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Rhythm and Pixels Video Game Music Podcast

Episode 1-4 Shin Megami Tensei

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A new podcast approaches! This week we listen to tracks from post-apocalyptic role playing games that span across 2 decades of video game history.  Shin Megami Tensei, or “Megaten” games are in our music sniper-scope this week. So give it a listen!  Or you can talk to it, and try to persuade it to join your party.

Track List:

  1. Ginza – Shin Megami Tensei – SNES – Tsukasa Masuko
  2. Game Over – Shin Megami Tensei – SNES – Tsukasa Masuko
  3. Labrynth of Amala – Shin Megami Tensei 3 Nocturne – PS2 – Shoji Meguro, Kenichi Tsuchiya, Toshiko Tasaki
  4. Recovery Spring – Shin Megami Tensei 3 Nocturne – PS2 – Shoji Meguro, Kenichi Tsuchiya, Toshiko Tasaki
  5. Ueno Underground District – Shin Megami Tensei 4 – 3DS – Ryota Koduka, Kenichi Tsuchiya, Toshiki Konishi
  6. Respite – Shin Megami Tensei 4 – 3DS – Ryota Koduka, Kenichi Tsuchiya, Toshiki Konishi
  7. Battle Theme (Shin Megami Tensei 2) – Sword of Justice
  8. Respite – allthingsreezy – http://soundcloud.com/allthingsreezy
  9. Ikebukuro – Shin Megami Tensei 3 – PS2 – Shoji Meguro, Kenichi Tsuchiya, Toshiko Tasaki

Download episode 1-4 here!

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Episode 1-3 NES Sunsoft

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Catchy melodies and state-of-the-art NES sound technology is what this episode is all about!  Also, Pernell gets really into a Gimmick! track.  So let’s have a listen and appreciate the awesome sounds of the Sunsoft bass sample!

Track list:

  1. Area 5 – Blaster Master – Naoki Kodaka
  2. Area 7 – Blaster Master – Naoki Kodaka
  3. Stage 4 – Batman – Naoki Kodaka, Nobuyuki Hara
  4. Stage 3 – Batman – Naoki Kodaka, Nobuyuki Hara
  5. Long Tomorrow – Gimmick! – Masashi Kageyama
  6. Good Weather – Gimmick! – Masashi Kageyama
  7. S-MOD – Krieger – Krieger https://krieger.bandcamp.com
  8. And I Miss Everyone – Into Stardust – Astroskeleton https://astroskeleton.bandcamp.com
  9. Stage 4 – Journey to Silius – Naoki Kodaka, Nobuyuki Hara, Shinichi Seya

Download episode 1-3 here!

Episode 1-2 Dreamcast Shmups

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This week we’re combining two of our favorite things: The Sega Dreamcast and shmup games!

Track List:

  1. I Hate Tha Sun – Radirgy – Daisuke Nagata
  2. 24 / 7 – Radirgy – Kou Hayashi
  3. Step of Battle – Bangai-o – Toshiya Yamanaka, Aki Hata, Kazuo Hanzawa
  4. Mazin! Core – Bangai-o –  Toshiya Yamanaka, Aki Hata, Kazuo Hanzawa
  5. Stage 1 – XYDONIA– Dario Fantini (http://breakingbytes.tumblr.com/)
  6. Blaster Master Rocket – prozax (http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR00234)
  7. The Beautiful Love of a Brother and Sister – Bangai-o – Toshiya Yamanaka, Aki Hata, Kazuo Hanzawa

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Episode 1-1 Contra

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Rob and Pernell listen to their favorite music from the Contra series.  Big guns, big bosses, and big fun!

  1. Energy Zone Stage 6 – Contra – NES – Hidenori Maezawa, Kiyohiro Sada
  2. The Mechanic Factory Stage 4 – Super C – NES – Shigeharu Umezaki
  3. Boss – Contra 3: The Alien Wars – SNES – Miki Higashino, Masanori Adachi, Tachihi Iwase, Aki Hata
  4. Nesting in the Sands – Contra 3: The Alien Wars – SNES – Miki Higashino, Masanori Adachi, Tachihi Iwase, Aki Hata
  5. Final Boss – Contra Hard Corps: Uprising – Xbox 360 – Dasiuke Ishiwatari
  6. Sky to the Ocean – Contra: Shattered Soldier – PlayStation 2 – Sota Fujimori, Akira Yamaoka

Download episode 1-1 here!