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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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

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: BONUS STAGE 3

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It’s that time again here at the Retro VGM Revival hour, where you, the fellow listener, have entered another BONUS STAGE.

Time to take a little break from the action and distract yourself with something to reward your progress thus far.

These are just a selection of random tracks of the past and present as a reward for showing much love and respect to the art of Video Game Music.

So sit back and Listen to some amazing tracks to get you excited to take on whatever lies a head.

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

1.) UnderTale – Toby Fox – “Death by Glamour, Spider Dance & Bonetrousle
” – September 15, 2015 – tobyfox – Windows & Mac OS X

2.) Dragon Ball Z II: Gekishin Frieza – Takeshi Ichida – “Space Map & Gravity Machine – August 10, 1991 (Japan Only) – TOSE/Bandai – NES (Famicom)

3.) Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam – Yōko Shimomura – “Big Bang! (Boss Theme)” – January 22, 2016- AlphaDream/Nintendo – 3DS

4.) Super Spy Hunter – Naoki Kodaka, Nobuyuki Hara & Shinichi Seya – “Ending (Staff Roll)” – September 27, 1991 – Sunsoft – NES

5.) Borderlands 2 (Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep DLC) – Raison Varner, Sascha Dikiciyan, Cris Velasco, Kevin Riepl & Jesper Kyd – “Battling the Handsome Sorcerer” – September 18, 2012 (original game)/June 25, 2013 (DLC release date) – Gearbox Software/2K Games – PC,PS3,Xbox 360, Playstation Vita, OS X & Linux

6.) Project X Zone 2 – Yuzo Koshiro – “You Will Know Our Names” – November 12, 2015 – Monolith Soft/Bandai Namco Entertainment – 3DS

7.) Mega Man Battle & Chase – Yoshinori Ono – “Over The Top (Theme of Rockman/Mega Man)” – March 20, 1997 – Capcom – Sony Playstation, PS2 & Gamecube (as part of the Mega Man X collection

8.) Super Street Fighter 2 TURBO – Isao Abe & Syun Nishigaki – “Cammy’s Theme- November 13, 1994 – Capcom/Panasonic – Panasonic 3DO

9.) Super Turrican – Manfred Trenz (which David Whittaker helped by giving Manfred his sound driver) (Arranged Originally by Chris Hülsbeck & Markus Siebold) – “Title Screen & Stages 2-3/4-2″ – 1992 (Europe Only) – Rainbow Arts/Imagineer – NES

10.) Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number – Magna – “Divide“ – March 10, 2015 – Dennaton Games/Devolver Digital – Windows, OS X, PS3, PS4, Playstation Vita & Android

11.) The Adventures of Batman & Robin – Jesper Kyd – “Boss Battle (Robo Cheshire Cat) & Boss Battle (Harley Quinn)“ – 1995 – Clockwork Tortoise/SEGA – Sega Genesis

12.) Freedom Planet – Leila Wilson, Stephen DiDuro & Shane Ellis – “Final Dreadnought 1″ – July 21, 2014 – GalaxyTrail – Windows, OS X, Linux & Wii U

13.) God Hand – Masafumi Takada – “Sunset Heroes & God Hand (English)” – September 14, 2006 – Clover Studio/Capcom – PS2

14.) Mario Strikers Charged – Mike Peacock, Darren Radtke, Chad York, Scott McFadyen & Davor Vulama – “Peach’s Theme & Daisy’s Theme” – July 30, 2007 – Next Level Games/Nintendo – Nintendo Wii

Retro VGM Revival Hour SHOW – Episode 2: Games Based on Movies

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Nothing better than to escape from reality than enjoying yourself at your local multiplex and enjoying what Hollywood and its many movie stars have to offer. Video games based on movie properties for many gamers are an extension of the movies storyline or give you a different story all together that takes place within that same world or universe to bring you a unique gaming experience.

You would think that these two forms of media would seem like a match made in heaven But, as with many games based on movies, these adaptations are often disastrous.

But we cannot deny, that some of these movie based games have some amazing music. That is why this STAGE of the Retro VGM Revival Show is honoring games based on movies.

