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 – BEAT EM’ UPS

 

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OH NO!
The President has been kidnapped by ninjas! Are you a bad enough dude to take care of business with your bare hands as you encounter wave after wave of fearsome baddies?

Make sure you mastered your moves and knock over some trash cans to reveal a home cooked chicken dinner, because you’re gonna need all your skills to experience this special stage of this podcast ,which is BEAT ‘EM UPS!

Stroll the dangerous streets of your home town with no worries, because the tunes in this Stage will get you in the mood to take on all comers.

Let’s kick some tail and vote MIKE HAGGAR for President!

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

1.) Double Dragon – Kazunaka Yamane – “Missions 1, 3-4 & 4-4 [Billy & Jimmy Lee’s Theme]” – Jp.April 8, 1988/ us.June1988 – Technos japan/Tradewest – NES

2.) Final Fight – Yoshihiro Sakaguchi, Yasuaki Fujita(uncredited), Yoko Shimomura(uncredited) ported by Toshio Kajino – “Round 5: Street of Luxury Stage” – jp.December 21,1990 us.September1991 – CAPCOM – SNES

3.) Streets of rage 2 – Yuko Koshiro – “Round 1 Part 1 Go Straight” – August 2, 1991 – Sega – Genesis

4.) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3: The Manhattan Project – Kouzou Nakamura, Yuichi Sakakura & Tomoya Tomita – “Scene 4: City of Half Shell” – jp.December 13, 1991 /us.February 1992 – Konami – NES

5.) Godhand – Masafumi Takada & Jun Fukuda – “Bronco Buster” – October 10, 2006 – Clover Studios/CAPCOM – PS2

6.) River City Ransom – Kazuo Sawa – “A Tough Fight (Boss Theme 1)” – April 25, 1989 – Technos – NES

7.) Captain America and The Avengers – Tatsuya Kiuchi & Shogo Sakai – “Okay Go” – 1991 – Data East – Arcade

8.) Night Slashers – Tatsuya Kiuchi & Tomoyoshi Sato – “Under The Moon” – 1993 – Data East – Arcade

9.) Knights of the Round – Isao Abe – “Battle at the Castle Fort” – April 1994 – CAPCOM – SNES

10.) Dungeons & Dragons: Shadows Over Mystara (Dungeons and Dragon Collection) – Masato Koda – “ Ambush” – March 04, 1999 – CAPCOM – Sega Saturn

11.) Splatterhouse 3 – Eiko Kaneko – “Opening Theme” – March 18, 1993 – Now Production/NAMCO – Genesis

12.) X-Men – Seiichi Fukami, Yuji Takenouchi, Junya Nakano & A. Hashimoto – “Here Comes the Hero” – February 12, 1992 – KONAMI – ARCADE

13.) Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game – Anamanaguchi – “Just Like In the Movies” – August 2010 – Ubisoft Montreal/ Ubisoft & Universal studios – XBLA & PSN

14.) Guardian Heroes – Nazo Suzuki, Hideki Matsutake & Norio Hanzawa – “ Rough and Ready” – January 25, 1996 – Treasure/SEGA – Sega Saturn

15.) Golden Axe – Tohru Nakabayashi & You Takada – “Fiend’s Path” – December 23, 1989 – SEGA – Genesis

16.) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time – Mutsuhiko Izumi & Kozo Nakamura – “Sewer Surfin’” – August 1992 – KONAMI – SNES

17.) Battletoads – David Wise – “Title Screen / Opening” – June 1991 – RARE/TradeWest – NES

18.) Comix Zone – Howard Drossin – “Episode 1 – Night of the Mutants“ – January 1, 1995 – SEGA – Genesis

19.) Cadillacs and Dinosaurs – Isao Abe, Syun Nishigaki & Kiyo – “Top of Building” – April 1993 – CAPCOM – EUROPE Arcade

20.) Asterix – Mutsuhiko Izumi, Michiru Yamane, Mariko Egawa & Junya Nakano – “Asterix in gauls village (First Stage)” – 1992 – KONAMI – Arcade

21.) Rival Turf – Yasuhiko Takashiba & Atsuyoshi Isemura – “Fight to the Finish” – December 23, 1992 – Jaleco – SNES

22.) Bad Dudes – Azusa Hara, Hiroaki Yoshida & James Sanderson – “Stages 2 & 5” – July 1990 – Data East – NES

23.) Sonic Blast Man -Zuntata & Katsuhisa Ishikawa – “Factory” – February 1993 – ITL/Taito Corporation – SNES

24.) Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon – Takanori Arisawa – “Queen Serenity” – Japan/Europe August 27, 1993 – Arc System Works/Angel – SNES

25.) Lollipop Chainsaw – Akira Yamaoka & Jimmy Urine – “Vikke Boss Battle” – June 12, 2012 – Grasshopper Manufacture/Warnet Bros. Interactive & Kadokawa Games – PS3/Xbox 360

Retro VGM Revival Hour – Fighting Games

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If you were an avid arcade player and had access to coins at any time in the early to late 90s, whether it was at your local convenience store, video store or Family Restaurant, chances are you’ll have spent all of your time and quarters (or tokens depending on the place) on a video arcade. More Importantly on a fighting game … hammering buttons, frantically waggling a joystick to execute a devastating final blow to beat your opponent and pumping your parents pocket change into Street Fighter 2 , Killer Instinct or Mortal kombat.
The arcades have all but died out now, but the love for these time consuming franchises has never died, So put away those quarters and enjoy these amazing beats from the greatest console fighting games in this special STAGE of the Retro VGM Revival Hour!

