It’s Monday, and that means only one thing. FALCOM SOUND TEAM + VOLUME FULL BLAST! Be prepared for guitars, rock drums, violins, and the baddest synths of the 90s you’ve ever heard! The long running Ys series has some of the coolest music ever put to video games, and we’re here to share the love, enjoy!
Musician, gamer, and cat-lover Chris Baines returns to gush over every drum fill, piano counter-melody, and bass guitar solo. He is a great guy, good friend, and okay Magical Drop player, and a bad-ass multi-instrumentalist. Check out his work here!
Vacant Interference (Boss Theme) – Ys VII – PSP – Falcom Sound Team JDK
Ys 3: Wanderers From Ys – Be Careful! – TurboGrafx CD – Mieko Ishikawa
Sunshine Coastline – Ys VIII – Takahiro Unisuga (Falcom Sound Team jdk)
Tower of Guidance ~ A Kiss for Eldeel – Ys: Memories of Celceta – PlayStation Vita – Hayato Sonoda, Takahiro Unisuga, Saki Momiyama, Tomokatsu Hagiuda
The theme this week is music and games focused around a single word! Well, since there are 2 hosts it’s really 2 words. But then they talk for way too long during the intro of the show and that’s many more words! Also, stay tuned in through the episode for a fun word-puzzle game that drives Pernell insane!
Underworld – Disgaea – Playstation – Tenpei Sato
Winning Run – Ace Driver – Namco System 22 – Hiroyuki Kawada
Underworld – Cladun X2 – PSP
Title – Driver – Gameboy Color – Steve Rockett (original by Alister Brimble)
Today on the show Rob and Pernell start their own Major League Podcast team, the Wilmington Chiptuners! Not really though, this week’s episode is all about video game characters who carry bats! Or big sticks! Or you know, something like that… we’ve got all sorts of ideas. We talk about the nostalgia we have for places we used to live, the romance of Tommy Lasord, and how to navigate the spirit world of Weehawken New Jersey.
This week’s topic was submitted by listener Wicked Sephiroth! High five!
Beranme Town – Hammerin’ Hero – PlayStation Portable – Syoji Murata
Results – Tommy Lasorda Baseball – Sega Genesis – ROGE
Ness’ House – Earthbound – Super Nintendo – Keichi Sazuki, Hirokazu Tanaka
Credits – Kendo Rage – Super Nintendo – Takahiro Wakuta
Pleather for breakfast – No More Heroes – Wii – Masafumi Takeda
Falke’s Theme – Street Fighter V – PlayStation 4 – Keiki Kobayashi
For those who are about to Rockman, we salute you! This is the podcast’s second dive into video game rock music, and this time it’s personal. Pernell gives blood just before recording, so you’re in for an extra special treat. Rob sings his favorite fighting game moves, and Pernell reminisces about childhood games played in his neighborhood. (it’s amazing we survived our childhood)
Critical Juncture – Cosmic Star Heroine – PlayStation 4 – HyperDuck Soundworks
Cheese Grater – Skitchin‘- Genesis – Jeff van Dyck
Fight with Assailant – Legend of Heroes Trails In The Sky – PSP – Falcom Sound Team jdk
Toxic Seahorse – Mega Man X3 – SNES – Kinuyo Yamashita
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!
F2 Boss Battle – Shin Megami Tensei 4 Apocalypse – Nintendo 3DS – Ryota Koduka
BGM 3 – Skate or Die Tour de Thrash – Gameboy – Unknown
Scars of the Divine Wing – Ys Origin – PC – Hayato Sonoda, Takahiro Unisuga, Ryo Takeshita
Zone 3 Page 1-3 – Comix Zone – Genesis – Howard Drossin
Limits Force (The Legend of Heroes V) – Ys vs Sora no Kiseki: Alternative Saga – PSP – Falcom Sound Team jdk: Hirofumi Matsuoka, Atsushi Shirakawa, Masaru Nakajima, Hayato Sonoda, Hirokazu Matsumura, Wataru Ishibashi
Battle 1 – Final Fantasy Mystic Quest – Super Nintendo – Kenji Ito