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Batman: The Video Game – Naoki Kodaka, Nobuyuki Hara – “stages 1 & 5: gotham city/cathedral” – Sunsoft

Jurassic Park – Jonathan Dunn – “Level 1: Triceratops Stampede” – OCEAN

New Ghostbusters II – Jun Ishikawa (Nintento Cover of “FLIP City” originally Performed by Glenn Frey for the Movie)- “Stage 2: Subway” – HAL Laboratory

Gremlins 2: The New Batch – Naoki Kodaka, Nobuyuki Hara, Shinichi Seya – “Stage 1: the office” – SUNSOFT

Friday the 13th – Hirohiko Takayama – “character select/ Room Theme” – LJN

Willow -Harumi Fujita – “Ending Theme” – Capcom

The Goonies II – Satoe Terashima (Nes version of the movie theme by Cyndi Lauper )- “Good Enough – Main Theme” – KONAMI

Stargate -Andy Brock and Steve Collett – “Intro theme” -Acclaim

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game – Anamanaguchi – “Rock Club” – UBISOFT

RoboCop 3 – Jeroen Tel – “Title Theme” – OCEAN –

Retro VGM Revival Hour – MEGA MAN

 

MEGAmanVideo game music based on The much beloved MEGA MAN games is what this very special episode is about, so make sure you have plenty of “E” tanks handy and have your Mega Buster fully charged up. This episode might just blow you away in its sheer epicness of all things Mega Man. What better way to celebrate Mega Man week than by playing some memorable tunes from the Mega man and Mega Man x series.

 

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

*Mega Man – Manami Matsumae – “Fire Man” , “Cut Man” – December 17, 1987

*Mega Man 2 – Takashi Tateishi, Manami Matsumae – “introduction and Title Theme” , “Bubble Man” , “Dr. Wily’s Castle” – December 24, 1988

*Mega Man 3 – Yasuaki Fujita, Harumi Fujita – “Introduction” , “Spark Man” – September 28, 1990

* Mega Man 4 – Minae Fujii – “Drill Man” – December 6, 1991

* Mega Man 5 – Mari Yamaguchi – “ProtoMan’s Fortress Stage”
– December 4, 1992

* Mega Man 6 – Yuko Takehara – “Tomahawk Man” – jap. October 5, 1993/us. March 15, 1994

* Mega Man 7 – Yuko Takehara, Toshihiko Horiyama, Makoto Tomozawa – “Shade Man” – jap. March 24, 1995/us.September 1995 – SNES

* Mega Man 8 – Shusaku Uchiyama – “Stage Selection” – January 1997 – PS/SATURN

* Mega Man 9 – Yū Shimoda, Ryō Kawakami, Hiroki Isogai, Ippo Yamada – Inti Creates/CAPCOM – “Galaxy Fantasy (Galaxy Man)” – September 22, 2008

* Mega Man 10 – Ippo Yamada, Manami Matsumae, Yasuaki Fujita (bun bun), Akari Kaida, Ryo Kawakami, Hiroki Isogai, Yu Shimoda, Minae Fujii, Mari Yamaguchi, Yuko Takehara, Makoto Tomozawa, and Shusaku Uchiyama – “Nitro Rider (Nitro Man)” – March 1, 2010

* Mega Man X – Setsuo Yamamoto, Makoto Tomozawa, Yuki Iwai, Yuko Takehara, Toshihiko Horiyama – “Spark Mandrill” – December 17, 1993

* Mega Man X2 – Yuki Iwai – “Flame Stag” – December 16, 1994

* Mega Man X3 – Kinuyo Yamashita – “Toxic Seahorse” – December 1, 1995

* Mega Man X4 – Toshihiko Horiyama – “Storm Owl” – August 1, 1997

* Mega Man X5 – Naoto Tanaka, Naoya Kamisaka, and Takuya Miyawaki – “Duff McWhalen” – jap.November 30, 2000/us.january 31, 2001

* Mega Man X6 – Naoto Tanaka – “Blaze Heatnix” – jap.November 29, 2001/us.December 4, 2001

* Mega Man X7 – Yuko Komiyama, Shinya Okada, Seiko Kobuchi, Naoto Tanaka, Makoto Asai, Teruo Konishi, Shuichi Mizuhata, Noriyuki Iwadare, Takuya Miyawaki – “Vanishing Gungaroo” – jap.July 17, 2003/us.October 14, 2003

