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Rhythm and Pixels Video Game Music Podcast

Episode 20-6 Super NEStalgia with Michael Martin

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Relive some memories with the sounds of the Super Nintendo! We’re joined by friend and funny-man Michael (Twitter @home_halfway) to chat about our favorite games, hot peppers, and the Ellen show. Check out Michael’s comedy show Spitfire Comedy at the iO Theater in Chicago every month! https://www.spitfirecomedyshow.com/

Track list:

  1. Theme of Love – Final Fantasy IV – SNES – Nobuo Uematsu
  2. Lux Tizer – The 7th Saga – SNES – Norihiko Yamanuki
  3. Lively Village – 7th Saga – SNES – Norihiko Yamanuki
  4. Spirit of The Night – Secret of Mana – SNES – Hiroki Kikuta
  5. Sub Battle – Bahamut Lagoon – SNES – Noriko Matsueda
  6. Tengu Mountains – Legend of the Mystical Ninja – SNES – Harumi Ueko, Kazuhiko Uehara
  7. The Brink of Time (Chrono Trigger: The Brink of Time Arranged) – Yasunori Mitsuda, arranged by Guido (Hiroshi Hata and Kalta Ohtsuki)
  8. Boss Battle (Lufia 2) – GaMetal Remix

Episode 20-5 Gameboy Advance with Michael Bridgewater

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Let’s take a look at one of Nintendo’s greatest mobile game consoles, the Gameboy Advance! Chunky bass, fuzzy drums, and smooth, buttery strings. Soundtracks on the system are fantastic, though the machine’s hardware made it difficult for everything to sound as clean as it could. So let’s dig in, find some diamonds in the rough, and enjoy the music of the Nintendo Gameboy Advance!

We’re joined by Michael Bridgewater, of the VGM podcast Forever Sound Version, to help us find the greatest tracks. We talk about European/North American game localization, jungle massive music, and some demoscene bits as well! It’s always a blast having Michael on the show, we think you’ll have a good time too!

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You can listen to Michael’s podcast Forever Sound Version right here, it’s so good! https://foreversoundversion.wordpress.com/

Also, Michael is active in the C64 demoscene, check out his tracks under the moniker Mibri right here. You won’t be disappointed. https://soundcloud.com/mibric64

For the past few years, Michael has been streaming a 24 hour gaming marathon for charity! Playing the absolute strangest-of-the-strange to raise money for the UK organization Freedom From Torture https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/weirdgames2019

Track list

  1. Red Canyon – F-Zero Climax – Gameboy Advance – Kenji Hikita
  2. Forest Overworld – Bomberman Tournament – Gameboy Advance – Koichi Seiyama, Jun Chikuma
  3. Intermission – Zone of the Enders: Fist of Mars – Gameboy Advance – Tatsuya Fujiwara, Susumu Nakamura
  4. BGM #02 – Ace Combat Advance – Gameboy Advance – András Kövér
  5. America Tutorial – Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi: Kaznapped  – Gameboy Advance – Tomoyoshi Sato
  6. The Purgatory Arena – Castlevania Aria of Sorrow – GBA – Michiru Yamane
  7. Sector 1 (Metroid Fusion) – Metroid Metal
  8. ACDC Town (Megaman Battle Network) – InsaneintheRainMusic
  9. Sensei’s Theme (Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising) – The Consouls
  10. Sky Bridge (Final Lap) – Konami Krazy Racers – Gameboy Advance – Tomoya Tomita

Episode 20-4 Mini-Games with Mitchel Wong!

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What if all your favorite game’s characters decided to start playing tennis? Or maybe take a break from saving the world to focus on that collectible card game that’s so addictive? We love minigames! This week’s show is all about the great music that accompanies all those addictive side quests 🙂 Joining us on the show this week is game composer and friend Mitchel Wong! We chat about anime, fighting games, and great 80s sci-fi movies!

Mitchel’s newest game Kine is coming out this week!

