Did you ever want your local gym to stop playing the same classic rock anthems all day long? Is it your dream to pump iron with your gym-mates to some sweet SNES tunes? Finally hit your dead-lift PR while screaming the melodies from your favorite Falcom Sound Team songs? We talk all about that, and answer your questions from Facebook on this episode!
Junkyard (Stage 3) – Rollergames – NES – Atsushi Fujio
It’s been (ITS BEEN) TWO YEARS of the podcast, so it’s time for another celebration! But didn’t you just celebrate 100 episodes? We did! Who cares!
Rob and Pernell pick their top 5 songs of the past year, pop bottles, laugh uncontrollably at Pernell’s fake curse-words, and discover that Andore is the Sorting-Hat of the Mad Gear gang. Thanks to a gift from a special listener, things go a little off the rails.
This week’s show was recorded during our monthly live-stream event! All Patreon subscribers receive access to a live-stream recording of the show once per month. That means chatting with the hosts during the show, and seeing the entire process from start to finish! You can subscribe to our Patreon at: https://patreon.com/rhythmandpixels
Writhing in Agony, Aren’t you? – Dragon Tail – FM Towns – Tadahiro Nitta
Spread Your Wings – Disgaea 2 Cursed Memories – Playstation 2- Tenpei Sato
A Curious Tale – Secret of Mana – Super Nintendo – Hiroki Kikuta
In a Moment’s Time – Skullgirls – Steam, Playstation 4, Xbox – Michiru Yamane
Gust of Wind – Ys Memories of Celceta – Playstation Vita – Falcom Sound Team jdk
The Poets 2 – Streets of Rage 3 – Yuzo Koshiro, Motohiro Kawashima
What Lies Beyond The Door – Tales of Graces F – Playstation 3 – Motoi Sakuraba
Levels 11 to 20 – Dragon Crystal – Master System – E Fugu
Demyst – Hyper Void – Steam, Playstation 3, Playstation 4 – Kamel Bushnaq
This week we take a second look at music composed specifically for world maps in games. We are honored to have a musical guest joining us, Amanda Lepre from the band Descendants of Erdrick! She brings her vast musical knowledge and love of fantasy RPG’s to the conversation. We discuss how important it is for world map music to create the mood, emotionally setting up the player for a new section of the game. We also share our gaming guilty pleasures, each of us judging Pernell. 🙂
Amanda Lepre is a guitarist and vocalist of Descendants of Erdrick. Descendants of Erdrick is progressive-metal band that creates beautiful and epic arrangements of classic RPG video game music.
Amanda Lepre also has a solo project of heavy, progressive, and electronic melodies. You can find her music over at www.amandalepre.com!
World of Ruin – Final Fantasy VI – SNES – Nobuo Uematsu
The New Continent – Thousand Arms – Playstation –
Field Map: Fall – Taikou Risshiden – Super Famicom – Michiru Oshima
Dark World – Link to the Past – SNES – Koji Kondo
Field To Tomorrow – Lunar 2 – Sega CD – Noriyuke Iwadare