Get those reflexes ready, welcome to Bullet-Hell’s Kitchen! This week we dig into the soaring, energetic, and often manic tunes of arcade shoot’em-ups! We look at the old and new, horizontal and vertical, and the cute and insane! We also create a shooter based on Pernell, and Rob becomes an old man battling against impossible odds. Get your twitch on, it’s time for some shmups!
Out of Gravity – Airbuster – Tatsuya Watanabe
East Asia (Stage 1) – DoDonPachi Dai-Ou-Jou Black Label (Extra OST) – Manabu Namiki
Disturbance at the Lakeshore Village – Deathsmiles – Manabu Namiki
Will Force – Mamorukun Cursed! – Yousuke Yasui
The Channel (stage 3) – In The Hunt – Ai Ai, Takushi Hiyamuta
Bye Bye Mars Take II (Stage 3 Alternate) – Border Down – Yasuhisa Watanabe (Yack)
Clear the fog of war and flank the enemy! Click the buttons as fast as you can and prepare for war! This week’s listener-suggested topic is RTS games! Unfortunately Rob and Pernell have little experience in the genre, but there is some musical gold!
Terran Theme 1 – StarCraft- PC – Glenn Stafford
Credits – Dune 2 – PC – Frank Klepacki
Soviet March – Command and Conquer Red Alert 3 – PC – James Hannigan
Dark Forest – Rise of Nations – PC – Duane Decker
Practice Starts! – Grim Grimoire – Playstation 2 – Hitoshi Sakimoto, Masaharu Iwata, Kimihiro Abe, Mitsuhiro Kaneda, Noriyuki Kamikura
Allegro for Hydroponic Systems – Offworld Trading Company – PC – Christophe Tin