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 – 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 – BEAT EM’ UPS

 

BEATemUPS

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