Our podcast this week features only music composed by the prolific artist Noriyuki Iwadare! We find some great tracks in this episode, exploring not only his most famous games like Grandia and Langrisser, but also some interesting Japan-only titles on the PlayStation! Things go a little off the rails once we get into 90’s-TV-sitcom-mode and Pernell finds his groove. Enjoy the music!
Battle 2 – Grandia – Sega Saturn – Noriyuki Iwadare
Rounds 3, 8, 15 – Space Invaders ‘91 – Sega Mega Drive – Noriyuki Iwadare
We’ve done it! Three years of podcasts, video game music, and friendship! Let’s reflect back on our favorite tracks and episodes of the last year, you may be surprised at what we pick! There’s celebratory beverages, behind-the-scenes podcast stories, and fun trivia quizzes which Pernell is way too good at.
This episode was recorded in a live stream, which you can watch here unedited! (ALL HAIL THE METRONOME)
Football! Football! Football! Why do a focus on just one game of football when we can get all the footballs into one episode! We look at games of soccer, American football, and futbol!
Helping us out this week is Michael Bridgewater from the excellent video game podcast Forever Sound Version. We are big fans of his show and excited to have him with us again on this sports-themed monster of an episode. Enjoy!
Title Screen – Madden NFL 98 – SNES – Mark Ortiz
2nd Quarter – Football Frenzy – Neo Geo – Yasuo Yamate, Yoshihiko Kitamura and or Tina Terko
Unknown Sound Test 8A – J. League Pro Striker 2 – Genesis – Tatsuyuki Maeda
Song 4 – FIFA Soccer 96 – PSX – Graeme Coleman
Match Theme 1 – Nintendo World Cup – NES – Kazuo Sawa
Statistics – John Madden Football 93 – Genesis – Rob Hubbard
Let’s talk pinball, man. PIN BALL MAAAAAAANNNN!! Rob and Pernell listen to great music from video games based on pinball games, or using pinball game mechanics! And hoo-boy there are a lot of them! Pinball is a unique game that combines dexterity and physics with electronics. Moving this game into the digital world means you can add moving characters, RPG elements, and even blue sparks!
Showerboard – Dino Land – Sega Genesis – Ichiro Hada
Cold and Bold – Odama – Gamecube – Don’t Panic
Dementia – Virtual Pinball – Sega Genesis – Mark Miller
Options Menu – Sonic Spinball – Sega Genesis – Howard Drossin, Brian Coburn, Barry Blum
Main Stage BGM 1 – Time Cruise II – PC Engine – Hiroto Saitou
Today on the show Rob and Pernell start their own Major League Podcast team, the Wilmington Chiptuners! Not really though, this week’s episode is all about video game characters who carry bats! Or big sticks! Or you know, something like that… we’ve got all sorts of ideas. We talk about the nostalgia we have for places we used to live, the romance of Tommy Lasord, and how to navigate the spirit world of Weehawken New Jersey.
This week’s topic was submitted by listener Wicked Sephiroth! High five!
Beranme Town – Hammerin’ Hero – PlayStation Portable – Syoji Murata
Results – Tommy Lasorda Baseball – Sega Genesis – ROGE
Ness’ House – Earthbound – Super Nintendo – Keichi Sazuki, Hirokazu Tanaka
Credits – Kendo Rage – Super Nintendo – Takahiro Wakuta
Pleather for breakfast – No More Heroes – Wii – Masafumi Takeda
Falke’s Theme – Street Fighter V – PlayStation 4 – Keiki Kobayashi