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Rhythm and Pixels Video Game Music Podcast

Episode 2-7 Beat’em Ups

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It’s time to throw down and listen to great video game music! We tell stories of playing arcade beat’em ups in the arcades, and Rob sets a romantic mood with a special track from Cadillacs and Dinosaurs.

Track list:

  1. Industrial Area – Final Fight – Arcade – Manami Matsumae, Yoshihiro Sakaguchi, Yasuaki Fujita, Hiromitsu Takaoka, Yoko Shimomura, Junko Tamiya, Harumi Fujita
  2. Opening – Alien Vs Predator – Arcade – Hideki Okugawa
  3. Moe’s Tavern – The Simpsons – Arcade – Norio Hanzawa
  4. Ending Theme – Cadillacs and Dinosaurs – Arcade – Isao Abe, Syun Nishigaki
  5. TMNT IV Star Turtles II: The Wrath of Mann – SnuggleMen
  6. Beat ’em Up Boggie – Zackery Wilson
  7. Las Vegas Stage 3 – Ninja Baseball Batman – Arcade – Unknown

 

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Episode 2-6 Water Levels

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Sometimes you float, sometimes you swim, but usually you just die instantly! This week on the podcast we listen to great music used in video game water levels. Our selections range from chill to heavy rock, but still all sound watery!

Grab your swimsuit and goggles, the Rhythm and Pixels are going into the VGM deep end!

Track list:

  1. Round 2-1 Splashdown! – Ristar – Genesis – Tomoko Sasaki
  2. Seaside Theme – Dragons Curse – Turbografx 16 – Shinichi Sakamoto
  3. Save the Dam! – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – NES – Keizo Nakamura
  4. Swimming Against The Stream – Rayman Origins – Xbox 360 – Christophe Heral
  5. Aquatic Ambiance – Donkey Kong Country – SNES – David Wise
  6. Dive Man – Mega Man 4 – NES – Kouji Murata
  7. Promise of Redemption – The Megas
  8. Hydrocity Zone Remix – Plasma3Music
  9. Koopa Beach – Super Mario Kart – SNES – Soya Oka

 

Episode 2-5 Pokemon

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A wild podcast appears! The Rhythm and Pixels team is blasting off at the speed of music, because this week we’re talking about all things Pokemon. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Pokemon, we’re covering music from all of the handheld console “eras”. Helping us celebrate is special guest Mike Ward, musician and Pokemon addict.

So flip that hat backwards, get your Bulbasaurs and Charmanders ready, it’s time for great video game music!

Track list:

  1. Veridian City – Pokemon Red and Blue – Gameboy – Junichi Masuda
  2. National Park – Pokemon Gold and Silver – Gameboy Color – Junichi Masuda
  3. Lavendar Town – Pokemon Red and Blue – Gameboy – Junichi Masuda
  4. Trainer Battle – Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire – Gameboy Advance – Junichi Masuda
  5. Underwater Dive – Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire – Gameboy Advance – Morikazu Aoki
  6. Mt Pyre Outer Wall – Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire – Gameboy Advance – Go Ichinose
  7. Elite 4 – Pokemon X and Y – Nintendo 3DS – Shota Kageyama, Minako Adachi, Hitomi Sato, Junichi Masuda
  8. Undersea Ruins – Pokemon Black and White – Nintendo DS – Shota Kageyama, Go Ichinose, Hitomi Sato, Junichi Masuda, Minako Adachi
  9. Team Plasma Battle Theme – Pokemon Black and White – Nintendo DS – Shota Kageyama, Go Ichinose, Hitomi Sato, Junichi Masuda, Minako Adachi
  10. Trainer Battle, Gym Leader Battle – Rare Candy
  11. Pokemotion – Grimecraft
  12. Burning Battlefield – Pokemon Anime OST
  13. Route 24 – Pokemon Red and Blue – Gameboy – Junichi Masuda

 

 

Episode 2-4 Fighting Games

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Round 1! Music! Rob and Pernell kick, punch, and shoryuken through some of their favorite (non-Street Fighter) fighting game music. There are awesome bosses, tough female fighters, and some head-nodding guitar riffs throughout this week’s ultra-combo-episode!

Get to your local arcade, put your quarter on the machine, and jam out to the Rhythm and Pixels!

Track list:

  1. Koujou no Blue Moon (Mr Big’s Theme) – Art of Fighting – Arcade – Seisuke Itoh
  2. Zoku (Jack Turner’s Theme) – Art of Fighting 2 – Arcade – Seisuke Itoh
  3. Momentary Life (Baiken’s Theme) – Guilty Gear X2 – Playstation 2 – Daisuke Ishiwatari
  4. Blood Stained Lineage – Guilty Gear X1 – Playstation 2 – Daisuke Ishiwatari
  5. Urban Uppercut (Sagat’s theme)- bLind vs Leifo
  6. C.Viper Theme – Street Fighter X Mega Man – A_Rival
  7. Twilight (Ibuki’s Stage) – Street Fighter III Third Strike – Arcade – Hideki Okugawa

 

Episode 2-3 SNES Shmups

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Get ready for space-venture! These tracks are designed to get you pumped for flying through space and blowing up the bad guys. Rob starts dancing, and Pernell gets his space-taxi ready for Uber.

The Rhythm and Pixels brothers dig into shooters on the Super Nintendo, and find treasure! Great video game music treasure!

Track List:

  1. Sand Storm – Gradius 3 – Super Nintendo – Kazuki Muraoka, Kazuhiko Uehara, Harumi Ueko, Yukie Morimoto
  2. Outer Space – Spriggan Powered – Super Famicom – Mutumi Isimura, Hisasi Matusita
  3. Padi – Darius Twin – Super Nintendo – Norihiro Furukawa, Pochi
  4. Select Player – Macross Scrambled Valkyrie – Super Famicom – Noboru Yamane
  5. First Encounter – Super Earth Defence Force – Super Nintendo – Tsukasa Tawada, Yasuhiko Takashiba
  6. Under Water – Phalanx – Super Nintendo – S. Yamaguchi
  7. Gradius 3 Space Ace – bLiNd
  8. Gradius III Cosmo Plant Zone – Ben Briggs
  9. Store – U.N. Squadron – Super Nintendo – Mari Yamaguchi