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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – SUPER MARIO BROS.

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Hard to believe it has been 30 years since we were first told “our princess is in another castle.” For those of you not familiar with the reference, “Super Mario Bros.,” one of the most popular video games of all time, turned 30 this year.
Super mario bros. has grown to become one of the most popular video game series of all time and it’s main protagonist, Mario , is the closest thing to Mickey Mouse in the world of video games, an instantly recognizable symbol of gaming and a mascot for its company, NINTENDO.
so this STAGE of the retro VGM revival hour is dedicated to that video game icon, Super mario…
here we goooooooooo!!!
Game – Composer – Title – Year – Company – System
1.) Donkey Kong – Hirokazu Tanaka (Arranged by Yukio Kaneoka) – “Stage Start & Hammer Time” – June 1986 – Nintendo – NES
2.) Donkey Kong Jr – Hirokazu Tanaka (Arranged by Yukio Kaneoka) – “Title Screen & Stage 4” -June 1986 – Nintendo – NES
3.) Mario Bros. – Hirokazu Tanaka (Arranged by Yukio Kaneoka) – “Title Screen & Game Over” – June 1986 – Nintendo – NES
4.) Super Mario Bros. – Koji Kondo – “Overworld (Hurry!) & Underwater”- September 13, 1985 – Nintendo – NES
5.) Super Mario Bros. 2 – Koji Kondo – “Title Screen / Prologue & Overworld” – September 9, 1988 – Nintendo – NES
6.) Super Mario Bros. 3 – Koji Kondo – “Hammer Bros, Giant Land & Athletic” – February 12, 1990 – Nintendo – NES
7.) Dr. Mario – Hirokazu Tanaka – “Title Screen & Fever” – October 1990 – Nintendo – NES
8.) Super Mario Land – Hirokazu Tanaka – “Muda Kingdom & Easton Kingdom” – August 1989 – Nintendo – Game Boy
9.) Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins – Kazumi Totaka – “ Athletic, Star Maze & Choose Your Pipe “ – November 2, 1992 – Nintendo – Game Boy
10.) Super Mario World – Koji Kondo – “Title Theme, Athletic & The evil king koopa(Bowser)“ – August 23, 1991 – Nintendo – SNES
11.) Super Mario RPG – Yoko Shimomura – “Happy adventure/Delightful adventure, Still the road is full of dangers & Fight against koopa(Bowser)” – May 13, 1996 – Square/Nintendo – SNES
12.) Super Mario 64 – Koji Kondo – “Slider & Dire/Dire Docks“ – September 26, 1996 – Nintendo – N64
13.) Super Mario Sunshine – Koji Kondo & Shinobu Tanaka – “Delfino plaza“ – August 26, 2002 – Nintendo – Nintendo GameCube
14.) New Super Mario Bros. – Asuka Ohta, Hajime Wakai & Koji Kondo – “Walking the plains & The mushroom waltz” – May 15, 2006 – Nintendo – Nintendo DS
15.) Super Mario Galaxy – Mahito Yokota & Koji Kondo – “ Starbit Festival, (Rosetta’s) Rosalina’s Comet Observatory 2, Floater Land & Flying Mario“ – November 12, 2007 – Nintendo – Nintendo Wii
16.) Super Mario Galaxy 2 – Mahito Yokota, Ryo Nagamatsu & Koji Kondo – “Throwback Galaxy & Hurry!” – May 23, 2010 – Nintendo – Nintendo Wii
17.) Super Mario 3D World – Mahito Yokota, Toru Minegishi, Yasuaki Iwata & Koji Kondo – “Captain Toad Goes Forth, Super Bell Hill & Shifty Boo Mansion” – November 22, 2013 – Nintendo – WiiU

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 – SEGA DREAMCAST

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16 years ago, the Sega Dreamcast made its debut in Japan (the US release date was famously 9/9/99). This machine left a lasting mark on the world of video games and our hearts. From second screen gameplay to online multiplayer to DLC, the Dreamcast was well ahead of its time. Let’s take this opportunity to examine what made the Dreamcast special, and pay respects to one of the most innovative and amazing systems to ever grace our homes. A system that was ahead of its time and that 16 years later, can now look back on its legacy, and see that it’s the foundation that everything since has been built upon.
This STAGE focuses on the many popular games that came from this amazing system and the amazing music that left a significant imprint on our hearts and minds. This is the Sega DREAMCAST.

