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. Continue reading Episode 12-2 Retro Tributes
It’s been (ITS BEEN) TWO YEARS of the podcast, so it’s time for another celebration! But didn’t you just celebrate 100 episodes? We did! Who cares!
Rob and Pernell pick their top 5 songs of the past year, pop bottles, laugh uncontrollably at Pernell’s fake curse-words, and discover that Andore is the Sorting-Hat of the Mad Gear gang. Thanks to a gift from a special listener, things go a little off the rails. Continue reading Episode 11-4 Podcastiversary 2!
Brawlers. Beat’em ups. Punchy-kicky men. These are all terms for a popular style of arcade game that brings kids together, and tears families apart. Okay so I’m making some of this stuff up. This is our second look at the popular beat-em-up genre, but this time with no system restrictions. Continue reading Episode 11-2 Beat’em Ups 2 with Masikus!
You! Traveler! Stop there! You may not enter the town of Pernellshire without first collecting some items I require. My family has been attacked by orcs, and I need you to collect 50 squirrel skins. There, off you go! No use standing around. Go on then. Continue reading Episode 10-4 PC RPG Music with WASD
It’s still summer time, so let’s get these podcasts heated up! Wait, slow down! It’s getting too hot! We throw down our favorite musical selections, competing for “Most Dry”, and “Most Dehydrated”. Continue reading Episode 9-10 Desert Music
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!
This week on the show we focus on something familiar. We want Zelda games, but don’t want Zelda games, you know what I mean? These are games similar to the classic “Link To The Past” or “Link’s Awakening” styles, but not featuring our iconic hero. Enjoy this week’s adventure games that are not Zelda! Continue reading Episode 8-1 Zelda-alikes
Clear the fog of war and flank the enemy! Click the buttons as fast as you can and prepare for war! This week’s listener-suggested topic is RTS games! Unfortunately Rob and Pernell have little experience in the genre, but there is some musical gold! Continue reading Episode 6-9 Real Time Strategy
Welcome to our 50th episode! We have an absolute treat for you this week, we’ve got special guest Aethernaut joining us to listen and comment on great game music. He helped us out by choosing the topic: Music with emotional gravity. Continue reading Episode 5-10 Aethernaut
Boo! It’s that time of the year to thinking about spooky-scary things. Things like ghosts and goblins, draculas, wolfmen, and mad-mad-mad-mad-scientists! Let Rob and Pernell be your guides into the haunted house of video game music! Happy Halloween everyone! Continue reading Episode 5-9 Scary Music
Internet! Are you ready to ROCK! What started as an episode of great guitar riffs, turned into general rock music found in video games. As usual Rob digs into the classic 8 and 16 bit generations, and Pernell shares some of his favorite Falcom Sound Team tunes. Let’s jam! Continue reading Episode 5-7 Rock Music
Rob and Pernell set aside their friendship and call each other out. It’s time to throw-down! Gutsman I choose you! This week we pit Mega Man Robot Master against Robot Master in a battle to the awesome! Continue reading Episode 5-3 Mega Man Boss vs Boss Battle!
Roll some dice, flip some cards, and ruin your relationships! That’s what board games is all about. This week we focus on board games in video game form. They could be video game versions of existing board games, or video games designed as board games.
Pernell gets nostalgic with some Top Shop action, and Rob picks all Japanese Super Famicom tracks. They both can’t stop dancing to the Mega Ran track at the end. Enjoy! Continue reading Episode 5-1 Board Game Games
Who’s the boss!? No, we’re not talking Tony Danza. We’re talking the great boss fights and boss fight music of video games! It starts out all fun and games until the R&P brothers slowly get emotional talking about the all the bosses they’ve encountered. So make sure you’ve saved your game, stocked full of health potions, and get in on the fun! It’s music time. Continue reading Episode 4-4 Boss Music
The Super VGM Brothers Rob and Pernell and back it again with another great episode, this time focusing on theme music for characters.
Listening to each track is like getting to know a new person, since the theme music carries with it personality and drama from the game. It’s like we have 9 different guests on the show today! Except for that slacker Richard Millman! GET BACK TO WORK MILLMAN!
We celebrate the holidays with music from snow and ice levels. There are cool keyboard solos and festive bells throughout the tracks to get you in the holiday spirit. So what are you waiting for? Get down with these hot tracks to keep you warm during this cold season! Track list: Sphere 3 – Neutopia 2 – Turbo Grafx 16 – Keita Hoshi Round 5-2 Ice … Continue reading Episode 1-6 16 bit Christmas