Kine launches October 17th on the Epic Games Store, Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and will be a launch title for the Google Stadia! Enter the Kine game and OST giveaway HERE!

For more about Mitchel Wong, check out mitchelwongaudio.com or follow them on Twitter at @mwongaudio

Track list

  1. Super Smash Bros Melee- Break The Targets
  2. Bonus Stage 1 – Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition – Xbox 360, PS3, PS4 – Hideki Okugawa
  3. Magical Girl Alisa – Tokyo Xanadau eX+ – PlayStation 4 – Hayato Sonoda, Takahiro Unisuga
  4. Bumper Crop Bump – Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards – N64 – Jun Ishikawa
  5. Intermission – Blades of Steel – NES – Shinya Sakamoto, Kazuki Muraoka, Atsushi Fujio, Kiyohiro Sada
  6. Monkey Target – Super Monkey Ball – Gamecube – Tomoya Ohtani
  7. Kings and Knights – Bomberman 2nd attack – N64 – Yasunori Mitsuda
  8. Gourmet Race (Kirby Super Star) Ska Cover – Ska Tune Network
  9. Bright Curtains, the Cooking Duel – Suikoden II – PlayStation – Miki Higashino, Keiko Fukami

Episode 20-3 Sega Saturn Showcase

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Rob believes the Sega Saturn had the most smooth-sexy jams than any other game console. Pernell believes creamy-dill potato chips are a part of your complete breakfast. THEY FIGHT. YOU WIN. Hang out with us and listen to some of the best music recorded for the Sega Saturn ever!

Track list:

  1. Incectia – Bug – Sega Saturn – Greg Turner
  2. Blow Up – Elevator Action Returns – Sega Saturn – Yasuhisa Watanabe, Zuntata
  3. Punky Pumpkin Castle – Silhouette Mirage – Katsuhiko Suzuki
  4. Mystic – Gouketsuji Ichizoku 3 Groove on Fight – Sega Saturn – Toshikazu Tanaka (Dencyu)
  5. Stage 4 Arranged – Battle Garrega – Sega Saturn – Manabu Namiki, arranged by Takayuki Ayhara
  6. Dark Rooftop – Last Bronx – Sega Saturn – Tomoyuki Kawamura
  7. Dreams Dreams soul jazz cover – Nights into dreams – N!ESS
  8. Magical Sound Shower (Remix) – OutRun – Sega Saturn – Hiroshi Kawaguchi
  9. Underground Labyrinth – Mystaria: The Realms of Lore – Sega Saturn – Yukiharu Urita

Episode 20-2 90s Cartoons and Other Obsessions

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This week’s episode was streamed live exclusively for our Patreon members! We played music picked by you, and answer your questions! Does Pernell really get super-powers from his beard? Which is the episode of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show? Well, we talk about that one a little too much 😀

Track list:

  1. Tabatha – Cyber Speedway – Sega Saturn – bygone dogs (Joel Alvares, Tim Alan, Brad Kaiser)
  2. Phenac City – Pokemon Colosseum – GameCube – Tsukasa Tawada
  3. Stasis – Celeste: Farewell – Various – Lena Rain
  4. Savior – Astral Chain – Nintendo Switch – Hiroyuki Fujino, lyrics by Mas Kimura, Vocals by William Aoyama from INTERSECTION and Beverly
  5. The Rak’tika Greatwood Theme 1 (Civilizations) – Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers – PlayStation 4, PC – Masayoshi Soken
  6. Beautiful Golden City – Suikoden – Playstation – Miki Higashino
  7. Jib Jig (Donkey Kong Country Piano + Player 2) – David Wise (Composer), Trevor Alan Gomes (Arranger, Piano), Philip Glenn (Violin)
  8. Peace and Tranquility – Hat in Time (Seal the Deal DLC) – Pascal Michael Stiefel
  9. It’s a Shakedown! – Shakedown: Hawaii – Matt Creamer