Welcome to the surface of RNP388. We need your help eliminating the alien threat. You alone can stop the invasion armed with your boom-box full of excellent Metroid music!
This week we take a second look at music composed specifically for world maps in games. We are honored to have a musical guest joining us, Amanda Lepre from the band Descendants of Erdrick! She brings her vast musical insight and love of fantasy RPG’s to the conversation. We discuss how important it is for world map music to create the mood, emotionally setting up the player for a new section of the game.
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?
It’s been a long week, so we hit the freestyle button and listen to game tunes with no topic restrictions.
This week the super podcast brothers are joined by members from the VGM cover band Rare Candy to talk about all things Final Fantasy! We listen to tracks from nearly every console the series made an appearance. We also end up discussing the finer points of arranging video game tunes for the band, playing Gameboy in long car rides, and what qualities truly make up a “Pernell Track”. It was great fun to record, we hope you enjoy it!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
This is a nice relaxing episode, one with nothing to worry about. There are no mistakes, only happy VGM accidents. Joining us on the show is Matt Waldron from the Youtube channel Pernell and Matt Play Games! He brings some excellent Splatoon tunes, and great stories about playing Kirby with his daughter.
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.
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.
Rabbit season! Duck season! Video game music season. Rob and Pernell dig into some great tunes from games about Looney Tunes! Pernell does some calisthenics, and Rob can’t stop talking about the amazing music of Alberto Jose “get-up-and-jam” Gonzalez.
Seriously though, don’t sleep on this one, there rae some amazing musical gems covered in this week’s episode.
Want the full track list? Check out the website! http://rhythmandpixels.com
Sometimes you float, sometimes you swim, but usually you just die instantly! This week on the podcast we listen to great music used in video game water levels. Our selections range from chill to heavy rock, but still all sound watery!
Grab your swimsuit and goggles, the Rhythm and Pixels are going into the VGM deep end!
Round 2-1 Splashdown! – Ristar – Genesis – Tomoko Sasaki
Seaside Theme – Dragons Curse – Turbografx 16 – Shinichi Sakamoto
Save the Dam! – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – NES – Keizo Nakamura
Swimming Against The Stream – Rayman Origins – Xbox 360 – Christophe Heral
Aquatic Ambiance – Donkey Kong Country – SNES – David Wise
Dive Man – Mega Man 4 – NES – Kouji Murata
Promise of Redemption – The Megas
Hydrocity Zone Remix – Plasma3Music
Koopa Beach – Super Mario Kart – SNES – Soya Oka
Rob and Pernell go shopping for great video game music!
Catchy melodies and state-of-the-art NES sound technology is what this episode is all about! Also, Pernell gets really into a Gimmick! track. So let’s have a listen and appreciate the awesome […]