This week is all about fighting games produced by SNK. We discover hard rock, smooth jazz, euro-beat, and even early 90s positive-rap! The Bonus-Round is OFF THE HOOK, you can’t miss this one!
Helping us make sense of it all, we’re joined by VGM expert and podcast master: Ed Wilson! (The VGMbassy, Impulse Project, PixelTunes Radio) Ed brings the class this show desperately needed! His vast knowledge of game systems, hardware, and composers… and we just sing silly songs and crack jokes.
Sunrise on the Train – Garou: Mark of the Wolves – Neo Geo – Masato Horiuchi (HORI HORI), Yasuhiro Naka, Akahiro Uchida, OKAN, and Q_Jiro
Cool Jam – The King of Fighters R1 – Neo Geo Pocket Color – SNK Soundteam (Takushi Hiyamuta “HIYA!”, “yone”, “USAKO”, “MARIMO”, Hideyuki Ashizawa “ASSHY”)
Antenna Stage – Neo Geo Battle Colosseum – Neo Geo – SNK Sound Team (Yasumasa Yamada head composer)
Fin of Invincibility (Halford’s Theme) – Samurai Shodown 2019- PlayStation 4 – Hideki Asanaka, Mayuko Hino, Naoki Kita, and Minori Sasaki, Akihiro Nakazawa and Daisuke Mori from NorthSound, and Kensuke Inage and Jun Hoshina (Samurai Musicians)
What sport couldn’t be improved by a Spinning Pile Driver? Or maybe just a handful of Dragon Punches? Baseball would certainly be more interesting. This week on the podcast we listen to music from our favorite fighting games! We cover everything from 2D to 3D, from the 90s all the way to today’s baddest-brawlers. As a special treat, Rob gets extra nerdy about hip-hop samples! There’s a fair amount of rapping in this episode, and this time not from Pernell! Enjoy the show!
Stage of Final Fight ~ Needle – Capcom vs SNK Millennium Fight 2000 – Dreamcast – Satoshi Ise
Decisive Bout (Theme of Charlie) – Street Fighter Alpha 3 – Arcade – Tetsuya Shibata
Theme of Abel – Street Fighter IV – PS3, Xbox 360, Arcade – Hideki Fukusawa
Pick your fighters, pick your team! Pick your games, pick your music! This week’s episode was streamed live for our Patreon members, featuring music selected our Patreon members! Expect high-energy music, with high-energy hosts! Enjoy!
Sahasrasa – Shin Megami Tensei Digital Devil Saga – PlayStation 2 – Shoji Meguro
Trial Zone – Front Mission: Gun Hazard – SNES – Yasunori Mitsuda
Tender People (Ramia Village) – Ys II PSP Chronicles – Yuzo Koshiro arranged by the Falcom Soundteam JDK
Hopes and Dreams – Undertale – Toby Fox
Race 4 – Uniracers – SNES – Colin Anderson
Stages 6 and 7 – Super Ghouls and Ghosts – SNES – Mari Yamiguchi