Cool Spot Pt. 1: Too Cool For School

  So now it’s time to dive into another part of what I’ve privately dubbed “The Harold Trilogy”. Last time on the Sega Genesis, Harold played one of his “childhood favorites”, Global Gladiators, and it was…certainly an experience. And NOW he’s back with another of his Genesis favorites,…

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Sonic 2 Review (1992, SEGA Mega Drive/SEGA Genesis)

Sonic The Hedgehog is a series that defined the SEGA Mega Drive/Genesis, with it’s blazing fast gameplay and a marketable character with oodles of attitude.

Released on Sonic Twosday, this was the game that took Sonic to the next level, offering improvements on the original in every single way. In this Sonic The Hedgehog 2 review, I see how this platformer holds up today!

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

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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 – SPORTS

STAGE29 - SPORTSFrom NBA Jam to Tecmo Bowl, sports video games have a close connection to sports fans. These video games allow the fans to simulate their hopes and dreams on the field, ring or stadium and are very popular as a result.

And what better way to enjoy your favorite sport games than with some amazing tracks. so this is why this STAGE in the retro VGM revival hour is dedicated to some great music from some of the most amazing sports game titles.

 

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

1.) Bases Loaded II: Second Season – Sonoda – “World Champion (Ending)” – 1990 – TOSE/Jaleco – NES

2.) Greg Norman’s Golf Power – Barry Leitch – “Menu”- April 13, 1992 – Gremlin Graphics/
Virgin Games – NES

3.) World Class Leaderboard Golf – John Hancock – “Title Screen” – 1992 – Access Software/U.S. Gold – Sega Genesis

4.) Mike Tyson’s Punch Out – Kenji Yamamoto, Akito Nakatsuka & Yukio Kaneoka – “Warming up with Doc” – 1987 – NINTENDO – NES

5.) Nintendo World Cup – Kazuo Sawa – “Versus Match” – 1990 – Technos Japan/Nintendo – NES

6.) Super Spike V’Ball – Kazunaka Yamane – “Hawaii & Los Angeles” – 1990 – Technos Japan/Nintendo – NES

7.) Pro Striker Final Stage – Tomoyuki Hamada – “BGM 4 & BGM 1“ – August 4, 1995 (japan only) – NexTech/SEGA – Sega Genesis

8.) Super Dodge Ball – Kazuo Sawa – “Team All-Stars (Stage 1) & Team Shadow (Final Stage)” – June 1989 – Technos japan/CSG Imagesoft Inc – NES

9.) John Madden Football – Rob Hubbard – “Title Theme” – 1990 – Park Place Productions/Electronic Arts – Sega Genesis

10.) Tecmo Super Bowl – Keiji Yamagishi & Ryuichi Nitta
– “Opening (Part 2), Preseason (Player 2), Season Mode (Player 1) & Playoffs (Player 1) – 1991 – Tecmo – NES

11.) Super Dodgeball Brawlers – iizuka – “Russia” – May 27, 2008 – Access co. & Arc System Works/Aksys Games – Nintendo DS

12.) Olympic Winter Games – Lillehammer ’94 – John Hancock – “Biathlon & Short track” – 1993 – Tiertex Design Studios/U.S. Gold – Sega Genesis

13.) Super Real Basketball (Pat Riley Basketball) – Hikoshi Hashimoto – “2nd Half (Japanese)“ – December 31, 1990 – SEGA – Sega Genesis

14.) Blades of Steel – Shinya Sakamoto, Kazuki Muraoka, Atsushi Fuji & Kyouhei Sada – “Warm Up (skating into the Ring)”-1988 – KONAMI – NES

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