Grab your keyboards let’s celebrate all the great things Yamaha did for classic game consoles and computer systems! We focus strictly on FM synth music composed for games, particularly anything with big chunky bass and funked up keyboard leads!
We decided to change things up a bit this week and invite on of our Patreon members to join us on the show! Alex brought with him some excellent music from all sorts of games, and the Rhythm and Pixels team selected tracks that would accompany each one. We talk Rayman, Ristar, and Rob reminisces on old days working in a arcade.
Hoodstomper theme – Rayman 3 Hoodlum Havoc – Playstation 2, Gamecube and Xbox – Plume Leonard, Fred Leonard, Laurent Parisi
Painted Pentathlon – Rayman – Playstation – Remi Gazel
Menu Theme 3 – NBA Live 96 – Genesis – Traz Damji, Steve Royea, Vince Mai
Team Selection – NHL 94 – Sega CD – Michael J Sokyrka
Character Select – Hit The Ice – Turbografx 16 – Hiroshige Tonomura
Select Team – Ice Hockey – NES – Soyo Oka
Gwarhar Lagoon – Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga – Gameboy Advance- Yoko Shimomura
They’re Pretty Tough Should We Be Careful? – Mario & Luigi Bowser’s Inside Story – Yoko Shimomura
This week we focus on the small-ish library of role playing games for the Sega Dreamcast. The Sega Dreamcast is a very special system for both of us. It had some great games, but they were also taking risks with some crazy ones. It was also the system that was around just as the arcades started disappearing, so it makes the Dreamcast arcade-ports that much more important. This episode runs a little bit longer because we have so many personal stories about the system, games, and of course, the music.