival hour.

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

1.) Portal 2 – Mike Morasky – “Reconstructing More Science” – April 19, 2011 – Valve Corporation – Windows PC,PS3,Xbox 360,OSX,Linux

2.) Adventures of Lolo 3 – Hideki Kanazashi & Jun Ishikawa – “Level Theme” – 1990 – HAL Laboratory – NES

3.) Super Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo – Tatsuro Suzuki, Isao Abe, Yuko Takehara, Syun Nishigaki, Setsuo Yamamoto, Takayuki Iwai, & Masato Kouda – “Ryu Stage” – June 20, 1996 – CAPCOM – Arcade, Sony Playstation, PSN & XBLA

4.) Pictionary: The Game of Video Quick Draw – Tim Follin – “Title Theme” – July 1990 – Software Creations/LJN – NES

5.) Lemmings 2: The Tribes – Brian Johnston, Alasdair Houston, David Whittaker & Raymond Usher – “Classic” – 1993 – DMA Design/Psygnosis – Commodore Amiga

6.) Edge – Romain Gauthier – “Kakkoi!” – December, 2008 – Mobigame – Linux, iOS, Android, PSN, Windows, Mac OS X, Wii U & Nintendo 3DS

7.) Portal – Jonathan Coulton and sung by Ellen McLain – “Still Alive” – October 9, 2007 – Valve Corporation – Windows PC, PS3, XBOX 360, MAC OS X & Linux

8.) World of Goo – Kyle Gabler – “Ode to the Bridge Builder”- October 13, 2008 – 2D BOY – Windows PC, iOS, OS X, Linux & Nintendo Wii

9.) Puzzled – Thomas Mogensen – “BGM 3” – 2001 – Elo Interactive/Conspiracy Entertainment – GameBoy Color

10.) Scribblenauts Unlimited – David Franco – “Edwin’s Farm” – November 13, 2012 – 5th Cell/Warner Bros. Interactive & Nintendo – Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, Windows, IOS & Android

11.) Tetris Attack – Masaya Kuzume & Yuka Tsujiyoko – “Sea World (Lunge Fish Stage)” – August 1996 – Intelligent Systems/NINTENDO – SNES

12.) Puyo Puyon (Puyo Puyo IV) – Daisuke Nagata – “Preparations OK! Lady 2 Fight” – March 4, 1999 (japan Only) – Compile/SEGA – Sega Dreamcast

13.) Magnetis – Romain Gauthier – “Solo” – December 7, 2009 – Yullaby – Nintendo Wii (WiiWare) & PC

14.) Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft – Jason Hayes & Peter McConnell – “Don’t Let Your Guard Down” – March 11, 2014 – Blizzard Entertainment – Windows PC, MAC OS X, iOS & Android

15.) Tetris – Jim Andron – “Level 5” – 1992 – Philips Media – The Philips CD-i

16.) Boulder Dash – Shogo Sakai & Yusuke Takahama – “World Map” – 1990 – Sakata SAS/JVC – NES

17.) Puyo Puyo Tsuu – Tsuyoshi Matsushima & Tomonori Minami – “Level 6 Theme (last Area)” – February 12, 1994(Japan Only) – Compile/SEGA – Sega Genesis (MegaDrive)

18.) Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords – Marc Derell – “Background 1” – March 16, 2007 – Infinite Interactive/D3 Publisher –
Nintendo DS, PSP, XBOX 360, PS2, PS3, Mac OSx & IOS

19.) Professor Layton and the Curious Village – Tomohito Nishiura – “Theme of Professor Layton, Mysterious Girl & Pursuit at Night ” – February 10, 2008 – Level-5/Nintendo – Nintendo DS

20.) Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine – Masanori Hikichi, Masayuki Nagao & David Javelosa – “Exercise Mode” – November 26, 1993 – Compile/SEGA – Sega Genesis

21.) Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros’ Treasure – Shinya Okada & Tadayoshi Makino – “Level Select/Map Theme (The HideOut)“ – January 18, 2008 – CAPCOM – Nintendo Wii

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