 

Track List
Game – Composer – Title – Year – Company

*Sonic Adventure – Kenichi Tokoi, Fumie Kumatani, Masaru Setsumaru & Jun Senoue – “Pleasure Castle” – September 9, 1999 – Sonic Team/SEGA

*Marvel VS. Capcom – Yuko Takehara & Masato
Kouda – “Onslaught’s Theme” – September 30, 1999 – CAPCOM

* Mr.Driller – Masaru Shiina – “Taurus” – June 25, 2000 – NAMCO

*Marvel VS. Capcom 2 – Mitsuhiko Takano & Tetsuya Shibata – “Carnival Stage” – June 29, 2000 – CAPCOM

*Street Fighter 3: Third Strike – Hideki Okugawa – “Jazzy NYC 99′ (Alex & Ken’s theme)” – October 4, 200 – CAPCOM

*Street Fighter Alpha/Zero 3 – Takayuki Iwai, Yuki Iwai, Isao Abe, Hideki Okugawa & Tetsuya Shibata – “No More Swingin’ (Theme of Guy)” – May 31, 2000 – CAPCOM

*Project Justice (Rival Schools 2) – Yuki Iwai, Etsuko Yoneda & Setsuo Yamamoto – “Seijyun Girls’ High School Courtyard” – May 16, 2001 – CAPCOM

*Power Stone – Tetsuya Shibata – “Dullstown Stage” – September 9, 1999 – CAPCOM

*Shenmue – Takenobu Mitsuyoshi, Yuko Koshiro, Takeshi Yanagawa, Osamu Murata & Ryuji Iuchi – “Tears of Separation” – November 7, 2000 – Sega AM2/SEGA

*Soul Calibur – Junichi Nakatsuru, Yoshihito Yano, Akitaka Tohyama, Takanori Otsuka & Hideki Tobeta – “In The Name Of Father” – September 9, 1999 – Project Soul/NAMCO

*Dead or Alive 2 – Makoto Hosoi & Shigekiyo Okuda – “Blazed Up Melpomene (Theme of Helena)” -February 29, 2000 – Team Ninja/TECMO

*Mars Matrix – Yasushi Kaminishi – “Red Sky” –
April 30, 2001 – Takumi Corporation/CAPCOM

*Ikaruga – Hiroshi Luchi – “Trial (Chapter 2)” –
September 5, 2002 (japan only) – Treasure/ESP Software

*Tech Romancer – Yuki Iwai – “City Zone A ” – March 31, 2000 – CAPCOM

*King of Fighters Evolution – Shinsekai Gakkyoku Zatsugidan – “The Way Of Rebirth” – May 10, 2001 – SNK

*Fatal Fury: Mark of the Wolves – Shinsekai Gakkyoku Zatsugidan – “Spread The Wings” –
November 23, 2001 – SNK

*Blue Stinger – Toshihiko Sahashi – “Below Zero” –
September 9, 1999 – Climax Graphics/Sctivision

*Resident Evil: Code Veronica – Takeshi Miura, Hijiri Anze & Sanae Kasahara – “Tyrant 3 Version B” –
February 29, 2000 – Nestech/CAPCOM

*Space Channel 5 – Naofumi Hataya & Kenichi Tokoi – “Mexican Flyer” – June 4, 2000 – United Game Artists/SEGA

*Jet Grind Radio – Hideki Naganuma – “Magical Girl” – October 30, 2000 – Smilebit/SEGA