It’s been (ITS BEEN) TWO YEARS of the podcast, so it’s time for another celebration! But didn’t you just celebrate 100 episodes? We did! Who cares!
Rob and Pernell pick their top 5 songs of the past year, pop bottles, laugh uncontrollably at Pernell’s fake curse-words, and discover that Andore is the Sorting-Hat of the Mad Gear gang. Thanks to a gift from a special listener, things go a little off the rails.
This week’s show was recorded during our monthly live-stream event! All Patreon subscribers receive access to a live-stream recording of the show once per month. That means chatting with the hosts during the show, and seeing the entire process from start to finish! You can subscribe to our Patreon at: https://patreon.com/rhythmandpixels
Writhing in Agony, Aren’t you? – Dragon Tail – FM Towns – Tadahiro Nitta
Spread Your Wings – Disgaea 2 Cursed Memories – Playstation 2- Tenpei Sato
A Curious Tale – Secret of Mana – Super Nintendo – Hiroki Kikuta
In a Moment’s Time – Skullgirls – Steam, Playstation 4, Xbox – Michiru Yamane
Gust of Wind – Ys Memories of Celceta – Playstation Vita – Falcom Sound Team jdk
The Poets 2 – Streets of Rage 3 – Yuzo Koshiro, Motohiro Kawashima
What Lies Beyond The Door – Tales of Graces F – Playstation 3 – Motoi Sakuraba
Levels 11 to 20 – Dragon Crystal – Master System – E Fugu
Demyst – Hyper Void – Steam, Playstation 3, Playstation 4 – Kamel Bushnaq
Grab your baguettes and arm yourself with scones! It’s time for a food fight! We tackle music around food-related stages and characters, and it gets messy! We talk about what makes a great salad, the problems with 3D Sonic The Hedgehog games, and why there are so many chefs who become great martial artists.
And also… Gonzalo Varela, the composer of Fight’N Rage!
This week we feature a special interview with the composer of the new game Fight’N Rage: Gonzalo Varela! We chat about his composition process, influences, and how much his music impacted gameplay!
Soup – Panic Restaurant – NES – Hirohiko Takayama, Kenji Eno
Ukyo’s Okonomiyaki – Ranma ½: Bakuretsu Rantouhen (Hard Battle) – Super Nintendo – Toshio Okamoto
Sopville – Princess Tomato in the Salad Kingdom – NES – Tomotsune Maeno
Food Panic – Lord Monarch – Super Nintendo – Falcom Sound Team JDK (Mieko Ishikawa, Atsushi Shirakawa, Seiji Shimamura)
Brawlers. Beat’em ups. Punchy-kicky men. These are all terms for a popular style of arcade game that brings kids together, and tears families apart. Okay so I’m making some of this stuff up. This is our second look at the popular beat-em-up genre, but this time with no system restrictions. And oh my GOD, we’ve got some great music for you!
We are honored to have chiptune composer Masikus joining in on the conversation. Masikus is a drummer, electronic musician, chiptune composer, and all-around great guy! He’s been featured on multiple Chiptunes=Win compilation albums, and has fantastic chiptune inspired music available everywhere great MP3s are sold.
Rob and Pernell leave the safety and protection of their studio so they can present awesome video game music to a crowd of unsuspecting cosplayers! This week is a live a recording from the weekend-long anime/video games/cosplay festival known as Thy Geekdom Con! Pernell brings the crowd-pleasers, but Rob just wants to fight with good-old battle music!
Friend Awakening Battle or Blooming Villain – Persona 5 – Playstation 4 – Shoji Meguro
Mass Destruction – Persona 3 – Playstation 2 – Shoji Meguro
Lonely Rolling Star – Katamari Damacy – Playstation 2 – Yoshihito Yano (vocals Saki Kabata)
Boss Battle – Final Fantasy Mystic Quest – Super Nintendo – Kenji Ito
A Shot of Crisis – Chrono Trigger – Super Nintendo – Yasunori Mitsuda, Nobuo Uemastu, Noriko Matsueda
Sophisticated Fight – Legend of Heroes VI: Sora no Kiseki – Playstation 3 – Yukihiro Jindo/Falcom Sound Team