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Rhythm and Pixels Video Game Music Podcast

Episode 3-2 Character Themes

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The Super VGM Brothers Rob and Pernell and back it again with another great episode, this time focusing on theme music for characters.

Listening to each track is like getting to know a new person, since the theme music carries with it personality and drama from the game. It’s like we have 9 different guests on the show today! Except for that slacker Richard Millman! GET BACK TO WORK MILLMAN!

Track list:

  1. Theme of Sailor Pluto – Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Super S: Zenin Sanka Shuyaku Soudastusen – Super Famicom – Seisuke Itoh, Hiroo Ikeda, Katsu
  2. Balrog’s Theme – Cave Story – PC – Daisuke Amaya
  3. Galcian’s Theme – Skies of Arcadia – Dreamcast – Yutaka Minobe, Tatsuyuki Maeda
  4. Liongate’s Theme – Code of Princess – 3DS – ACE
  5. Richard Millman – Front Mission: Gun Hazard – SNES – Nobuo Uematsu
  6. In The Blue Sky (Temjin’s Theme) – Virtual On Cyber Troopers – Dreamcast – Kentaro Kobayashi
  7. Cammy’s Theme – A_Rival
  8. We are Milkcan!! – Milkcan
  9. Terra – Final Fantasy 6 – SNES – Nobuo Uematsu

 

Episode 3-1 Town Music

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Streets! Inns! Shopping! Towns have it all! Music for these more peaceful areas of games are often relaxing and pleasant, but it will still reflect the themes and tone of the story. There’s also talk of Muppet Babies and Suikoden on the water.

Special thanks to Remi for this week’s topic! Thanks!

Track list:

  1. Hometown in Autumn – Robotrek – SNES – Ayako Yoda
  2. City of Fire – Final Fantasy Mystic Quest – SNES – Yasuhiro Kawakami
  3. A Curious Tale – Secret of Mana – SNES – Hiroki Kikuta
  4. Evening Star (Holy City of Wendel) – Seiken Densetsu 3 – Super Famicom – Hiroki Kikuta
  5. Rising Tide – Suikoden – Playstation – Miki Higashino
  6. The City of Isaac – Fire Emblem 4 / Fire Emblem Seisen No Keifu – Super Famicom – Yuka Tsujiyoko
  7. Motavia Town Piano Cover – Nikola (PhantomPianist91)
  8. The Solace of the Daylight – Joshua Morse
  9. Town – Final Fantasy – NES – Nobuo Uematsu

 

Episode 2-10 Sports Games

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Rob and Pernell hit the ice, run on the field, and serve up some great video game music this week. Pernell hits a slam dunk with music from a golf game, and Rob does a hat-trick with some great music from a golf game! All of these tracks are a straight-up-groove, and we can’t contain the funk any longer.

Track listing:

  1. Preparing For The Game – Super Tecmo Baseball – SNES – Rick Rodes
  2. Speed Golf – Mario Golf Toadstool Tour – Gamecube – Matoi Sakuraba
  3. Title Screen / BGM 2 – Putter Golf – Sega Mega Drive – E Fugu
  4. Beginning of Destiny – Virtua Tennis – Dreamcast – Chiho Kobayashi
  5. Title Theme – Ferrari Grand Prix Challenge – NES – Neil Baldwin
  6. Skull Field – Mega Man Soccer – SNES – Toshio Okomoto, Norihoko Togashi, Kimichi Tomizowa
  7. Rainbow Road – Lame Genie
  8. Blades of Steel Intermission – Retro Game Remix
  9. Unknown – Bases Loaded – NES – Kouji Murata, Akihito Hayashi

 

Episode 2-9 Ninja Gaiden

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Go ninja, go ninja, go! This week is another game series focus, Ninja Gaiden! Your hosts decide to focus only on the NES games in the series, since there’s a wealth of great music from each game. Rob puts on his deep and sexy voice, and Pernell complains about birds. We’ve got it all!

So grab the dragon sword and prepare your arc of the fire wheel, it’s time for some great video game music!

Track list:

  1. Swift Ninja Cutscene 3-1 – Ninja Gaiden – NES – Keiji Yamagishi, Ryuichi Natta
  2. Rugged Terrain 2-2 – Ninja Gaiden – NES – Keiji Yamagishi, Ryuichi Natta
  3. Rushing Forward 2-1 – Ninja Gaiden 2 Dark Sword of Chaos – NES – Masato Kato
  4. Blazing Inferno 4-1 – Ninja Gaiden 2 Dark Sword of Chaos – NES – Masato Kato
  5. The Jungle 3-1 – Ninja Gaiden 3 Ancient Ship of Doom – NES – Hiroshi Miyazaki, Kaori Nakabi, Rika Shigeno
  6. Into Subspace – Ninja Gaiden 3 Ancient Ship of Doom – NES – Hiroshi Miyazaki, Kaori Nakabi, Rika Shigeno
  7. Act 5-1 – Jay Reichard
  8. Ninja Gaiden Devil Theme – beethovenboy
  9. Credits – Ninja Gaiden 3 Ancient Ship of Doom – NES – Hiroshi Miyazaki, Kaori Nakabi, Rika Shigeno

 

Episode 2-8 Puzzle Games

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We match 3, clear rows of lines, and dump garbage blocks in this exciting new episode. Puzzle games is this week’s topic! The hosts talk about their shared love OF the genre, and how it brought them together as friends. And sometimes enemies, because Pernell is too good at Magical Drop and must be stopped at all costs.

There is music across a variety of game systems, so there is something for everybody! Get down with the Rhythm and Pixels!

Track list:

  1. Theme Song of Knight Kebiishi – Heiankyo Alien – Gameboy – Norio Nakagata
  2. It’s Show Time! – Puyo Puyo 4 – Dreamcast – Unknown
  3. Last Area – Puyo Puyo Tsu – Sega Megadrive – Tsuyoshi Matsushima, Katsumi Tanaka
  4. Track 9 – Devil Dice – Playstation – Kenmei Adachi
  5. Xenon Time – Planet Puzzle League – Nintendo DS – Masanobu Matsunaga
  6. Star’s Holiday (The Star) – Magical Drop 3 – NeoGeo – Hiroaki Yoshida, Masaaki Iwasaki, Tatsuya Kiuchi, Sin, Shogo Sakai
  7. Dr Mario, I’m Overdosing – KAS
  8. Magical Drop III Drum’n J-Pop – Zeratul 
  9. Network Play – ChuChu Rocket – Dreamcast – Tomoyoa Ohtani