* Mega Man X8 – Yuko Komiyama, Naoto Tanaka, and Shinya Okada – “Burn Rooster” – December 7, 2004

* Mega Man & Bass (Rockman & Forte) – Akari Kaida, Naoshi Mizuta, and “Kirikiri-chan” – “Final Boss” – SUPER FAMICON jap.April 24, 1998 – GBA us.March 11, 2003

* Mega Man Network Transmission – Shinji Hosoe, Ayako Saso, and Yousuke Yasui – “Shadowman” – jap.March 6, 2003/us.June 17, 2003 – GameCube –

*Mega Man Battle Network 2 – Yoshino Aoki – “VS. Gospel (Final Battle)” , “Virus Busting (Battle Theme)” – jap.December 14, 2001/us.June 12, 2002 – GBA

* Mega Man ZX – Ippo Yamada, Masaki Suzuki and Ryo Kawakami – “Last Area(Snake Eyes)” – Jap. July 6, 2006/us.September 12, 2006

Retro VGM Revival Hour – Free Play

bonusYou’ve encountered Many Difficult stages, But with the hard work is a great reward, and what better way to reward you, The Fellow listener, with a spacial BONUS STAGE of the Retro VGM Revival Hour. No theme, or subject, just a selection of random tracks of the past and present as a reward for showing much love and respect to the art of Video Game Music. So as you unwrap your favorite gifts, just Listen to these amazing tracks to get you excited to take on whatever lies a head.

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

*Earthworm Jim – Tommy Tallarico – “New Junk City”- August 2, 1994 – Shiny Entertainment & Playmates Interactive/SEGA – Sega Genesis(MegaDrive)

*Mega Man 6 – Yuko Takehara – “Dr. Wily Stages”- March 15, 1994 – CAPCOM – NES

*The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening – Minako Hamano & Kazue Ishikawa – “Tal Tal Mountains” – August 1993 – NINTENDO – GameBoy

*Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time – Yoko Shimomura – “Thwomp Volcano” – November 28, 2005 – AlphaDream/NINTENDO – Nintendo DS

*Mother – Keiichi Suzuki & Hirokazu Tanaka – “Bein’ Friends” – July 27, 1989(Japan Only) – NINTENDO – NES(Famicon)

*The Guardian Legend – Masatomo Miyamoto & Takeshi Santo – “Forest Labyrinth” – April 1989 – Compile/Broderbund – NES

*Catherine – Shoji Meguro, Kenichi Tsuchiya, Atsushi Kitajoh & Toshiki Konishi – “It’s a Golden Show” – July 26, 2011 – ATLUS – PS3/Xbox 360

*Tower of Heaven – flashygoodness – “Indignant Divinity” – 2010 – askiisoft – PC

*Persona 4 – Shoji Meguro, Atsushi Kitajoh & Ryota Koduka – “Your Affection” – December 9, 2008 – ATLUS – PS2

*Rayman Origins – Christophe Héral & Billy Martin – “Land Of Dead World (Land of the Livid Dead ~ Nowhere to Run ~ Chasing a Dream)” – November 15, 2011 – Ubisoft – Wii / Xbox 360 / PS3 / Vita / PC / 3DS

*Dragon Ball Z: Super Butouden 2 – Kenji Yamamoto – “Vegeta’s Theme” – December 17, 1993(Japan only) – TOSE/Bandai – Super Famicom

*Super Dodge Ball – Kazuo Sawa – “Opposition Match Theme” – June 1989 – Technos japan/CSG Imagesoft Inc – NES

*Silent Hill 2 – Akira Yamaoka – “Theme of Laura” – September 24, 2001 – KONAMI – PS2

*Mother 3 – Shogo Sakai – “Love Theme” – April 20, 2006(Japan Only) – Brownie Brown & HAL Laboratory/NINTENDO – GameBoy Advanced

*Super Mario 3D World – Mahito Yokota, Toru Minegishi, Yasuaki Iwata & Koji Kondo – “World Bowser” – November 22, 2013 – NINTENDO – WiiU

*Magic Johnson’s Fast Break – Tim Follin – “Title Theme” – 1988 – Arcadia Systems/TradeWest – NES

*Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots – Harry Gregson-williams & Nobuko Toda – “Metal Gear Saga” – June 12, 2008 – KONAMI – PS3

*Sonic 3D Blast – Richard Jacques – “Panic Puppet Zone (Act 1)” – November 1, 1996 – SonicTeam/SEGA – Sega Saturn

*Donkey Kong 64 – Grant Kirkhope – “The Monkey Rap (Intro)” – November 24, 1999 – RARE/NINTENDO – N64

*Far Cry 3 : Blood Dragon – Power Glove – “Resurrection” – May 1, 2013 – Ubisoft – Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC

*Angry Video Game Nerd Adventure – “Assholevania” – 2013 – FreakZone Games – PC

*Pokemon Silver / Gold / Crystal – Go Ichinose & Junichi Masuda – “Radio ~ Lucky Channel / Game Corner” – October 15, 2000 – Game Freak/NINTENDO – Game Boy Color

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Retro VGM Revival Hour – SEGA Master System VS Nintendo Entertainment System

STAGE27_SMSvsNESThe 3rd Generation era of video games brings back very fond memories to many retro gamers. To many gamers in north America The third generation (sometimes referred to as the 8-bit era) began on October 18, 1985  with the release of  the Nintendo Entertainment System , and later in June of 1986 (about nine months  after the NES debut) the Sega Master System. This generation marked the end of the North American video game crash,

The NES was the first video game system for most gamers that were apart of  the system’s amazing 10 year run in the United States and still cherish it as their favorite console even in these current times.  the SMS had two years worth of a technological improvement on the NES despite coming out less than a year later in the United States and various people could see that its games had twice the colors on screen as any Nintendo game.

Time and time again to many gamers, the best graphics, sound, or weird sounding techno-babble doesnt always lead to the best or most successful system.

Both systems had their respective and adored franchises and although the NES did come out the victor in the end (NES selling approximately 62 million units world wide, while the SMS sold around 13 million) It was the quality entertainment that came from these two machines that was really important, because it showed that playing Nintendo or Sega was actually cool. Both giving it all they had, because that made Nintendo better  drove Sega to try harder with the true winners being the gamers playing those games.

I think that we could honestly due without the harmful “flaming” of someone for liking a system, taking sides choosing which was best to enjoy,  and just enjoy what each of these systems brought to us: Amazing gaming memories.

So, to honor both these amazing gaming systems, I am dedicating this STAGE of the retro VGM revival hour to honor the legacy of these amazing consoles.

 

 

 

 

Track List
Game – Composer – Title – Year – Company

1.) Bucky O’ Hare – Tomoko Sumiyama – “Red Planet” – January 1992 – KONAMI – NES

2.) The Flash – Jeroen Tel – “At Peace in the Park” -1993(Europe Only) – Probe Entertainment/SEGA – Sega Master System

3.) Wurm: Journey to the Center of the Earth – Dota Ando – “Title Screen / Cutscene Theme 2” – November 1991 – Cyclone System/Asmik Corporation – NES

4.) Astro Warrior – Unknown – “Asteroid Zone”- 1986 – SEGA – Sega Master System

5.) Metal Gear – Kazuki Muraoka – “Intruder Detected Theme 1” – June 1988 – KONAMI – NES

6.) Enduro Racer – Hiroshi Kawaguchi – “Race Theme 1 (BGM 1)” – 1987 – SEGA – Sega Master System

7.) Astyanax – Kiyoshi Yokoyama & Toshiko Tasaki – “Intro / Rounds 3-1 & 3-2” – March 1990 – Aicom/Jaleco – NES

8.) Alex Kidd in Shinobi World – Tokuhido Uwabo – “Kabuto” – 1990 – SEGA – Sega Master System

9.) Yo! Noid – Masakatsu Maekawa – “Stages 13 & 14” – November 1990 – Now Production/Capcom – NES

10.) Golvellius: Valley of Doom – Masatomo Miyamoto, Takeshi Santo, Shin‑kun & Pazu – “ First Cave“ – 1988 – Compile/SEGA – Sega Master System

11.) Rygar – Michiharu Hasuya – “Cave” – July, 1987 – Tecmo – NES

12.) Space Harrier– Hiroshi Kawaguchi – “Haya Oh“ – 1986 – SEGA – Sega Master System

