This episode we listen to music from our all time favorite platform games! We are out there, collecting coins and rings, just trying to make it in this podcast world. Pernell mastered the double-jump just to reach the 1-Up, while Rob focused all his energy on the super-sonic-spin-dash, just to run head first into spikes! Also, on a very special episode of Everybody Loves Rayman, we learn that Super Meat Boy is racing to save the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise from a terrible movie.
Fields – Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom – Multiple – Keiki Kobayashi
Chrome Gadget – Sonic the Hedgehog 3 – Sega Genesis – Unknown
The Battle of Little Slugger – Super Meat Boy – Danny Baranovski
We’ve done it! Three years of podcasts, video game music, and friendship! Let’s reflect back on our favorite tracks and episodes of the last year, you may be surprised at what we pick! There’s celebratory beverages, behind-the-scenes podcast stories, and fun trivia quizzes which Pernell is way too good at.
This episode was recorded in a live stream, which you can watch here unedited! (ALL HAIL THE METRONOME)
This week’s soundtrack is provided by supporters of Patreon! We talk about our favorite Batmen, and take a look at Pernell’s professional RPG speed-running career. Throughout the episode, Pernell attempts to complete Ninja Gaiden 2, and Rob distracts him through the power of modern dance.
Area 1 – Blaster Master – NES – Naoki Kodaka
Chemical Factory – Batman – GameBoy – Nobuyuki Hara, Naoki Kodaka
Stage J – Chip N Dale Rescue Rangers – NES – Harumi Fujita
Novae – Shining Wisdom – Sega Saturn – Motoaki Takenouchi
We leave the comfy confines of episode topics and dive head-first into the dangerous waters of video game recommendations! Rob suggests that games that weren’t as bad as you might remember, and Pernell talks about forgotten favorites. It’s an eclectic episode with a surprising amount of Nintendo DS music!
Level 2 The Mall – Skate or Die 2 – NES – Rob Hubbard
Psychopomp – Iconoclasts – PlayStation 4 – Joakim Sandberg
Title – Tetris DS – Nintendo DS – Minako Hamano, Akira Fujiwara
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