RETRO VGM REVIVAL HOUR:  FIGHTING GAMES

Game – Composer – Title – Year – Company – System

*Killer Instinct – Robin Beanland & Graeme Norgate – “The Instinct(Main Theme)” – August 30, 1995 – RARE/NINTENDO – SNES

*Tatsunoko vs. Capcom – Akihiko Narita & Misao Senbongi – “The Flutter VS The Gesellschaft (Rock Volnutt/Megaman Legends)” – December 11, 2008 – Eighting/CAPCOM – Nintendo Wii

*Super Smash Bros. Brawl – Takahiro Nishi, Shogo Sakai, Masaaki Iwasaki, Yutaka Iraha, Keigo Ozaki & Kentaro Ishizaka – “The Underworld(Kid Icarus theme)” – March 9, 2008 – Game Arts/NINTENDO – Nintendo WII

*Arcana Heart – Motoharu Yoshihira – “Save A Future” – April 11, 2008 – Examu/ATLUS – Playstation 2

*Marvel VS Capcom – Yuko Takehara & Masato Kouda – “Theme of Strider Hiryu” – September 30, 1999 – CAPCOM – Sega Dreamcast

*Darkstalkers 2 (Night Warriors: Darkstalkers’ Revenge) – Takayuki Iwai, Akari Kaida & Hideki Okugawa – “Lord Raptor Stage” – February 22, 1996 – CAPCOM – Sega Saturn

*King of Fighters 95 – Shinsekai Gakkyoku Zatsugidan – “Club M (Aozora ni Flute)” – March 28, 1996 – SNK – Sega Saturn

*Mortal Kombat 3 – Mark Ganus – “Rooftop” – October 1995 – Sculptured Software/Midway Games – SNES

*Soul Calibur 5 – Andrew Aversa, Hiroki Kikuta, Jesper Kyd, Tomoki Miyoshi, Junichi Nakatsuru, Cris Velasco & Inon Zur – “ Wings of Sorrow (Pyrrha’s Theme)” – January 31, 2012 – Project Soul/Namco Bandai Games – PS3/Xbox 360

*Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters – Kazuhiko Uehara, Hideto Inoue & Harumi Ueko – “Sewer” – December 3, 1993 – KONAMI – NES

*World Heroes – Hiroaki Shimizu, Hideki Yamamoto, Yuka Kurosawa & N. Taro – “Kaze To Honoo To(Fuuma Theme)” – September 1993 – ADK/Sunsoft – SNES

*Street Fighter 2 – Yoko Shimomura & Isao Abe – “Balrog Stage Theme” – July 15, 1992 – CAPCOM – SNES

*Doomsday Warrior – Junta – “Fatty Bomber (P-Lumb theme)” – March 1993 – Laser Soft/Renovation Products – SNES

*JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle – Chikayo Fukuda “Stone Ocean” – April 29, 2014 – CyberConnect2/Namco Bandai Games – PS3

*Clay Fighter – Mitchell Stein & Brian Luzietti – “Funhouse” – November 1993 – Visual Concepts/Interplay Entertainment – SNES

*Dragon Ball Z: Buyuu Retsuden – Shinji Amagishi – “Battle Theme 4” – April 1994 (japan & Europe Only) – TOSE/BANDAI – Sega Genesis

*Super Street Fighter 2 – Isao Abe & Syun Nishigaki – “ Guile’s Theme – June 25, 1994 – CAPCOM – SNES

*WeaponLord – Brian Schmidt – “Circle of Horns” – 1995 – Visual Concepts/Namco – Sega Genesis

*Skullgirls – Vincent Diamante, Blaine McGurty & Michiru Yamane – “Anti-Skullgirl Lab 8 Stage (Valentine’s Theme) – April 10, 2012 – Reverge Labs/Autumn Games – Playstation Network/Xbox Live

*Guilty Gear XX – Daisuke Ishiwatari & Koichi Seiyama – “Awe Of She (Dizzy’s Theme)” – May 23, 2002 – Arc System Works/Sammy Studios – PS2

*Street Fighter 4 – Exile – “The Next Door (Indestructible)” – February 17, 2009 – CAPCOM – Playstation 3/Xbox 360

 

Let’s Draw: Dig Dug

Here is my first video in my new “Let’s Draw” video where I will be drawing Dig Dug. This drawing begins as an attempt at a semi-realistic style and half way through the video I actually scrap it in favor of a “cuter” style.I’m a pleased with the final product.

Here is the final result:

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What do you guys think? Do you have any ideas for my next drawing if so feel free to leave a comment below.