We are seeing so many great new games recently with a retro-aesthetic, and we love it! Whether it’s pixelized 16-bit style artwork, or classic gameplay mechanics, it’s something that we’re drawn to immediately. The music is no different, borrowing from the sounds of past hardware and putting an original spin on it. We talk about music that makes you anxious, human emotions as power-ups, and Pernell does a food dance. Enjoy!
Final Boss (Omega Model) – 20XX – Steam – Brandon Ellis
Fire – Fight’n Rage – Steam – Gonzalo Varela
Midnight Intruder (Neo Tokyo Stage 6, Night) – Xydonia – PC, Kickstarter – Luke McQueen
When I think of shmups, I think of grazing bullets, exploding pop-corn, 1CC’s, and the STG bible: The Full Extend of the Jam. But let’s get into the music! We’re joined by VGM rock-MASTER Chris Baines to share our favorite 2D shooter music! He shares his love of all things Gradius, and we get into how there’s so many awesome jazz-licks in these games. Wait are you waiting for? ENEMY APPROACHING!
Do not MISS! Check out Chris Baines Music! Creative adaptations and arrangements of classic VGM with the highest standard of quality!
Go by Chris’s newest solo project, TofuMakoToro! And go to his YouTube page for regular tunes and medleys!
Stage 1 – Super R-Type – Super Nintendo – Yasuhiro Kawakami, Takushi Hiyamuta, Hiroshi Kimura