We’ve done it! Three years of podcasts, video game music, and friendship! Let’s reflect back on our favorite tracks and episodes of the last year, you may be surprised at what we pick! There’s celebratory beverages, behind-the-scenes podcast stories, and fun trivia quizzes which Pernell is way too good at.
This episode was recorded in a live stream, which you can watch here unedited! (ALL HAIL THE METRONOME)
Let’s listen to music for fish! We’re talking about classic fishing video games, and even some mini-games about fishing within other games. SO MANY FISH. No matter what angle we come at it, we find super-chill, jazzy, and always positive music. Special shout-out to listener Wicked Sephiroth for the track suggestions which spawned this whopper of an episode! (pun intended)
We need to leave a special note to our friends Josh and Emily over at the podcast The VGM Jukebox. Last week they released their final episode, and it was lovely in a bitter-sweet kind of way. Rob and Pernell salute you, and will continue to be fans in your future projects.
We salute you.
In the Ocean – Reel Fishing II – PlayStation – Unknown
River – Amazon Trail – PC – Bruce Bowers
Even the Sun Is Happy – Breath of Fire 3 – Playstation – Akari Kaida, Yoshino Aoki
Original Mode Menu – Sega Bass Fishing – Dreamcast – Makoto Iida
Jazzy Reed Bass on Bass – Sega Bass Fishing – Nintendo Wii – Sachio Ogawa
Main theme – Bass Masters Classic Pro Edition – SNES – Phil Crescenzo
Seaside balad – SupraDarky
Theme Song – Fishing Planet – Steam – Unknown
Tournament Conditions – Super Black Bass – SNES – Michiya Hirasawa, Tukushi Sasaki, Akihiko Mori
We are seeing so many great new games recently with a retro-aesthetic, and we love it! Whether it’s pixelized 16-bit style artwork, or classic gameplay mechanics, it’s something that we’re drawn to immediately. The music is no different, borrowing from the sounds of past hardware and putting an original spin on it. We talk about music that makes you anxious, human emotions as power-ups, and Pernell does a food dance. Enjoy!
Final Boss (Omega Model) – 20XX – Steam – Brandon Ellis
Fire – Fight’n Rage – Steam – Gonzalo Varela
Midnight Intruder (Neo Tokyo Stage 6, Night) – Xydonia – PC, Kickstarter – Luke McQueen