Arm your Mega Buster and GET EQUIPPED with excellent game music from the Mega Man series! We hit games ranging from NES all the way through to the PlayStation in search of the best and baddest Mega Man tracks there are!
Joining us on this quest is Josh Breeding of the Mega Man inspired rock band The Megas! The Megas cover Mega Man (and more!) music with their own arrangements and inspired lyrics. Going beyond VGM karaoke and giving life and emotion to the Blue Bomber and his robot brothers!
We talk about Mega Man, Rockman, and even more Mega Man! The difficulty of writing lyrics to classic video game tunes, and of course, more Mega Man.
Jet Stingray – Mega Man X4 – Playstation – Toshihiko Horiyama
Search Man – Mega Man 8 – PlayStation – Shinji Amagishi, Syusaku Uchiyama, T Kawakami
Wily Theme 3 – Mega Man 3 – NES – Yasuaki Fujita (Bun Bun), Harumi Fujita
Blade Man – Mega Man 10 – Xbox 360, Playstation 3, 4, Steam – Mari Yamiguchi, Manami Matsumae
Magnet Man – Mega Man 3 – NES – Yasuaki Fujita (Bun Bun), Harumi Fujita
Storm Owl – Mega Man X4 – PlayStation – Toshihiko Horiyama
Rob and Pernell are back together in the studio, and ready to rock this podcast! This week’s topic is “Memories”, meaning anything that triggers specific memories for us, personal or gaming related. So this one gets a little heavy on the nostalgia. Pernell gets nostalgic for the old east coast Bemani scene, and Rob gets nostalgic for old audio formats. And there’s lots of singing in this one, not quite sure why! Enjoy!
Title Theme – Revenge of The ‘Gator – Gameboy – Hiroaki Suga
Athletic Theme – Super Mario World – SNES – Koji Kondo
Ramp Music- Skate or Die 2: The Search for Double Trouble – NES – Rob Hubbard
I really want to hurt you – Pop’n Music 1 – Kyotaka Sugimoto
Roll some dice, flip some cards, and ruin your relationships! That’s what board games is all about. This week we focus on board games in video game form. They could be video game versions of existing board games, or video games designed as board games.
Pernell gets nostalgic with some Top Shop action, and Rob picks all Japanese Super Famicom tracks. They both can’t stop dancing to the Mega Ran track at the end. Enjoy!
14 Days of Darkness – Dokapon Kingdom – PS2 – Shigeki Hayashi
End of Game – Yujin no Furi Furi Girls – Super Famicom – T. Hagiwara
Flip of a Coin – Monopoly – PC – Frank Klepacki
Commendation – Super Okuman Chouja Game: The Game of BIllionaire – Super Famicom- Yasuhiro Kawasaki, Masato Miyamoto
City – Top Shop – Playstation – Unknown
Japanese Spa – Heisei Gunjin Shougi – Super Famicom – Yoshiaki Hirasawa
It’s time for our second focus on the Castlevania series, so let’s get (whip) crackin! Pernell describes his favorite moments from these great games, and Rob describes episodes from Quantum Leap. It all works out in the end, trust us!
Thanks to all of our listeners for checking in with us every week, you’re great!
Heart of Fire – Aria of Sorrow – Gameboy Advance- Michiru Yamane, Takashi Yoshida, Soshiro Hokkai
Sinking Old Sanctuary – Circle of the Moon – Gameboy Advance – Sotaro Tojima, Hiroshi Mitsuoka, Taro Kudou (Michiru Yamane)
The Hidden Curse – Castlevania Portrait of Ruin – Nintendo DS – Michiru Yamane, Yuzo Koshiro
Offense and Defense – Harmony of Dissonance – Gameboy Advance – Michiru Yamana, Soshiro Hokkai
Sapphire Elegy – Castlevania Order of Ecclesia – Nintendo DS – Michiru Yamane, Yasuhiro Ichihashi
Jail of Jewels – Portrait of Ruin – Nintendo DS – Michiru Yamane, Yuzo Koshiro
This week we talk about cutscenes and “event music” in video games. This is the music that can sometimes get overlooked for the music that occurs during the action. We listen to some classics, some deeper cuts, and some rockin 8-bit guitar solos!