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
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)
Brawlers. Beat’em ups. Punchy-kicky men. These are all terms for a popular style of arcade game that brings kids together, and tears families apart. Okay so I’m making some of this stuff up. This is our second look at the popular beat-em-up genre, but this time with no system restrictions. And oh my GOD, we’ve got some great music for you!
We are honored to have chiptune composer Masikus joining in on the conversation. Masikus is a drummer, electronic musician, chiptune composer, and all-around great guy! He’s been featured on multiple Chiptunes=Win compilation albums, and has fantastic chiptune inspired music available everywhere great MP3s are sold.