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Rhythm and Pixels Video Game Music Podcast

Episode 2-2 Genesis RPGs

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Let’s talk about Sega baby, let’s talk about you and me. Let’s talk about Genesis.
When they’re not singing their favorite 90’s R&B jams, Rob and Pernell talk about the great music from Genesis RPGs.

Put your headphones on, and get ready to level up with some classic vgm experience points. Let’s do this!

  1. Wandering Warriors – Shining Force II – Genesis – Motoaki Takenouchi
  2. Final Battle – Shining Force II – Genesis – Motoaki Takenouchi
  3. Rune – Phantasy Star IV – Genesis – Masaki Nakagaki
  4. The King of Terrors – Phantasy Star IV – Genesis – Masaki Nakagaki
  5. Clowns Clowns Everywhere (shing force remix) – Mykah
  6. Organic Beat (Phantasy Star 4) – Daniel Tidwell
  7. The Age of Fables – Phantasy Star IV – Genesis – Masaki Nakagaki


Episode 2-1 Phoenix Wright

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The court of video game music is now in session. We would like to call to the stand fun, friends, and great music!
This week we get into the music from the hand-held phenomena, Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney.

Don’t forget, Magfest is coming February 18th through the 21st. You can find Pernell roaming the halls as the East Coast Pokemon League’s Steel Gym Leader.
So if you see him, be ready to throw down! Pokemon! Yeah!

Track list:

  1. Pursuit-Cornered – Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney – Nintendo DS – Masakazu Sugimori
  2. Dick Gumshoe-It’s Detective Gumshoe – Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney – Nintendo DS – Masakazu Sugimori
  3. The Fragrance of Dark Colored Coffee – Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney Trials and Tribulations – Nintendo DS – Noriyuki Iwarde
  4. Investigation-Opening – Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney Trials and Tribulations – Nintendo DS – Noriyuki Iwarde
  5. The Criminal Justice System – Steel Samurai
  6. Objections (Acoustic) – Mark Segawa
  7. Objection – Turnabout Jazz Soul – The Metamorphosis Jazztet


Episode 1-10 Racing

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We celebrate our 10th episode this week with our favorite racing games! Drift racing, anti-gravity racing, kart racing, any racing! If you want to see things go fast and who reaches the finish line first, we got you covered.

Joining us in the studio is Matt Waldron from the Youtube show Pernell and Matt Play Games. He brings us an amazing cut from Mario Kart 8, and shares us some of the classiest 90s jazz we’ve ever heard.

Also Rob breaks Pernell’s brain with his Bonus Round track, so look out for that!

Track list:

  1. Night Cruise – Shutoku Battle 2 – Super Famicom – BPS Sound Team
  2. Shout In The Dark – Moto Roader – Turbo Grafx 16 – Unknown
  3. Silence – F-Zero – Super Nintendo – Yumiko Kanki, Naoto Ishida
  4. Cairodrome – Wipeout – Playstation – Cold Storage/Tim Wright
  5. The Ride – Ridge Racer Type 4 – Playstation – Namco Sound Team
  6. Dolphin Shoals – Mario Kart 8 – Wii U – Atsuko Asahi, Shiho Fujii, Ryo Nagamatsu, Kenta Nagata, Yasuaki Iwata
  7. MVRIO KVRT – Aylen
  8. Donut Plains – The One Ups
  9. Big Blue (Jazz Rendition) – Robert Hill, Michiko Hill featuring Marc Russo and Robben Ford
  10. Blaster – Super Off-Road – Super Nintendo – Tim Follin, Geoff Follin


Episode 1-9 Shopping

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This week Rob and Pernell go shopping!  They find great deals on health potions, armor, rare items, and great music.  Grab your coat, your purse, and meet the Rhythm and Pixels gang at the mall.  The classic video game music appreciation mall!  Yeah, that was a stretch and I should feel bad about it.

If you have any feedback, suggestions, or want to take me apart for these silly posts, let us know at, or leave us a note in the comments section.  🙂

Also, that great emulator for Windows we discussed is called the RetroArch.

Track list:

  1. Fast Food – Persona Revelations – Playstation – Kenichi Tsuchiya, Hidehito Aoki, Misaki Okibe
  2. Menu / Shop – River City Ransom – NES – Kazuo Sawa
  3. Shopping Theme – Popful Mail – Turbo Grafx CD – Falcom SoundTeam
  4. Cheap Shop – Scott Pilgrim vs. the World the Game – Xbox 360 – Anamanaguchi
  5. Shop Music – Lords of Thunder – Sega CD – Ts Music, Satoshi Miyashita
  6. How About A Burger? – Ganbare Goemon – Super Famicom – Kazuhiko Uehara, Harumi Ueko
  7. Shop (Legacy of The Wizard) – DJ Axis, Akkushisu
  8. RARE (Phantasy Star Online)- Grimecraft
  9. Rosenqueen Shop – Disgaea – Playstation 2 – Tenpei Sato


Episode 1-8 Cutscenes

This week we talk about cutscenes and “event music” in video games.  This is the music that can sometimes get overlooked for the music that occurs during the action.  We listen to some classics, some deeper cuts, and some rockin 8-bit guitar solos!
Track list:
  1. Cutscene – Target Renegade – NES – Tim Follin
  2. Awakenings Legend – Revelations Persona – Kenichi Tsuchiya, Hidehito Aoki, Misaki Okibe
  3. Plot Thickens – Batman – NES – Naoki Kodaka
  4. Treasure Hunter Nigel – Landstalker: The Treasures of King Nole – Sega Megadrive – Motoaki Takenouchi
  5. Cutscene Display – Gremlins 2 – NES – Naoki Kodaka, Nobuyuki Hara
  6. Grand Finale – Final Fantasy VI – SNES – Nobuo Uematsu
  7. Mighty (Mighty No. 9) – Mega Ran –
  8. Terra in Black (Final Fantasy VI) – Ailsean –
  9. Awakening – Final Fantasy VI – SNES – Nobuo Uematsu