13.) Shatterhand – Iku Mizutani & Hiroyuki Iwatsuki – “Area G: Missile Command“ -December 1991 – Natsume/Jaleco – NES

14.) Rocky – Unknown – “Fight” – 1987 – SEGA – Sega Master System

15.) Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight – Junko Tamiya – “City Lights (Planet 1 – Area 3)“- September 1990 – Capcom – NES

16.) Wonder Boy – Ryuichi Nishizawa – “1st Round” – 1987 – SEGA – Sega Master System

17.) Startropics – Takashi Kumegawa & Yoshio Hirai – “Dungeon“ – December 1990 – Nintendo – NES

18.) Black Belt – Katsuhiro Hayashi – “Boss“ – November 1986 – SEGA – Sega Master System

19.) Target Renegade – Tim Follin – “Levels 1-3(Parking Garage)” – March 1990 – Software Creations/Taito – NES

20.) Quartet – Katsuhiro Hayashi – “Stage 2“ – April 1986 – SEGA – Sega Master System

21.) Wizards & Warriors – David Wise – “Title Screen / Ending” – December 1987 – Rare/Acclaim Entertainment – NES

22.) Rastan – Kazuyuki Onui – “Outside“ – 1988 – TAITO – Sega Master System

23.) Conquest of the Crystal Palace – Mitsuyasu Tomohisa (arranged by Masaharu Iwata) – “1st Stage(Mount Crystal)” – November 1990 – Quest Corporation/Asmik Corporation

24.) Phantasy Star – Tokuhiko Uwabo – “Title Screen“ – 1988 – SEGA – Sega Master System

25.) Shadow of the Ninja – Iku Mizutani & Kouichi Yamanishi – “2nd Stage(Underground Sewers)” – December 1990 – Natsume – NES

26.) Wonder Boy in Monster Land – Shinichi Sakamoto – “Main Theme“ – 1988 – SEGA – Sega Master System

27.) Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom – Hiroshi Miyazaki, Kaori Nakabai &
Rika Shigeno – “Stages 2-1 & 7-2” – August 1991 – Tecmo – NES

28.) Ys:The Vanished Omens – Mieko Ishikawa & Yuzo Koshiro – “Feena (opening Theme)” *Standard & FM Japanese version* – 1988 – Nihon Falcom – sega Master System

29.) Crystalis – Yoko Osaka – “Inner Mountains” – July 1990 – SNK – NES

30.) Ghost House – Unknown – “House” – 1986 – SEGA – Sega Master System

31.) Treasure Master – Tim Follin – “The Moon (world 2)” – December 1991 – Software Creations/American Softworks Corporation – NES

 

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 Show – Launch Games

The launch of a console is something behold. Having that feeling of joy as you tear open a fresh new box and inside it an entertainment system that would completely change how you would spend your weekend. Being introduced to new exciting worlds and characters that would just be with you with just a simple push of a button. This is why that this Inaugural episode of the Retro VGM Revival Youtube Show, I thought it would be a great idea share my top 10 (in no particular order) video game Music tracks from Launch title games.

========= GAME – COMPOSER – TITLE – COMPANY ===========

NES
Donkey Kong – Yukio Kaneoka – Title BGM – Nintendo
Super Mario Bros. – Koji Kondo – Overworld Theme – Nintendo

GENESIS
Altered Beast – Tohru Nakabayashi – level theme 1 – Sega
Golden Axe – Tohru Nakabayashi, Y. “Dolphin” Takada – wilderness – Sega

SNES
Super Mario World – Koji Kondo – Overworld Theme – Nintendo
F-Zero – Yumiko Kanki , Naoto Ishida – mute city – Nintendo

GAME BOY
Super Mario Land – Hirokazu Tanaka – Ending (Rocket Ship Ride) – Nintendo

NEO GEO POCKET COLOR
King of Fighters R-2 – Unknown – Esaka (BGM 18) – SNK

SEGA DREAMCAST
Sonic Adventure – Jun Senoue, Kenichi Tokoi, Fumie Kumatani, Masaru Setsumaru – Welcome To Station Square – Sega

SEGA SATURN
Panzer Dragoon – Yoshitaka Azuma – Flight – Sega