Retro VGM Revival Hour – Yoko Shimomura

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Often described as “the most famous female video game music composer in the world”, With over 45 different games to her Resume, Yoko Shimomura has become one of the most well known and highly respected Video Game Composers The industry has ever known. From 1988 up to present day, her music has spanned countless generations and continues to influence new generations of fellow video game composers. Whether it was working for high profile companies like Capcom or Square Enix, Yoko Shimomura’s music has spanned decades, with each new composition becoming instant classics. This is why I thought it was finally time to honor the works of this amazing video game music composer In this STAGE of the retro video game revival hour.

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

1.) Gargoyle’s Quest: Ghosts ‘n Goblins – Yoko Shimomura & Harumi Fujita – “Hell Field (Overworld Theme)” – July 1990 – CAPCOM – Gameboy

2.) Adventures In The Magic Kingdom – Yoko Shimomura – “Autopia” – June 1990 – CAPCOM – NES

3.) Nemo – Yoko Shimomura (credited as ShimoPii) – “Nightmare Castle (Stage 6)
” – December 1990 – CAPCOM – Arcade

4.) Street Fighter II: The World Warrior – Yoko Shimomura & Isao Abe – “Ken’s Theme” – August 1991 – CAPCOM – Arcade

5.) The King of Dragons – Yoko Shimomura – “The Orc Village” – April 1994 – CAPCOM – SNES

6.) Varth: Operation Thunderstorm – Yoko Shimomura & Masaki Izutani – “STAGE 27” – July 1992 – CAPCOM – Arcade

7.) Live A Live – Yoko Shimomura – “Go! Go! Buriki Daioh!” – September 2, 1994(Japan Only) – Square – Super Famicom

8.) Super Mario RPG – Yoko Shimomura – “and my name’s Booster(Bukki)” – May 13, 1996 – Square/Nintendo – SNES

9.) Parasite Eve – Yoko Shimomura – “Theme of Aya” – September 9, 1998 – Square(Squaresoft) – Sony PlayStation

10.) Legend of Mana – Yoko Shimomura – “Pain the Universe” – June 6, 2000 – Square(Squaresoft) – Sony PlayStation

11.) Kingdom Hearts – Yoko Shimomura – “Having a wild time” – September 16, 2002 – Square(Squaresoft) – PS2

12.) Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga – Yoko Shimomura – “Rookie and Popple” – November 17, 2003 – AlphaDream/Nintendo – GBA

13.) Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories – Yoko Shimomura – “The Force in You” – December 7, 2004 – Jupiter Corporation/Square Enix – GBA

14.) Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time – Yoko Shimomura – “Serious Trouble” – November 28, 2005 – AlphaDream/Nintendo – Nintendo DS

15.) Kingdom Hearts II – Yoko Shimomura – “Spooks of Halloween Town” – March 28, 2006 – Square Enix – PS2

16.) Heroes of Mana – Yoko Shimomura – “Time for the March to Ruin(Dark Goddess final Battle Theme)” – August 14, 2007 – Square Enix & Brownie Brown/Square Enix – Nintendo DS

17.)Luminous Arc 2 – Yoko Shimomura – “Cherry blossoms falling in the snow” -November 18, 2008 – Imageepoch Inc./Atlus -Nintendo DS

18.) Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story – Yoko Shimomura – “Final Battle” – September 14, 2009 – AlphaDream/Nintendo – Nintendo DS

19.) Radiant Historia – Yoko Shimomura – “An Earnest Desire of Grey” – February 22, 2011 – Atlus – Nintendo DS

20.) Xenoblade Chronicles – Yoko Shimomura – “Engage the Enemy(Confrontation with the Enemy)” – April 6, 2012 – Monolith Software/Nintendo – Nintendo Wii

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