What sport couldn’t be improved by a Spinning Pile Driver? Or maybe just a handful of Dragon Punches? Baseball would certainly be more interesting. This week on the podcast we listen to music from our favorite fighting games! We cover everything from 2D to 3D, from the 90s all the way to today’s baddest-brawlers. As a special treat, Rob gets extra nerdy about hip-hop samples! There’s a fair amount of rapping in this episode, and this time not from Pernell! Enjoy the show!
Stage of Final Fight ~ Needle – Capcom vs SNK Millennium Fight 2000 – Dreamcast – Satoshi Ise
Decisive Bout (Theme of Charlie) – Street Fighter Alpha 3 – Arcade – Tetsuya Shibata
Theme of Abel – Street Fighter IV – PS3, Xbox 360, Arcade – Hideki Fukusawa
Pernell loves RPG games and starts more than he could ever finish, and Rob likes them okay. And that’s okay! All this month we’re being a little selfish and only looking at our favorite games within specific genres. Pernell’s music gets heavy and stressful at times, while Rob’s music picks are jazzy and are designed to keep you cool under pressure. Enjoy the selections!
Two podcast hosts facing impossible odds, battle the group of ninjas known as The Patreon Dragon. Their only defense? Great music, singing, dancing, and video games!
Our show this week was recorded live for our Patreon members, and features music chosen by our listeners! Special thank you to: Cameron Werme, Chris Steenerson, Mixxmaster, Wicked Sephiroth, Souless Sanctuary, That Nick Walker, Ok Impala!, and Electricboogaloo.
Merchant Town – Onimusha 2: Samurai’s Destiny – PlayStation 2 – Toshihiko Horiyama
Our podcast this week features only music composed by the prolific artist Noriyuki Iwadare! We find some great tracks in this episode, exploring not only his most famous games like Grandia and Langrisser, but also some interesting Japan-only titles on the PlayStation! Things go a little off the rails once we get into 90’s-TV-sitcom-mode and Pernell finds his groove. Enjoy the music!
Battle 2 – Grandia – Sega Saturn – Noriyuki Iwadare
Rounds 3, 8, 15 – Space Invaders ‘91 – Sega Mega Drive – Noriyuki Iwadare
Villains are just plain terrible. Sometimes they’re trying to end the world, sometimes they’re turning woodland creatures into evil robots. But mostly all they want is to bring back swing music in the 90s, big brass bands and all. We have Cameron from The Mad Gear and joining us to sing along with these villainous hits, and think back fondly of all the bad guys who tried to destroy us.
Rising from the streets, crawling out of the slums, a force known as The Mad Gear is gaining critical mass in Turbo Citysince 2014. They are draped in leather and denim, and armed with the toughest tunes from video games past, and original compositions of their own.
They are bad enough dudes to rescue the president, but probably won’t due to issues with authority.