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Rhythm and Pixels Video Game Music Podcast

Episode 18-1 Our Favorite Shmups


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Target approaching! Fantastic music and great friends! This week on the show we look at our favorite SHMUP games! This is a chance to listen to our favorite shooter games without all the explosions and gun fire! Rob plays music that covers his introduction into bullet hell games, and Pernell finds some classic chiptune jams!

Track list:

  1. Distro Void – Hyper Void – PlayStation 4, Xbox One – Kamel Bushnaq
  2. The Sonic Jungle Show Part 2 (Bonus Stage 2) – Sonic Wings 3 – Neo Geo – Hoso-Q (Video System)
  3. Stage Approach – Gradius Galaxies – Gameboy Advance – Kaori Takazoe, Hirofumi Sano, Shigemitsu Goto
  4. Far From The Cloud Sea (Cloud Stage) – Strikers 1945 II – Arcade – Masaki Izutani
  5. Stage 2 – Section Z – NES – Kumi Yamaga, Tamayo Kawamoto
  6. Last Words (Ending) – DoDonPachi Dai-Fukkatsu Black Label Arranged – Arcade – Manabu Namiki
  7. 8 Bit Rox (Guardian Legend) – Prozak
  8. Bullet Hell Monday Chiptune Remix – Masayuki Ito
  9. Chapter 4 – Bullet Hell Monday – Android, iOS – Masayuki Ito



Episode 17-10 Our Favorite Fighting Games


What sport couldn’t be improved by a Spinning Pile Driver? Or maybe just a handful of Dragon Punches? Baseball would certainly be more interesting. This week on the podcast we listen to music from our favorite fighting games! We cover everything from 2D to 3D, from the 90s all the way to today’s baddest-brawlers. As a special treat, Rob gets extra nerdy about hip-hop samples! There’s a fair amount of rapping in this episode, and this time not from Pernell! Enjoy the show!

Track list:

  1. Stage of Final Fight ~ Needle – Capcom vs SNK Millennium Fight 2000 – Dreamcast – Satoshi Ise
  2. Decisive Bout  (Theme of Charlie) – Street Fighter Alpha 3 – Arcade – Tetsuya Shibata
  3. Theme of Abel – Street Fighter IV – PS3, Xbox 360, Arcade – Hideki Fukusawa
  4. Tsuten Tower – Arcana Heart 3 – PS3, Xbox 360, Arcade – Motoharu Yoshihiro
  5. Cool Jam ~ Stormy Saxophone 3 (Iori Yagami vs Kyo Kusanagi) – King of Fighters 98 Ultimate Match – Dreamcast – Shinsekai Gakkyoku Zatsugidan, Hideki “SHA-V” Asanaka
  6. A Simple Life – Guilty Gear X2 – PlayStation 2 – Daisuke Ishiwatari
  7. Character Select (Let’s Get It On) Remix – Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition – Multiple  – Hideki Okugawa, INFINITE arranged by Simon Viklund, Adam Tensta
  8. Fortress Boss (Super Mario Bros. 3) New Remix – Super Smash Bros Ultimate – Switch – Akihiro Honda
  9. Breeze (Theme of Sakura) – Street Fighter Alpha 3 – Tetsuya Shibata