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Episode 17-7 Noriyuki Iwadare


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!

Track list:

  1. Battle 2 – Grandia – Sega Saturn – Noriyuki Iwadare
  2. Rounds 3, 8, 15 – Space Invaders ‘91 – Sega Mega Drive – Noriyuki Iwadare
  3. Thunder Storm – Otomedius Excellent – Xbox 360 – Noriyuki Iwadare
  4. Higher the Air (Air Force Stage) – Mega Man X7 – PlayStation 2- Noriyuki Iwadare
  5. Removal – Growlanser – PlayStation – Noriyuki Iwadare
  6. Track 1 (Opening) – KimKiss – PlayStation 2
  7. FIGHT! (Frets of Valmar: Grandia II, Magfest 11 for Japan disaster relief) – Stemage, Danimal Cannon, Chunk Style, Chris Dlugosz, Mike Willard
  8. Parm, Remix (Grandia) – Unknown
  9. Battle Theme – Magic School Lunar – Sega Saturn – Noriyuki Iwadare


Episode 9-3 Phoenix Wright 2 with Steel Samurai

episode_artwork83I don’t think anyone would OBJECT to hearing more great music from the Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney series! This is our second dive into the music from the series, which makes it part 2: this time, it’s personal.

Joining us on the show are the Rhythm and Pixels Bonus Round all-stars, Steel Samurai! They listen in on the tracks and bring their own perspective on this beloved game series. They also put up with our silly questions, and bring their own music to share on the show!

Steel Samurai are a rock band from Baltimore that plays primarily unused and obscure video game music with heavy power-rock guitars, jazzy organ melodies, and hard hitting rhythms. Listen and download their music here!

Track list:

  1. Ema Skye Scientific Detective – Apollo Justice Ace Attorney – Nintendo DS – Toshihiko Horiyama, Hideki Okugawa
  2. Investigation ~ Middlegame 2009 – Miles Edgeworth: Ace Attorney Investigations – Nintendo DS – Noriyuki Iwadare, Yasuko Yamada
  3. Thought Route ~ Resonance of the Synapses – Ace Attorney 6 Spirit of Justice – 3DS – Noriyuki Iwadare, Toshihiko Horiyama, Masami Onodera
  4. Questioning ~ Allegro 2007 – Apollo Justice Ace Attorney – Nintendo DS – Toshihiko Horiyama, Hideki Okugawa
  5. Investigation ~ Core 2013 – Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney Dual Destinies – 3DS – Noriyuki Iwadare
  6. Dahlia Hawthorne ~ Distant Trace – Phoenix Wright: Trials and Tribulations – Nintendo DS – Noriyuki Iwadare
  7. Strange Memories of Death – Steel Samurai
  8. Tornado Man and Concrete Man – Steel Samurai
  9. Trance Logic – Apollo Justice Ace Attorney – Nintendo DS – Toshihiko Horiyama, Hideki Okugawa

Download episode 9-3 here!


Episode 8-9 Awesome Women


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.

Track list:

  1. CRASH MAN – Rosenkreuzstilette – Steam – Blue Sky
  2. Lea! Go! Go! – CrossCode – Steam Early Access – Intero
  3. Green fields – The Guardian Legend – NES – Masatomo Miyamoto, Takeshi Santo
  4. Paine’s Theme – Final Fantasy X2 – Playstation 2 – Noriko Matsueda, Takahito Eguchi
  5. Dela Delon – Brandish The Dark Revenant – PSP – Mieko Ishikawa, Atsushi Shirakawa, arranged by Yukihiro Jindo
  6. Stage 6 Detroit Car Factory – El Viento – Sega Genesis – Motoi Sakuraba
  7. Mischief Makers Fighting for Clancer – Azure Worm
  8. Kindred (feat. Jillian Aversa) – bLiNd applebadge-sm
  9. The Three Young Women – Grandia – Playstation – Noriyuki Iwadare

Download episode 8-9 here!

Episode 6-4 Dreamcast RPGs


This week we focus on the small-ish library of role playing games for the Sega Dreamcast.  The Sega Dreamcast is a very special system for both of us.  It had some great games, but they were also taking risks with some crazy ones.  It was also the system that was around just as the arcades started disappearing, so it makes the Dreamcast arcade-ports that much more important.  This episode runs a little bit longer because we have so many personal stories about the system, games, and of course, the music.

Track list:

  1. Theme of R-720 – Segagaga – Dreamcast – Tsuyoshi Kaneko, Hirsohi Kawaguchi, Masato Nakamura
  2. Commercial Town Lilig Apparent Prosperity – Grandia II – Dreamcast – Noriyuki Iwadare
  3. Eastokion (Town) – E.G.G. Elemental Gimmick Gear – Dreamcast – Haruyoshi Rokudo
  4. Boss Battle Crisis/Opportunity- Skies of Arcadia – Dreamcast – Yutaka Minobe, Tatsuyuki Maeda
  5. Crypt Maze – Evolution 2 – Dreamcast – Masaharu Iwata
  6. Empty Space Out of Control Part 1 – Phantasy Star Online – Dreamcast – Hideaki Kobayashi
  7. Air Pirates (Skies of Arcadia) – Mykah
  8. Ragol Weather (Image of Hero) Remix – zircon
  9. Dream – Lack of Love (L.O.L.) – Dreamcast – Ryuichi Sakamoto

Download episode 6-4 here!

Episode 5-2 Victory Music


You did it!  This is your time, this is all for you. This is your video game music victory.  We listen to great music composed for celebratory sections of games.  Not necessarily RPGs, but any game where you have become victorious.

We’re joined this week again by our good friend Matt Waldron of Pernell and Matt Play Games!  He brings some great tunes, and some great discussion.  He’s a great guy!  Check our his show on Youtube!

Track list:

  1. Attraction Tour: Winner Crowned – Nintendo Land – Wii U- Ryo Nagamatsu
  2. Stage Clear – Military Madness – TurboGrafx 16 – Jun Chikuma
  3. Winners – Lunar: The Silver Star – Sega Saturn – Noriyuki Iwadare
  4. The End of The Battle – Shadow of the Colossus – Playstation 2 – Kow Otani
  5. Round Clear 2 Beyond Space – Ristar – Genesis – Tomoko Sasaki
  6. Victory – Lufia 2 – Super Nintendo – Yasunori Shiono
  7. Battle Win Result – Splatoon – Wii U – Toru Minegishi, Shiho Fujii
  8. Won the Lawsuit! Our Victory –  Ace Attorney Apollo Justice – Nintendo DS – Shu Takumi
  9. Singing Praises of Victory – Valkyrie Profile – Playstation – Motoi Sakuraba
  10. Final Fantasy VI Victory Fanfare – THWOMP applebadge-sm
  11. Victory Fanfare Holder & Ephixa RemixHolder & Ephixa  applebadge-sm
  12. Victory Theme – Super Mario RPG – Super Nintendo – Yoko Shimomura
  13. World Champions – Super Baseball Simulator 1,000 – Super Nintendo- Unknown

Download episode 5-2 here!