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 – 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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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: HANDHELD GAMES

STAGE32_HandheldIt’s almost impossible to overlook the impact of handheld games, there’s no question that a huge part of our gaming lives recently have centered on gaming on the go with actual hand-held systems.

Playing amazing games anywhere we want is the goal of any gamer but as much as the hardware might change or upgrade, its the games that we look forward to every-time we dig into our suitcases, book bags or even fanny packs. An experience that could only be amplified by the great music these games have is why this episode of the retro VGM revival hour is dedicated to Handheld game music.

 

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

1.) Mega Man Maverick Hunter X – Toshihiko Horiyama, Yuki Iwai, Yuko Takehara, Makoto Tomozawa, Setsuo Yamamoto, Kento Hasegawa, Seiko Kobuchi & Shinya Okada – “New-Type Airport (Storm Eagle Stage)” – January 31, 2006 – CAPCOM – PSP

2.) Sylvan Tale – Saori Kobayashi – “Overworld 1” – January 27, 1995 (Japan Only) – SEGA – Game Gear

3.) Trip World – Manami Matsumae, Masayuki Iwata, Tsutomu Ishida, Atsushi Mihiro & Shinichi Seya – “World 1” – November 27, 1992 (Japan & Europe Only) – SunSoft – Game Boy

4.) Power Pro Kun Pocket 7 – Shoichi Tanaka , Yoshihiro Tagawa, Watanabe Kino, Naoyuki Sato & Tomoaki Hirono – “Guts’s Over!” – December 2, 2004 (Japan Only) – KONAMI – GBA

5.) Kirby’s Block Ball – Sukezo Ouyama & Ryoue Takagi – “Mr. Shine and Mr. Bright’s Stage (5th Stage)” – 1995 – HAL Laboratory/NINTENDO – Game Boy

6.) Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow – Masahiko Kimura & Michiru Yamane – “Cursed Clock Tower”- August 25, 2005 – KONAMI – Nintendo DS

7.) Electrocop – Bob Vieira – “Level Theme” – 1989 – Epyx/Atari – Atari Lynx

8.) Ys: Memories of Celceta (aka “Ys: Foliage Ocean in Celceta”) – Hayato Sonoda, Takahiro Unisuga, Saki Momiyama, and Tomokatsu Hagiuda – “The Great Forest of Celceta” – September 27, 2012 – Nihon Falcom/Sxeed Games – Playstation Vita

9.) Mother 3 – Shogo Sakai – “Serious” – April 20, 2006 (japan Only) – HAL laboratory & Brownie Brown/NINTENDO – GBA

10.) Ganbare Goemon: Tōkai Dōchū Ōedo Tengu ri Kaeshi no Maki – Yasuhiro Ichihashi – “I Am Impact!” – June 23, 2005 (Japan Only) – KONAMI – Nintendo DS

11.) Shinobi – Yuzo Koshiro – “Rush, First Step & Distant Thunder” – April 26, 1991 – SEGA – Game Gear

12.) Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth – Atsushi Kitajoh & Toshiki Konishi – “Footsteps of Time” -June 5, 2014 – Atlus – Nintendo 3DS

13.) Xanadu Next – Falcom Sound Team – “Evildoer” – June 20, 2005 (Japan only) – Nihon Falcom/Nokia – Nokia N-Gage

14.) Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 2 – Kazuhiro Nakamura & Go Shiina – “Break Through with the Sword“ – January 29, 2009 (Japan Only) – Alfa System/Bandai Namco Games – PSP

15.) Mega Man Xtreme – Toshio Kasino & Story Utsumi – “Magna Centipede” – October 20, 2000 – CAPCOM – Game Boy Color

16.) King of Fighters R-1 – Shinsekai Gakkyoku Zatsugidan – “Fairy (Chizuru Kagura’s Theme) & Psycho Soldier Remix ’97 (Athena’s Theme)” – March 16, 1999 (Japan & Europe Only) – SNK – Neo Geo Pocket

17.) Zan Gear – Motoi Sakuraba – “Age of Heat Haze“ – October 23, 1990 (Japan Only) – Wolf Team/Nippon Telenet – Game Gear

18.) Medarot 5: Susutake Mura no Tenkousei: Kabuto ( AKA “Medabots 5″) – Kinuyo Yamashita – “Hardness Ten” – December 14, 2001 (Japan Only) – Natsume/Imagineer – GBC

19.) Guilty Gear Petit – Daisuke Ishiwatari -“Holy Orders” – January 25, 2001 (Japan Only) – Arc System Works/SAMMY – WonderSwan Color

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

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

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