Our musical theme this week may sound morbid, but we swear we’re coming from a good place! The theme is all things blood related! Characters who drink blood, fighting games that draw blood, and hospitals that need blood. That means everything from smooth, sexy jams, to heavy hitting 16-bit classics, to old-school hip-hop!
Why Donate Blood?
A blood donation truly is a “gift of life” that a healthy individual can give to others in their community who are sick or injured. In one hour’s time, a person can donate one unit of blood that can be separated into four individual components that could help save multiple lives.
To find out more about where to donate blood locally, use AABB’s locator.
Black Witch – Dragon Star Varmir – PlayStation 4 – Yoh Ohyama, Kaori Tsutsui, Tesisena
Option – Vampire Night – PlayStation 2 – Unknown
The Hall Stage – Mortal Kombat – Genesis – Dan Forden, adapted by Matt Furniss
Rumble – Wu-Tang Clan Shaolin Style – PlayStation – U-God, feat. Inspectah Deck, Leatha Face, Method Man, Produced by True Master
Urge to Freedom – Mary Skelter: Nightmares – PlayStation Vita, Steam – Yoh Ohyama, Teisena
Gentle Breeze – Trauma Center Under The Knife 2 – Nintendo DS – Manabu Namiki
Underground – Bloody Roar – PlayStation – Takayuki Negishi
Blood Moon Masacre/Embrace Death (Samurai Showdown 2019) – Ghostwriter
Drive of Speeding – Mary Skelter Nightmares – PlayStation Vita, Steam – Yoshihiro Kawagoe, Teisena
We’ve been cooking all day, and we can’t wait for our guests to arrive. This will be a dinner party to remember! And you will! Because this is dinner party HARD MODE. Pick the right appetizer, eat the correct soup. Or there will be horrible (hilarious) consequences! I mean… this week’s show is all about music you can play in the background of your next dinner party! Also this week is the return of “Rob’s Trivia Time!” Can you guess the game from the Nintendo Power tagline? Let us know how you did!
Nocturne – Katana ZERO – PlayStation 4 – Bill Kiley, Justin Stander
Blue Resort – Bomberman 64 – Nintendo 64 – Akifumi Tada
Pernell loves RPG games and starts more than he could ever finish, and Rob likes them okay. And that’s okay! All this month we’re being a little selfish and only looking at our favorite games within specific genres. Pernell’s music gets heavy and stressful at times, while Rob’s music picks are jazzy and are designed to keep you cool under pressure. Enjoy the selections!
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!
Battle 2 – Grandia – Sega Saturn – Noriyuki Iwadare
Rounds 3, 8, 15 – Space Invaders ‘91 – Sega Mega Drive – Noriyuki Iwadare
Grab your zippers, chains, and Mickey Mouse hats! We are here to celebrate the release of Kingdom Hearts 3 with a super-special episode of Kingdom Hearts music! Superstar musician and Kingdom Hearts expert Key Jay is here to help us make sense of the story and timeline. If you listen closely, you can hear the point where are brains break!
Key Jay, Jamaal Ephriam, is a Miami based producer and artist with huge influences from classic Sega games and of course, Kingdom Hearts! Check out his epic Project Kingdom XIII for some serious JAMS!