High adventure and HEAVY METAL! We listen to great Zelda game music from all across the generations. Joining us this week is the Zelda-inspired heavy metal group Master Sword! We talk hook-shots, operatic metal, and winding stair-cases. It’s dangerous to go alone, listen to this podcast! Continue reading Episode 12-3 Zelda with Master Sword
Who knew that a little bass instrument sample would change Rob’s life? Enjoy these FINE selections of Sunsoft’s greatest hits on the Nintendo Entertainment System Continue reading Mixtape 1-3 Sunsoft NES
When I think of shmups, I think of grazing bullets, exploding pop-corn, 1CC’s, and the STG bible: The Full Extend of the Jam. But let’s get into the music! We’re joined by VGM rock-MASTER Chris Baines to share our favorite 2D shooter music! He shares his love of all things Gradius, and we get into how there’s so many awesome jazz-licks in these games. Wait are you waiting for? ENEMY APPROACHING! Continue reading Episode 12-1 Shmups with Chris Baines Music
New every Friday! We are releasing classic-VGM-only mixtapes of our old shows! Enjoy Contra-jams from classic to the present! Continue reading Mixtape 1-1 Contra
For those who are about to Rockman, we salute you! This is the podcast’s second dive into video game rock music, and this time it’s personal. Pernell gives blood just before recording, so you’re in for an extra special treat. Rob sings his favorite fighting game moves, and Pernell reminisces about childhood games played in his neighborhood. (it’s amazing we survived our childhood) Continue reading Episode 11-9 Rock Music 2
This very special episode was recorded in front of a live Facebook studio audience! We listen to great snowy and icy tunes! We talk about Gameboys of Christmas’s past! And we goof off with everyone on Facebook during the live stream! So let’s have some fun! Continue reading Episode 11-7 Holiday Special!
This week we listen to game music used typically in desert stages, often to create the atmosphere of Arabic architecture and landscapes. Stereotypes aside, there are some fantastic melodies and rhythms to be found in these games. So take off your shoes and dive in with us! Continue reading Episode 11-6 Arabesque Music
Grab your baguettes and arm yourself with scones! It’s time for a food fight! We tackle music around food-related stages and characters, and it gets messy! We talk about what makes a great salad, the problems with 3D Sonic The Hedgehog games, and why there are so many chefs who become great martial artists. And also… Gonzalo Varela, the composer of Fight’N Rage! This week we … Continue reading Episode 11-3 Food Fight featuring Gonzalo Varela from Fight’N Rage!
It’s nearly Halloween, so Rob and Pernell get in the mood with some music from spooky and scary video games! That’s the plan anyway, Pernell comes up with his own episode theme. Your hosts talk about their favorite horror movies, and crack jokes at their listeners taking part in the live stream! Continue reading Episode 10-8 Halloween Music
Join us on a deep-dive exploration of cave related music! Creepy caverns, dangerous dungeons, and um.. uh… murky mines? Pernell’s tracks make Rob feel like he’s in a chill and romantic underground grotto, hanging with all of his magical friends with none excluded. Keep listening for the Bonus Round part of the show, it’s an awesome one this week! Continue reading Episode 10-6 Cave Music
You’re training hard, but there isn’t enough time to show everyone? That’s when you need a montage! We’re talking tough-hard-hitting music for boxers to work out to. But we’re also talking about fun, harmonica-filled jams for the end of a 90s sitcom. Like Family Matters. What if that actually was Carl Winslow helping out Bruce Willis in Die Hard? Continue reading Episode 9-9 Montage Music with Cameron from The Mad Gear
It’s been a long week, so we hit the freestyle button and listen to game tunes with no topic restrictions. Continue reading Episode 9-8 Wildcard 3
Okay, where did I put that password. Is it in the back of the game’s manual? Is it on a post-it note stuck to my Gameboy? Oh there it is, of course! I had it tattooed on Pernell so I would never lose it! Continue reading Episode 9-6 Password and Save Select
No, this isn’t the last episode of the podcast, but with all these ending themes you just might not be so sure. This episode features songs with real emotion, sadness, and even humor. No really, stick around for the bonus round, it gets real funny real fast! Continue reading Episode 9-5 Ending Themes
We’ve got an extra special episode for you this week! This one is all about games with movie adaptations. And to make this journey extra special, we’re joined by a very special guest, Mustin! Mustin is a long time member of The OneUps band, founder of Bad Dudes, lover of video game music, and all around excellent guy. Continue reading Episode 9-4 Games Turned Movies with Mustin!
What a weekend! Rob and Pernell present the show to a live audience at Too Many Games! Too Many Games is a 3 day long classic video game convention featuring panels, concerts, and a huge arcade. Enjoy the fun! Continue reading Episode 9-2 Live @ Too Many Games 2017
To celebrate the new movie Wonder Woman, Rob and Pernell focus on games with strong female protagonists. There is lots of jazz, and argument discussion about the Final Fantasy series. We also form the first emo-jug-band, which is way cooler than it sounds. Continue reading Episode 8-9 Awesome Women
Last night a DJ saved my life with a 1-up! Our next two episodes will “club music” focused, with this episode being dance music. We’re talking four-to-the-floor beats, massive sub-woofers, and all the glow-sticks you can eat! We also talk about dancing at weddings (which we love to do) and fall in love with Yuzo Koshiro all over again. Continue reading Episode 8-2: Dance Music
This week’s topic is listener suggested, because “sad robots” sounds cool. Robots have such a hard time in video games. Often they’re tortured, and forced to fight their family, even their own creators. Continue reading Episode 7-10 Sad Robots
How do we find such great video game tracks? Is it the luck of the draw? Is it lady-luck? I think it’s Pernell’s suave and sexy voice that calls out to great music like a siren song. Continue reading Episode 7-8 Lucky Sevens!