Retro VGM Revival Hour – RPG’s

stage36_rpgsIn video Games We all like to immerse ourselves as much as we can with whatever game we are playing. To see ourselves as the hero. To become part of a world where we can be heroes, kings, warriors, and doing whatever we can as we conquer, save and survive extraordinary adventures in faraway lands. This particular type of game is not one you dip into from time to time. This is the type of game that you fully invest yourself deeply into a world filed with an ocean of possibilities.

No single genre in video games lets us do exactly this like role-playing games. So Pick your character class, choose your weapons and recruit your comrades Because this STAGE in the retro VGM revival hour is going to cover RPG games.

 

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

1.) Final Fantasy Mystic Quest – Ryuji Sasai & Yasuhiro Kawakami – “Boss Battle Theme (Battle Theme 02)” – October 5, 1992 – SQUARE – SNES

2.) Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan (Sekaiju no Meikyū IV: Denshō no Kyojin) – Yuzo Koshiro – “battlefield: storm” – July 5, 2012 – Atlus – Nintendo 3DS

3.) Cladun: This is an RPG (Classic Dungeon: Fuyoku no Masōjin) – Kaori Tsutsui, Syntaro Jimbo & Yoh Ohyama – “Knight of a Foreign Country” – System Prisma/Nippon Ichi Software & NIS America – February 18, 2010 – PSP

4.) Final Fantasy Adventure – Kenji Ito – “Requiem & Rising Sun (Title Theme)” – June 28, 1991 – SQUARE – Game Boy

5.) Chrono Cross – Yasunori Mitsuda – “Scars of Time (Time’s Scar)” – November 18, 1999 – SQUARE – Sony Playstaytion

6.) Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind – Jeremy Soule -“Nerevar Rising (Main theme)” – May 1, 2002 – Bethesda Game Studios – Windows PC & Microsoft Xbox

7.) Wild Arms – Michiko Naruke – “To the End of the Wilderness/To a New Journey (Ending)” – December 20, 1996 – Media.Vision/Sony Computer Entertainment – Sony Playstation

8.) Grandia – Noriyuki Iwadare – “Battle 3 theme” – December 18, 1997 – Game Arts/ESP Software – Sega Saturn & Sony Playstation

9.) Wild Arms 5 (Wild Arms: The Vth Vanguard) – Masato Kouda, Noriyasu Agematsu & Michiko Naruke – “When the Heart Ignites” – December 14, 2006 – Media.Vision/SCEI (Sony Computer Entertainment Inc) – Playstation 2

10.) Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals (Estpolis Denki II ) – Yasunori Shiono – “Battle Theme #1, Battle Theme #2 & The Savior Of Those On Earth (The One Who Will Save the Earth)” – February 24, 1995 – Neverland/Taito & Natsume – SNES

11.) Final Fantasy III (Final Fantasy 6) – Nobuo Uematsu – “Prelude Theme & Snowy Field (Terra’s Theme/World Map)”- April 2, 1994 – SQUARE – SNES

12.) Xenoblade Chronicles – Manami Kiyota, Yoko Shimomura, Yasunori Mitsuda & Music Team ACE+ (Tomori Kudo, Hiroyo “CHiCO” Yamanaka & Kenji Hiramatsu) – “Gaur Plains” – June 10, 2010 – Monolith Soft/Nintendo – Nintendo Wii

13.) Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon: Another Story – Takanori Arisawa – “Silver Moon Cruiser” – September 22, 1995 (Japan Only) – Angel – Super Famicom/SNES

14.) Cthulhu Saves the World – Gordon McNeil – “The Trial” – December 30, 2010 – Zeboyd Games – Windows PC & Xbox 360

15.) Medarot 4: Kabuto Version/Kuwagata Version (Medabots 4) – Kinuyo Yamashita – “Medaropolis” – March 23, 2001 (Japan Only) – Natsume/Imagineer – Game Boy Color

16.) Grandia III – Noriyuki Iwadare – “Attack with Conviction (Battle Theme)” – August 4, 2005 – Game Arts/SQUARE – Playstation 2

17.) Final Fantasy VIII – Nobuo Uematsu – “Balamb Garden” – February 11, 1999 – SQUARE – Sony Playstation

18.) Mother 3 – Shogo Sakai – “Welcome! & Mr. Batty Twist” – April 20, 2006 (Japan Only) – Brownie Brown & HAL Laboratory/Nintendo – GBA

19.) Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean – Motoi Sakuraba – “The True Mirror (Battle Theme)” – December 5, 2003 – Tri-Crescendo & Monolith Soft/NAMCO – Nintendo Game cube

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Thunder Force IV: The Greatest SHMUP of the 16-bit Generation

SHMUP Master Presents: Thunder Force IV!

In this video I show you why Thunder Force IV is one of the greatest 16-bit SHMUPS of all time. From a detailed examination of the game itself, to an epic boss rush at the end. You’ve probably never seen a Retro Gaming video quite like this before.

This video also features original covers of 5 songs featured in the game including the classic Metal Squad. Played on screaming heavy metal guitar by Julian Kogasu.

Feedback and suggestions for future videos are always welcomed!

*95% of footage was captured on a model 1 Sega Genesis console (modded for PAL play) through a Framemeister using RGB at 60fps.

 

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

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