Finally a wholesome podcast about family-video-games. Games that feature WHIPS, CHAINS, AND THE MAYOR FIGHTING IN THE STREETS! You know, for kids! This week Rob and Pernell look at the roots of this bare-knuckled genre and follow its evolution to where it is today. What made early beat'em-ups so much fun to kids? What is keeping them relevant today? Who composed the theme song to Perfect Strangers and how are these things related? They may not be. Right? Okay now I'm just talking to myself. My therapist said I should really stop doing that.
We care about the important things on this show. Hanging out with friends, listening to music, the family business. So, just so you know, this whole episode revolves around the long-running television drama "Supernatural". We pick music based on its monsters, and nerd-out over our favorite episodes and characters. Yeah, we did that.
Joining us on this hell-ride is none other than Ed Wilson from The VGMbassy podcast! Ed has become a great friend of ours, and as it all turns out a huge Supernatural fan! When you're done listening to our show, go check out his great guest-focused VGM podcast!
You're training hard, but there isn't enough time to show everyone? That's when you need a montage! We're talking tough-hard-hitting music for boxers to work out to. But we're also talking about fun, harmonica-filled jams for the end of a 90s sitcom. Like Family Matters. What if that actually was Carl Winslow helping out Bruce Willis in Die Hard?
We've got an extra special episode for you this week! This one is all about games with movie adaptations. And to make this journey extra special, we're joined by a very special guest, Mustin! Mustin is a long time member of The OneUps band, founder of Bad Dudes, lover of video game music, and all around excellent guy.