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)
Did you ever want your local gym to stop playing the same classic rock anthems all day long? Is it your dream to pump iron with your gym-mates to some sweet SNES tunes? Finally hit your dead-lift PR while screaming the melodies from your favorite Falcom Sound Team songs? We talk all about that, and answer your questions from Facebook on this episode!
Junkyard (Stage 3) – Rollergames – NES – Atsushi Fujio
Get in your jumpsuit and climb in your 50 foot tall robot, it’s time to save the world! Invaders from another planet are threatening our music, and we must stop them with our only defense! Great video game music with no topic restrictions!
Castle of Dhaos – Tales of Phantasia – Super Nintendo – Motoi Sakuraba
Ferocious Drive – Atelier Iris Eternal Mana – PlayStation 2 – Daisuke Achiwa, Ken Nakagawa, Akira Tsuchiya
Country Selector – ESPN International Track & Field Summer Games – Gameboy Color – Norihiko Hibino, Kazuki Muraoka
Elite Four Theme – Pokemon Black and White – Nintendo DS – Shota Kageyama, Go Ichinose, Hitomi Sato, Junichi Masuda, Minako Adachi
The First Tide – Intelligent Qube – PlayStation – Takayuki Hattori
Charge The Soul Of Fighters – Super Robot Wars Original Generation Moon Dwellers – PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 – Ichirou Mizuki, Hironobu Kageyama, Rica Matsumoto, Eizo Sakamoto, Masaaki Endoh, Hiroshi Kitadani, Masami Okui, Yoshiki Fukuyama
Metamorphosis: Always Been But Never Dreamed (Theater Mode Edit) – Tetris Effect – PlayStation 4 – Noboru Mutoh
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
This week’s soundtrack is provided by supporters of Patreon! We talk about our favorite Batmen, and take a look at Pernell’s professional RPG speed-running career. Throughout the episode, Pernell attempts to complete Ninja Gaiden 2, and Rob distracts him through the power of modern dance.
Area 1 – Blaster Master – NES – Naoki Kodaka
Chemical Factory – Batman – GameBoy – Nobuyuki Hara, Naoki Kodaka
Stage J – Chip N Dale Rescue Rangers – NES – Harumi Fujita
Novae – Shining Wisdom – Sega Saturn – Motoaki Takenouchi