For those who are about to Rockman, we salute you! This is the podcast’s second dive into video game rock music, and this time it’s personal. Pernell gives blood just before recording, so you’re in for an extra special treat. Rob sings his favorite fighting game moves, and Pernell reminisces about childhood games played in his neighborhood. (it’s amazing we survived our childhood)
Critical Juncture – Cosmic Star Heroine – PlayStation 4 – HyperDuck Soundworks
Cheese Grater – Skitchin‘- Genesis – Jeff van Dyck
Fight with Assailant – Legend of Heroes Trails In The Sky – PSP – Falcom Sound Team jdk
Toxic Seahorse – Mega Man X3 – SNES – Kinuyo Yamashita
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)
Round 1! Music! Rob and Pernell kick, punch, and shoryuken through some of their favorite (non-Street Fighter) fighting game music. There are awesome bosses, tough female fighters, and some head-nodding guitar riffs throughout this week’s ultra-combo-episode!
Get to your local arcade, put your quarter on the machine, and jam out to the Rhythm and Pixels!
Koujou no Blue Moon (Mr Big’s Theme) – Art of Fighting – Arcade – Seisuke Itoh
Zoku (Jack Turner’s Theme) – Art of Fighting 2 – Arcade – Seisuke Itoh
Momentary Life (Baiken’s Theme) – Guilty Gear X2 – Playstation 2 – Daisuke Ishiwatari